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Mexican Minister Says Pemex Oil Firm Unaffected By Cyberattack, Workers DisagreeOpen in a New Window

Mexico City — A cyberattack on computer networks of the Mexican national oil company Pemex is “totally under control” and did not have any negative consequences, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Thursday. The attack was first detected on Sunday …

 

United Joins U.S. Peers in Pulling 737 Max Until Early MarchOpen in a New Window

CHICAGO, Nov 15 — United Airlines Holdings Inc said on Friday it is extending cancellations of Boeing 737 MAX flights until March 4, joining U.S. peers who are also scheduling without the aircraft until early March as the jet awaits …

 

Public Consultation Launched on Global Tailings Dam StandardsOpen in a New Window

LONDON — A six-week public consultation launched on Friday will help set global standards to improve mining safety, aiming to prevent any repeat of the Vale tailings dam disaster in Brazil that killed 300 people in January. Tailings dams are …

 

Wildfires Force Businesses to Prepare for DisruptionOpen in a New Window

NEW YORK — The wildfires that are rampant this time of year in California force small business owners to be prepared in the same way as owners in other parts of the country who deal with tornadoes and other natural …

 

NTSB: Coast Guard Ignored Duck Boat Safety ProposalsOpen in a New Window

ST. LOUIS — Federal transportation safety investigators criticized the U.S. Coast Guard Wednesday for ignoring suggestions over nearly two decades to improve tourist duck boats, changes they say might have prevented last year’s Missouri accident that killed 17 people. The …

 

Dollar Tree Gets FDA Warning for Potentially Dangerous DrugsOpen in a New Window

Dollar Tree received a warning letter from U.S. regulators for buying over-the-counter drugs from foreign manufacturers that were made in such substandard conditions that they had been barred from entry to the U.S. The letter sent to Greenbrier International Inc., …

 

Claim Survives Because of W.V. Statute that Limits Exclusions for Borrowed VehiclesOpen in a New Window

Workers’ compensation immunity doesn’t shield an insurer from liability for injuries caused by someone who was borrowing the employer’s truck, and neither do exclusions in the policy, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled. The appellate court found that workers’ …

 

American Air Union Says Some Attendants Scared to Fly on 737 MaxOpen in a New Window

Some American Airlines Group Inc. flight attendants remain fearful of flying the Boeing Co. 737 Max, even as the planemaker nears regulatory approval for a software update to return the grounded jet to service. Attendants want to be fully versed …

 

Lawsuit: California Festival Didn’t Plan for Active ShooterOpen in a New Window

LOS ANGELES — Organizers of a Northern California food festival where a gunman killed three people and wounded 13 others didn’t consider the risk of an active shooter, according to a lawsuit from five injured victims. Santino William Legan cut …

 

Massachusetts Fire Lieutenant Dies Battling House FireOpen in a New Window

WORCESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts fire lieutenant scheduled to leave on a Disney vacation with his family after his shift ended died early Wednesday while investigating a report of a trapped baby in a burning home, his chief said. Lt. …

 

U.S. Manufacturing Group Hacked By China as Trade Talks Intensified-SourcesOpen in a New Window

WASHINGTON — As trade talks between Washington and Beijing intensified earlier this year, suspected Chinese hackers broke into an industry group for U.S. manufacturers that has helped shape President Donald Trump’s trade policies, according to two people familiar with the …

 

Flood, Fire and Plague: Climate Change Blamed for DisastersOpen in a New Window

SINGAPORE — Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with life-long illness. Venice …

 

MetLife Is Sued Over Alleged Gender Pay Gap, Sexist CommentsOpen in a New Window

A former MetLife Inc. executive claims she suffered years of gender-based pay discrimination and harassment from members of the insurer’s top leadership team and that she was fired after complaining about a lack of diversity. Mona Moazzaz, a former chief …

 

California Governor Newsom Is Fielding More PG&E Takeover CallsOpen in a New Window

For California Governor Gavin Newsom, sitting back and watching PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy run its course is no longer an option. The mayors of 22 cities are pressing him to turn the embattled power giant into a customer-owned cooperative. San Francisco, …

 

Conn. Supreme Court Finds Insurers Not Liable for Crumbling FoundationsOpen in a New Window

Insurers are not liable for crumbling foundations caused by defective concrete unless the home is on the verge of collapse, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled. The decision will likely amplify public pressure for a government solution. Thousands of homes in …

 

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