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In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, workers assemble Audi A6 L cars at a workshop of FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Co., Ltd. in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin Province.Factories that make the world's smartphones, toys and other goods are struggling to reopen after a virus outbreak idled China's economy. But even with the ruling Communist Party promising help, companies and economists say it may be months before production is back to normal. (Zhang Nan/Xinhua via AP, File)

China struggles to revive manufacturing amid virus outbreak

Feb. 25, 2020 10:54 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Factories that make the world’s smartphones, toys and other goods are struggling to reopen after a virus outbreak idled China’s economy. But even with the ruling Communist Party promising help, companies and economists say it may be months before production is back to normal. ...

Debris found in fuel tanks of 70% of inspected 737 Max jets

Feb. 22, 2020 1:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Debris has been found in the fuel tanks of 70% of grounded Boeing 737 Max jets that have been inspected by the company, Boeing confirmed on Saturday. Inspectors found the debris in 35 out of about 50 jets that were inspected. They are among 400 built in the past year that Boeing hasn't been...

Grounded Boeing 737 MAX airplanes fill a parking area adjacent to Boeing Field, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Seattle. Washington state lawmakers say they will introduce bills, at The Boeing Co.'s request, to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate until the United States and European Union resolve their long-running international trade dispute. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Boeing asks lawmakers to suspend preferential tax rate

Feb. 19, 2020 6:48 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakersintroduced bills Wednesday,at The Boeing Co.’s request, to suspend the aerospace giant's preferential business and occupation tax rate unless the United States and European Union reach an agreement on their long-running international trade dispute that...

Airbus to cut over 2,300 jobs at defense and space division

Feb. 19, 2020 4:02 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — European plane maker Airbus said Wednesday that it plans to cut more than 2,300 jobs at its defense and space division by the end of next year, spreading the cuts across several countries. The company said Airbus Defence and Space presented the plan to employee representatives and launched a...

Boeing finds a new issue with Max, debris in fuel tanks

Feb. 18, 2020 10:39 PM EST

Boeing said Tuesday that it found debris contaminating the fuel tanks of some 737 Max jets that it built in the past year but was unable to deliver to airline customers. A Boeing official said the debris was discovered in “several” planes but did not give a precise number. Boeing built about 400...

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he boards Air Force One as he departs Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump opposes possible ban on sale of jet engines to China

Feb. 18, 2020 3:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Tuesday via Twitter that he opposes efforts to block the sale of jet engines to China. Trump's tweets appeared intended to thwart a proposal from within his own administration to limit exports of engines jointly produced by General Electric and a French...

Vintage WWII fighter plane to fly sightseers over Hawaii

Feb. 18, 2020 9:16 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Sightseers will soon have an opportunity to experience history while viewing Hawaii when a vintage World War II fighter plane begins passenger flights. A private company has modified a P-51D Mustang to allow space for the pilot and a backseat passenger beginning in March, The Honolulu...

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2020, file photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech during the 11th Biennial National Convention and 22nd founding anniversary of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines notified the United States of its intent to terminate a major security pact allowing American forces to train in the country in the most serious threat to the countries'f treaty alliance under President Rodrigo Duterte. (Toto Lozano/Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division via AP, File)

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Feb. 17, 2020 12:41 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and are rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo a Boeing worker walks past a 737 model fuselage and a giant mural of a jet on the side of the manufacturing building behind in Renton, Wash. On Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, the Federal Reserve reports on U.S. industrial production for January. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

US manufacturing output hit by Boeing troubles, slips 0.1%

Feb. 14, 2020 9:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output fell slightly in January, driven lower by Boeing's decision to halt production of its troubled 737 MAX aircraft. The Federal Reserve said Friday that factory output declined 0.1% last month after eking out a 0.1% gain in December. Excluding the production of...

Bombardier completes its exit of commercial aviation

Feb. 13, 2020 11:17 AM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Bombardier Inc.said Thursday it is completing its exit from commercial aviation by selling its remaining stake in the A220 jetliner for nearly $600 million. Bombardier said it agreed with Airbus SE and the Quebec government to transfer its shares to Airbus and the province, its latest move...