The Boeing 737 Max is nearing clearance to fly again after a 20-month ban prompted by two fatal crashes that sent the company into a crisis, but the planes are returning to a different problem. The coronavirus pandemic has roiled airline finances around the world, hurting demand for new planes and helping to drive up cancellations and deferrals. Boeing has lost $3.45 billion this year through the end of September and analysts don't expect it to get to positive free cash flow until the end of next year... Walmart posted a 6.4% gain in same-store sales, above the 3.9% consensus, and earnings per share came in at $1.34, above the $1.18 that analysts were expecting. The retailer saw online sales jump 79% during the quarter. "We're convinced that most of the behavior change will persist beyond the pandemic and that our combination of strong stores and emerging digital capabilities will be a winning formula," CEO Doug McMillon said on Walmart's earnings call...