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5:11 a.m. April 9, 2021 - By Dave Sebastian
Boeing flags potential 737 MAX electrical issue on some jets Southwest removes 30 aircraft affected by notification but expects minimal disruptionBoeing Co. said it has flagged a potential electrical issue in certain 737 MAX aircraft, asking 16 customers to address it before further operations.
2:36 a.m. Feb. 22, 2021 - By Tomi Kilgore
Boeing stock selloff would cut Dow's price by 56 points, after United pulls 777s from serviceShares of Boeing Co. dropped 3.9% early Monday, to pace all of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's premarket decliners, after United Airlines Holdings Inc. said it was in the wake of an engine blowing apart while in flight over the weekend. The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered United to step up inspections of all of its Boeing 777s. Boeing's implied stock selloff would lower the Dow's price by about 56 points, while Dow futures shed 165 points. Shares of Raytheon Technologies Corp. , the parent of Pratt & Whitney, which made the engine, slid 2.9% in the premarket, while United's stock inched up less than 0.1%.
10:00 a.m. Dec. 14, 2020 - By Claudia Assis
Boeing expands 'Dreamliner' inspection after more defects: WSJ Boeing Co. has expanded inspections of newly built 787 Dreamliners after finding a previously known manufacturing defect in sections of the jet where it hadn't been detected yet, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing industry and government officials. The newly uncovered problem does not cause an imminent safety hazard, but it is likely to increase the Federal Aviation Administration's scrutiny of the jet's production line, the report said, quoting the officials. Other defects have sparked the FAA's review earlier this year. A Boeing spokesman told the newspaper the defects are surface spots on the jet's fuselage isn't as smooth as it should be. Shares of Boeing were recently down 0.1%, underperforming the broad market. So far this year, Boeing stock is down 29%, contrasting with gains around 14% for the S&P 500 index.
8:19 a.m. Dec. 3, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Boeing's stock surge adding more than 110 points to the Dow's priceShares of Boeing Co. shot up 7.8% in midday trading Thursday, putting them on track to close at a 9-month high, after Ireland-based air carrier Ryanair Holdings PLC said it was by 75 planes. The aerospace and defense contractor's stock price gain of $17.38 was adding about 114 points to the Dow Jones Industrial Average's price, while the Dow rose 146 points, or 0.5%. Ryanair's increased orders comes after the F to allow Boeing's 737 MAX jets to fly again, after being grounded for safety reasons since March 2019. Boeing remains focused on safely returning the full 737 fleet to service and on delivering the backlog of airplanes to Ryanair and other customers," said Boeing Chief Executive Dave Calhoun.
3:56 a.m. Nov. 18, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
FAA OKs return of service for Boeing's 737 MAXIn a widely anticipated move, that it has identified the required return-to-service activities for operators of Boeing Co.'s 737 MAX planes. The planes have been grounded since March 2019 following two deadly accidents in less than six months. The FAA said its notice on the required activities was for principal inspectors, aviation safety inspectors and other flight standards personnel responsible for oversight of those operating or maintaining 737 MAX planes. The FAA also provided policy and direction for certain of its employees regarding maintenance required prior to returning 737-8 and 737-9 plans to service. 5.7% in premarket trading Wednesday. It has rallied 23.4% over the past three months through Tuesday, but has tumbled 35.5% year to date, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 4.4% this year.
3:09 a.m. Nov. 18, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Boeing's stock surges, to add about 80 points to the Dow, on expected FAA approval of 737 MAX return to serviceShares of Boeing Co. shot up 5.8% in early trading Wednesday, enough to pace the Dow Jones Industrial Average's premarket gainers, as the Federal Aviation Administration the return to service of aerospace giant's 737 MAX jets, which have been grounded since March 2019. The stock's implied price gain would add about 80 points to the Dow's price, while Dow futures rose 122 points, or 0.4%. Analyst Robert Stallard at Vertical Research Partners said this pending approval is the "cherry on the cake" for Boeing, following on from good news on the U.S. election and progress on coronavirus vaccines. Boeing's stock is on track to open at the highest price seen during regular-session hours since June 9. The stock has tumbled 35.5% year to date through Tuesday, while the Dow has gained 4.4%.
