Boeing scrambles to secure 737 Max jet financing

Boeing is scrambling to shore up financing for the 737 Max as it awaits regulatory approval for design changes after the plane was grounded following two fatal crashes, industry sources said. The company is anxious to resume deliveries once regulators declare it safe and airlines agree on training. But confidence in the jet has been […]

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Lightfoot poll shows strong support for her and the police reforms she champions

A new poll of likely voters gives Mayor Lori Lightfoot a high approval rating. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file photo The poll of 500 likely voters gives the mayor a job approval rating of 78%, a personal high. The poll, conducted June 21-23, also shows 75% of those surveyed support the mayor’s push for state […]

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Regulators deny quick approval of new Great Lakes pipeline

A Michigan regulatory agency has denied Enbridge’s request for quick approval of its plan to put a replacement oil pipeline beneath a Great Lakes channel By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer June 30, 2020, 6:58 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Traverse City, Mich. — A Michigan […]

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Philadelphia police may face $33M budget cut amid nationwide calls for reform

The Philadelphia City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a fiscal year 2021 budget that would reduce police funding by $33 million amid nationwide protests calling for reform following the death of George Floyd. The budget calls for several police reform measures, including body cameras and bias training for officers, implicit bias training, the use of […]

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Trump’s approval rating drops to 39 percent in Gallup poll

A new national poll by Gallup indicates that President Trump’s approval rating has slid amid unrest the past couple weeks in cities across the nation sparked by the death of George Floyd in police custody. The president’s approval rating – which stood at 49 percent a month ago in Gallup polling – dropped to 39 percent […]

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Poll puts Trump down 14 points to Biden in general election showdown

A new national poll indicates that President Trump’s approval rating is dropping and that he trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden by double digits if November’s presidential election were held today. According to a CNN survey released on Monday, the president’s approval rating stands at 38 percent, a dive of 7 percentage points from CNN’s previous […]

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Senate Gives Final Approval to Revisions to Small-Business Program

WASHINGTON — The Senate gave final approval on Wednesday to a measure that would relax the terms of a federal loan program for small businesses struggling amid the pandemic, sending the bill to President Trump’s desk for his signature. The legislation, approved overwhelmingly by the House last week to enact changes to the Paycheck Protection […]

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Haphazard Rollout of Coronavirus Drug Frustrates Doctors

When the Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency approval last week for an antiviral drug, remdesivir, to treat hospitalized coronavirus patients, many doctors were overjoyed. The drug is the first shown to be even mildly effective against the virus. But bafflement soon followed as doctors and hospitals tried to obtain the drug. Small community […]

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Peter Weber’s Mom Approves Of Kelley Flanagan After Crying Over Madison Prewett Relationship

‘The Bachelor’s Peter Weber finally has his parents’ approval! The pilot’s mom has thrown her support behind his relationship with lawyer Kelley Flanagan. Peter Weber, 28, and The Bachelor fan-favorite Kelley Flanagan, 28, have finally coupled up — and they have the approval of the notoriously hard-to-please Barbara! The pilot officially revealed that he’s dating Kelley, almost two months […]

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Gallup: Trump approval up 6 points in two weeks

President Trump’s job approval soared 6 points in the last two weeks, according to the latest Gallup poll. The new survey found 49 percent approve of the president’s job in office and 47 percent disapprove, a personal best with Gallup for Trump. Two weeks ago, 43 percent approved of the president’s job, according to the […]

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House Passes Relief for Small Businesses and Aid for Hospitals and Testing

WASHINGTON — The House gave resounding approval on Thursday to a $484 billion coronavirus relief package to restart a depleted loan program for distressed small businesses and to provide funds for hospitals and coronavirus testing, and it moved to ramp up oversight of the sprawling federal response to the pandemic. President Trump said he would […]

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Financial Aid to Struggling States Is Next Big Congressional Battle

WASHINGTON — With congressional approval of the latest emergency pandemic measure sealed on Thursday, the focus is quickly shifting to an escalating battle over whether Congress will provide hundreds of billions of dollars to states staggering under the costs of the coronavirus outbreak. Anxious governors on the front lines of battling the pandemic have been […]

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Russia tries again to win UN approval for virus resolution

Russia is trying again to win U.N. General Assembly approval for a resolution on the coronavirus pandemic By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press April 18, 2020, 6:06 AM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article UNITED NATIONS — Russia is trying again to win U.N. General Assembly approval for […]

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Trump approval rating slides in new poll as coronavirus grips the nation

A new poll suggests that President Trump’s approval rating has slipped 6 percentage points over the past month amid the coronavirus pandemic health crisis which has forced the shuttering of much of the nation’s economy. The president’s slide in a new Gallup national survey comes as the poll shows a plunge in the percentage of Americans […]

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Coronavirus Has Lifted Leaders Everywhere. Don’t Expect That to Last.

BRUSSELS — President Emmanuel Macron, never very popular, has touched his highest approval ratings in France since the onset of the coronavirus. As Italy has been devastated, Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte has hit a remarkable 71 percent, up 27 points. Even in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson waffled over a strong response, then became […]

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Fox News Poll: Trump job approval hits new high as voters rally during crisis

Approval of President Trump’s job performance inches up to a record high in the latest Fox News Poll, as voters rally to both the White House and Congress in the fight against coronavirus. Amid widespread concerns about the virus’s spread and personally getting infected, 49 percent approve of the job Trump is doing as president.  […]

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House Sends Trump Bill to Restrict War Powers on Iran, Setting Up Veto

The House gave final approval on Wednesday to a bipartisan resolution aimed at forcing President Trump to get explicit approval from Congress before taking further military action against Iran, in a bid by lawmakers to reassert congressional war powers that is all but certain to be thwarted by a presidential veto. The vote, 227 to […]

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Congressional Republican approval surpasses Dems’ after impeachment: poll

Republicans in Congress have a higher approval rating than their Democratic counterparts, according to a new national poll. A Gallup survey released this week indicates that 40 percent of Americans give Republicans in Congress a thumbs up on the job they’re doing. That’s a jump of 6 percentage points since Gallup’s last poll – which […]

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