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Companies to Watch: Boeing gets called out, PG&E reaches a deal, 600K travelers stranded over Thomas Cook collapse

Here are the companies the Yahoo Finance team is watching for you today.

Indonesian officials are reportedly blaming Boeing (BA) and U.S. regulators for the fatal crash of a Max jet last October. The Wall Street Journal says a draft report cites design and oversight lapses led to the deaths of all 189 people on board. The final report is due out in November.

PG&E (PCG) has reached an $11 billion agreement to resolve around 85% of insurance claims from the 2017 Northern California wildfires and the 2018 Camp Fire. PG&E said the alternative would "cost all PG&E customers billions of dollars in additional interest payments over 15 years."

About 600,000 travelers are stranded around the world after British tour operator Thomas Cook (TCG.L) collapsed last night. The 178-year-old company entered liquidation after talks on a financial rescue failed. Thomas Cook employed 22,000 people. All flights and vacations booked through it have been canceled. And the British government is now working to get travelers back home.

Apple (AAPL) is getting a boost of confidence from Piper Jaffray. It released a new survey showing higher demand for the less expensive iPhone 11. Analysts expected this news from Piper Jaffray, as more and more customers are holding out for 5G technology. Depending on how much memory you get and if you're using a trade-in; an iPhone 11 can cost as low as $100.

Google (GOOGL) workers will still listen to you if they have your permission. Alphabet paused human review of Google assistant's audio back in July, but decided to re-implement the program with new restrictions to protect customer privacy. The new policy will tell users their audio may be listened to but only if they opt into a feature that also improves audio quality.