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FAA warns of possible engine shutdowns in safety directive on older Boeing 737 jets

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 (LN2318) on final-approach after a pre-delivery test flight at dusk. aviation-images.com | Universal Images Group via Getty Images The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday instructed airlines to inspect some stored Boeing 737 planes for corrosion that could lead to engine shutdowns as hundreds of aircraft remain …

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Why the wealthy no longer doubt rally, still fear stock investing

Traders work after the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 12, 2019 at Wall Street in New York City. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. stock market recovered from the March bottom so fast that many wealthy investors are not sure what …

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CLEAR: 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50

Founders: Caryn Seidman-Becker (CEO), Ken CornickLaunched: 2010Headquarters: New York CityFunding: N/AValuation: N/AIndustry: Biometrics, security, tourism, travelPrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 1 (No. 22 in 2019) With most nonessential travel halted and sports arenas dark in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the need for CLEAR has been greatly impacted. The New York City-based company …

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goPuff: 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50

Founders: Yakir Gola, Rafael Ilishayev (co-CEOs)Launched: 2013Headquarters: PhiladelphiaFunding: $1 billionValuation: N/AKey technologies: Cloud computing, Internet of Things, software-defined securityIndustry: Retail, logisticsPrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 0 You know all those snacks and personal-care items you need or want, at say, 11 p.m. but don’t want to go out to get? That’s why there’s goPuff. The …

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Butterfly Network: 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50

Founder: Jonathan RothbergCEO: Laurent FaracciLaunched: 2011Headquarters: Guilford, ConnecticutFunding: $370 millionValuation: $1 billionKey technologies: AI, augmented reality, deep learning, machine learningIndustry: Medical imagingPrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 0 Anyone who’s ever had an ultrasound understands that there’s a lot of big, expensive equipment involved. Butterfly Network set out to change that — and to bring ultrasounds …

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Airbnb: 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50

Founders: Brian Chesky (CEO), Joe Gebbia, Nathan BlecharczykLaunched: 2008Headquarters: San FranciscoFunding: $5 billionValuation: $18 billion (PitchBook)Industry: Hotels, travel, hospitalityPrevious appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 7 (No. 7 in 2019) Among the companies hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic and its stranglehold on travel is Airbnb. In early May the company laid off 1,900 people, or …

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Airline employees wrestle with voluntary separation leave

An employees at the Delta Air Lines helps a customer at a nearly deserted Los Angeles International Airport on April 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. David McNew | Getty Images Thousands of U.S. airline employees are being forced to play a game of chance with their careers. Airline executives …

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What to watch for in May’s health care jobs numbers

A view outside Bellevue hospital during the coronavirus pandemic on May 1, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images As hospitals, physician practices and dental offices have reopened for non-emergency care over the last month, it seems a good bet that health-care workers furloughed during March and …

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China stocks up food, oil as coronavirus spurs fears about shortages

A customer wearing face mask buys flour at a supermarket on May 12, 2020 in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province of China. Zhang Yun | China News Service | Getty Images China has been building up its food and energy stockpile this year, taking advantage of slumping crude oil prices even before …

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Not clear who’s in charge of health precautions at airports

A worker puts on a protective mask behind the United Airlines check-in counter at San Diego International Airport (SAN) in San Diego, California, on Monday, April 27, 2020. Bing Guan | Bloomberg via Getty Images Protecting air travelers and aviation workers from the coronavirus is a challenge unlike any other. …

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