Hackers can bring ships and planes to a grinding halt. And it could become much more common

Container cargo ships sit off shore from the Long Beach/Los Angeles port complex in Long Beach, CA, on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Jeff Gritchen | MediaNews Group | Getty Images Armed with little more than a computer, hackers are increasingly setting their sights on some of the biggest things that humans can build. Vast container ships and chunky freight planes — essential in today’s global economy — can now be brought to a halt by a new generation of code warriors. “The reality is that an aeroplane or vessel, like…

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Boeing delivers 35 planes in May as it grapples with supply chain problems

A Boeing 737 MAX airplane lands after a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, June 29, 2020. Karen Ducey | Reuters Boeing said Tuesday it delivered 35 planes in May, on par with the previous month as it grappled with supply chain issues affecting its bestselling 737 Max jetliner. The manufacturer booked gross orders for 23 aircraft last month, the majority of them wide-body planes, whose sales have lagged narrow-body aircraft orders. Those included seven 787-9 Dreamliners for Lufthansa. In April, Boeing booked gross orders for 46 planes.…

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How the U.S. Space Force plans to police outer space

Outer space is getting crowded, with both commercial endeavors and secretive military projects. And it’s going to be up to the newest United States military branch, the Space Force, to protect American interests there. Space launches in the U.S. have been on the rise, and participation by private companies has increased over the last decade. What’s more, satellite imaging in the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia has underscored the importance of space-based assets, both commercial and military. “We’ve been collaborating with private industry for years now,” said Maj. Gen. Shawn…

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Cramer’s lightning round: I like P&G over Olaplex

Inmode Ltd: “I’d rather … go with Danaher.” Boise Cascade Co: “It sells at four times earnings. I’m a buyer of a stock that sells at four times earnings.” Marten Transport Ltd: “Good company. Makes things, does stuff, rewards shareholders, valued reasonably. Buy.” Doximity Inc: “It makes very little money. And yet, I say buy it, because it’s going to make a lot of money.” AT&T Inc: “AT&T is okay now. They got rid of a lot of debt. That’s what I wanted.” Olaplex Holdings Inc: “I see a stock…

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United Airlines plans $100 million expansion of pilot training center during hiring spree

A United Airlines passenger aircraft prepares to leave its gate and taxi to the runway at San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, California. Robert Alexander | Getty Images United Airlines plans to break ground Wednesday on an expansion of its training center in Denver, an initiative aimed at getting thousands of pilots ready to fly passengers as the carrier goes on a hiring spree. The project will cost about $100 million. The new four-story building at its training campus will allow United to add six new flight simulators. The…

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Boeing’s Starliner capsule lands, completing a crucial step toward carrying NASA astronauts

Boeing’s Starliner capsule lands in White Sands, New Mexico on May 25, 2022 to complete the OFT-2 mission. NASA TV Boeing landed its uncrewed Starliner spacecraft in the New Mexico desert on Wednesday, completing a crucial test flight as the company prepares to carry astronauts. Starliner landed at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range, after earlier in the day leaving the International Space Station – concluding the six-day Orbital Flight Test 2, or OFT-2 mission. The mission completed one of its most important test objectives, reaching the ISS and…

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Microsoft is selling the metaverse now ⁠— and it’s helping make everything from robots to ketchup

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2. Andrew Evers | CNBC You may not be ready to jump into the metaverse for fun, but it could be coming to work sooner than you think. Microsoft announced Tuesday that Kawasaki is a new customer for the tech giant’s so-called “industrial metaverse” ⁠— a fancy way of saying factory floor workers will wear a HoloLens headset to help with production, repairs and managing supply chains. It will use the headsets to help build robots. HoloLens, first launched in 2016, lets the wearer experience augmented reality, which…

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Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Foot Locker, Deere, DoorDash and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Foot Locker (FL) – The athletic footwear and apparel retailer reported an adjusted quarterly profit of $1.60 per share, 5 cents above estimates. Revenue was slightly below forecasts, and same-store sales fell by less than half of what was anticipated by analysts. Foot Locker shares added 1% in the premarket. Deere (DE) – The heavy equipment maker’s stock fell 4.4% in premarket trading after quarterly revenue missed Street forecasts. Deere beat earnings estimates by 10 cents, reporting $6.81 per share, as…

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Boeing is trying again to launch its Starliner capsule to the space station — here’s what’s at stake

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft aboard is seen as it is rolled out to the launchpad for the OFT-2 mission scheduled to lift off on May 19, 2022. Joel Kowsky | NASA Boeing is set to make another attempt to reach the International Space Station with its Starliner capsule Thursday, nearly two and a half years after the company’s first mission fell short. Boeing has been developing its Starliner spacecraft under NASA’s Commercial Crew program, having won nearly $5 billion in contracts to build…

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United Airlines says FAA has cleared 52 Boeing 777s to fly again after they were grounded for engine failure

A United Airlines Holdings Inc. Boeing 777-200 aircraft on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images United Airlines said Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration has cleared the path for the return of 52 Pratt & Whitney-powered Boeing 777s that were grounded after an engine failure in February 2021. “Late last night, the FAA issued the final paperwork on our Pratt & Whitney-powered triple sevens,” United’s chief commercial officer Andrew Nocella…

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