Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Boeing had more canceled orders than new purchases in 2019, following two deadly crashes and the grounding of the 737 MAX jet, CNBC reports.

Why it matters: It's the first time the company has posted negative orders in at least three decades, according to a spokesperson. The company lost a total of 87 orders for commercial airplanes, while its European competitor Airbus logged orders for 768 new planes, per CNBC.

The state of play: Boeing's board recently ousted its CEO Dennis Muilenburg, who managed to survive more than a year after the first 737 MAX crash. Muilenberg forfeited stock units worth about $14.6 million, but he will still leave the company with more than $60 million in compensation.

  • Muilenberg has been replaced by Dave Calhoun, who said in an email to all employees Monday that his primary focus is getting the 737 MAX back in the air, per CNBC.
  • However, the company is still facing a congressional investigation. Hundreds of pages of internal messages show employees mocked federal regulators and joked about potential software flaws in the 737 MAX prior to the deadly crashes, per the New York Times.

Go deeper: Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg is out

Go deeper

Fauci says White House effort to discredit him is "bizarre"

Photo: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images

Anthony Fauci told The Atlantic on Wednesday that efforts by certain White House officials to discredit him are "bizarre" and that it "ultimately hurts the president" to undermine a top health official in the middle of a pandemic.

Driving the news: Fauci's comments come on the heels of a USA Today op-ed by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, who claimed that Fauci has been "wrong about everything" related to the coronavirus that the two have interacted on. Fauci told The Atlantic: “I can’t explain Peter Navarro. He’s in a world by himself.”

3 hours ago - Health

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt tests positive for coronavirus

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) announced on Wednesday he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will self-isolate, Tulsa World reports.

Why it matters: The 47-year-old Stitt is believed to be the first governor in the U.S. to test positive. He attended President Trump's rally in Tulsa last month, which the county's health department director said likely contributed to a surge in cases in the region.

Updated 4 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 2:30 p.m. ET: 13,397,167 — Total deaths: 580,388 — Total recoveries — 7,449,477Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 2:30 p.m. ET: 3,459,053 — Total deaths: 136,900 — Total recoveries: 1,049,098 — Total tested: 41,764,557Map.
  3. States: Alabama's GOP governor issues statewide mask mandate — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt tests positive.
  4. Politics: Fauci says White House effort to discredit him is "bizarre" — Trump says Navarro shouldn't have written op-ed attacking Fauci.