Jan 15, 2018

Airbus may stop making the A380

The 100th Airbus A380, delivered to Emirates, on display at last year's Dubai Airshow. Photo: Marina Lystseva / TASS via Getty Images

Airbus announced today that it may soon stop producing its superjumbo A380 unless it can find a buyer to fulfill its minimum production numbers, per CNBC. Airbus sales head John Leahy pegged Emirates — the A380's main customer — as "the only one in the marketplace" who might purchase the minimum of six A380s each year.

Why it matters: Though Airbus also stated that it had beaten rival Boeing in 2017 sales, the A380 news indicates a looming market weakness for its flagship plane. Airlines have tended toward smaller, cheaper single-aisle planes in recent years, highlighted by Airbus' $49.5 billion order from the U.S. equity fund Indigo Partners last year.

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Teenager killed after shots fired at protesters in Detroit

Detroit police during protests on Friday night. Photo: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images

A 19-year-old man was killed on Friday night after shots were fired into a crowd of demonstrators in downtown Detroit who were protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, per AP.

Details: The teenager was injured when shots were fired from an SUV about 11:30 p.m. and later died in hospital, reports MDN reports, which noted police were still looking for a suspect. Police said officers were not involved in the shooting, according to AP.

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In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

Police officers grapple with protesters in Atlanta. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd spread nationwide on Friday evening.

The big picture: Police responded in force in cities ranging from Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, Milwaukee to D.C. and Denver to Louisville. In Los Angeles, police declared a stretch of downtown off limits, with Oakland issuing a similar warning.

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Supreme Court sides with California on coronavirus worship service rules

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court's liberal justices, to reject a challenge to California's pandemic restrictions on worship services.

Why it matters: This is a setback for those seeking to speed the reopening of houses of worship, including President Trump.