Boeing faces more trouble after crash of a Ukrainian 737 jet in Iran

Another tragic airline crash Wednesday could cause more problems for Boeing. A three-year old Boeing 737-800 jet operated by Ukraine International Airlines crashed soon after takeoff from Tehran’s international airport early Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board. Iranian aviation authorities have begun an investigation. An early report from Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA blamed…MORE

US investors quickly shake off Iran’s missile strikes

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. Iran has retaliated against the United States for its killing of top general Qasem Soleimani by firing more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases housing US troops —…MORE

Fires, storms and floods cost $150 billion in 2019. More disasters are on the way

Hurricanes, wildfires and floods cost the world $150 billion in 2019 and losses for business and the economy are only expected to increase, because of a decade-long rise in natural catastrophes with direct links to climate change. Munich Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurance companies, said Wednesday that it expects to see an increase…MORE

Car camera system could help keep drivers awake at the wheel

When you’re driving a car, losing focus can be a killer. Distraction — be it a smartphone, a cigarette, music or eating — factors in up to 30% of road crashes, while fatigue is involved in up to 20%, according to the European Commission. This is why, as of 2022, new safety technologies will become…MORE

ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff’s fiancée talks about her love and his death

Katy Berteau, the fiancée of ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff, thanked people for their support and further explained how he died on his 34th birthday. “The outpouring of love, admiration, and gratitude for his life have been so incredible, and have helped me through these last few days,” she wrote in a series of 12 tweets…MORE

The Hang Seng just had its best day in five months

Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index closed at its best level in five months on Friday. The index rose 1.3% to end above 28,000 points for the first time since July. Friday was the first day of trading in Hong Kong since the Christmas holiday. The index has been volatile this year. It plunged 8.6%…MORE

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ made $500 million in its first week

Moviegoers showed up in droves for the latest “Star Wars” movie. Fans watching the movie on Christmas Day put “The Rise of Skywalker” over the half-billion-dollar mark at the box office. Disney said Thursday that latest “Star Wars” sequel brought in $32 million in the United States on Wednesday, the biggest Christmas Day for a…MORE

Why you’re suddenly getting spammed with privacy emails

Does this look familiar? “We’ve updated our privacy notice to provide additional transparency on our information practices as well as to comply with the CCPA.” This holiday season, inboxes have been filled not only with promotional emails but also dozens of privacy notes. California’s new privacy law — the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) —…MORE

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