Boeing replaces head of troubled 737 Max program

A person walks past an unpainted Boeing 737-8 MAX parked at Renton Municipal Airport adjacent to Boeing’s factory in Renton, Washington on January 25, 2024.  Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images Boeing is replacing the head of its 737 Max program less than two months after a panel blew out on one of the … Read more

Nvidia (NVDA) earnings report Q4 2024

NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang attends a media roundtable meeting in Singapore December 6, 2023. Edgar Su | Reuters Nvidia is scheduled to announce fiscal fourth-quarter earnings after the bell Wednesday in a highly anticipated report that will give Wall Street a sense of how long the AI boom can last. Here’s what Wall Street is … Read more

Poland concerned by pro-Putin slogans at farmers’ protests

WARSAW, Poland — Ukraine’s president on Wednesday invited Polish leaders to meet him at their shared border to resolve a blockade by Polish farmers protesting Ukrainian food imports, saying it’s hampering the shipment of weapons to Ukrainian soldiers. Meanwhile, Polish authorities voiced concern after slogans appeared at the protests praising Russian President Vladimir Putin and … Read more

South Korea orders striking doctors to return to work as their walkouts burden hospital operations

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Wednesday officially ordered thousands of striking doctors to return to work immediately, a step that could lead to legal punishments if the doctors don’t end their walkouts, which have caused numerous cancellations of surgeries and other treatments at hospitals. About 7,800 medical interns and residents in South Korea … Read more

HSBC pre-tax annual profit jumps 78%, misses market estimates

Customers use automated teller machines (ATM) at an HSBC Holdings Plc bank branch at night in Hong Kong, China, on Saturday, Feb 16, 2019. Anthony Kwan | Bloomberg | Getty Images HSBC reported on Wednesday its full year 2023 pre-tax profit climbed about 78% to $30.3 billion from a year ago, missing median estimates of … Read more

Trinidad hires foreign experts to help contain oil spill and remove capsized barge

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The government of Trinidad and Tobago announced Tuesday that it is partnering with international experts to remove the wreckage of a barge that capsized in nearby waters and caused a major oil spill. T&T Salvage, a Texas-based company, and QT Environmental, of Minnesota, will work with local officials to also … Read more

Bank of England says UK recession is modest in historical terms

Bank of England Gov. Andrew Bailey said Tuesday that the U.K.’s economic recession that was confirmed last week is modest by historical standards and is probably over. In testimony to lawmakers, Bailey said the two successive quarters of negative growth recorded in the second half of 2023 — the standard by which the U.K. measures … Read more

Employees’ strike at the Eiffel Tower turns visitors away for a second day

PARIS — A strike at the Eiffel Tower over poor financial management turned away visitors on Tuesday for the second consecutive day. Denis Vavassori of the CGT union, which represents a large number of the Eiffel Tower’s employees, said its members voted unanimously to extend the strike on Tuesday. He said employees were willing to … Read more

Singapore Airshow features aerial displays and the international debut of China’s C919

SINGAPORE — The Singapore Airshow – Asia’s largest – kicked off Tuesday with an array of aerial displays including some by China’s COMAC C919 narrow-body airliner. It’s the first time Singapore has opened the event to the public since 2020, when a scaled-down version went ahead as the COVID-19 pandemic was just starting. The biennial … Read more

Argentina’s poverty levels hit 20-year-high in January, says a private study

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Poverty levels in Argentina skyrocketed to 57.4% in January, the highest rate in 20 years, according to a study by the Catholic University of Argentina released over the weekend. The study quickly unleashed a series of accusations between Argentina’s former Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and the government of President … Read more