Alaska Airlines cancels dozens more flights, as pilot shortage continues

Alaska Airlines canceled and delayed dozens more flights Saturday as a pilot shortage continued to wreak havoc with its schedule. At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the airline canceled 59 flights and delayed 28 others before 9 am, according to FlightAware. Overall, Alaska canceled 88 flights as of 9 am, about 7% of its operation, impacting more … Read more

Alaska Airlines Cancels Flights As Pilots Picket

Alaska Airlines’ April is not off to a very good start, as the airline has canceled hundreds of flights due to a sudden “pilot shortage flights.” This just so happens to coincide with when pilots at the Seattle-based airline started picking around the country. Alaska cancels hundreds of flights as pilots picket Looking at data … Read more

Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and other hotels crack down on human trafficking

Human trafficking generates about $150 billion a year globally in illegal profits, according to the International Labor Organization, and poses a complicated challenge for major hotel chains. In 2020 there were more than 10,000 reported cases of human trafficking in the US, with 72% of those related to sex trafficking, according to the National Human … Read more

Nickel market short squeeze: Day drinking, ‘Big Shot’ and billions of dollars

The tale that ensues involves billions of dollars, Russia, a Chinese tycoon known as “Big Shot,” daytime drinking and a metal exchange stuck between two large rocks without a chisel. For the majority of the last decade, nickel prices were boring. On the London Metal Exchange, the premier trading and price-formation venue for industrial metals, … Read more

Ford And GM Recalled 1.4 Million Vehicles On April Fools’ Day

photo: Ford The social media accounts of both Ford and General Motors were both relatively silent yesterday and did not take part in any April Fools’ Day high jinks. Could this be because these two prestigious American automobile manufacturers are above petty jokes (unlike Dodge), or were both automakers trying to stay under the radar … Read more

Southwest apologizes for delays, cancellations, blames technology issues

FOX Business’ Jeff Flock reports on the letter the CEOs sent to President Biden calling on him to end the federal mask mandate on public transportation. Southwest Airlines flights were delayed and canceled early Saturday morning. In a statement to Fox Business, the airline cited “intermittent performance issues following routine overnight maintenance of some of … Read more

Tesla TSLA Q1 2022 Vehicle Production and Delivery Numbers

Customers experience new energy electric vehicles at a Tesla store in Shanghai, China, On December 4, 2021. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images Tesla just reported first-quarter vehicle production and delivery numbers for 2022. Here’s how they did. Electric vehicle deliveries (total): 310,048 Electric vehicle production (total): 305,407 Over the same period last … Read more

Oil falls most in 2 years after oil stockpile release

Workers walk as oil pumps are seen in the background in the Uzen oil and gas field in the Mangistau Region of Kazakhstan November 13, 2021. REUTERS/Pavel Mikheyev Register now for FREE unlimited access to register IEA members agree on releases, not volume commitments at meeting Releases might provide only temporary price relief – … Read more