1:01 a.m. Oct. 21, 2020 - By Sam Kemmis
Change for the better? How travel might look after the pandemic Hotels with the remote worker in mind, and keeping politics out of travel safetyWhile the present moment remains dismal, let’s cast our minds forward to a utopian travel future
7:42 a.m. Oct. 10, 2020 - By Andrew Tangel
U.S. coronavirus testing plan aims to open New York-London travel by year end holidays Airlines, governments hope testing will spur more travel for business and pleasureU.S. officials are aiming to open travel between New York City and London with shortened traveler quarantine periods as soon as the holidays.
2:20 p.m. Sept. 30, 2020 - By Andy Pasztor
FAA chief test-flies 737 Max, tentatively endorses Boeing’s fixes A few more steps to go before jetliner is approved to fly againBoeing Co. got a tentative personal endorsement for fixes to its beleaguered 737 Max from the head of the Federal Aviation Administration after he personally took one of the jets on a test flight.
8:42 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Watch Capt. Sully urge Americans to vote Trump out: He ‘has failed us so miserably’ The ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ pilot stars in an ad ahead of the first presidential debateThe ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ pilot stars in an ad ahead of the first presidential debate
6:49 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump’s Space Force has its first deployment: to the United Arab EmiratesSpace Force now has a squadron of 20 airmen stationed at Qatar’s Al-Udeid Air Base in its first foreign deployment.
4:43 a.m. Sept. 11, 2020 - By Renée J. Mitchell
Before attempting to reform the police, we must discover what actually works There’s not enough research on policing being done, so law enforcement today reacts to shifts in politics or public opinionThere’s not enough research on policing being done, so law enforcement today reacts to shifts in politics or public opinion.
1:10 p.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - Associated Press
FAA approves Amazon to deliver packages by drone No timeline on actual airborne deliveriesAmazon said that the approval is an “important step,” but added that it is still testing and flying the drones. It did not say when it expected drones to make deliveries to shoppers.
10:28 p.m. Aug. 3, 2020 - Associated Press
FAA outlines design changes needed for Boeing 737 Max to fly again Regulators call for safety improvements following 18-month reviewFederal regulators on Monday outlined a list of design changes they will require in the Boeing 737 Max to fix safety issues that were discovered after two deadly crashes that led to the worldwide grounding of the plane.
6:45 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Claudia Assis
Boeing earnings preview: Can the company meet even low expectations? Cash burn, return of 737 Max top list of concernsBoeing is slated to report second-quarter results Wednesday before the bell, giving Wall Street a clearer picture of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on a company already beset with problems of its own making.
2:40 a.m. July 23, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. case tally climbs above 3.9 million and Trump’s late move on face masks criticized by health experts The pandemic ‘will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better.’ Trump reverses course on pandemic he called a hoaxThe number of U.S. cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 3.9 million on Wednesday, a day after President Donald Trump finally encouraged Americans to wear face masks in public, marking a break with his approach to the pandemic thus far.
2:48 p.m. July 2, 2020 - Associated Press
Feds issue coronavirus safety guidelines for airlines, but no actual rules No government requirements for face masks or empty middle seatsFederal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but they are not considering making the airlines do it.
12:40 p.m. June 28, 2020 - By Andy Pasztor
FAA set to begin test flights for Boeing 737 Max as soon as Monday Long-awaited milestone for getting grounded planes back in the airThe airborne checks, slated to be conducted in conjunction with Boeing and scheduled to last three days, mark a long awaited milestone for getting the Max fleet back in the air.
3:50 p.m. June 17, 2020 - Associated Press
Lawmakers accuse FAA of deliberately withholding documents on Boeing 737 Max Republican senator says ‘FAA has deliberately attempted to keep us in the dark’ over jetliner’s approval processSenators of both parties lashed out at the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday, accusing it of stonewalling their attempts to understand how the agency approved a Boeing jet that later suffered two deadly crashes and whether it retaliates against whistleblowers in its ranks.
