March 26, 2019 / 5:08 AM / 3 months ago

PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - March 26

March 26 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

- During flight simulations recreating the problems with the doomed Lion Air plane, pilots discovered that they had less than 40 seconds to override an automated system on Boeing's new jets and avert disaster. nyti.ms/2OpfxIw

- The Pentagon said that a test on Monday of a new tactic for intercepting missiles aimed at American cities was a success, in an exercise that appeared intended to simulate how the United States would defend against an adversary like North Korea. nyti.ms/2JF1ik8

- A dozen people, including six coaches, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Boston on Monday in the college admissions scandal that has ensnared Hollywood celebrities and forced a reckoning at elite colleges where prosecutors say students were admitted on the basis of falsified test scores and athletic credentials. nyti.ms/2FtFHFU

- The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association, two of the country's leading medical groups on Monday issued a call to arms against the soda industry, urging legislators and policymakers to embrace taxes, warning labels and advertising restrictions to deter young people from consuming the sugary beverages that are increasingly linked to the nation's crisis of obesity and chronic disease. nyti.ms/2Fr8gUu (Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom)

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