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Dispute arises among U.S. pilots on Boeing 737 MAX system linked to Lion Air crash

“But the United Airlines pilot leadership, in a sharp break with peers at the two other U.S. airlines flying the 737 MAX, pushed back against the criticism of Boeing” writes Seattle Times Aerospace for seattletimes.com. Insler said it’s premature to say anything about the cause of the Lion Air crash. “I don’t jump to conclusions,” he said. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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American Girl and GameStop make gains after Toys ‘R’ Us closures

“But among those crossover retailers GameStop Corp” writes Tonya Garcia for marketwatch.com. Specialty retailers have made foot traffic gains now that Toys ‘R’ Us stores have shuttered, with Mattel Inc.’s MAT, -0.37% American Girl brand drawing the most new shoppers, according to data provided by inMarket, a digital advertising company that uses real-time consumer data. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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American traveler missing in Mexico was killed by Sinaloa cartel, officials say

“According to Mexico media reports, Portilo Gil is associated with the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel” writes Reporter For Morning for washingtonpost.com. The family of a North Carolina teacher missing in a remote part of Mexico received the news on Thursday that Patrick Braxton-Andrew was killed by drug cartel members in late October. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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CDC: Suicide rates increasing among American workers…

“Overall, suicide rates are on the rise in almost every state in the U.S., according to a CDC report earlier this year” reports thehill.com. Suicide rates among males were second highest for those working in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media followed by men working in installation, maintenance and repair.The CDC found that in 2012 and 2015 suicide rates were highest among males in construction and extraction jobs and highest for females working in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media. Source: thehill.com Share This:

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Across the West powerful firms are becoming even more powerful

“In fact powerful firms were gaining more clout in the West, for bad and good reasons” writes The Economist for economist.com. Economists worry that powerful firms could distort interest rates; central-bank bosses debated this in August at their gathering at Jackson Hole.In old-fashioned industries, however, particularly regulated ones, digital wizardry is less likely to explain powerful firms’ clout.The good reason for more powerful firms is the rise of an innovative elite that is an engine of efficiency. Source: economist.com Share This:

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Suicide rates have jumped by more than a third since 2000 among working Americans.

“Suicide rates have jumped by more than a third since 2000 among working Americans” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The study examined lifetime occupations of the individuals and found that the highest suicide rates among men in 2015 were those who worked in construction and extraction; arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media; and installation, maintenance, and repair. For women, the occupational groups with the highest suicide rates were arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media; protective service; and healthcare support. “Increasing suicide rates in the U.S. are a concerning trend that represent a tragedy…

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Sears reportedly near a deal for $350 million bankruptcy loan

“The deal increases an existing financing package from banks to give Sears a bankruptcy loan totaling $650 million, the sources said” reports nypost.com. Sears picked Great American’s proposal for a bankruptcy loan instead of an offer from hedge funds including Cyrus Capital Partners, the people said.The loan from Great American Capital Partners — an affiliate of liquidation firm Great American Group and financial services firm B. Riley Financial — and its partners also gives Sears additional breathing room to seek buyers for its assets.Sears Holdings is finalizing a deal with…

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Trump blames ‘presidential harassment’ by Dems for Dow’s 602-point drop

“Still, there has been virtually no suggestion from anyone other than the president that Congressional oversight of his White House is disturbing the market” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “The prospect of presidential harassment by the Dems is causing the stock market big headaches,” he wrote on Twitter on Monday, as all three major U.S. stock indices tumbled. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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