The United States must do more to prioritize the mental health of pilots, air traffic controllers and other aviation professionals, a top safety official said on Wednesday, after an off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot allegedly tried to crash a commercial flight in October. The pilot was charged with trying to disable the engines of a jet in flight and told police afterward he was suffering a nervous breakdown.
The latest trading day saw Alaska Air Group (ALK) settling at $35.67, representing a +0.28% change from its previous close.
As Alaska Airlines (ALK) is set to buy Hawaiian Airlines (HA) for $1.9 billion, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating Exxon's (XOM) planned merger with Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD). S&P Global Market Intelligence Editorial Lead Joe Mantone examines M&A activity in 2023, discussing with Yahoo Finance the conditions that could boost or hurt M&A forecasts for the new year. "Something that could help M&A in 2024 is if... [interest rates] stop rising, if they stay at an elevated rate without increasing, that can help boost M&A activity," Mantone says. "Just because buyers have a better idea of what their financing is going to cost." Click here to watch the full interview on the Yahoo Finance YouTube page or you can watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live here.