A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
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DALLAS, TX (NBC) - Flying on older airplanes could be a thing of the past.
Concerned about metal fatigue after a rash of incidents involving gashes, gaps and holes in planes, the Federal Aviation Administration is giving the airline industry up to five years to settle on a mandatory age limit for planes and up to another six years beyond that to implement it.
"Metal fatigue has always been a problem," said airline safety expert Denny Kelly. "Corrosion is a big problem, maybe even bigger than metal fatigue."
The rule, which was released Friday, also reinforces existing requirements for regular maintenance and safety inspections.
"A lot of this rule is just restating the obvious, restating the rules that are there already," Kelly said. "If you do the maintenance the way it should be done, and you check them, and you do everything that needs to be done, you don't have to retire them most of the time."
In a statement, Tim Smith, a spokesman for American Airlines, said the airline will comply with any new directives from the FAA.
"Our existing aircraft inspection procedures already meet the FAA's requirements of thoroughly inspecting aircraft throughout their normal life span, including those inspection procedures related to metal fatigue," Smith said. "American has a long history of maintaining its aircraft to the highest standards and working closely with the FAA to address any potential safety issues, and we will continue to do so.
American Airlines said the age of its fleet averages 14.5 years.
Southwest airlines said in a statement , "We will review the new regulation and will comply fully with its requirements. Safety is and always will be our highest priority.
Southwest's fleet averages 15 years, according to airfleets.net.
Sunday, November 10 2013 7:00 AM EST2013-11-10 12:00:14 GMT
(RNN) - Forced budget cuts, or sequestration, will take food from mouths as well as money from the pockets of the working poor as U.S. poverty are projected to increase to levels unseen since 1960. ExpertsMore >>
The number of families in poverty may increase as constantly changing political issues and talking points don't include and focus on America's impoverished population.More >>
Friday, September 20 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-09-20 15:44:06 GMT
(RNN) - The House debate on the bill commenced Friday morning following a 230-192 vote Thursday night approving the rules governing the debate. The bill is intended to temporarily avoid a government shutdownMore >>
The House has voted on a bill intended to temporarily avoid a government shutdown by shifting funding away from President Barack Obama's new healthcare law.More >>