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Wall Street trading not deterred Monday
NEW YORK | The opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange will ring on time Monday.
The operators of the historic Big Board and other major U.S. exchanges said they plan to open for trading as usual. The announcements came after city officials said damage from Tropical Storm Irene wasn’t as severe as feared in New York’s financial district.
It wasn’t clear Sunday afternoon whether the city’s subways and buses would be running normally in time for the Monday morning commute, and flooding and downed trees were obstructing tracks throughout the major commuter rail systems that bring workers into town from the New York, Connecticut and New Jersey suburbs. The world’s biggest transit system was shut down ahead of the storm.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg lifted the evacuation order for downtown Manhattan, effective 3 p.m.
First Boeing 787 flight OK’d by federal agency
NEW YORK | The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared the way for the new Boeing 787 to take its first commercial flight.
Boeing plans to deliver the first 787 to Japan’s All Nippon Airways in September. The airline plans to fly it for the first time as a charter Oct. 26 and begin regular service Nov. 1.
Plagued by various production problems, delivery is about three years late. The Chicago airline maker has orders from 55 customers for more than 800 of the planes. They will cost $185.2 million to $218.1 million each.
Report: Farmers up on Internet use
FRESNO, Calif. | The number of farmers with Internet access on a variety of digital gadgets has dramatically increased, changing the way farms do business, according to a federal report.
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