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737 Max Safety Issue Hidden from Public by Boinf

Seeking Alpha – Boeing (NYSE:BA) knew for more than a year before telling regulators and airlines that it inadvertently made an alarm alerting pilots to a mismatch of flight data optional on the 737 MAX, instead of standard as on earlier 737s, but insists the missing display is not a safety risk.

It was only after the second MAX crash, in Ethiopia, that Boeing became more forthcoming with airlines about the problem, industry and government officials say. | go to source

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Cyclone Kenneth Continues to Devastate Mozambique

Mozambique continues to get hit with the effects of Cyclone Kenneth, with the death toll now nearing 40 and expected to rise.

BBC – Mozambique requires urgent life-saving relief to deal with the destructive aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth, an aid organisation has said.  Save the Children says the humanitarian situation is significant and life-threatening and more funds are needed.  The UN gave Mozambique and Comoros Island $13m (£10m) for food, water and repair of infrastructure.  The death toll in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique is 38, but is expected to rise, officials say. | go to source

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Did This Whale Found in Norway Come to Spy for Russia? The Whale’s Go-Pro Says Maybe

BBC – A beluga whale found off Norway’s coast wearing a special Russian harness was probably trained by the Russian navy, a Norwegian expert says.  Marine biologist Prof Audun Rikardsen said the harness had a GoPro camera holder and a label sourcing it to St Petersburg. A Norwegian fisherman managed to remove it from the whale.  He said a Russian fellow scientist had told him that it was not the sort of kit that Russian scientists would use. | go to source

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Not Since the US First Landed on the Moon Have Jobless Claims Reached Such Lows

CNBC -The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a 49-1/2-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that could temper expectations of a sharp slowdown in economic growth.  Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 196,000 for the week ended April 6, the lowest level since early October 1969. Claims have now declined for four straight weeks. Data for the prior week was revised to show 2,000 more applications received than previously reported. | go to source

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Funeral for Soldier Interrupted by Assault on Turkish Opposition Leader

During a military funeral, Turkish Opposition Leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, was attacked by a pro-Ergodan mob.  He escaped the melee, but it isn’t know if he was harmed, though the Republican People’s Party he leads issued a statement saying he was fine and he would be pursuing legal action.  Good luck with legal action against Erdogan there, bub. | go to source

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Google Bows to India and Kills TikTok in Play

It seems India can’t take a joke, or a meme, or Tiktok.  Their high court recently ruled that Google had to remove TikTok from its Play store because reasons (children and babies and old people will die or something).
The Indian government is literally a meme killer.  First Pewdie Pie, and now this. | go to source

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You Might Still Get to Be a Toys R Us Kid

CNN – The company said it is considering “a new, operating Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us branding company,” the filing said. The plan would “create new, domestic, retail operating businesses under the Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us names, as well as expand its international presence and further develop its private brands business.”The details of when and how the brand would be brought back to life were not disclosed. | go to source

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Could the US-China Trade War Be Over Soon?

PGNewser – According to a former Reagan confidante, John Rutledge, a trade deal getting done right now between the US and China is very possible.
CNBC – “What I told the group was that you have to understand that China is not Kansas,” Rutledge said. “Their institution’s different, their politics is different and so forth. But I really think that it’s possible for a trade deal to get done right now. Both sides need it, and the Chinese economy, in particular, is very weak, and they have a credit crisis underway that’s really causing damage to the private firms. So if you’re going to get something done, this is the right time to do it.” | go to source