US and Canada are the only two nations still flying many Boeing 737 Max planes

(CNN)A raft of nations have temporarily suspended Boeing 737 Max flights after the fatal plane crash in Ethiopia but the United States and Canada are still flying a substantial number of those models. Before the EU’s announcement, nations like Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Oman, Singapore, Turkey and the United Kingdom announced their own bans on Tuesday. The UK, Oman, Singapore, Australia, Ireland and France and Norwegian Airlines suspended the whole Boeing 737 Max range. India, Dubai, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iceland, Germany and the airlines LOT Polish, TUI Airways, GOL Linhas Aereas, Aeromexico, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Cayman Airways, Comair Airways, Eastar Jet, Jet Airways, Mongolian Airlines, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Lion Air and …

Steve Forbes: US can beat China in 5G without becoming like China

The success of tech companies like Apple and Microsoft is emblematic of what American innovation and its competitive spirit can accomplish. The companies that have changed the world and kept America at the cutting edge have rarely if ever been the spawn of government. When politicians in Washington team up with special interests, it generally distorts competition and impedes groundbreaking innovation.

Snapchat always proved critics wrong. Then Evan Spiegel pushed for a redesign

Most CEOs would probably prefer not to overhaul their core businesses less than a year after an initial public offering. It’s a pivotal period when executives look to play up their company’s stability and growth to a world of potential new investors on Wall Street. Arlan Hamilton: She invests in tech founders others ignore. And it’s working Mary Barra: Her impatience could save GM. ‘Time is not our friend’ Read all 14 Risk Takers profiles The plan: separate content from friends and publishers — and celebrity users — while attracting new users by making the app easier to use. Spiegel said at the time that the move could be “disruptive” to Snap’s business. That proved to be an understatement. A …

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp Australia calls for breakup of Google

Hong Kong (CNN Business)Rupert Murdoch’s Australian media company is calling for the breakup of Google, saying the US tech company wields too much power over news outlets and online advertisers. Google (GOOGL) has created an ecosystem where it can track people’s online behavior through a suite of products it owns, collecting a trove of user data that gives it an unfair advantage over competitors, according to News Corp Australia. Breaking up that ecosystem will “create a competitive market for search engines, mobile operating systems, internet browsers (and) the supply of digital advertising,” the company said. News Corp said any solution “must be bold,” because Google has a track record of “avoiding and undermining regulatory initiatives and ignoring private contractual arrangements.” …

From casinos to cannabis: the Native Americans embracing the pot revolution

The long read: Gambling transformed reservations 40 years ago, but often only enriched a few. Could the legal marijuana business prove more broadly beneficial? In February 2015, amid the cedar masks, canoe paddles and totem poles at the Tulalip Resort Casino north of Seattle, the talk was all about pot. Indian country had been abuzz about cannabis since the previous autumn, when the Justice Department had released a memorandum which seemed to open the way for tribal cannabis as a manifestation of tribal sovereignty. (I grew up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, and I use the word Indian to refer to indigenous people within the US. I also use indigenous, Native and American Indian. These terms have come in …

Topshop retail group explores restructuring

Arcadia said that it was issuing its statement in response to that media speculation, but made no mention about a CVA nor potential sales. “Within an exceptionally challenging retail market and given the continued pressures that are specific to the UK high street we are exploring several options to enable the business to operate in a more efficient manner,” Arcadia said. “None of the options being explored involve a significant number of redundancies or store closures. The business continues to operate as usual including all payments being made to suppliers as normal,” it added. Criticism CVA’s can be used to cut shop rent bills, and other costs, but they are controversial and when House of Fraser used the arrangement it …

The Boeing 737MAX Flies With American, United, And Southwest. Here’s How To Find Out If You’re Flying In One

On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crash shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The crashed killed all 157 passengers and crew on board the four-month-old plane. It’s the second nearly brand new Boeing 737MAX airliner in recently be involved in a fatal crash. In October, Lion Air Flight JT610 crashed in the Java Sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. On Sunday, aviation regulators in China, Indonesia, and Ethiopia grounded all of their 737MAX aircraft. The aircraft’s major US operators, Southwest, American, and United have all told Business Insider that they stand by the safety and airworthiness of the jet. However, if you’re in the market for a flight …

Four Brexits and a Divorce: What do MPs want?

At this five minutes to midnight moment, the House of Commons is still thinking. PM to bring third Brexit deal vote to MPs Latest updates: Fallout from no-deal vote Brexitcast: Something has changed It’s been clear for two years what MPs do not want. Theresa May’s deal has now been rejected twice, while Labour’s plan for joining a customs union has never secured a majority. Most MPs did not want to leave the EU, but apart from a minority insisting another referendum is needed to break the stalemate, they are reconciled to leaving. The question is how? Image copyright UKParliament/Jessica Taylor Former Conservative chancellor Ken Clarke believes a Brexit that keeps the UK closer to the EU economically is the …

The EUs plan to rein in Facebook and Google will do exactly the opposite | Carlos Fernandes

