Business & Economy
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Uber going public amid driver protests

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/09/19, 11:07 am

Some drivers for ride-hailing company Uber turned off their apps on Wednesday morning to protest low wages ahead of the company’s initial public offering on Friday. Demonstrations took place in 10 U.S. cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, as well as some European locations. It was unclear how many drivers participated in the strike, and its effect on customers seemed minimal.

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Technical glitch slows U.S. airlines

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/01/19, 10:53 am

A technical problem with a third-party vendor caused systemwide delays for U.S. airlines on Monday. Airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C., experienced backups related to AeroData, which provides aircraft location and weight balancing technology, according to American Airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration said the problem affected several carriers and told travelers to contact airlines directly for updates. Southwest Airlines lifted an internal ground stop just after 7 a.m. and anticipated delays throughout the day.

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U.S. officials defend FAA safety record

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/27/19, 05:39 pm

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill grilled government officials in hearings Wednesday about what could have been done to prevent the two recent air tragedies that killed a total of 346 people aboard U.S.-manufactured planes. Acting Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Daniel Elwell told members of the Senate Aviation Subcommittee that his agency would have to hire 10,000 more workers and spend another $1.8 billion if it wanted to stop delegating duties to aircraft makers.

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