According to Business Insider, Boeing’s nightmare year got even worse this weekend as the manufacturer warned that hundreds of its 737 planes, including 159 of its troubled 737 Max jets, might have faulty parts on their wings.
What are slat tracks?
Who produced the defective slat tracks?
What are ten airlines demanding from Boeing?
Ma, A. (2019). Boeing’s nightmare year gets even worse as it admits hundreds of planes — including 159 737 Maxes — may have defective parts on their wings. Business Insider, June 3 (Retrievable online at https://www.businessinsider.com/boeing-737-planes-faulty-slat-tracks-warning-nightmare-year-2019-6)
According to the Washington Post, FedEx has decided not to renew an important domestic contract that may affect express delivery of Santa’s presents.
What issue does this decision highlight?
What percentage of FedEx’s revenue did Amazon’s business provide?
What type of reliance does Amazon have with FedEx?
What type of history does Amazon have with contracts?
Greene, J. (2019). FedEx declines to renew Amazon’s U.S. air-delivery contract. The Washington Post, June 7 (Retrievable online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/06/07/fedex-declines-renew-us-express-contract-with-amazon-move-that-could-affect-retailer-during-holiday-shipping-season/?utm_term=.ff83158287e7)
According to the New York Times, four in 10 American adults wouldn’t be able to cover an unexpected $400 expense with cash, savings or a credit-card charge that could be quickly paid off, a new Federal Reserve survey finds.
According to the survey, how many people surveyed would need to borrow or sell something to pay for a $400 bill?
Overall, what has happened to household finances over the history of the survey?
What major disparities exist in the survey results?
According to the New York Times, many small U.S. wireless carriers depend on inexpensive equipment from the Chinese company, Huawei, but must soon rethink expansion plans and other replacements of existing gear.
Why did President Trump ban Huawei’s sale of equipment in the U.S.?
How extensively is Huawei’s equipment used across the globe?
Do you think that this was a wise executive order? Discuss.
Why don’t the smaller carriers use the same equipment as the large carriers like Verizon?
Unfortunately, a little-noticed provision in President Trump’s sprawling new tax law is treating middle- and low-income college students like trust-fund babies – a tax law established 33 years ago to prevent wealthy parents from funneling money to their children to lower their tax burdens.
What does this provision do to students?
How many undergraduates and graduate students are affected?
What range of taxes are levied on unearned income per the new tax law?
Why wasn’t it fixed in the draft stage?
Green, E. (2019). Low-Income College Students Are Being Taxed Like Trust-Fund Babies. New York Times, May 17 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/us/politics/college-scholarships-tax-increases.html)