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Flying on private jets is getting cheaper thanks to coronavirus stimulus tax relief

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The U.S. government's $2.2 trillion stimulus package comes with a perk for high fliers: Flights are getting cheaper for some private-jet customers .
The legislation, known as the CARES Act, suspended a 7.5% federal excise tax on commercial air transportation through year-end, a move that would help big U.S. carriers. But it will also benefit some customers of private-jet operators such as Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s NetJets and broker PrivateFly.
“While this temporary tax relief will benefit anyone who purchases commercial transportation, including our private jet card purchasers, the...
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Acting U.S. Navy Chief Modly Blasts Removed Captain Crozier For Being 'Too Stupid or Too Naive' to Command in Leaked Audio

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The comment was met with jeers and expletives from the military audience aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier once commanded by Captain Brett Crozier.
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Alaska Air expects to lower April and May capacity by 80%

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The U.S. carrier had earlier planned to reduce its April capacity by at least 10% and May capacity by at least 15%.
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'He kind of called us p--ies': Hear the US Navy's top official call a carrier captain 'stupid' to boos from sailors facing a coronavirus outbreak

'He kind of called us p--ies': Hear the US Navy's top official call a carrier captain 'stupid' to boos from sailors facing a coronavirus outbreak

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The acting Navy secretary's impassioned 15-minute speech to the sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt was met with dismay and anger.
In an audio recording obtained by Insider, some of the service members were not receptive to his message.
"Yeah, that was uh... It's almost like we got an ass chewing, almost," another person said. "And he kind of called us pussies."
"He was like, 'b-- I said, what I said,'" a different person said.
In a separate recording obtained by Task & Purpose, one person proclaimed during Modly's speech, "What the f--?"
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Acting U.S. Navy secretary says he stands by comments on carrier

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WASHINGTON - Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said on Monday that he stood by the comments he made about the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt.
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Acting U.S. Navy Secretary said fired captain of coronavirus-stricken ship may have been ‘stupid'

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WASHINGTON - Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, in a surprise speech aboard a coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier, told the crew that their fired captain may have been "stupid," officials told Reuters on Monday.
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Kaine blasts Navy leader's 'completely inappropriate' comments on fired captain

Kaine blasts Navy leader's 'completely inappropriate' comments on fired captain

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Sen. Tim Kaine slammed acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly today over the Navy leader's criticism of the captain of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, who was fired after raising alarms over the spread of coronavirus on the ship.
"Based on the transcript I've read, Secretary Modly's comments were completely inappropriate and beneath the office of the Secretary of the Navy," Kaine said in a statement.
In provocative remarks made to the Roosevelt's crew and reported today by several media outlets, Modly criticized Capt. Brett Crozier for broadly emailing a letter requesting...
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Acting Navy Secretary Slams Fired Captain as ‘Stupid'

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Thomas B. Modly addressed the crew of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt in a speech that one crew member described as “whiny, upset, irritated, condescending.”
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Ford manufactures, ships over 1 million plastic face shields

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Ford Motor Co. says it has manufactured and shipped over 1 million clear plastic face shields to hospitals and first responders all over the U.S.
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In speech to sailors, Navy secretary blasted fired carrier captain, railed at media, and blamed China for coronavirus

In speech to sailors, Navy secretary blasted fired carrier captain, railed at media, and blamed China for coronavirus

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Acting Navy secretary Thomas Modly made an impassioned speech to sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, days after he dismissed its commanding officer over a leaked letter.
Modly, who visited the ship in Guam on Monday, made an all-hands call to the carrier's crew. Business Insider obtained a copy of the call and confirmed its authenticity.
"He was either A: too naive, or too stupid to be a commanding officer of a ship like this," Modly said of Capt. Brett Crozier. "The alternative is that he did this on purpose."
Modly also suggested the news media were too partisan to be trusted and said...
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After Outcry Over Navy Captain Relieved Of Command, Assurances He Won't Be Expelled

After Outcry Over Navy Captain Relieved Of Command, Assurances He Won't Be Expelled

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A highly critical letter from Capt. Brett Crozier that was leaked to the media cost him his command of the coronavirus-infected USS Roosevelt. Now the man who fired him says he's not being discharged.
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