ON THE MOVE
Unity Health Network
adds physician to group
• Unity Health Network has added Dr. Rosanne DiLauro, in practice for more than 30 years, to its internal medicine division.
United discarding fees
for inflight television
Free television will now be available on 211 of United's Boeing Co. single-aisle 737s, United said in a prepared statement Wednesday. Like most of its rivals, the airline also offers free streamed content across its fleet even as many carriers continue to provide seat-back video screens.
United's decision is part of a push to improve its cabin offerings at a time when U.S. travelers have grown increasingly accustomed to free in-flight entertainment. United previously charged $5.99 for flights of less than two hours and $7.99 for longer. The TV service was free in first class.
Southwest Airlines stopped charging for in-flight movies in November, bowing to feedback from passengers accustomed to not paying on rival carriers.
Airbus says hackers
broke into its systems
European airplane maker Airbus said Wednesday that hackers broke into its information systems but the breach had no impact on commercial activities.
The company said in a prepared statement that the hack was detected in its commercial aircraft information systems. The perpetrators obtained access to data that included the professional contacts and identification details of some Airbus employees in Europe.
Airbus said it is bolstering security, as well as investigating what happened and who was responsible. The company did not elaborate on what kind of hack it was.
Generic version approved
for Advair asthma inhaler
The first generic version of the popular Advair asthma inhaler has been approved by U.S. regulators.
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Mylan's version in three strengths for ages 4 or older.
The inhalers are used twice daily to keep airways open and prevent flare-ups of wheezing, shortness of breath and other symptoms of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. About 42 million Americans have those conditions.
Mylan didn't immediately respond to queries about when its inhaler, called Wixela Inhub, will be available or what the price will be.
Pending home sales fall
2.2 percent in December
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December with affordability pressures causing interest from would-be buyers to fall.
The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday its pending home sales index fell 2.2 percent last month to 99, its lowest reading since April 2014. The index has plunged 9.8 percent over the past 12 months.