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This combination of file photos shows from left, Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. on Feb. 29, 2020, in Columbia, S.C., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., on July 24, 2020, in Washington and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., on March 3, 2020, in Washington. Hoyer and No. 3 party leader Clyburn, Congress’ highest ranking Black member, were reelected to their positions, like Pelosi without opposition on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo)

Optimism growing for COVID relief bill as pressure builds

Dec. 4, 2020 12:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimism about delivering long-sought COVID-19 relief is building on Capitol Hill after additional rank-and-file lawmakers voiced support for a bipartisan, middle-of-the-road plan taking shape in the Senate and as top congressional leaders connected on the topic for the first time in...

This combination of file photos shows from left, Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C. on Feb. 29, 2020, in Columbia, S.C., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., on July 24, 2020, in Washington and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., on March 3, 2020, in Washington. Hoyer and No. 3 party leader Clyburn, Congress’ highest ranking Black member, were reelected to their positions, like Pelosi without opposition on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo)

Optimism growing for COVID relief bill as pressure builds

Dec. 3, 2020 5:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimism about delivering long-sought COVID-19 relief is building on Capitol Hill after additional rank-and-file lawmakers voiced support for a bipartisan, middle-of-the-road plan taking shape in the Senate and as top congressional leaders connected on the topic for the first time in...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018 file photo, a Ryanair plane parks at the airport in Weeze, Germany. Boeing's troubled 737 Max jet is getting a vote of confidence from Ireland's Ryanair, one of Europe's biggest budget airlines.  Ryanair announced Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, that it will order 75 more Max jets, bringing its total orders to 210. The move comes just weeks before the plane is expected to resume flying. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Boeing gets a boost from Ryanair order for 75 more Max jets

Dec. 3, 2020 4:54 PM EST

Irish budget airline Ryanair said Thursday it is ordering 75 more Boeing 737 Max jets, a boost for Boeing just before its most important plane returns to flying after two deadly crashes. The order would be worth more than $9 billion at list prices, although airlines routinely receive deep discounts. Financial...

In this photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, a specialist works at his post on the trading floor, Monday Nov. 30, 2020, in New York.  Companies in the S&P 500 reported that their earnings held up surprising well in the third-quarter despite an economy still struggling to recover from the virus pandemic. (Nicole Pereira/New York Stock Exchange via AP, File)

3Q earnings offer an unexpected light in pandemic darkness

Dec. 3, 2020 12:20 PM EST

Corporate earnings are likely to end this year with a fourth-straight quarterly decline, but a profit rebound may be appearing on the horizon, analysts say. Despite the continuing struggle with the virus pandemic, profits for companies in the S&P 500 held up surprisingly well in the third-quarter. That's a...

An American Airlines Boeing 737 Max takes off at Tulsa International Airport to fly to Dallas Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 in Tulsa, Okla.. Earlier the plane had flown a group of journalists and American Airlines employees from Dallas to the American Airlines Tulsa maintenance facility. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Waiting for passengers, American puts Boeing Max in the air

Dec. 2, 2020 7:04 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is taking its long-grounded Boeing 737 Max jets out of storage, updating key flight-control software, and flying the planes in preparation for the first flights with paying passengers later this month. The airline invited press reporters and photographers on board one of the...

President-elect Joe Biden arrives at The Queen theater, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden, top Democrats swing behind bipartisan virus aid bill

Dec. 2, 2020 6:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden swung behind a bipartisan COVID-19 relief effort Wednesday and his top Capitol Hill allies cut their demands for a $2 trillion-plus measure by more than half in hopes of breaking a monthslong logjam and delivering much-sought aid as the tempestuous congressional...

FILE - In this April 1, 2017, file photo, a service dog named Orlando rests on the foot of its trainer, John Reddan, while sitting inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport during a training exercise in Newark, N.J. The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, covering service animals. The rule says only dogs can qualify, and they have to be specially trained to help a person with disabilities. For years, some travelers have been bringing untrained dogs and all kinds of other animals on board by claiming they need the animal for emotional support.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

US tightens definition of service animals allowed on planes

Dec. 2, 2020 3:52 PM EST

The days of pets flying with their owners in airplane cabins for free are coming to an end. The Transportation Department issued a final rule Wednesday covering animals on airlines. It decided that only dogs can fly as service animals, and companions that passengers use for emotional support don't count. The rule...

Consumers protest new measure of 'unfair' airline practices

Dec. 1, 2020 11:34 AM EST

Consumer advocates are protesting a move by the Trump administration that they say will make it harder for the government to punish airlines that treat passengers unfairly. On the Friday during a four-day Thanksgiving weekend, the Transportation Department made final its proposal for defining unfair and deceptive...

Passengers at Fiumicino Rome airport show their quick COVID-19 test reports upon boarding a flight to Milan, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. In a trial that started Wednesday on the route between Rome and Milan, all passengers  go through a quick test before being allowed to board their flight. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)

Rome airport poised to try 'COVID tested" flights from US

Nov. 26, 2020 7:09 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities will soon approve an experiment with “COVID tested” flights from three U.S. airports with the aim of eliminating the required 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in Italy, Rome's main airport said Thursday. ADR, which operates Leonardo da Vinci Airport,...

Brazilian regulator clears grounded Boeing plane to fly

Nov. 25, 2020 6:02 PM EST

Brazil’s aviation regulator has lifted its order that grounded the Boeing 737 Max, clearing the way for the plane to fly again in Latin America’s biggest country. The move Wednesday by the Brazilian regulator, ANAC, followed similar actions in recent days by U.S. and European officials. ANAC said...