VivaAerobus, a low-cost Mexican carrier, has rejected bids from its current supplier, Boeing. It will shortly announce a $4 billion order from Airbus. This bid contest is part of a shakeup in the airplane manufacturing market caused by breakthroughs in fuel-efficient engines.
Standard & Poor’s economists estimate that the total costs of the shutdown will add up to $24 billion, or 0.6%, of estimated U.S. gross domestic product (GDP), compared to if the government had remained opened.
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