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American Airlines to warn 25,000 workers of potential furloughs

American Airlines to warn 25,000 workers of potential furloughs

In a memo to employees on Wednesday, American Airlines’ top two executives said the company will issue notices to 25,000 employees that they face potential furloughs on October 1. The memo, from CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom, said that the airline hopes to avoid some of those furloughs, which include around 10,000 flight…MORE

How New Zealand became an apocalypse escape destination for Americans

How New Zealand became an apocalypse escape destination for Americans

In Queenstown — a picturesque ski spot that often attracts comparisons to Aspen, Colorado — rumors about foreigners investing in apocalypse-proof bunkers have been swirling for years. They’re referenced by local real estate agents: One recent listing advertised a house as a “billionaire bunker” for someone on a budget, for example. And there’s even a…MORE

US announces visa restrictions for employees of Huawei and other Chinese tech companies

US announces visa restrictions for employees of Huawei and other Chinese tech companies

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced visa restrictions on employees of Chinese technology companies, including Huawei, in the latest Trump administration move against Beijing. The US “will impose visa restrictions on certain employees … of Chinese technology companies like Huawei that provide material support to regimes engaging in human rights violations and abuses…MORE

Endangered Senate Republicans tout their records, not Trump, on the airwaves

Endangered Senate Republicans tout their records, not Trump, on the airwaves

In North Carolina, Sen. Thom Tillis uses his commercials to reacquaint voters with his life story, highlighting his time working as a short-order cook while attending college at night. In her ads, Maine Sen. Susan Collins reminds constituents about the federal money she secured for diabetes research. And in one ad, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner’s…MORE

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announces he has tested positive for coronavirus

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announces he has tested positive for coronavirus

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, who has aggressively pushed to reopen his state and flouted experts’ health recommendations, announced Wednesday that he is the first governor to test positive for coronavirus. Stitt, a Republican, said at a press conference that he was tested on Tuesday and that he feels “fine,” other than being a “little bit…MORE

Fauci holds his ground against Navarro broadside

Fauci holds his ground against Navarro broadside

The public battle between President Donald Trump’s economic and medical advisers stretched into another day after Peter Navarro, the senior White House trade official, apparently broke protocol by publishing an opinion article trashing Dr. Anthony Fauci late Tuesday. Fauci, in his most forceful pushback to date against White House attempts to discredit him, warned his…MORE

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