It has happened so often over the years, people have lost count. And this time, many have lost hope—or worse, interest. The “it” in this case is the latest shutdown and mass employee furlough at Mooney International, maker of well-known, high-performance, single-engine, piston-powered light aircraft. Word of the sudden closure broke in mid-November. Follow-up calls to the Kerrville, Texas, plant to confirm simply triggered recorded messages, the most telling being, ...


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