Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg at the Economic Club of New York on Oct. 2. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will no longer serve as chairman of the board of directors as he focuses on returning "the 737 MAX safely to service," the company announced in a Friday press release.

Where it stands: Boeing is separating the roles of chairman and CEO. David Calhoun, Boeing's current independent lead director, will take on the role of elected non-executive chairman, as Muilenburg stays on as president and director.

The big picture: Muilenburg is scheduled to testify in front of Congress on Oct. 30 to address the two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people over the past year.

  • A panel convened by the Federal Aviation Administration found on Friday that the Boeing 737 flight control system — suspected of causing both crashes — was not evaluated in concert with other systems.

Go deeper: What we've learned from the Boeing 737 MAX crashes

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Ben Sasse emerges as GOP Trump critic ahead of November

Sen. Ben Sasse walks to the Senate from the subway to vote in June. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

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Why it matters: Trump increasingly looks — to business and to fellow Republicans — like a loser in November. So they're more likely to create distance to save their own skins. Sasse also won his May primary, further freeing him.

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Why it matters: Many state and local governments have had their budgets devastated by the economic impacts of the coronavirus, which have caused expenses to soar and revenues to plunge.

Kudlow says he regrets claiming Trump couldn't use executive order for unemployment

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that he regrets suggesting this week that unemployment benefits can only be extended by Congress.

Why it matters: President Trump's decision to bypass Congress to sign four executive actions, including one that provides $400 per week in extra unemployment benefits, has prompted outcry from Democrats and even some Republicans who believe he is overstepping his constitutional authority.