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Worker Javad Memarzadeh, of Needham, Mass., right, dusts washers in a display, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at a Home Depot location, in Boston.  Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticketed manufactured goods rose a moderate 0.9% in November  with a key category that tracks business investment plans showing a gain. The Commerce Department said Wednesday, Dec. 23 that the November gain in orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, followed stronger gains in recent months including a 3.8% rise in October.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

US durable goods orders show modest 0.2% December gain

Jan. 27, 2021 8:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose a modest 0.2% in December, held back by a big drop in the volatile aircraft sector. A key category that tracks business investment decisions slowed. The rise in orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020 file photo, a TSA agent assist a traveler at a security checkpoint at Love Field Airport in Dallas.  There were fewer air travelers in the United States last year, but a higher percentage of them were carrying guns. The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, that screeners found 3,257 firearms on passengers or in their carry-on bags in 2020, or about 10 for every million travelers.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Rate of guns seized at airport checkpoints jumped in 2020

Jan. 26, 2021 11:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Security screeners confiscated guns at airport checkpoints at a record pace last year although the total number of guns dropped along with the steep plunge in travelers because of the pandemic. The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that screeners found 3,257 firearms on...

Police examine parts from an airplane wheel after it fell from a flying aircraft near several homes   in the Jefferson Park neighborhood Thursday Jan. 21, 2021 in Chicago.   No injuries were reported on the ground or among those on the plane, which the Chicago Department of Aviation said sent up sparks on a runway as it landed Thursday evening without its left side landing gear.  (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Tire falls from small plane into Chicago neighborhood

Jan. 22, 2021 10:13 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A tire fell from a small plane near homes in a Chicago neighborhood before the plane landed safely at O’Hare International Airport. No injuries were reported on the ground or among those on the plane, which sent up sparks on a runway as it landed Thursday evening without its left side...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, a United Airlines airplane takes off over another United plane on the runway at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco. United Airlines said Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, that it finished one of the worst years in its history by losing $1.9 billion in the last three months of 2020, and it predicted more of the same in the first quarter of this year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

United Airlines shares lose altitude after weak 1Q forecast

Jan. 21, 2021 4:58 PM EST

United Airlines officials said Thursday that travel will recover from the pandemic, but they just don’t know when, and investors appeared to punish the airline for that doubt and a cautious outlook for early 2021. The comments came one day after United reported a $1.9 billion loss in the fourth quarter,...

Pandemic cuts air travel at ND commercial airports in half

Jan. 18, 2021 12:14 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic cut the number of passengers using North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports in half last year. The airports in Bismarck, Minot, Williston, Dickinson, Grand Forks, Fargo, Devils Lake and Jamestown finished 2020 with a total of 572,093 airline...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020 file photo, several dozen mothballed Delta Air Lines jets are parked on a closed runway at Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Mo. Delta Air Lines is reporting a $755 million loss for the fourth quarter, which brings its loss for all of 2020 to more than $12 billion. And Delta gave a cautious outlook Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, for the first quarter of 2021, saying it expects to lose $10 million to $15 million a day in the next three months.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

A $12 billion loss for 2020, Delta is cautious in early 2021

Jan. 14, 2021 4:36 PM EST

Delta Air Lines closed the books on a disastrous 2020 with a comparatively small fourth-quarter loss, and executives expect a few more rocky months before — they hope — widespread coronavirus vaccinations and testing might salvage something of the upcoming summer travel season. Delta on Thursday...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 file photo, workers stand near a Boeing 737 Max airplane parked at Renton Municipal Airport next to the Boeing assembly facility in Renton, Wash., where 737 Max airplanes are made. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the company reported final 2020 numbers for airplane orders and deliveries, and they are down from 2019 even though the 737 Max is flying again. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Boeing deliveries drop despite 737 Max's return to flight

Jan. 12, 2021 6:57 PM EST

Boeing Co. got a bump in orders and deliveries of new planes in December, but it wasn't enough to salvage a poor year for the big aircraft maker. Chicago-based Boeing still reported more cancellations than new orders for its 737 Max jet, which was grounded for 21 months after crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia...

FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 file photo, people walk with their luggage through a deserted check-in hall at the airport in Munich, Germany as Germany continues its second lockdown to avoid the further outspread of the coronavirus. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the U.S. government said it will require airline passengers entering the country to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flights. It will take effect Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

US will require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

Jan. 12, 2021 6:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials announced Tuesday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirement expands on a similar one announced late last month for passengers coming from the United Kingdom. The new...

New Allegiant flights from Jackson Hole to Reno, Las Vegas

Jan. 12, 2021 1:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Allegiant Air has announced new non-stop air service between Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Reno and Las Vegas beginning in June. The new routes are among 21 the Las Vegas-based airline announced on Tuesday, including eight that were delayed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s...

A plough clears snow in downtown Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. A large part of central Spain including the capital of Madrid are slowly clearing snow after the country's worst snowstorm in recent memory. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Spain shovels out of snowdrifts left by Storm Filomena

Jan. 10, 2021 2:11 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Emergency crews in central Spain cleared 500 roads and rescued over 1,500 people stranded in their vehicles, allowing Madrid and other areas on Sunday to slowly shovel out of the country's worst snowstorm in recent memory. After recording 50 centimeters (20 inches) of snow in the Spanish...