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October 21, 2020
Cathay Pacific cuts 8,500 jobs, shutters regional airline
Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday it would cut 8,500 jobs and shut a regional airline as it grapples ...
October 20, 2020
Pandemic air travel milestone; 1 million passengers screened
The number of passengers screened in a single day for flights in the U.S. topped one million for the first time since ...
October 16, 2020
Big tech, union fight over gig work in Calif. vote
Californians are set to decide if drivers for Uber, Lyft and other app-based services should remain independent contractors ...
October 08, 2020
In about-face, Trump seeks to salvage parts of virus aid
President Donald Trump on Wednesday tried to salvage a few priority items lost in the rubble of COVID-19 relief talks that ...
October 07, 2020
Trump signals willingness to help airlines and markets jump
Shares in major U.S. airlines jumped at the opening bell, pulling the broader market along, after President Donald Trump ...
October 03, 2020
Democratic proposal for more airline aid stalls in Congress
A proposal by House Democrats to give the airline industry $28.8 billion to avert thousands of furloughs failed to advance ...
October 01, 2020
American, United to furlough 32,000 as time runs out on aid
American Airlines and United Airlines say they will begin to furlough 32,000 employees after lawmakers and the White House ...
September 30, 2020
Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs
The worries are growing for United Airlines flight attendant Jordy Comeaux. In a few days, he’ll be among roughly 40,000 ...
September 18, 2020
Judge: Michigan must count ballots that arrive post-election
A judge on Friday cleared the way for more absentee ballots to be counted in Michigan, saying envelopes postmarked by the eve ...
September 03, 2020
Study: Electronics could stop 40% of big truck rear crashes
Safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in ...
August 31, 2020
Get on the school bus: Tiz the Law looms as Derby favorite
The yellow school buses are on reserve. Jack Knowlton and his merry band from Sackatoga Stable are back at the Kentucky Derby ...
August 26, 2020
White House is mulling options to prevent airline furloughs
The White House is considering whether it can take action to prevent thousands of job losses in the airline industry a month ...
August 25, 2020
American Airlines plans 19,000 furloughs, layoffs in October
American Airlines said Tuesday it will cut more than 40,000 jobs, including 19,000 through furloughs and layoffs, in October ...
August 21, 2020
Delta bans purported bin Laden killer for not wearing a mask
A former Navy SEAL who has said he killed Osama bin Laden has been banned by Delta Air Lines after removing his face mask ...
August 21, 2020
Young children pose a dilemma for airlines with mask rules
Two recent incidents involving young children who refused to wear face masks show how airlines are struggling to balance ...
August 14, 2020
American considering cutting flights to many smaller cities
American Airlines is planning to drop flights to up to 30 smaller U.S. cities if a federal requirement to continue those ...
August 06, 2020
FAA: Boeing pressured safety workers at SC aircraft plant
Federal officials are seeking to fine Boeing $1.25 million, saying Wednesday that company managers pressured employees who ...
August 05, 2020
GOP senators support more money for airlines to pay workers
A group of 16 Republican senators has endorsed giving more money to airlines to avoid layoffs right before the November ...
August 05, 2020
American, pilots agree on steps aimed at reducing job cuts
American Airlines has reached a deal with its pilots’ union designed to reduce the number of job losses in October as the ...
August 02, 2020
Airlines, unions pin hopes for more payroll cash on politics
With tens of thousands of airline workers facing layoffs this fall, labor groups are pushing Congress for more federal money ...