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  • A local resident tries to swot away a swarm of desert locusts in Mathiakani, Kitui County, Kenya, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The number of locusts in East Africa could expand 500 times by June, the UN's Food & Agriculture Organization said last month.

    The worst desert locust infestation in 70 years is ravaging East Africa, potentially endangering economies.

  • CHICAGO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 14- American Airlines Group Inc and United Airlines Holdings Inc are pushing back the return of Boeing 737 MAX flights until August and September, respectively, a fresh delay that comes after sources told Reuters that the timing of a key certification flight may not occur until at least April. American is cancelling 737 MAX flights until...

  • CHICAGO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 14- American Airlines Group Inc and United Airlines Holdings Inc are pushing back the return of Boeing 737 MAX flights until August and September, respectively, a fresh delay that comes after sources told Reuters that the timing of a key certification flight may not occur until at least April. American is cancelling 737 MAX flights until...

  • CHICAGO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 14- United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending the cancellation of Boeing 737 MAX flights until Sept. 4, a fresh delay that comes as sources told Reuters that the timing of a key certification flight may not happen until at least April. Boeing Co's 737 MAX was grounded worldwide last March after two crashes in Indonesia and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 14- U.S. consumer spending slowed further in January, with sales at clothing stores declining by the most since 2009, a trend that could raise concerns about the economy's ability to continue expanding at a moderate pace. They followed on the heels of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's remarks to lawmakers this week that the "economy is in a...

  • *Retail sales increase 0.3% in January. WASHINGTON, Feb 14- U.S. consumer spending appears to have slowed further in January, with sales at clothing stores declining by the most since 2009, which could raise concerns about the economy's ability to continue expanding at a moderate pace. They followed on the heels of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's remarks...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Republican lawmakers on Wednesday will propose legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions. The proposed legislation reflects an acknowledgement in the Republican party...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 12- Boeing Co is unlikely, for several years, to hit the monthly 57- unit production rate it had targeted for the 737 MAX preceding the grounding of the jet due to delays in regulatory approval, Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith said on Wednesday. Boeing was building 52 MAX aircraft per month before the plane was grounded last March following two fatal...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Republican lawmakers on Wednesday proposed legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions. The proposed legislation reflects an acknowledgement by some in the Republican...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 12- Boeing Co Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith said on Wednesday it will take at least a couple of years before the 737 MAX airplane can be produced at the 57- unit monthly rate that Boeing had targeted before the jet was grounded last year. The crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia within five months killed 346 people and spurred the global grounding of...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- Republican lawmakers on Wednesday will propose legislation setting a goal for the United States to plant a trillion trees by 2050 to fight global warming, a plan intended to address climate change by sucking carbon out of the air instead of by cutting emissions. The proposed legislation reflects an acknowledgement in the Republican party...

  • KAMPALA, Feb 10- Uganda has started to spray swarms of desert locusts that invaded over the weekend, posing a major threat to livestock and key crops such as coffee, a government official said on Monday. The plague of locusts has already caused extensive damage to pastures and crops and threatened food security in several countries in the east and Horn of Africa,...

  • The plague of locusts has already caused extensive damage to pastures and crops and threatened food security in several countries in the east and Horn of Africa including Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.

  • Jan 31- Boeing Co on Friday disclosed it was being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over the 737 MAX accidents. The 737 MAX crashes in Indonesia in October 2018 and Ethiopia in March last year killed 346 people, and reports have suggested an automated system erroneously pointed the planes' noses down repeatedly after take-off.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 24- Allegations that Amazon.com boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos had his phone hacked by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have put a spotlight on the security of smartphones and the secretive tools used to hack them. Smartphones are effectively pocket-sized computers that run apps on operating systems such as Apple's iOS or...

  • The final decision on the aircraft's return would be based on the company's safety assessment, following a green light from the government and approval by the Federal Aviation Administration and Transport Canada, Air Canada said. Following the announcement, Canada's WestJet Airlines said it would remove the MAX from its schedule through June 24.

  • DEC. 12- Boeing abandons its goal of winning regulatory approval for the 737 MAX to resume flying after the FAA said the plane would not be cleared to fly before 2020. NOV. 15- The head of the FAA tells his team to "take whatever time is needed" in their review of the 737 MAX. NOV. 11- Boeing says it expects the FAA to issue an order approving the plane's return to flight in...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 21- United Airlines Holdings Inc on Tuesday beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit and held to its 2020 profit target, with a turnaround strategy overseen by its outgoing CEO underpinning growth even as the Boeing 737 MAX remains grounded. Chicago- based United is one of three U.S. airlines cancelling more than 1,000 monthly flights in a hit...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 21- United Airlines Holdings Inc on Tuesday beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit and held to its 2020 profit target, with a turnaround strategy overseen by its outgoing CEO underpinning growth even as the Boeing 737 MAX remains grounded. Chicago- based United is one of three U.S. airlines canceling more than 1,000 monthly flights in a hit...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 21- United Airlines Holdings Inc on Tuesday beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit and held to its 2020 profit target, with a turnaround strategy overseen by its outgoing CEO underpinning growth even as the Boeing 737 MAX remains grounded. Chicago- based United is one of three U.S. airlines cancelling more than 1,000 monthly flights in a hit...