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Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Moderna Vaccine Distribution Begins Via FedEx, UPS

FedEx truck carrying Moderna vaccine A FedEx truck loaded with boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine leaves the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss., Dec. 20. (Paul Sancya, Pool/Associated Press)

Initial shipments of the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S. left a distribution center Dec. 20, a desperately needed boost as the nation works to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control.

December 20, 2020
Business

Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley to Run Americas After PSA Merger

Mike Manley Mike Manley in 2019 by Carlos Osorio/AP

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley will run operations in the Americas when his company merges with France’s PSA Peugeot early next year.

December 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, FedEx Trucks Begin Vaccine Shipments

A UPS truck loaded with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine A UPS truck loaded with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine leaves the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Mich., Dec. 13, 2020. (Morry Gash, Pool/Associated Press)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The first shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States headed Dec. 13 from Michigan to distribution centers across the country, with the first shots expected to be given in the coming week to health care workers and at nursing homes.

December 13, 2020
Government, Business

FDA Head Expects Vaccine Emergency Use Soon

 Dr. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Graeme Jennings via AP) Dr. Stephen Hahn, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Graeme Jennings via AP)

WASHINGTON — The head of the Food and Drug Administration says his agency has told Pfizer that it “will rapidly work” to grant emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine following a positive recommendation by government advisers.

December 11, 2020
Government, Business

Joe Biden Says He Won’t Immediately Lift China Tariffs

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at an event in Delaware on Dec. 1. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press) President-elect Joe Biden speaks at an event in Delaware on Dec. 1. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris sits in the background. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

President-elect Joe Biden says he won’t immediately lift tariffs placed by President Donald Trump on many imports from China or break Trump’s initial trade deal.

December 2, 2020
Government, Business

Hurricane Delta Now Category 2, Roars at Mexico’s Yucatan

An Oct. 5 NASA satellite image shows the close proximity of Tropical Storm Gamma, left, and Hurricane Delta, lower right. An Oct. 5 NASA satellite image shows the close proximity of Tropical Storm Gamma, left, and Hurricane Delta, lower right. (NASA via AP)

Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified into a Category 2 hurricane with 110 mph winds Oct. 6 on a course to hammer southeastern Mexico and then grow to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 on approach to the U.S. Gulf coast this week.

October 6, 2020
Government, Safety

US Traffic Deaths Fell 2% in 2019 for Third Straight Yearly Drop

Early rush hour traffic rolls along I-10 in Phoenix on Jan. 24. Early rush hour traffic rolls along I-10 in Phoenix on Jan. 24. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press)

Traffic deaths in the U.S. fell for the third consecutive year in 2019, the government’s road safety agency reported.

October 1, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Lawmakers Propose Tighter Rules for New Airplanes

A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing following a test flight in Seattle on June 29. A Boeing 737 Max jet heads to a landing following a test flight in Seattle on June 29. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Lawmakers who criticized regulators over the way they approved the Boeing 737 Max will propose changing the way that the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new plane designs and uses private-sector employees to perform safety analysis.

September 29, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Gulf Coast Braces for Second Round of Flooding in Sally’s Wake

A boat is washed up near a road in Orange Beach, Ala., on Sept. 16. A boat is washed up near a road in Orange Beach, Ala., on Sept. 16. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

Homeowners and businesses along the soggy Gulf Coast began cleaning up Sept. 17 in the wake of Hurricane Sally, even as the region braced for a delayed, second round of flooding in the coming days from rivers and creeks swollen by the storm’s heavy rains.

September 17, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Hurricane Sally Unleashes Flooding Along the Gulf Coast

A resident watches as flood waters move on the street in Pensacola, Fla. A resident watches as flood waters from Hurricane Sally move on the street in Pensacola, Fla., on Sept. 16. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore in Alabama with 105 mph winds and torrential rain Sept. 16, swamping homes and trapping people in high water along the Gulf Coast as it crept inland for what could be a long, slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South.

September 16, 2020

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