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Tesla has shrunk its Model S and X production hours in order to focus on the Model 3 (TSLA)

Tesla has reduced its production hours for the Model S and X in a move related to its mass layoffs last week. The cuts come after it stopped offering the cheaper, 75 kWh version of the car.  A spokesperson said the move will allow Tesla to put more focus into building the Model 3.  Shares fell as much as 5% after the news. Follow the stock in real-time here.  Tesla has cut down on its production hours for Model S and Model X vehicles, stemming from its layoff of more than 3,000 employees on F...
Tags: Europe, Trends, Tesla, TSLA, Tsa


These working airport dogs don’t look for drugs or explosives

    A irport travel can be extremely stressful. Long waits to board planes, flight delays, security checks, fear of terrorists and for some, fear of flying. But a new canine program called the Snuggle Squad is helping ease the stress at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Canada. The Snuggle Squad is composed of 30 volunteer handlers and their dogs who roam the airport terminal and offer companionship to travelers. Labrador and Golden Retrievers are the preferred breeds because ...
Tags: Pets, Canada, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration, Jan, Labrador, David Pekoske, Snuggle Squad, Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport


Boeing’s self-flying car has taken its first flight (BA)

Boeing says its autonomous flying car has made its first test flight.  The electric drone can now take off vertically, hover, and land. The next focus is on horizontal flight.  Boeing is far from the only manufacturer working on flying taxis. Others include Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and Aston Martin.  Boeing’s answer to Airbus’ flying taxi concept is here. The aircraft maker announced Wednesday that its first "autonomous passenger air vehicle" had successfully completed a test flight in Manassas, ...
Tags: Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbus, Tsa, Boeing, John Langford, Aurora Flight Sciences, Manassas Virginia, Steve Nordlund, Aston Martin Boeing, Aston Martin Rolls Royce Uber Toyota


Passenger confronts Republican Congressman sitting in first class on plane during government shutdown

While 57,000 TSA employees are expected to work without pay during the government shutdown, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), a government worker himself, thinks it's just dandy to travel first class. While sitting in his plush seat on a flight from Chicago to Washinton, D.C., a fellow traveler confronted him. “Congressman, do you think it’s appropriate to fly first class while 57 TSA agents aren’t being paid?”" Davis is as silent as a church mouse. “Taking that as a yes...Taxpayers paid for this flig...
Tags: Post, News, Chicago, Gop, Davis, Tsa, Government Shutdown, Huffington Post, Washinton, Rodney Davis R Ill, Shahid Ahmed, Let Them Eat Cake, The Haves


Could the humble TSA agent save democracy? Increasingly they’re being asked to try

Out at SeaTac, calls are escalating for the agents to walk off the job to try to force an end to the federal government shutdown — and save our broken political system from itself.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Tsa, Local News, SEATAC, Nation & World Politics


Jimmy Fallon Gets Inside Trump’s Head And Reveals His Innermost Thoughts

"Oh, look, it's some TSA agents and they're waving."
Tags: News, Jimmy Fallon, Tsa, Trump


How Brands Lead In Times Of Need

This past Monday in the US, was an official holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. While federal offices, banks and some private businesses were officially closed, many businesses participated in the MLK Day Of Service in which employees are allowed to spend their day volunteering in the community, rather than going to the office. While these individual contributions are a great way for brands to send their people out into the world to make a difference, we can also look at how bran...
Tags: Washington, US, Chase, Tsa, Kraft, Martin Luther King Jr, Branding, Brand Management, Thasunda Duckett, Washington Post Kraft, Kraft Chase, Chriz Zook


TSA makes plea for backup as shutdown drags on

The Transportation Security Administration is making a plea for 250 people to bolster its workforce of backup officers, the latest sign the agency is straining under the pressure of the shutdown, according to an internal email sent Monday morning from a TSA executive and obtained exclusively by CNN.
Tags: News, Stories, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration


Internal TSA email asks for 250 workers to move to airports struggling with callouts due to the shutdown

The Transportation Security Administration is making a plea for 250 people to bolster its workforce of backup officers, the latest sign the agency is straining under the pressure of the shutdown, according to an internal email sent Monday morning from a TSA executive and obtained exclusively by CNN.
Tags: News, Stories, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration


Email: TSA makes plea for backup as shutdown drags on

The Transportation Security Administration has completely tapped out its workforce of backup officers who can travel to airports to fill in for workers who have called out, according to an internal email obtained by CNN.
Tags: Cnn, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration


The best laptop backpacks and briefcases for traveling

Getting through airport security is a drag, but your laptop bag shouldn’t be. Thankfully, these checkpoint-friendly laptop bags will get you and your gear to your destination with ease. The post The best laptop backpacks and briefcases for traveling appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Trends, Bags, Backpacks, Computing, Tsa, Buying Guides, Now Boarding


A Week In San Diego As A Furloughed Government Employee

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a lawyer who is on furlough due to the partial government shutdown and spends some of her money this week on Diet Coke. We previously published a Money Diary from this OP last November. Today, we asked her to talk about how the government shutdown is...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Senate, New York City, Walmart, Netflix, San Diego, Mitch McConnell, Starbucks, Tsa, Deadpool, Hulu, Havana, Irs, Joe


Newark Among Airports With Longest MLK Wait Times Amid Shutdown

The Transportation Security Administration screened 2.18 million people Monday, the close of the three-day holiday weekend, and four airports had wait times that exceeded 30 minutes, according to the agency. The partial shutdown that began Dec. 22 has forced TSA’s security-critical employees to continue working without pay. In addition to airport screening glitches, the shutdown has also hurt airlines because almost all Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors were off the job until l...
Tags: News, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Aviation Administration


Am I the only one that sees the border problem this way??

