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Dow drops more than 1,000 as outbreak threatens the economy

By ALEX VEIGA and DAMIAN J. TROISE | February 24, 2020

The Dow Jones Industrial Average sank more than 1,000 points as the spread of the new coronavirus threatened wider damage to the global economy. The drop was the worst for the index in two years and wiped out its gains so far in 2020. Nervous investors...

Asian stocks rebound from early losses as virus toll grows

By YURI KAGEYAMA | February 14, 2020

Shares rebounded in Asia on Friday after an early sell-off, though Japan's benchmark declined as investors reacted to news of a growing number of cases of a new virus among the local population.The Nikkei 225 fell 0.6% in morning trading to 23,683.44....

Virus outbreak in China poses a new problem for Boeing

By DAVID KOENIG | February 12, 2020

Boeing sold no new airline jets in January, and now the company is worried that the virus outbreak in China could hurt airplane deliveries in the first quarter.Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith said Wednesday that the company is “spending a lot of...

Federal report faults Southwest Airlines and FAA on safety

By DAVID KOENIG | February 11, 2020

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines continues to fly airplanes with safety concerns while federal officials do a poor job overseeing the airline, a government watchdog said Tuesday.The airline has flown more than 150,000 flights on 88 jets it bought on...

Businesses struggle to fix supply chains disrupted by virus


WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese authorities are struggling to strike a delicate balance between containing a viral outbreak and restarting the world’s second-biggest economy after weeks of paralysis.As the death toll from the newly named COVID-19 illness...

New virus cases in UK, Germany, Italy put Europe total at 31

February 6, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Britain, Germany and Italy announced more cases of the new virus from China on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Europe to 31.In Germany, all but two cases are related to auto parts supplier Webasto, whose headquarters...

A rapid descent leads to screams on severed Turkish plane


ISTANBUL (AP) — As their flight abruptly descended into Istanbul and hit the ground with a rumble, a Turkish couple tensed up. They soon relaxed when they heard a routine announcement telling passengers they could use their cellphones while the airliner...

Airliner skids, breaks open in Istanbul; 3 dead, 179 injured

By SUZAN FRASER and MEHMET GUZEL | February 5, 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish airliner skidded off a runway, crashed into a ditch and broke apart while landing in bad weather in Istanbul Wednesday, killing three people and injuring dozens more. Passengers had to scramble through the split fuselage to...

United Airlines buys flight academy to gain source of pilots

By DAVID KOENIG | February 5, 2020

United Airlines said Wednesday it is buying a flight academy to help produce a new supply of trained pilots, an unusual approach to deal with the wave of retirements now hitting the airline industry.United will take over the Westwind School of Aeronautics...

Virus impact: Automakers look at restarting China operations

By JOE McDONALD | February 5, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — Automakers are considering whether to resume operations in China amid efforts to contain a virus outbreak, but the impact is spreading for many other companies.Retailers are closing shops and big tech companies are canceling presentations...

The Latest: France warns against all travel to China

February 4, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):9:45 p.m.France’s government has joined Britain in warning against any non-essential travel to China and suggesting that all of its citizens in China leave while...

Ryanair delays growth targets due to Boeing Max jet trouble

February 3, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The CEO of Europe's busiest airline, Ryanair, said Monday that his airline is interested in revising orders for Boeing 737 Max jets to get a new, larger version of the plane.Michael O'Leary said his airline has submitted an offer to Boeing...