What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Malfunctions caused two deadly crashes. But an industry that puts unprepared pilots in the cockpit is just as guilty. Credit Credit Photo illustration by Matt Dorfman Supported by ByWilliam Langewiesche Sept. 18, 2019, 5:00 a.m. ET On Oct., 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 taxied toward the runway at the main airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, carrying 189 people bound for Bangka Island, a short flight away. The airplane was the latest version of the Boeing 737, a gleaming new 737 Max that was delivered merely three months before. The captain was a 31-year-old Indian named Bhavye Suneja, who did his initial flight training at a small and now-defunct school in San Carlos, Calif., and opted for an entry-level job with Lion Air in 2011. Lion Air is an aggressive airline that dominates the rapidly expanding Indonesian market in … [Read more...] about What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Business | Syrian Refugees Toil on Turkey’s Hazelnut Farms With Little to Show for It On farms that produce 70 percent of the world’s hazelnuts for Nestlé, Godiva and Nutella, Syrians say they can’t earn a living wage — or much respect. Hazelnuts drying in Akcakoca on the Black Sea coast of northern Turkey, which grows about 70 percent of the world’s supply. Credit Credit Omer Urer/Anadolu Agency, via Getty Images Supported by ByDavid Segal April 29, 2019 AKCAKALE, Turkey — Like thousands of other Syrian refugees, Shakar Rudani worked last summer in Turkey’s Black Sea region, home to the largest concentration of hazelnut farms in the world. He arrived in August, expecting that he and his six sons, ages 18 to 24, would earn the equivalent of a few thousand dollars. He left in late September with … [Read more...] about Syrian Refugees Toil on Turkey’s Hazelnut Farms With Little to Show for It
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | How Sovereign Citizens Helped Swindle $1 Billion From the Government They Disavow Advertisement Supported by ByAshley Powers March 29, 2019 One day in 2015, Barbara Lavender’s husband returned from a U.F.O. conference and handed her a business card. It bore a red theater-curtain background, a vintage microphone and gold-and-white lettering that read: “Sean David Morton, Radio Host, Public Speaker, Author, Director, Screen Writer, Actor.” The polymathic Mr. Morton, Jeff Lavender told his wife, was U.F.O. royalty. Mr. Morton had spent years whisking E.T.-obsessed tourists to Area 51 for $99 a pop, then leveraged his following into stints on the wee-hours conspiracy show “Coast to Coast AM” — at one point, the nation’s No. 3 talk-radio program. He dabbled in … [Read more...] about How Sovereign Citizens Helped Swindle $1 Billion From the Government They Disavow
Business | The Shutdown Made Sara Nelson Into America’s Most Powerful Flight Attendant Sections Skip to content Skip to site index A rising star of the labor movement, she’s made a career of getting unruly people to do what she wants. Credit Credit Lexey Swall for The New York Times Supported by ByNatalie Kitroeff Feb. 22, 2019 Seven hours before the State of the Union address, Sara Nelson went to Capitol Hill to visit Senator Bernie Sanders. She waited in the reception area of his office until the independent from Vermont emerged, cracked a grin and bear-hugged her: the most powerful flight attendant in America. Ms. Nelson had introduced Mr. Sanders at an event on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, when the candidate was in the habit of having working people warm up his crowds. But in the weeks leading up to the State of the Union speech, Ms. Nelson had become something of a celebrity in her own right … [Read more...] about The Shutdown Made Sara Nelson Into America’s Most Powerful Flight Attendant
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Clash of Giants: UnitedHealth Takes On Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase Supported by A lawsuit exposes how unnerved major insurers are by the Big Three’s new venture into health care benefits. ByReed Abelson Feb. 1, 2019 Inside a federal courtroom in Boston this week, a bit of intrigue has emerged as lawyers try to pry open the secretive plans of a new venture created by three of the world’s most powerful corporations. The underlying case involves allegations made by UnitedHealth Group, which is asking a judge to stop a former executive from working at the new health care outfit created by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase. UnitedHealth has accused the executive, David William Smith, of removing confidential, proprietary information that could benefit his new … [Read more...] about Clash of Giants: UnitedHealth Takes On Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase