FROM George Ferguson
Justice Department Sues to Block US Air-American Merger The merger of American Airlines and US Airways would create the world's biggest commercial air carrier. Now comes what experts are calling a big surprise: the US Justice Department has filed suit to block the action. George Ferguson, senior airlines analyst at Bloomberg Industries , has the details.
Grounding of Dreamliners Creates Nightmare for Boeing Thanks to our guests. New technology makes Boeing’s new Dreamliner a groundbreaking airplane, but now it’s been grounded all over the world--before most copies have even been built. More on the consequences for a company that’s vital to America’s industrial power and international exports. Boeing says it’s “working around the clock” to restore faith in its most important new product.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.