Enron’s executives became household names. Here’s where they are now

The sudden collapse of Enron, which culminated in what was then the largest bankruptcy filing in US history on December 2, 2001, changed the lives of thousands, damaged investor confidence to the core and made household names out of previously unknown businessmen. Many have been dragged before congressional committees and reprimanded in seemingly endless hearings. … Read more

Omicron clouds outlook for international travel that was just turning a corner

A passenger arrives at a terminal at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington as countries react to the novel coronavirus variant Omicron amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Washington, United States, November 30, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Parilla Carlos Barria | Reuters The spread of the omicron variant Covid-19 around the world may delay the recovery … Read more

China issues directive to bring Boeing 737 Max back to the skies after more than 2 years

This December 15, 2018 photo shows a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft delivered to China Airlines during a ceremony at the Boeing 737 Zhoushan Fulfillment and Delivery Center in Zhoushan, east China’s Zhejiang Province. STR | AFP | Getty Images Chinese aviation regulators on Thursday instructed airlines to make the changes needed to fly Boeing’s … Read more

Twenty years after epic bankruptcy, Enron leaves a complex legacy

A logo lights up in front of the new corporate headquarters of Houston-based energy trading company Enron on November 29, 2001 in Houston, Texas. James Nielsen | Getty Images The Enron bankruptcy on December 2, 2001, led to an epic scandal, nearly two dozen criminal convictions, and sweeping government reforms. Enron has become a perennial … Read more

MLB lockout begins as owners and players remain at impasse

Los Angeles Dodgers quarterback Cody Bellinger (35) steals second base while St. Louis Cardinals captain Tommy Edman (19) hits second during the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium. Robert Hanashiro | USA Today Sports Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement officially expired at midnight Thursday, and team owners voted to shut down players after failing to … Read more

How much does it cost to charter a flight? New flyers share prices

Private air travel is booming under the pandemic. In fact, interest is so high that many private airlines have a different problem on their hands: keeping up with demand. The private airline, VistaJet, said new membership for the first half of 2021 increased by 53% compared to 2020, with Europe bringing in the largest number … Read more

Biden says he doesn’t expect more travel restrictions or lockdowns as omicron Covid variant spreads

Travelers walk through Terminal A at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on November 23, 2021 in Arlington, Virginia. Drew Angerer | Getty Images President Joe Biden said Monday that he does not expect the United States to impose additional travel restrictions to stem the spread of the omicron variant Covid-19, sending some airline shares higher. … Read more

Travel surges over Thanksgiving to new pandemic highs but omicron poses new challenge

Travelers walk through Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport on November 21, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. Matthew Hatcher | Getty Images US airlines had Thanksgiving week had some of their busiest days since before the coronavirus was declared a pandemic, as travelers returned in droves for family reunions after a quiet holiday last year. The Transportation … Read more

No Way Home’ ticket demand crashed box office sites

Tom Holland plays Peter Parker in Marvel’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home.” Disney When the clock stopped at midnight on November 29, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” tickets were sold out. Within minutes, local movie ticket websites began to crumble as moviegoers scrambled to secure seats for one of the year’s most awaited films. Experts say it’s … Read more

Star designer Virgil Abloh dies at 41 after private battle with cancer, LVMH says

Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s men’s technical director since 2018 and founder of Off-White. Edward Berthelot | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images A leading fashion executive, designer Virgil Abloh has died as Karl Lagerfeld of his generation, after a private battle with cancer. He was 41 years old. Abloh’s death was announced on Sunday by … Read more