Articles by Angus Whitley

Judge to Decide J&J Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit in Australia

An Australian judge will rule this week whether Johnson & Johnson hid the risks of its vaginal-mesh products and damaged the organs of women, in the latest ruling in worldwide litigation against the U.S. company over the devices. Justice Anna …

Flying Is Less Safe Than It Was But It’s Not All Boeing’s Fault

Flying has become deadlier than it has been for years and it’s hard to pin it solely on Boeing Co.’s infamous 737 Max. Aircraft accidents occurred more frequently in almost every region worldwide in 2018 as the death toll climbed …

Data Recorder Shows Crashed Boeing 737 Max Had Airspeed Issues on Last 4 Flights

The Lion Air plane that crashed in the Java Sea last week had faulty airspeed readings during its last four flights and Indonesian investigators called on planemaker Boeing Co. and U.S. authorities to ensure there aren’t fleet-wide issues. The Southeast …

Lion Air Jet’s Audio Black Box Could Hold Key to Mystery of Doomed Flight

Search crews hunting for the remains of Lion Air Flight JT610 have found the data recorder, engines and body parts of some of the 189 victims. But the key to solving the mystery behind the crash is still missing: the …

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Was Likely Steered Off Course Deliberately: Report

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, missing since 2014, was probably steered off course deliberately and flown to the southern Indian Ocean, according to the Malaysian government’s safety report into the disaster. MH370 vanished on March 8, 2014, en route to Beijing …

Hunt Called Off for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was called off Tuesday after almost three years of fruitless toil. The Boeing Co. 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8, 2014, on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on …

Part from Missing Malaysia Flight 370 Said to Have Been Found off Mozambique

Investigators probing the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are examining an object found on the coast of Mozambique they suspect came from the missing Boeing Co. 777, a person familiar with the investigation said. The piece turned up …

Australian Insurance Broker Network Plans Nation’s Biggest IPO Since 2010

Steadfast Group Ltd., Australia’s largest network of insurance brokers, plans to raise as much as A$562.8 million ($515 million) in the country’s biggest initial public offering since 2010. The Sydney-based company plans to sell as many as 469 million shares …