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Boeing Tempers Hoopla on Max’s Return After Crisis ‘Dug a Hole’

The Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off for a test flight in Seattle on Sept. 30. The Boeing 737 Max airplane takes off for a test flight in Seattle on Sept. 30. (Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. is plotting a low-key comeback for the 737 Max, the grounded jetliner that has spent almost two years engulfed in controversy and tragedy after two fatal crashes, said people familiar with the matter.

September 30, 2020
Government, Business

Airlines Near 50,000 Job Cuts as American, United Feel Squeeze

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said that Mnuchin's comment made him optimistic. House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries said that Mnuchin's stimulus optimism "brings us much closer to an agreement than we have ever been." (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

U.S. airlines are preparing to lay off tens of thousands of workers starting Oct. 1 unless they get additional federal aid, sparking a plea from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to hold off on the cuts amid signs of progress in talks with Congress.

September 30, 2020
Government, Business

US Senate Advances Spending Bill to Avert Oct. 1 Shutdown

The U.S. Capitol building stands in Washington on Sept. 14. The U.S. Capitol building stands in Washington on Sept. 14. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

The Senate on Sept. 29 voted 82-6 to clear a procedural vote on the stopgap spending bill needed to prevent an Oct. 1 shutdown of the federal government.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
September 30, 2020
Government, Business

Mnuchin Sees One More Chance for Stimulus as House Readies Vote

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies during a Senate Banking Committee hearing Sept. 24. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies during a Senate Banking Committee hearing Sept. 24. (Drew Angerer/Pool via AP)

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he sees one more chance at securing a deal with Democrats on another fiscal stimulus package, while stopping short of embracing a bigger proposal than President Donald Trump already has signaled.

Erik Wasson and Billy House | Bloomberg News
September 30, 2020
Government, Business

749,000 Jobs Were Added in September, ADP Report Shows

A bartender prepares a drink at a restaurant during Clemson University's first home football game in Clemson, S.C. A bartender prepares a drink at a restaurant in Clemson, S.C., during Clemson University's first home football game.

U.S. companies added 749,000 jobs in September, a private report showed, indicating the labor market’s gradual rebound is continuing as demand rises from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic.

Olivia Rockeman | Bloomberg News
September 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Los Angeles Continues to Study Congestion Pricing’s Potential

California Traffic on I-10 in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is proceeding with outreach efforts as it explores the potential of a congestion pricing pilot program for the region.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2020
Government, Business

Labor Department Seeks to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

Driver and tractor Mack Trucks

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a proposal to revise interpretation of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act to “promote certainty for stakeholders, reduce litigation and encourage innovation in the economy.”

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 30, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

House Advances Diesel-Reduction Program

Diesel fuel The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act looks to reduce older, diesel-powered trucks on the road, as well as facilitate the transition in the freight industry to newer equipment. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Legislation that would authorize a federal emissions reduction program and fund research and development for technologies across the environmental sector recently passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Unveils HOS Resource as Revised Rules Take Effect

Trucks at truck stop Trucks sit at a truck stop in Connecticut. (Alexander Farnsworth/Getty Images)

FMCSA has launched an online tool to help carriers and drivers better understand the hours-of-service regulations that took effect Sept. 29.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 29, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Falls on Growing Chorus of Warnings About Demand Recovery

A pump jack operates near Stratford, Texas, on Sept. 26. A pump jack operates near Stratford, Texas, on Sept. 26. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

Oil in New York plunged below a key technical level for the first time since June as concerns over progress on another round of U.S. fiscal stimulus compounded growing fears that a sustained recovery in demand is still some way off.

Andres Guerra Luz | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2020

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