After Alps crash, Turkish Air CEO urges pilots to marry

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish Airlines’ CEO has one possible solution to avoid another case like last month’s Germanwings crash: have pilots get married. Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had suffered from depression before he deliberately flew the Airbus A320 into a French mountainside on March 24. At an event Thursday, Temel Kotil told new Turkish Airlines […]

Machinists withdraw request for SC Boeing union vote

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Machinists union is delaying its attempt to organize Boeing workers in South Carolina, announcing Friday that it’s withdrawing a petition to hold a union vote next week because of what it called a toxic atmosphere and political interference. Almost 3,200 production workers at Boeing facilities in North Charleston, where the […]

GE posts $13.6 billion loss on finance unit sale

NEW YORK (AP) — The industrial heart of General Electric, the company’s new focus, posted lower revenue and earnings in the first quarter amid an enormous overall loss resulting from its recently-announced sale of most of the assets in its finance subsidiary. Net income from the part of GE that the company will retain after […]

Recalls this week: blowers, bike hooks, mattresses, toys

A line of bike hooks that can unexpectedly detach from their mounting are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Other recalls include mattresses that failed flammability standards and truck and motorcycle toys with excessive amounts of lead. Here’s a more detailed look: BIKE HOOKS DETAILS: Husky Securelock vertical bike hooks used with a Husky Trackwall […]

US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 34 to 954

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 34 this week to 954 amid depressed oil prices. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday 734 rigs were seeking oil and 217 explored for natural gas. Three were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, […]

Yahoo chooses to stay with Microsoft in updated search deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented. An agreement announced Thursday extends a search partnership that Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. forged in 2009 while they were being led by different CEOs. Current Yahoo […]

Apple Watches sold only online for now

The first Apple Watches will be delivered on April 24, but shoppers planning to buy one inside an Apple store that day will be going home without one. The Apple Watch Edition starts at $10,000. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Unlike the iPhone 6 launch, where people camped outside for hours, there will probably be no long […]