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Bleak outlook without stimulus: More layoffs, anemic growth

President Donald Trump's move Tuesday to cut off talks on another government aid package will further weaken an economy straining to recover from an epic collapse, economists say, and deepen the hardships for jobless Americans and struggling businesses.

Unfriendly skies: Airline workers brace for mass layoffs

With air travel down about 70% from last year because of the pandemic, many carriers including United and American say they’ll be forced to cut tens of thousands of jobs beginning this week without additional government aid. 

Lufthansa to try out pre-flight corona tests on routes to U.S.

FRANKFURT, Germany — German airline Lufthansa says it will test the practice of offering on-the-spot coronavirus tests before boarding intercontinental flights in an attempt to find a way to get long-haul passengers flying again.

United plans to furlough 16,000 workers, fewer than expected

United Airlines said Wednesday it plans to furlough 16,370 employees in October, down from an earlier target of 36,000 after thousands of workers took early retirement, buyouts or long-term leaves of absence with the industry facing a slow recovery from the pandemic.

Postal chief DeJoy has long leveraged connections, dollars

During its search for a new postmaster general, the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors was presented with 53 candidates screened by an outside company. Not on the list: Louis DeJoy, who ultimately got the job.

Manufacturing defect leads Boeing to ground several 787 jets

Boeing has found manufacturing defects on some of its 787 long-range airliners in areas where parts of the fuselage are joined together, the latest setback for the aircraft maker whose 737 Max is still grounded after two deadly crashes.

Emergency postal aid stalls as White House rejects House-passed bill

WASHINGTON — Help for the U.S. Postal Service landed in stalemate Sunday as the White House dismissed an emergency funding bill aimed at shoring up the agency before the November elections as “going nowhere” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged senators to act quickly.