OK, so we've got 800,000 federal workers not getting paid to work, can't feed their families, can't afford gas to get to work.. Are any of them elected officials?? Why are the elected officials still working and getting paid?? If they really want to push their agenda and get the people behind them, quit accepting payment for not doing their job.. At least the TSA folks are still working without pay (Most of them anyway).. The Coast Guard isn't getting paid.. How soon before the rest of the...
Tags: Tsa, Weapon, Political News and Discussion, Trump, Coast Guard


News Brief: Government Shutdown, TSA Workers Struggle During Closure

The Senate is expected to vote this week on a bill to fund the government. TSA staff are working without pay during the government shutdown, and about 10 percent of TSA workers called out sick Sunday.
Tags: News, Senate, Tsa


During Shutdown, TSA Workers Call Off Because Of 'Financial Limitations'

Rachel Martin talks to David Mollett of the American Federation of Government Employees about how the government shutdown affects TSA workers at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Tags: News, Tsa, Rachel Martin, David Mollett, American Federation of Government Employees


Think Tank Photo Video Transport 18 Review

ThinkTankPhoto.com Designed for carry-on compatibility, the customizable interior allows you to get the maximum amount of video gear on the plane with you. Built tough with the quality Think Tank is known for, these rollers are the perfect blend of protection and functionality. KEY FEATURES: Specially designed interior to maximize space for carry-on, meets most U.S. domestic and international airline carry on requirements* ABS twinwall-reinforced side walls provide superior impact protec...
Tags: Reviews, Seo, Cameras, Bags, Tsa, Interior, YKK, Chris Voss, Hypalon


Morning News Brief

The Senate is expected to vote this week on a bill to fund the government. TSA staff are working without pay during the government shutdown, and about 10 percent of TSA workers called out sick Sunday.
Tags: News, Senate, Tsa


TSA Screener Sick-Outs Hit 10 Percent As Shutdown Stretches Into Fifth Week

The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that Sunday’s absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year ago. The workers who screen passengers and their bags face missing another paycheck if the shutdown doesn’t end early this week. According to TSA, many of them say the financial hardship is preventing them from reporting to ...
Tags: New York, News, San Francisco, Chicago, Tsa, Houston, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr, Transportation Security Administration, Midwest, Northeast, Los Angeles International Airport, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Newark New Jersey, Dallas Fort Worth, Baltimore Washington


TSA Worker Absences Surge Amid Government Shutdown

The rate of unscheduled absences has more than tripled since this time last year, the agency said.
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10 percent of TSA workers call in sick as government shutdown drags on

The slowly growing wave of sickouts among TSA workers reached 10 percent as the government shutdown entered its second month.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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TSA screener sick-outs hit 10 percent over holiday weekend

The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week. The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that Sunday’s absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year ago. The workers who screen passengers and their bags face missing another paycheck […]
Tags: Business, News, Nation, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration


TSA absences rise as shutdown continues

The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that unscheduled absences among the more than 50,000 U.S. airport security officers rose to 10 percent on Sunday as the government shutdown continues. The agency said that, despite the absences, nearly all 1.78 million passengers screened Sunday faced normal security waits of 30 minutes or less. The agency said many employees, who are not being paid because of the shutdown, are not reporting to work because of financial hardships.
Tags: News, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration


U.S. Airport Screener Absences Triple as Shutdown Continues

The number of unscheduled TSA absences hit the highest level seen so far, the TSA said in a statement Monday as the shutdown entered its 31st day. Airport screeners are in a category of workers including FBI agents and border patrol officers who are considered “essential” and therefore required to work without pay during the shutdown.
Tags: News, Fbi, Tsa


10% of TSA employees called out Sunday as shutdown continues

The Transportation Security Administration said one in 10 of its employees scheduled to work Sunday took the day off, with many employees citing "financial limitations" preventing them from working.
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10% of TSA employees called out Sunday

The Transportation Security Administration said one in 10 of its employees scheduled to work Sunday took the day off, with many employees citing "financial limitations" preventing them from working.
Tags: News, Stories, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration


U.S. air safety agents absences hit record level; shutdown in day 31

The TSA said on Monday that unscheduled absences among U.S. airport security officers rose to a record 10 percent on Sunday.
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Idaho TSA officers say shutdown is hard on stress levels

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal workers charged with protecting airline passengers as they fly out of Boise say the partial government shutdown is creating anxiety. Uncertainty is causing TSA officers frustration and stress, KTVB-TV reported. They are required to work without knowing when they’ll be paid again, said Rebecca Wolf, executive vice president of the […]
Tags: News, Idaho, Tsa, Northwest, Boise, KTVB, Idaho AP, Rebecca Wolf


TSA: Many Employees Skipping Work ‘Due To Financial Limitations’

Matt Shuham contributed  reporting. The Transportation Security Administration reported Sunday that many of its staff have been calling out of work because they can’t afford to get there. According to a TSA press release, “many employees are reporting that they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations.” “Airports may exercise contingency plans due to call-outs and traveler volume in order to maintain effective security standards,” the press release added. TSA has been exper...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Getty Images, Tsa, Faa, Transportation Security Administration, Tampa International Airport, Tampa Florida, Matt Shuham, Tampa Bay and United Way Suncoast, TSA CBP, Eve Edelheit