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China sets ambitious economic growth target of ‘around 5%’ for 2024, vows to ‘transform’ economy

By Simone McCarthy, CNN Beijing (CNN) — China has set an ambitious economic expansion target of “around 5%“ for 2024, as its leaders vowed to “transform the growth model” in the face of significant challenges facing its development. The figure — similar to last year’s growth target — was announced by Chinese Premier Li Qiang

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‘Dune: Part Two’ passes ‘Oppenheimer’ opening weekend at domestic box office with $82.5 million

By Ramishah Maruf, CNN New York (CNN) — “Dune: Part Two” raked in $82.5 million at the domestic box office on during its opening weekend, narrowly surpassing the opening weekend of the 2023 blockbuster film “Oppenheimer.” The two films came from different studios — “Dune: Part Two” is a Warner Bros. Pictures movie and shares

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FAA finds ‘multiple instances’ of Boeing quality control issues

By Pete Muntean, Gregory Wallace and Chris Isidore, CNN Washington DC (CNN) — The Federal Aviation Administration has found multiple problems with Boeing’s production practices following a six-week audit of Boeing triggered by the January 5 door plug blowout on an Alaska Airlines’ 737 Max 9. “The FAA identified non-compliance issues in Boeing’s manufacturing process

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