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Indonesian Airline Cancels Boeing 737 Max Order as Airline Plans Retrofit

AKARTA/OSLO — Indonesian airline Garuda plans to cancel a $6 billion order for Boeing 737 MAX jets, it said on Friday, saying some passengers would be frightened to board the plane after two fatal crashes, although analysts said the deal …

U.S. Probe of 737 Max, Pilot Manuals Said to Have Begun in 2018

U.S. investigators began an inquiry into a stall-prevention feature in Boeing Co.’s 737 Max jets just weeks after a Lion Air jet plunged into the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia, people familiar with the matter said. A law …

Fraudster Admits Scamming $100M from Facebook and Google

A Lithuanian man admitted he helped trick Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google into sending more than $100 million through a phishing scheme. Evaldas Rimasauskas, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud before U.S. District Judge George Daniels …

Volvo Plans to Equip Cars with Sensors to Stop Drunk or Dangerous Drivers

Volvo Cars is planning to fit its next generation of autos with cameras and sensors that will detect drunk or distracted drivers and intervene to stop dangerous rides. From the early 2020s, Volvos will have the ability to notice if …

Jet Funding May Add to Boeing’s $100 Million-a-Month Max Pain

Boeing Co.’s 737 Max fiasco could make the aircraft maker liable for planes bundled into debt, adding to total costs the company may incur in the aftermath of the Ethiopian Airlines crash. Customers of the company could demand Boeing compensate …

Norsk Hydro Ransomware Attack Is ‘Severe,’ but Common

Norsk Hydro ASA confirmed that a ransomware attack was behind production outages across the aluminum producer’s operations in Europe and the U.S. The perpetrators are still unknown but the work is similar to other recent breaches. The Norwegian company, one …

Black Box Politics: How National Pride Intrudes on Crash Probes

The EgyptAir flight to Cairo had barely cleared the New York coast when it mysteriously dove into the ocean. Cockpit recordings eventually made clear what happened: A copilot being summoned to Egypt to be reprimanded had killed himself and the …

Clue Linking Mysterious Boeing 737 Max Disasters Came From Space

The first concrete evidence of a possible link between two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes came from space. A new satellite network capable of tracking planes in high fidelity across the globe captured the flight path of the Boeing Co. …

Companies Still Learning About Fire Risks Around Robots

The Andover fire brigade was alerted at 2.34 a.m. About 2 miles across town, a fire had broken out in the early hours of Feb. 5 at a state-of-the-art Ocado Group Plc warehouse. Within minutes, firefighters were tackling a blaze …

Insurer Group Fears Property Losses Due to Climate Change

Insurers are increasingly worried that rising temperatures will lead to a slump in property values that could spark broader financial turmoil. Those were the conclusions a group run out of the University of Cambridge including some of the world’s biggest …

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