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Open middle seats could reduce Covid exposure of maskless air travelers, CDC study shows

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here View of the cabin of a Delta flight between Minneapolis and Baltimore on April 25, 2020. Sebastien Duval | AFP | Getty Images Keeping middle seats open on aircraft could reduce passengers’ exposure to the virus that causes Covid-19 by......

American Airlines ramps up domestic schedule to nearly pre-pandemic levels

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An American airlines Airbus A321-200 approaches Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia on February 24, 2021. Daniel Slim | AFP | Getty Images American Airlines is expanding its summer schedule in a bet that the resurgence of......

DARPA awards nuclear spacecraft contracts to Lockheed Martin, Bezos’ Blue Origin and General Atomics

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An artist’s rendering of a DRACO spacecraft. DARPA The Pentagon’s research and development arm on Monday awarded a trio of companies with contracts to build and demonstrate a nuclear-based propulsion system on a spacecraft in orbit by 2025. General Atomics,......

Northrop Grumman robotic MEV-2 spacecraft, in a first, catches active Intelsat satellite

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The view from Northrop Grumman’s MEV-2 spacecraft as it approached to dock with Intelsat satellite IS-1002. Intelsat Two aerospace firms accomplished an industry first on Monday, as a small Northrop Grumman spacecraft docked successfully with an active Intelsat satellite to......

Uber CEO says company could get into cannabis delivery

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Uber could start delivering cannabis once federal regulation allows the company to do so, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told CNBC on Monday. “When the road is clear for cannabis, when federal laws come into play, we’re absolutely going to take a......

Progressive group targets FedEx, Nike in campaign calling for higher corporate taxes

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A FedEx employee loads up deliveries in San Francisco. Getty Images A progressive group pushing Congress to raise the corporate tax rate is launching an ad campaign targeting FedEx and Nike, two large American companies with light federal tax bills.......

Biden meets today with executives on chip shortage as U.S. auto industry feels the pain

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here General Motors employees work on the assembly line at Fairfax Assembly & Stamping Plant in Kansas City, Kansas. Jim Barcus for General Motors Clarence E. Brown has experienced union strikes, plant shutdowns and layoffs due to parts shortages during his......

Uber posts record gross bookings in March as ride-hailing demand picks up

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Air travelers wait in the ride share lot near a sign for Uber at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on August 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama | Getty Images Uber on Monday posted record gross bookings in......

GM cutting overtime shifts at two U.S. truck plants due to chip shortage

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Line workers work on the chassis of full-size General Motors pickup trucks at the Flint Assembly plant on June 12, 2019 in Flint, Michigan. JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP / Getty Images General Motors is cutting overtime production this weekend at......

Washington transportation plans pit roads against public transit in budget battle

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Washington Democrats want to get the state moving, but two transportation plans still on the table would put more commuters behind the wheel than on a bus. The two plans stem from four spending packages introduced this session in......

GM and Ford cutting production at several North American plants due to chip shortage

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Engines assembled as they make their way through the assembly line at the General Motors (GM) manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, August 22, 2019. Harrison McClary | Reuters DETROIT – General Motors and Ford Motor are temporarily idling or......

New airline Avelo thinks it’s the perfect time to start flying as travel picks up

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Avelo plane. Source: Avelo With demand for air travel growing quickly as the U.S. reopens from the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrew Levy thinks it’s the perfect time to launch a new airline. Levy is the CEO of Avelo, a low-cost carrier......

Biden plan calls for $100 billion in new EV consumer rebates: email

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FILE PHOTO: An electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station is seen in the parking lot of a Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas, U.S., December 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Khursheed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration’s $174 billion proposal to boost electric vehicles calls for $100 billion in new consumer rebates......

Biden plan calls for $100 billion in new EV consumer rebates: email

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FILE PHOTO: An electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station is seen in the parking lot of a Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas, U.S., December 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Khursheed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration’s $174 billion proposal to boost electric vehicles calls for $100 billion in new consumer rebates......

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination, tests should only be temporary travel requirements, industry group says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo illustration, a message saying “COVID-19 PCR test result has been verified, of Travel Pass app mobile application by IATA (International Air Transport Association) seen displayed on a smartphone screen in front of IATA logo. Pavlo Gonchar |......

Warren Buffett-backed automaker sells more electric cars in March than Nio and Xpeng delivered

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Chinese battery and electric vehicle maker BYD shows off a model of its Han EV series at the 2020 Beijing auto show. Evelyn Cheng | CNBC BEIJING — Chinese automaker BYD sold more than twice as many battery-powered electric cars......

Want to book a private flight? There’s an app for that

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gone are the days when booking a private jet required a long conversation on the phone. Now, mobile apps let flyers book charter flights in a matter of minutes. Major players in private aviation, as well as emerging competitors, now......

GM shares hit new record on plans for electric Chevy Silverado pickup

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 makes its official debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show January 13, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Bill Pugliano | Getty Images DETROIT — Shares of General Motors closed at a new record......

SpaceX does not plan to add ‘tiered pricing’ for Starlink satellite internet service, president says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell wants what SpaceX is doing to “reinvigorate the industry,” while also getting “young children thinking about being in the space industry again.” Kimberly White | Vanity Fair | Getty Images SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell......

GM confirms electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup to follow Hummer EV

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A sign is unveiled at General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly on Oct. 16, 2020, introducing the facility’s new name: Factory Zero, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center. GM DETROIT – General Motors confirmed plans Tuesday to produce an all-electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup at a......

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