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  • Foreign Airlines to Use GPS for San Francisco Landings

    Non-U.S. carriers landing at San Francisco International Airport, where a plane flown by South Korea’s Asiana Airlines Inc., plowed into a seawall, must use global-positioning systems when landing, regulators said.

  • How Cactus Jack Swayed the 1932 Election

    “Cactus Jack” was not your typical presidential candidate.

  • What FDR Hated About Glass-Steagall

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt set the standard for the first 100 days in office with an unprecedented whirlwind of legislative activity that sought to make good on his pledge for “action and action now” to combat the Great Depression.

  • Fatal Flying on Airlines No Accident in Pilot Complaints to FAA

    On the evening of Dec. 10, 2007, pilot Kenny Edwards got the order to fly a Continental Airlines Inc. commuter flight from Tampa, Florida, to West Palm Beach. He told his dispatch supervisor he wouldn’t do it.

  • Biden Shows Obama How to Debate

    If the vice presidency, as John Nance Garner famously said, isn’t worth a bucket of warm spit, then what’s a vice-presidential debate worth?

  • Boeing Faces Last Hurdle for Dreamliner With No-Rush FAA

    Boeing Co.’s effort to get its troubled 787 Dreamliner back in the air is headed for a challenging final hurdle: It needs approval from the U.S. agency that’s already been burned by signing off on the plane’s safety.

  • AMR Expands Probe of Loose Seats With Inspections of Eight Jets

    AMR Corp.’s American Airlines expanded inspections for loose seats to eight of its Boeing Co. 757 jetliners after finding improperly secured units on a second plane in flight.

  • JetBlue Pilot Subdued After Attendant Mouthed ‘Help Me’

    Skill and luck converged in the cockpit and cabin of a JetBlue Airways Corp. plane to bring it safely to earth from more than 6 miles above the U.S. heartland.

  • Who Should Be Romney’s Vice President? Wrong Question

    With Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, well into the process of selecting a running mate, and pundits breathlessly speculating on how this or that candidate might help or hurt the ticket, it’s a good moment to pause and ask: Why do we have a vice president in the first place?

  • Paul Ryan’s Missing Road Maps

    The selection of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate has excited Republican activists, though it's hard to find role models for the seven-term congressman.

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