October 1, 2020

Pfizer CEO pushes back against Trump claim on vaccine timing

The head of Pfizer, one of the drugmakers racing to develop a coronavirus vaccine, told employees he was disappointed that its work was politicized during […]
October 1, 2020

Carnival cancels most 2020 US cruises as CDC extends ban

Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year, the latest sign that the cruise industry’s recovery from the coronavirus […]
October 1, 2020

Airline furloughs begin as federal pandemic relief expires

U.S. airlines began furloughing more than 32,000 employees on Thursday after a federal prohibition on job cuts expired. American Airlines and United Airlines said that […]
October 1, 2020

Laptop, USB drives stolen from Philly election-staging site

PHILADELPHIA — Computer thumb drives used to program Philadelphia voting machines were stolen from a city warehouse along with the laptop of an employee from […]
October 1, 2020

Medtronic cooperating with federal investigation into ventilator competition

Federal investigators have subpoenaed information from medical device maker Medtronic in a probe over why private companies failed to provide low-cost mechanical ventilators for patients […]
October 1, 2020

Potty training: NASA tests new $23M titanium space toilet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s first new space potty in decades — a $23 million titanium toilet better suited for women — is getting a […]
October 1, 2020

Former coal CEO Robert Murray files for black lung benefits

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former coal CEO Robert E. Murray, who has fought federal regulations on the industry, has filed an application with the U.S. Department […]
October 1, 2020

Friendly skies: Jet-owning donors reap Trump-era rewards

WASHINGTON — Ben Pogue, owner of a Texas construction company, provided the use of a private jet to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign last fall. […]
October 1, 2020

Firefighters brace for violent winds in Northern California

SAN FRANCISCO — Firefighters were warily watching for “violent” winds expected in California’s wine country Thursday that could fan the flames of a massive blaze […]
October 1, 2020

Boeing to combine production of 787 jet in South Carolina

Boeing said Thursday that it will consolidate production of its two-aisle 787 jetliner in South Carolina and shut down the original assembly line for the […]