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Santa Monica can't be a slumlord to its airport for the next decade
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Hanjin budget airline Jin Air plans IPO
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Turbulence for United after airline boots girls for wearing leggings
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Debunking Debunked Electric Car Myths
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China Southern Airlines advanced to a seven-month high after saying it is in negotiations to sell a stake to American Airlines, the world’s biggest carrier. The negotiations are over "a possible major strategic cooperation with American Airlines involving, among others, proposed issue...
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Tesla Model 3 ramp-up aims to beat BMW, Mercedes in just 1 year
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One year ago this week, Elon Musk took to a stage to unveil his most important vehicle yet: the $35,000 Model 3. The electric five-seater accelerates as fast as the best-selling luxury sport sedans in America -- the BMW 3 series and...
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Chinese man is crushed to death between train and platform
Daily MailAsia Wire, Mailonline, Tiffany Lo
A man was crushed to death between a high-speed train and a railway platform when he failed to pull himself up in time after suddenly running across the tracks in east China yesterday. The man in his 30s, whose name was not...
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Santa Monica can't be a slumlord to its airport for the next decade
Los Angeles TimesThe Times Editorial Board
For decades, the city of Santa Monica has been at loggerheads with the federal government over the use of the city’s general aviation airport. Whether it sought to curtail jet traffic or completely take over the airport from the Federal Aviation Administration,...
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Hanjin budget airline Jin Air plans IPO
GlobalCapitalJonathan Breen
South Korean Hanjin Group’s low cost carrier Jin Air Co has sent out a request for proposals for an IPO, according to a banker close to the situation. The airline, established in 2008, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hanjin KAL, the holding...
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Turbulence for United after airline boots girls for wearing leggings
NBC NewsEmbry Roberts
A warning to all those who value comfort over style while traveling: wearing leggings on a plane could get you more than just a side-eye from fellow passengers. In the case of some young women flying United from Denver to Minneapolis, it...
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Debunking Debunked Electric Car Myths
ForbesContributor, Michael Lynch
Yes, it’s a double negative, but sometimes you have to break the rules. (I’m an outlaw! Cue the guitar.) Supporters of renewables and electric vehicles often write pieces ‘debunking’ critics, but usually with vague assertions and evasions. Megan Herzog of the Conservation...
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United says “your leggings are welcome”
Business Traveller RSSMark Caswell
United Airlines has released a statement confirming that its passengers may wear leggings in-flight, following an incident where two girls were barred from boarding one of its flights. In a post entitled “To our customers… your leggings are welcome!”, the carrier explained...
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United Airlines triggers social media outrage after barring girls for wearing leggings
International Business TimesHyacinth Mascarenhas
United Airlines faced a fierce backlash online after a gate agent barred two teenage girls from boarding a flight from Denver to Minneapolis because they were wearing leggings. Shannon Watts, founder of the anti-gun violence group Moms Demand Action, first highlighted the...
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Teens barred from United Airlines flight for failing to comply with corporate dress code
RT - Daily newsRt
The incident, which happened at Denver International Airport, was flagged on Twitter by another passenger, Shannon Watts – the founder of gun reform group Moms Demand Action. Watts tweeted that airline staff were “forcing them to change or put dresses on over...
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