Thursday’s business headlines

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Here’s a look at Thursday’s business headlines.


The head of the FAA flew the Boeing 737MAX for two hours Wednesday.

He said he liked what he saw although he is not ready to okay the troubled plan to fly again.

If all goes well, the 737MAX may be able to fly again by the end of the year.

No sail order

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its ban on cruise sailings in the U.S. by a month to Oct. 31.

The “no sail” order had expired at midnight.

The director of the CDC, Robert Redfield, has recommended extending the order into next year but was overruled at a White House meeting this week.


The FDA has broadened its investigation of a serious illness in AstraZeneca COVID-19 study.

A subject got ill in a British study with what is believed to a rare inflammatory spinal disorder unrelated to the vaccine.

Reuters reports it will look at data from earlier trials of similar vaccines developed by the same scientists.

Regulators in other countries have allowed the AstraZeneca trial to study.

Jobless claims

Weekly jobless claims will be released at 8:30 Thursday morning.

Claims have been below a million a week for the past few weeks and are expected to remain there last week as well.

However, as the pandemic lingers with no help from government, the number could rise in the coming weeks.