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Profit v passenger safety: Why the US was the last to ground troubled Boeing jets

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Despite two deadly crashes in five months the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing insisted on the airworthiness of the 737 Max. It wasn’t until the rest of the world grounded the plane that the US finally conceded. Airplane manufacturers and airlines commonly base their decisions on passenger safety versus the companies’ economic interests. Read More

Cash v safety: Why the US was the last to ground troubled Boeing passenger jets

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Despite two deadly crashes in five months the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing insisted on the airworthiness of the 737 Max. It wasn’t until the rest of the world grounded the plane that the US finally conceded. Airplane manufacturers and airlines commonly base their decisions on passenger safety versus the companies’ economic interests. Read More

Apple responds to Spotify complaints over App store

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Apple has replied to claims by Spotify that App store policies gave it an “unfair advantage”. Spotify made its comments as it filed an official anti-trust complaint against Apple in Europe saying it “limited” consumer choice. Apple took the unusual step of replying via a public statement clarifying how the App store worked and the Read More

Facebook restores services after global outage

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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had restored service to its main app and Instagram, after the world’s largest social network suffered a major outage that frustrated users across the globe for about 24 hours. The company also said it was considering whether to refund advertisers for lost exposure due to the problems, Read More

Sports Direct offers Debenhams loan in return for more equity

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(Reuters) – Sports Direct said on Wednesday it offered Debenhams an interest-free loan in return for a further 5 percent stake, just as the department store chain was on the brink of securing funds to fend off a bid from Sports Direct’s founder, Mike Ashley, to take charge of the company. FILE PHOTO: Mike Ashley, Read More

Trump says U.S. to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8s and MAX 9s

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FILE PHOTO: An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8, on a flight from Miami to New York City, comes in for landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York, U.S., March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the United States was going to order the grounding Read More

U.S. grounds 737 MAX jets, Boeing shares fall again

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the United States would ground Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets, following Europe and other nations that have already stopped the planes flying due to safety concerns after an Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday, the second such disaster in less than five months. It was the second Read More

Canada grounds Boeing 737 MAX due to mystery ‘new data’ from crashes: What do we know so far?

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Canada has announced a nationwide ban on Boeing 737 MAX flights in its airspace, citing “new data” linking two deadly crashes. Info from the US federal database revealed pilots have long been complaining about the plane’s issues. In a statement to the press, Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced that the “new data” influencing the decision Read More

Debenhams rejects Sports Direct complaints about its disclosure

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FILE PHOTO: Shoppers walk past the Debenhams department store on Oxford Street in London, Britain December 15, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – British department store Debenhams on Wednesday rejected what it said were “unfounded and self-serving complaints” from shareholder Sports Direct about its communications to the market before it warned on profit earlier this Read More

Kayak soothes nervous Boeing flyers with airplane search filter

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BENGALURU/OSLO (Reuters) – Travel website Kayak is making changes to let customers exclude specific aircraft types from searches, and booking sites are looking to reroute passengers, after an unexplained Boeing jet crash that killed 157 people in Ethiopia. FILE PHOTO: The tails of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen at a Boeing production facility in Read More