The proposed shake-up to copyright law will only entrench the dominance of tech giants. There are other, better ways, says Carlos Fernandes The growth of the internet and user-generated content in the past 15 years has been underpinned by speed and ease of use. The foundations for this are commonly referred to as safe harbour provisions in copyright law. This means that organisations that allow users to upload content to their websites Wikipedia, YouTube, Facebook et al are not liable for copyright infringement of their users, but are required to speedily remove content after the fact, if a copyright makes a complaint. Now, through article 13 of its new copyright directive, the EU is curtailing these safe harbour provisions, and …

Glastonbury 2019: Killers and the Cure announced as final headliners

US rockers and goth indie heroes take main-stage honours alongside Stormzy, while Janet Jackson confirms first UK show in years the Cure have been announced as the final headliners of the 2019 Glastonbury festival. Brandon Flowers Vegas band will headline on the Saturday, and Robert Smith and co on the Sunday. They join the previously announced headliner Miley Cyrus, among others. Christine and the Queens returns for her second Glastonbury, having provided a flash of European optimism with her debut at the 2016 festival, the day after the UK voted to leave the EU. Quick guide Who runs the Glastonbury festival? Show Hide Who runs the Glastonbury festival? The first “Glastonbury festival” was staged by the then 34-year-old Photograph: Guy …

Zoopla bars ‘no housing benefit’ rental ads

The move follows increasing pressure on mortgage lenders, insurers, property agents and property ad sites not to discriminate against people on benefits. This month NatWest Bank said it would change its restrictions on buy-to-let mortgages – which in one case led to a landlord receiving a demand for the revocation of an existing mortgage while being refused a re-mortgage after she rented the property to a tenant on housing benefits. Parliamentary inquiry Parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into discrimination against benefits claimants. It is quizzing lenders, landlords, agents and benefit recipients and running an online survey of claimants who have had problems finding a place to rent or problems with their landlords. The National Housing Federation …

Simon Mayo on the ‘gap in the radio market’

“It’s fair to say I’m a lot calmer today than I was last Monday,” he laughs. “It’s fairly tough starting a new show, but when you’re starting a new show on a new station, that was something else. So last Monday was a scary place. “Even though I’ve been doing this for a while, that inner voice is always nagging saying, ‘What if you mess up the first link? What if there’s no-one listening?’” The presenter, who has launched his new programme three months after his departure from Radio 2, need not have worried. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jo Whiley, pictured at last month’s Brit Awards, joined Mayo as a co-host at Radio 2 “There was genuine pressure …

US added only 20,000 jobs last month fewest since September 2017

New York (CNN Business)The US economy added only 20,000 jobs in February, a surprisingly low number that bucked the trend of huge jobs gains in recent months. The numbers may be a sign that after 101 consecutive months of job growth, the economy is running out of available workers. There have been fewer unemployed people than open jobs since June 2018. It may also be more troubling evidence of a slowdown, which has been showing up in other economic data. Employers have been rocked in recent months by a volatile stock market, uncertain political environment and weakness overseas. However, it could also be a snowstorm-related fluke. “This is pretty much a weather story,” said Scott Brown, chief economist with the …

‘We call it survival’: Venezuelans improvise solutions as blackout continues

With the crisis in its sixth day, neighbors are sharing generators, contraband supplies and skills for survival At a street corner in eastern Caracas, Rosa Elena stepped from her car and started picking handfuls of leaves from a modest tree growing at the roadside. This is neem, she said. Its high in sugar and great in a tea. Her interest was more than academic: Rosa Elena is diabetic, and when the lights went out in #sin luz she is collecting neem plants, high in sugar. pic.twitter.com/eJW65J2TAk petrol is practically free in Venezuela, due to government subsidies. But power cuts have put many pumps out of action, and fuel is hard to come by. It is illegal to fill jerry cans …

Brexit uncertainty ‘holds back house moves’

“[The survey] makes it pretty clear that the ongoing uncertainty around how Brexit will play out is the critical factor influencing both buyers and sellers,” said Simon Rubinsohn, chief economist at RICS. “With little sign that the issue will be resolved anytime soon, it could prove to be a challenging spring for the housing market and the wider economy.” However, surveyors were “broadly positive” about the outlook for the UK housing market in 12 months’ time, assuming that greater clarity would emerge in the Brexit process. Commentators have also argued that the Brexit effect was having a greater impact on London and the South East of England than many other regions. In his Spring Statement on Wednesday, Chancellor Philip Hammond …

Boeing and US under pressure to ground 737 Max as further bans brought in

US regulators increasingly isolated in maintaining plane is safe as EU countries halt flights Boeing and the US aviation authorities have come under increasing pressure to ground the 737 Max despite repeated reassurances as the European Union and numerous other countries halted flights and Donald Trump weighed in following a Ethiopian Airlineaccording to FlightRadar24. TUI, the worlds largest travel and tourism company, said it would stop using the 737 Max across all six airlines in its group. Earlier on Tuesday, Australia and Singapore suspended operations of all Boeing 737 Max aircraft in and out of their airports, after Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the Max 8. Oman and South Korea have also followed suit. Nearly 40% of the …