Aviation giants Boeing and Embraer will push on with their proposed merger after Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Thursday he would not oppose the move.... PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Embraer shares dive after Bolsonaro voices wariness at Boeing venture  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Shares in Brazilian planemaker Embraer plunged nearly five percent Friday after new President Jair Bolsonaro voiced wariness about a $5.2-billion tie-up it is planning with US giant Boeing. more
Brazil court overrules injunction on Boeing-Embraer tie-up  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A Brazilian court on Saturday shot down a fresh injunction by a judge over a plan by planemakers Boeing of the US and Embraer of Brazil to create a $5.26-billion joint venture, Brazil's state... more
Sprint, T-Mobile merger gets first green light  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The proposed $26-billion merger between wireless operators T-Mobile and Sprint in the US won approval Monday from regulators that vet such deals for national security concerns. more
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The inauguration of Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has triggered fears that rates of deforestation in the Amazon will increase. There are indeed good reasons for... more
Boeing flies past Airbus with 2018 aircraft deliveries  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Boeing reported record commercial plane deliveries for the second straight year on Tuesday and although short of the company's forecast the figures still beat those of Boeing's European rival Airbus. more
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German carmakers Daimler and BMW said Wednesday they had won final approval to merge their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, paving the way for the creation of a European giant to challenge... more
French court axes market approval of Bayer's Roundup weed-killer  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A French court on Tuesday struck down market approval for the controversial weed-killer Roundup, saying regulators had failed to take safety concerns into account when clearing the widely used herbicide. more
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New Pentagon chief Shanahan urges focus on China and ‘great power competition’  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
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Hundreds of federal scientists miss conferences in shutdown  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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Austria to press ahead with digital tax: chancellor  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz vowed Saturday to press ahead with a tax on large internet and technology companies, following France's example, as the European Union struggles to finalise a new EU-wide levy. more
France to push ahead with digital tax starting January 1  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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‘Missing’ Galactic Mergers Come to Light with New Technique  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
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AHF urges the WHO to expedite approval process for vaccine effective against Ebola  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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Legal marijuana industry had banner year in 2018  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
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FCC fines Swarm $900,000 for unauthorized smallsat launch  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
Swarm Technologies will pay $900,000 to settle an investigation by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission into the startup’s launch of... more
FCC Fines Swarm $900,000 for Unauthorized Smallsat Launch  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Swarm Technologies will pay $900,000 to settle an investigation by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission into the startup's launch of four picosatellites on an Indian rocket this January without regulatory approval, the... more
Commercial space bill dies in the House  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
A bill designed to reform commercial space regulations and extend the life of the International Space Station failed to win approval in... more
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Private Dream Chaser Space Plane Cleared to Begin Full-Scale Production  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has won NASA approval to begin full-scale production of its Dream Chaser cargo spacecraft scheduled to make its first flight in about two years. more
Dream Chaser cleared to begin full-scale production  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
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New Horizons team looking ahead to another flyby  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
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