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  • Acting administrator Dan Elwell told lawmakers last week that the FAA expected Boeing would complete its upgrade as early as March 25, kicking off the approval process. An FAA spokesman said Saturday that the agency expects to receive the software fix early next week. A U.S. official briefed on the matter Saturday said the FAA has not yet signed off on the upgrade...

  • President Donald Trump

    U.S. President Donald Trump has on many occasions said the trade imbalance between the U.S. and China is a sign that America is being "ripped off."

  • China's President Xi Jinping (L) and US President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017.

    When it comes to enforcing any prospective trade deal between the U.S. and China, Washington must treat its Chinese counterparts as "equals," according to Li Daokui of Tsinghua University.

  • CHICAGO, March 22- Southwest Airlines Co is sending a team to review Boeing Co's software upgrade for its 737 MAX airplanes, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday, even as it prepares to park its 34 MAX jets at a facility near the California desert. Boeing's signature jet was grounded across the world last week following a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash near Addis...

  • *U.S. lawmaker urges Boeing, FAA employees to come forward. WASHINGTON/ JAKARTA, March 22- A U.S. lawmaker on Friday urged current or former Boeing Co and Federal Aviation Administration employees to come forward with any information about the certification program for the 737 MAX, which has suffered two fatal crashes in five months. Boeing and the FAA are under...

  • JAKARTA/ CHICAGO, March 22- Indonesian airline Garuda plans to cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets because some passengers say they would be frightened to board the plane after two fatal crashes, although industry analysts said the deal was already in doubt. In the United States, American Airlines pilots prepared to test Boeing Co's planned...

  • JAKARTA/ CHICAGO, March 22- Indonesian airline Garuda plans to cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets because some passengers say they would be frightened to board the plane after two fatal crashes, although industry analysts said the deal had long been in doubt. In the United States, American Airlines pilots prepared to test Boeing Co's planned...

  • *Ethiopian Airlines emphasizes modernity of its systems. Norwegian said that, according to Boeing, the warning light would not have been able to prevent erroneous signals that Lion Air pilots received before their new 737 MAX plane crashed off Indonesia in October, killing 189 people. Indonesia's national carrier Garuda is the first airline to publicly...

  • An offshore oil rig off the coast of Norway.

    Oil fell, slipping further from 2019 highs as focus shifted to a lack of progress in U.S.-China trade talks and as grim manufacturing data from Germany and the U.S. reignited fears of a slowdown.

  • NEW YORK, March 22- Shake-ups come infrequently for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, but some degree of change may be in the works for the stock index as two of its 30 constituents prepare to transform from large conglomerates into smaller companies. The first step, the separation of the company's Dow materials science division, is due to take effect on April 1.

  • CHICAGO, March 21- American Airlines pilots expect to test Boeing Co's 737 MAX software fix on simulators this weekend, the pilots' union told Reuters on Thursday, a key step in restoring their confidence in the jet after two fatal crashes. Boeing has been working on a software upgrade for an anti-stall system and pilot displays on its fastest-selling jetliner in...

  • A Chinese coast guard vessel is followed by a Vietnamese coast guard ship in the disputed waters of the South China Sea on May 14, 2014.

    Hanoi has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing vessel in the disputed South China Sea, Vietnam said late on Thursday.

  • Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on June 7, 2016.

    Investors are betting on heightened political uncertainty and greater volatility in European stock markets ahead of European Parliament elections in May amid growing concerns about rising populism.

  • Boeing has been working on a software upgrade for an anti-stall system and pilot displays on its fastest-selling jetliner in the wake of the deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October. Similarities between the flight path in the Lion Air incident and a fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10 have raised fresh questions about the system, and pilots want...

  • *Boeing to retrofit older planes, install safety alert- sources. WASHINGTON/ JAKARTA, March 21- Boeing Co plans to offer as standard a safety feature that might have warned earlier of problems that possibly played a role in the crashes of Ethiopian and Indonesian planes that killed almost 350 people, two officials briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

  • SEATTLE, March 21- Boeing Co said on Thursday that production lines will not "pulse" or move airframes forward for three days next week at its 737 factory to allow workers to catch up on work that was previously delayed.

  • *Europe, Canada seek own certification for MAX jets. The same panel, the Senate Commerce subcommittee on aviation and space, will also question FAA officials on March 27, likely about why the regulator agreed to certify the MAX planes in March 2017 without requiring extensive additional training. Initial reports from investigators say there are clear...

  • Chris Kong, founder of Dearborn Supper Club.

    Chris Kong has cooked for celebrities such as Guy Savoy, Daniel Humm and, reportedly, Beyonce. But, last year, the 32-year-old quit the glitz and glamour of Michelin-starred kitchens for his own.

  • ADDIS ABABA/ JAKARTA/ WASHINGTON, March 20- Boeing Co faced growing pressure in Washington on Wednesday with U.S. lawmakers calling for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets even as the world's biggest planemaker works to overcome obstacles to returning the grounded fleet to the skies. The Senate hearing, at an unspecified date, would be the first...

  • SEATTLE, March 20- Boeing Co has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA's human spaceflight program, and pushed its crewed flight until November, industry sources said on Wednesday. Reuters reported last month that NASA has warned Boeing and rival contractor SpaceX of design and safety...