Thursday’s business headlines

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

Guns and airports

Americans are trying to carry guns on planes in record numbers.

The number of firearms detected at airport checkpoints this year is already the highest in the 20-year history of the Transportation Security Administration.

The agency says it has found 11 firearms in carry-on bags per 1 million travelers screened, up from just 5 million in 2019.


U.S. aviation regulators are reviewing a request by Boeing Co. to redesign the engine cover on the 777 and 737 jet models that have led to multiple dramatic failures, including a passenger death in 2018.

Bloomberg reports the Federal Aviation Administration is considering Boeing’s petitions to make “safety improvements” on the front of jet engines on the two models.

The aviation industry and the public will have 20 days to comment on the FAA’s proposal to grant Boeing the exemptions.

Delta Airlines

Delta says the fuel price surge will cause quarterly loss.

A 5 cent increase in the price of fuel equates to 40 million in added expense.

Delta did just turn in their first profitable quarter since the pandemic.

Jobless claims

The U.S. likely posted a modest drop in initial unemployment claims last week, bringing the number of those newly unemployed each week back toward their pre-virus pace.

New weekly jobless claims have been inching closer to their pre-pandemic levels over the past several months, reflecting a slowdown in firings, layoffs and separations as reopenings took place and demand for workers resurged.