Monday, March 18

ByKevin Sheekey

Boeing Drops as Role in Vetting Its Own Jets Comes Under Fire (Bloomberg)
FAA employees warned as early as seven years ago that Boeing had too much sway over safety approvals of new aircraft, prompting an investigation by Department of Transportation auditors who confirmed the agency hadn’t done enough to “hold Boeing accountable.”

Investigation: Flawed Analysis, Failed Oversight: How Boeing, FAA Certified the Suspect 737 MAX Flight Control System (Seattle Times)

Brexit Headed for Delay: Theresa May Threatens and Pleads in Bid to Get Brexit Deal Over the Line (Bloomberg)
Prime Minister May won’t bother putting her deal to another vote in Parliament as planned on Tuesday unless there is a strong chance it will be approved, ministers said. Instead, she plans to head to a summit of European Union leaders on Thursday to seek a lengthy extension to the Brexit process, potentially taking talks back to “square one.”

Hot on the Bloomberg:
Deutsche Bank Cleared Key Merger Hurdle With Green Light on Cuts
(Bloomberg)
More: Is Angela Merkel’s Big Bank the Champion Europe Wants? (Bloomberg)

Christchurch Update:
-New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Vows Tighter Gun Laws
(New Zealand Herald)
-Quick Action, Near Miss and Courage in New Zealand Attacks (New York Times)

The 50 Tweet Weekend: For Trump, A Weekend of Nonstop Airing of Grievances (Washington Post)

Focus Group: Wisconsin Swing Voters Tire of Trump (Axios)

Historic Floods in Nebraska: Record Snowfall, ‘Historic’ Bomb Cyclone are Forces Behind Nebraska Floods (Omaha World-Herald)

Workforce Training: JPMorgan Chase Investing $350 Million to Get Workers Ready for the Future (CNN)

Health Today: Mike Bloomberg: Here Is The Next State In The Opioid Crisis Initiative (Forbes)

Tech Today: Apple Debuts Mid-Tier, Full-Sized iPad and New iPad Mini for First Time Since 2015 (Bloomberg)

Slideshow of the Day: Photos of the ‘Vessel,’ a Massive, Honeycomb-shaped Sculpture, in New York’s Hudson Yards (Washington Post)


Best of late night.

On the Facebook and Instagram outage on Wednesday last week:

“Both Facebook and Instagram yesterday were out for millions of people. Tom from MySpace was like ‘I’m back in the game, baby!’”
— Jimmy Fallon

“These are pretty scary times. I don’t mean politically, I mean how Facebook and Instagram went down for hours yesterday. What do we do?”
— Jimmy Fallon

“Honestly, it was terrifying. I had no idea Instagram was down until I was out to dinner, and everyone was just walking around the restaurant with their plates going ‘Look.. do you like it? Do you have a comment about it?’”
— Jimmy Fallon

“Since I was unable to look at Instagram, I was finally forced to look inside myself. I’m kidding…I went on YouTube.”
— James Corden