Last Boeing 747 rolls off line after half a century of production

After more than half a century of production, the last Boeing 747 has rolled out of a U.S. factory in Washington state, reports The Guardian.

The final customer was the cargo carrier Atlas Air, which ordered four 747-8 freighters early in 2022. The final plane was rolled out of Boeing’s massive factory in Everett, Washington, on the night of December 6.

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Biden visits new TSCM plant in push to expand US chip production

President Joe Biden visited the construction site of TSMC’s first fabrication facility in Arizona on Tuesday in his push to boost domestic chip manufacturing.

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STB chairman slams Union Pacific over lack of information about embargoes

Chairman Marty Oberman has “serious concerns” about the lack of data that Union Pacific has provided to the Surface Transportation Board ahead of a two-day hearing on the railroad’s use of embargoes.

UP (NYSE: UNP) executives will be in Washington next Tuesday and Wednesday to explain why the railroad’s use of embargoes has increased dramatically since 2017. Freight railroads deploy embargoes as a temporary means to control traffic because of congestion or weather-related issues. Embargoes restrict how much traffic is moved.

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