March 25th, 2019

Business

Germany closing airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

By The Associated Press on March 12th, 2019

BERLIN – Germany’s transport ministry says the country is closing its airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, following a similar decision by Britain. The ministry confirmed to news agency dpa on Tuesday comments made by Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer to n-tv television. The broadcaster quoted Scheuer on its website as saying safety is the ... Read More »

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The Latest: Germany closes airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8

By The Associated Press on March 12th, 2019

HEJERE, Ethiopia – The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Germany’s transport ministry says the country is closing its airspace to Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, following a similar decision by Britain. The ministry confirmed to news agency dpa on Tuesday comments made by Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer to n-tv television. ... Read More »

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Mastercard to acquire Toronto-based fintech company Ethoca

By The Canadian Press on March 12th, 2019

TORONTO – Mastercard says it will acquire Toronto-based fintech Ethoca, which helps merchants and card issuers collaborate to identify and resolve fraud in digital commerce. The global payment processing company did not disclose the terms of the deal, which it expects to close during the second quarter of this year. Through Ethoca’s technology, when a ... Read More »

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College coaches, others indicted in admissions bribery case

By The Associated Press on March 12th, 2019

BOSTON – Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federal court. The racketeering conspiracy charges were unsealed Tuesday against the coaches at schools including Wake Forest University, Georgetown and the University of Southern California. Authorities say the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students as athletes, ... Read More »

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Clearwater Seafoods and 14 First Nations reach 50-year Arctic surf clam deal

By The Canadian Press on March 12th, 2019

HALIFAX – Clearwater Seafoods and 14 First Nations in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador have forged a 50-year partnership on the Arctic surf clam fishery. In a release, they say the agreement protects existing fishery jobs while creating economic and employment opportunities for First Nations. Chief Terrence Paul of Membertou First Nation says it ... Read More »

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The Latest: Norwegian carrier grounds its Boeing aircraft

By The Associated Press on March 12th, 2019

HEJERE, Ethiopia – The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Norwegian Air Shuttle says it has grounded its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft on recommendation from European aviation authorities after Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash. The Norwegian carrier has 18 of the planes. Tomas Hesthammer, the low-cost carrier’s acting chief operating officer, ... Read More »

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Honda recalls 83,977 vehicles in Canada to replace Takata air bag inflators

By The Canadian Press on March 12th, 2019

TORONTO – Honda is recalling about 1.2 million vehicles in North and Central America because their Takata air bag inflators can explode and send shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The recall affects 83,977 vehicles in Canada and includes many Honda and Acura models from as far back as 2001 and as recent as 2010. Transport ... Read More »

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The Latest: UK regulators ground Boeing 737 Max aircraft

By The Associated Press on March 12th, 2019

HEJERE, Ethiopia – The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 4:45 p.m. British regulators have grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft following the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday. The UK Civil Aviation Authority says in a statement Tuesday that though it had been monitoring the situation, it had as a precautionary measure “issued instructions ... Read More »

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Goldcorp says its Cerro Negro mine has been hit by an illegal work stoppage

By The Canadian Press on March 12th, 2019

VANCOUVER – Goldcorp Inc. says there has been what it called an illegal work stoppage by the AOMA mining union at its Cerro Negro mine in Argentina. The gold miner says it is working with the union and government authorities to find a resolution and restart operations. Mining ceased when the work stoppage began on ... Read More »

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More Boeings grounded amid global probe into Ethiopia crash

By Elias Meseret And Yidnek Kirubel, The Associated Press on March 12th, 2019

HEJERE, Ethiopia – A growing number of airlines grounded a new Boeing plane involved in the Ethiopian Airlines disaster as a global team of investigators began picking through the rural crash site on Tuesday. Some airlines cited worried customers for grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8, as experts chased details on why the plane crashed ... Read More »

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