Following an incident over the weekend, United Airlines are removing all their Boeing 777s

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Following an incident over the weekend, United Airlines are removing all their Boeing 777s

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Following an incident where a United Airlines flight that was forced to return to Denver International Airport on Saturday after it suffered an engine failure shortly after takeoff, the airline announced it was immediately removing all of its Boeing 777 planes “out of an abundance of caution.” The move is voluntary and temporary.

Only a small number of customers will be affected.

The announcement came after the FAA issued an emergency order saying it would be stepping up inspections of Boeing 777 airplanes equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines. Investigators believe a fan blade in the engine of the Boeing 777 that experienced a catastrophic engine failure came off and took out another blade. These are preliminary findings and should not be taken as conclusive of what went wrong Saturday, but they are still significant.


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Futures were pointing to opening losses across the board early Monday morning, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slated to shed 165 points. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq-100 futures indicated declines of 0.8% and 1.3%, respectively.

Some investors have been worried about issues like bond yields increasing at a rapid rate, though many strategists aren’t too concerned.

“We do not see the recent increase in yields as a threat to the bull market,” said Keith Lerner, of Truist. “Given that we are in the early stages of an economic recovery, monetary and fiscal policy remains supportive, the sharp rebound in earnings, and favorable relative valuations, we maintain our overweight to equities.”

Investors are also anxiously awaiting Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s semi-annual speech addressing the state of the economy. His remarks tomorrow will likely impact the market for the remainder of the week.


7 of the best exercises to flatten your stomach

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Getting rid of stubborn belly fat can be difficult, but there are seven different exercises that can help flatten your belly.

A toe reach is one of the best exercises to tame your belly fat. While lying on your back with your feet in the air, you will reach up and touch your toes. This helps work and tone your core while burning fat, which is a recipe for a flat belly.

Side planks are also a great way to trim your waist and belly. While you lay on your side, you will gently lift your upper body off the floor and repeat several times before switching to the other side to do the same. This exercise tightens your core and attacks your belly fat. What other exercises can help you lose stubborn belly fat? 


It’s tax season once again. And if you’re like 20% of Americans, you’ll owe the IRS after filing your taxes this year. But don’t worry, you have options when it comes to paying Uncle Sam. And if you do it correctly, you can avoid some costly fees.

One of the best ways to pay the IRS is through their direct payment system. You can access it through their website or mobile app. There’s no fee, but you have to input all of your personal information each time, so it’s better suited to one-time payments.

The IRS always accepts personal checks through the mail. Just be sure to send it with Form 1040-V and to the correct address for your geographic region.

And if all else fails, you can pay in-person at your local IRS office. But remember, many of them are still closed due to the pandemic.

Be sure to check out all the other ways you can pay your taxes to the IRS with little to no fees!


On this day in 1997, we first heard about Dolly, the cloned sheep

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When you think about the fact that we now have CRISPR, which allows the editing of human genes, a cloned sheep doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.

But when news of Dolly first broke on this day in 1997, it was a very big deal. And the genetic “experiment” that required the help of three mothers versus your typical one also opened a Pandora’s box of questions in the scientific community.

Questions that gained even more prominence later on, when Dolly died prematurely in 2003.

Some believe that Dolly actually died due to premature aging. She was euthanized on February 14, after suffering from a progressive lung disease and severe arthritis.

Dolly was stuffed and mounted and resides at the National Museum of Scotland to this very day. And the discussions her birth started still continue today. 

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Rex Jackson

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