Morning Business Report: Six Flags back in business

Six Flags Magic Mountain rollercoaster. Photo courtesy of MGN.
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Morning Business Report
February 22, 2021


 

  • Boeing shares could react today.

  • Strength in housing and e-commerce during the pandemic has helped propel hiring in blue-collar occupations.

  • Stocks were quiet Friday and closed mixed. 

  • Clorox is making 1.5 million canisters of wipes per day to meet covid demand.

  • Six Flags is back in business.


Boeing shares could react today.

Debris from a United Airlines Boeing 777 that made an emergency landing at Denver International Airport fell on Colorado neighborhoods Saturday. 

It experienced a right-engine failure shortly after takeoff. 

United takes 24 Boeing 777s out of service as the FAA orders inspections following an engine failure.

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Strength in housing and e-commerce during the pandemic has helped propel hiring in blue-collar occupations.

Job openings in many blue-collar occupations broke above pre-virus levels last summer and remain significantly elevated, figures from the online job site Indeed shows.

Economists also expect service-industry jobs, such as retail and restaurants, to see particularly big gains as the pandemic fades.

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Stocks were quiet Friday and closed mixed. 

Small companies did better Friday than the biggies. 

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Clorox is making 1.5 million canisters of wipes per day to meet covid demand.

Consumers have stocked up on various cleaning supplies during the pandemic, leading to supply shortages for items such as Clorox’s wipes despite efforts to ramp up manufacturing.

Clorox expects demand for cleaning wipes to continue even after the pandemic fades. 

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Six Flags is back in business.

The theme park operator announced plans to reopen all 26 of its locations for the 2021 season, including five locations that stayed closed in 2020 due to continued coronavirus restrictions.

Six Flags says the opening dates will depend on local guidelines.

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