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Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

US Regulators Order New Fix for Grounded Boeing Max Planes

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 Max lands in Everett, Wash., on March 23. An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 Max lands in Everett, Wash., on March 23. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

U.S. safety officials will require all Boeing 737 Max airliners to be inspected for a manufacturing defect on engine coverings that they say could lead to loss of power during flights.

June 24, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

NHTSA Lets Self-Driving Shuttle Resume Carrying People

An EasyMile autonomous shuttle is displayed during an experiment in Paris in November 2017. An EasyMile shuttle is displayed during an experiment in Paris in November 2017. (Christophe Ena/Associated Press)

A self-driving shuttle service that was ordered to stop carrying passengers in February has been cleared to resume operations with new safety precautions.

May 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Workers Cheered Upon Return to South Dakota Pork Plant

Residents cheered and held thank you signs to greet employees of a Smithfield pork processing plant as they began their shift on May 20 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Residents cheered and held thank you signs to greet employees of a Smithfield pork processing plant as they began their shift on May 20 in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Stephen Groves/Associated Press)

Employees at a Smithfield pork processing plant in South Dakota where a coronavirus outbreak infected more than 800 people were greeted at work May 20 with thank you signs, cheers and waves from about a dozen area residents.

May 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Autoworkers Return, While Possible Vaccine Shows Promise

UAW members leave the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Warren Truck Plant after the first work shift on May 18. UAW members leave the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Warren Truck Plant after the first work shift on May 18. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

More than 130,000 autoworkers returned to factories across the U.S. for the first time in nearly two months May 18 in one of the biggest steps yet to restart American industry, while an experimental vaccine against the coronavirus yielded encouraging results in a small and extremely early test.

May 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Former XPO Executive to Become Next Postmaster General

Louis DeJoy, a former XPO executive, will be the next postmaster general. Priority mail packages sit on a conveyor belt at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Virginia in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

A Republican fundraiser and political donor from North Carolina who also worked as an executive at XPO Logistics will be the next postmaster general.

May 7, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Detroit Automakers Look to Restart North America Plants May 18

Jeep vehicles are parked outside the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit in February 2019. Jeep vehicles are parked outside the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit in February 2019. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Major U.S. automakers are planning to reopen North American factories within two weeks, potentially putting thousands of workers back on the assembly line as part of a gradual return to normality.

May 5, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Trump Unveils Phased Approach to Reopening Economy

President Trump waves during an event celebrating American truckers at the White House on April 16. President Trump waves during an event celebrating American truckers at the White House on April 16. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

New White House guidelines outline a phased approach to restoring normal commerce and services, but only for places with strong testing and seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases.

April 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Renault to Close Main China Business, Will Focus on Electrics

Renault display Renault display at a 2017 auto show in Shanghai. (Ng Han Guan /AP)

BEIJING — Renault SA said April 14 it will shut down its main China business and focus on electric and commercial vehicles.

April 14, 2020
Government, Business

16.8 Million Americans Unemployed as Economic Toll of COVID-19 Rises

A worker, right, hands out paper unemployment applications in Hialeah, Fla., on April 7. A worker, right, hands out paper unemployment applications in Hialeah, Fla., on April 7. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press)

The coronavirus outbreak has thrown at least 16.8 million Americans onto the unemployment rolls in just three weeks, underscoring the terrifying speed with which the crisis has brought world economies to a near standstill.

April 9, 2020
Business, Safety

Nissan Recalls More Than 250,000 Vehicles to Replace Takata Air Bags

Nissan Motor Co. logo. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg News)

Nissan is recalling more than a quarter-million SUVs, trucks and vans worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

April 2, 2020

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