NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are climbing in afternoon trading on Wall Street as technology and health care companies help steer the market toward its third straight gain. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has joined other indexes in moving higher after it was weighed down for several days by drops in Boeing.
HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Canada has joined much of the world in barring the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet from its airspace. Canada’s transport minister says satellite tracking data shows possible but unproven similarities between the Ethiopian Airliner crash that killed 157 people and a previous crash involving the model five months ago. The decision leaves the U.S. as one of the few remaining countries to allow the planes to keep flying. Boeing has said it has no reason to pull the popular aircraft from the skies.
BOSTON (AP) — The FBI says actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK’-lin) has been taken into custody in connection with a scheme in which wealthy parents paid bribes to get their children into top colleges. Prosecutors allege Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, paid $500,000 to have their two daughters labeled as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither is a rower. They are among 50 people charged in the scheme.
UNDATED (AP) — A handful of Verizon customers will soon have faster wireless service — but they’ll have to pay $10 a month more. Verizon says it’ll flip the switch next month on a much-hyped, next-generation “5G” phone network. Service will start in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. The offer is available only on unlimited plans, which currently start at $75 for one person without 5G. It requires Motorola’s Moto Z3 phone with a special 5G attachment. Other 5G-enabled phones, including one from Samsung, will come this year.
LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s governor says it seems clear that General Motors isn’t planning on making a new line of vehicles at its assembly plant near Youngstown. The Lordstown plant that shut down last week is one of five factories GM wants to close by next January. Union leaders are hoping GM will agree during contract talks this summer to bring a new vehicle to the plant.