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Lawmakers will Hear from Pilots who have Criticized Boeing

The president of the pilots’ union at American Airlines says Boeing made mistakes in its design of the 737 Max and not telling pilots about new flight-control software on the plane. Daniel Carey says Boeing’s zeal to minimize pilot-training costs …

Uncertainty Can Follow Grief When Small Business Owner Dies

NEW YORK — When Jim McLaughlin died suddenly from a heart attack at age 64, his family assumed they would have to close his homebuilding business. He’d made no plans for someone to succeed him at McLaughlin Construction, and there …

Exiles Sue Expedia’s Trivago for ‘Trafficking’ in Cuban Property

A family of Cuban exiles sued a unit of Expedia Group Inc. for compensation over a hotel property confiscated when Fidel Castro took power, in the latest of several lawsuits filed since Donald Trump upended a quarter-century of U.S. presidential …

CMIC Group and Crime Bureau Announce Appointments

CMIC Promotes Loss Prevention and Claims Directors CMIC Group, a member-owned medical professional liability insurance carrier has promoted Denise M. Condron, previously the director of loss prevention, to the role of vice president of loss prevention. Additionally, the company promoted …

How Hackers Can Take Over Your Car’s GPS

An autonomous systems defense company contends it has successfully spoofed the GPS mechanism of a Tesla Model 3 using the automaker’s latest Autopilot technology, sending the vehicle off its intended route. Regulus Cyber said it used commercially available hardware and …

Senator Urges FAA Mandate Data Recorders in Helicopters

The Senate’s top Democrat called on the Federal Aviation Administration Sunday to heed warnings from federal safety investigators and require all helicopters be equipped with flight data recorders, commonly known as a “black box.” Sen. Charles Schumer’s call for action …

Court Nixes Insurers’ $65 Million Payment Linked to Stanford Ponzi Scheme

A federal appeals court on Monday threw out a settlement requiring insurers to pay $65 million to a court-appointed receiver for companies once run by Allen Stanford, the Texas financier serving a 110-year prison term for running a large Ponzi …

Rain Leaves Veggie Farmers Struggling with No Aid in Sight

DES MOINES, Iowa — Like farmers throughout the Midwest, this spring’s torrential rains turned Andrew Dunham’s land into sticky muck that set him back nearly a month in planting his crops. Unlike other farmers, though, Dunham won’t get a piece …

Hail Storms Are Getting More Expensive, and No One Is Sure Why

In 2008, the year the stock market crashed and Barack Obama won the presidency, the U.S. was hit with a weather phenomenon little noted by anyone beyond the insurance industry. The country’s losses from hail breached $19 billion in inflation-adjusted …

Dairy Industry Wants You to Know Vegan ‘Butter’ Isn’t Actual Butter

Miyoko Schinner is a perfect illustration of the American dream. To the U.S. dairy industry, however, she is something altogether different. A Japanese immigrant, Schinner started a small company that blossomed into a wildly successful vegan cheese maker, one with …

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