Business News Roundup, March 15 squib

Airlines United’s fallout over dead dog A U.S. senator has asked United Airlines to explain its high rate of animal deaths, deepening the carrier’s latest public relations crisis over a dog that perished in an overhead bin. Eighteen of the 24 animals that died on a major U.S. airline last year were in United’s care, Louisiana Republican John Kennedy wrote in a letter to United President Scott Kirby on Wednesday. “For many people, pets are members of the family,” Kennedy wrote. “They should not be treated like insignificant cargo.
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