11:18 a.m. June 15, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. death toll tops 115,000 amid growing worry about uptick in cases in Florida, Texas among others United Airlines expects liquidity of about $17 billion by September, and iRobot reports steep climb in sales of its Roomba vacuumThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 climbed above 115,000 on Monday, and the stock market tanked amid growing concerns about the uptick in cases in several states after their first efforts to reopen after lockdowns.
7:58 a.m. May 19, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
Can hydroxychloroquine prevent a COVID-19 infection? That’s Trump’s hope, it appears — and it is being looked into by researchers A series of medical studies, many of which haven't been peer reviewed, have concluded that hydroxychloroquine isn’t efficacious against COVID-19 infectionsPresident Donald Trump’s unprompted admission that he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent a COVID-19 infection fits into a broader trend of medical research that aims to understand if the controversial drug can prevent infections with the coronavirus in high-risk frontline workers.
5:08 p.m. April 29, 2020 - Associated Press
Harrison Ford piloting plane that wrongly crossed runway as another plane was landing Latest aviation misadventure for 77-year-old actorHarrison Ford was piloting a plane that wrongly crossed a runway where another plane was landing, and federal authorities are investigating, officials and a representative for the actor said Wednesday.
10:36 a.m. April 29, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: U.S. deaths to COVID-19 exceed Vietnam War toll, and Pence slammed for not wearing face mask Boeing and GE earnings fall short of expectations; Gilead reports positive data in early trial of remdesivir as treatmentThe U.S. death toll from the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has surpassed the number of lives lost in the Vietnam War as more than 1 million Americans are confirmed to have had the deadly illness.
9:23 a.m. April 28, 2020 - By Andrew Tangel
Boeing probed for quality-control lapses on 737 Max assembly line Boeing potentially faces far greater legal liability than previously knownBoeing Co. faces criminal and civil scrutiny into years of widespread quality-control lapses on its 737 MAX assembly line, according to people familiar with the details, potentially exposing the plane maker to greater legal liability than previously anticipated by industry and government officials.
11:23 a.m. April 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Maker of Lysol warns against injecting it and Russia sees major spike in virus cases overnight Google is halving its marketing budget and Boeing’s 737 Max fleet is expected to see further delay in resuming flightsThe manufacturer of Lysol and Dettol, health experts, and even the Environmental Protection Agency rushed to warn consumers Friday that President Donald Trump’s suggestion to inject disinfectant or use ultraviolet light to treat COVID-19 could prove lethal.
3:21 a.m. April 24, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Boeing 737 Max return expected to be delayed until late summer or early fall: WSJThe coronavirus pandemic is expected to delay the return of Boeing Co.'s 737 Max to the skies until at least late summer or early fall, The company's 737 Max fleet has been grounded since last March following two deadly crashes related to an anti-stall system. The Federal Aviation Administration is not expected to approve the lifting of the grounding until August or later, as officials work from home, putting further pressure on the aerospace company, which is also being hit as airlines around the world stop flying during the pandemic. The FAA has not signed off on details of two outstanding software fixes to flight-control systems because agency experts are still reviewing them, according to one U.S. government official, and the contagion has slowed other parts of the effort, the paper reported. Boeing has asked the U.S. government for bailout funds. Airlines are expected to cancel or defer orders for planes that they may no longer need or be able to afford, said the report. Boeing shares were up 0.8% premarket but have fallen 58% in the year to date, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average , which counts Boeing as a member, has fallen 18% and the S&P 500 [ has fallen 13%.
2:35 a.m. April 24, 2020 - By Jaimy Lee
Hydroxychloroquine sparks renewed controversy but clinical trials are pushing ahead A political tug of war has pitted clinicians and other public health experts concerned about the unproven nature of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 against President Trump and his supportersA government official’s claim that he was dismissed from his role overseeing the nation’s research into COVID-19 therapies because he refused to more broadly make available hydroxychloroquine highlights the growing tension between the scientific community’s approach to clinical testing and a president in search of a cure.
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