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How Cracks in Jet Engines Elude Exams, With Deadly Results

As regulators around the world order urgent inspections of certain Boeing Co. 777 engines after one failed dramatically over suburban Denver last Saturday, they must also wrestle with a decades-old quandary: The complex technology necessary to find cracks buried within …

Deaf Costco Worker With Mumbling Manager Won’t Get Award

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A deaf former employee of a South Florida Costco store won’t be collecting $775,000 a federal jury awarded her in a discrimination and wrongful termination case. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to reconsider …

Boeing Alters Course in Speedy Response to Engine Blowouts

SEATTLE — Two years ago, after a second fatal 737 MAX crash in five months, Boeing Co worked behind the scenes to urge aviation regulators not to ground the jet. Its efforts went as far as the White House, with …

Survey: Claim Severity Driving Rate Increases for Architecture and Engineering Firms

Rising claim severity is leading to rate increases for professional liability insurance sold to architecture and engineering firms, according to a report released Tuesday by Ames & Gough. The brokerage, headquartered in McLean, Va., said that 73% of professional liability …

Judge Rules in Favor of 3 Policyholders With COVID-19 Claims in Consolidated Case

A federal judge denied Society Insurance’s motions to dismiss three “bellwether” lawsuits filed by hospitality businesses that were denied coverage for revenue lost because of COVID-19 public health orders. U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang in Chicago, who was assigned a …

SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye, CrowdStrike Executives Face Senate Grilling

WASHINGTON — Top executives at Texas-based software company SolarWinds Corp, digital giant Microsoft Corp and cybersecurity firms FireEye Inc and CrowdStrike Holdings Inc are expected to defend their companies’ responses to a series of breaches blamed on Russian hackers when …

NTSB Says Damage to United Boeing 777 Engine Consistent With Metal Fatigue

WASHINGTON — Damage to a fan blade on an engine that failed on a United Airlines Boeing 777 flight is consistent with metal fatigue, based on a preliminary assessment, the chairman of the U.S. air accident investigator said on Monday. …

Boeing Engine Blowouts Investigated as Older 777s Are Suspended

Showers of jet engine parts over residential areas on both sides of the Atlantic have caught regulators’ attention and prompted the suspension of some older Boeing Co planes from service. Saturday’s incidents involving a United Airlines 777 in Denver and …

Kroger: Some Pharmacy Customer Data Impacted in Vendor Hack

BOSTON (AP) — Kroger Co. says personal data, including Social Security numbers of some of its pharmacy and clinic customers, may have been stolen in the hack of a third-party vendor’s file-transfer service. The Cincinnati-based grocery and pharmacy chain said …

Bankruptcy Judge Refuses to Halt Weinstein Co. Plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Delaware judge presiding over the Weinstein Co. bankruptcy has rejected a request by four women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct to put her approval of the company’s bankruptcy plan …

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