Boeing finds another quality problem on 787, delaying deliveries again
Boeing said Tuesday it has discovered yet another manufacturing quality flaw on the 787 Dreamliner — this time in an attachment fitting inside the horizontal tail, referred to as the stabilizer — that will delay deliveries of the jet as mechanics work to fix the defect.
"We are inspecting 787s in our inventory for a nonconforming condition ...Read more
Two dozen Gannett newsrooms, staged a walkout this week
Hundreds of journalists at Gannett, publisher of USA Today and more than 200 local newspapers across the country, walked off the job this week to protest their working conditions and the company’s leadership. Two dozen newsrooms across seven states participated.
While it wasn’t a companywide strike, it was the largest work stoppage Gannett ...Read more
Zuckerberg cash is helping to propel Chicago's biotech ambitions
For about a year, Northwestern University professor Shana Kelley and a group of more than 20 Chicago scientists met every Saturday morning to solve a complex challenge: how to win over Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan.
The couple’s philanthropic organization had just started a nationwide search for their first biomedical research hub ...Read more
Delta working to develop in-flight seat for powered wheelchairs
Delta Air Lines is debuting a prototype of an airplane seat with a wheelchair restraint this week, saying it plans to work on testing and certification to allow passengers in certain powered wheelchairs to use them on flights.
The seat has been developed by Air4All, a U.K.-based air travel accessibility consortium, in partnership with Atlanta-...Read more
Kardashian crypto hype lawsuit advances over her alleged lies
Kim Kardashian failed to persuade a judge to throw out a lawsuit in which she’s accused of scamming investors in a cryptocurrency called EthereumMax by falsely hyping the digital tokens.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. fared better, with the judge finding that his public statements about the growth prospects for the EMAX token were mostly harmless.
Norfolk Southern holds safety training for firefighters
An unusual Norfolk Southern train pulled into an East Point, Georgia, railyard Tuesday. Rather than boxcars full of freight, tankers with chemicals and hoppers full of coal, the locomotive brought in rail cars specially equipped for firefighters to learn how to respond to rail hazards.
East Point firefighters and other first responders took ...Read more
Automakers tell Congress: Don't make us keep AM radio
WASHINGTON — In an era when companies are building driverless cars and 30-inch infotainment screens, the auto industry found itself in Congress on Tuesday fighting over technology that's a little more old school: AM radio.
Bipartisan lawmakers are considering requiring automakers to keep AM radio in all new vehicles as some companies — ...Read more
Mark Gongloff: Of course home insurers are fleeing California
After decades of packing into areas that are increasingly disaster-prone as the planet heats up, Americans will sooner or later be forced to retreat. Insurance companies are already leading the way. We should heed the message they’re sending, that insuring and inhabiting vulnerable parts of the country will just keep getting more expensive.
A 'hot labor summer.' Hollywood unrest continues as actors approve strike vote
As writers enter their sixth week of a strike, the season of labor discontent in Hollywood doesn't appear to be winding down.
The Directors Guild of America, one of three unions seeking new contracts from the major studios, on Saturday announced that it had a "historic" deal for increased pay and conditions, with some significant gains in ...Read more
SEC's regulatory net now covers $120 billion of crypto after Coinbase, Binance action
The list of digital tokens deemed as unregistered securities by the Securities and Exchange Commission now spans over $120 billion of crypto after the U.S. agency’s lawsuits against Binance Holdings Ltd. and Coinbase Global Inc.
The regulator in the complaints against Binance and Coinbase cited more than a dozen major coins as assets that ...Read more
Unruly passenger incidents on airplanes up 47% last year worldwide
With air travel recovering from the pandemic, a new study found that bad behavior among airline passengers has continued to rise.
A new analysis by the International Air Transport Association shows that unruly passenger incidents on airplanes increased 47% from 2021 to 2022, from one incident per 835 flights to one incident per 568 flights.
Bankrate: Unemployment or recession fears aren't stopping workers from making career moves
For more than a year now, workers have been told to strap in for a recession that could zap their historic career opportunities, harm their unprecedented amount of bargaining power and injure their job security.
That downturn has yet to arrive. Now, workers may be learning to live with the uncertainty.
One in 3 (or 33%) employed Americans are ...Read more
Thousands of WA workers remain trapped in unemployment overpayments
Amid concerns of recession and more layoffs in Washington later this year, the state's unemployment system is still dealing with the burdens of the pandemic.
Workers who file for jobless benefits with the Employment Security Department still aren't getting paid as fast as they were before COVID hit in early 2020. When problems arise, more than ...Read more
Motormouth: Proper tire pressure
Q: I brought my 2018 Audi A3 to the dealer needing a new tire. I learned when I picked up the car that they filled the tires to 35 psi. The sticker inside the driver’s door recommends 41 psi. I asked the service rep why the discrepancy and he told me the lower pressure will give a smoother ride and less tire wear. So why does Audi recommend 41...Read more
CNN Chairman Chris Licht apologizes to staff as questions grow about his future
CNN Chairman Chris Licht is trying to win back the support of his troops following a disastrous magazine piece about his first year at the network.
Licht expressed regret Monday to staffers about the Atlantic profile by journalist Tim Alberta, described by many media industry longtimers as an unusually damaging story about a prominent media ...Read more
Podcasting giant Spotify cuts 200 more jobs amid industry struggles
Spotify is reducing its staff by 200 people, or about 2% of its workforce, as the company restructures its podcast division, the Swedish streaming audio giant said Monday.
The layoffs come amid increased pressure for tech companies to cut costs and boost profits in an uncertain economic environment. Earlier this year, Spotify trimmed its staff ...Read more
How to become an investor and dabble in the stock market
If you want to put some money in the stock market, it could be as simple as downloading the Robinhood trading and investing app and pouring money into "meme stocks" like AMC or GameStop.
But a little planning can be the difference between treating stocks like a slot machine and building a portfolio to achieve financial goals.
Before opening a ...Read more
'This misuse is shocking.' Boilermakers union president ousted by executive staff
The longtime president of the Boilermakers union, with international headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas, has been ousted by his own executive council, accused of misappropriating union funds for personal use.
Newton B. Jones, who has led the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers since his father retired in 2003, was removed from office ...Read more
UnitedHealth Group offers over $3 billion for home health company
A UnitedHealth Group division has offered about $3.26 billion to acquire Louisiana-based Amedisys Inc., a provider of home care and hospice services that agreed last month to be sold to a different acquirer.
For Minnesota-based UnitedHealth, it would be the second recent deal in the home care market; Optum, the company's health services unit, ...Read more
Amid UPS contract talks, Teamsters begin vote on strike authorization
Amid tense contract negotiations between Sandy Springs-based UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the union is launching a balloting process for members to vote on authorizing a strike.
A strike vote is a way for the union to bolster its bargaining position by demonstrating solidarity among members, but does not mean a strike is ...Read more
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