Threat Of Another Lufthansa Strike Dropped — For Now

Lufthansa and the Independent Flight Attendant Organization (UFO) have agreed to continue negotiations on a collective bargaining agreement with the help of arbitration, following a two-day strike last week that forced Lufthansa to cancel 1,300 flights. Under the Nov. 12 truce, the UFO will not initiate any work stoppages and Lufthansa withdrew its legal action…

UPDATE 5-Spain's Socialists and Podemos reach unexpected deal to form a coalition

Spain’s Socialists and the far-left Unidas Podemos party agreed on the basis of a coalition government on Tuesday, just two days after a parliamentary election delivered a highly fragmented parliament. The unexpectedly fast preliminary agreement between two parties which recently refused to work together would require further steps including agreeing cabinet positions and bringing in…

Aslan Dips Into Penny Stock Territory After Company Flunks Late-Stage Cancer Study

Aslan, which went public in May 2018, said its varlitinib, codenamed ASLAN001, failed in a pivotal study dubbed TreeTopp that evaluated the asset for biliary tract cancer. The multinational study evaluated 127 patients who failed first-line therapy. The median PFS was 2.83 months for varlitinib in combination with the chemotherapy drug capecitabine compared to 2.79 months…

There’s No Such Thing as Millennials or Boomers

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Most of the stereotypes tied to so-called generations are ugly and insulting — whether it’s the greed and materialism associated with “boomers,” the narcissism and entitlement associated with “millennials,” or the aimlessness associated with “Gen X.”Such unpleasantness is not only mean-spirited but also scientifically wrongheaded. The closer researchers look, the more arbitrary they find the…

Buttigieg’s $1 Trillion Plan for Free Tuition, Child Care and Housing

Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg released on Friday more than $1 trillion worth of proposals that focus on education, housing and child care. The plans include: * $700 billion for pre-K and child care, to fund free programs for low-income families and reduce costs for others. * $500 billion to reduce the cost of higher…