Ethiopia crash victims' families to subpoena U.S. operators of Boeing 737 MAX

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Lawyers representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia in March are set to issue subpoenas to Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) and American Airlines (AAL.O), according to documents seen by Reuters. The subpoenas will be issued to the two biggest U.S. operators of the jet over the next couple of days, the lawyers […]

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Macy's shares sink as discounts to clear inventory hurt, tourism drops

(Reuters) – Macy’s Inc (M.N) cut its full-year earnings forecast on Wednesday after missing estimates for quarterly profit for the first time in at least two years, as it discounted merchandise heavily to clear spring inventory, sending its shares down as much as 18%. The largest U.S. department store operator, whose flagship building in Manhattan is a major tourist attraction, […]

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China's attempts to make US farmers the economic casualties of the trade war are going to backfire

China has targeted US farmers with tariffs as part of the trade war. But China will eventually have to relent and import Americans products given its need for agricultural goods such as soybeans. Two unexpected factors have made China’s attacks on US farmers look worse than they really are. American farmers will likely bounce back stronger and China’s move will […]

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2020 Democrats discuss race in often stark terms during the first Detroit primary debate

The 2020 Democrats running for president discussed race in strong and often stark terms at Tuesday’s debate, reflecting the central role its taking in the primary ahead of next year’s race. Author Marianne Williamson said that the water crisis in Flint was the “tip of the iceberg” and said that the city where she lives would never have experienced a […]

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Atlanta Airport Bans Notorious Smoking Rooms

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, is planning to close down its smoking lounges on January 2, 2020. The decision follows the ordinance by the mayor of Atlanta, banning smoking and vaping in bars, restaurants and other enclosed public spaces. The legislation signed by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will come into force […]

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Saudi Arabia's crown prince reportedly wants to build a $500 billion desert city with artificial rain, a glow-in-the-dark beach, and robot dinosaurs

Saudi Arabia has long been planning a futuristic mega-city in the desert. A report from the Wall Street Journal included a wild array of details on the plans, including futuristic and bizarre features like something out of a sci-fi movie. Citing documents drawn up by three large consultancy firms, the Journal says the city could feature artificial rain, robotic maids, […]

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