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Boeing's popular 787 Dreamliner has been nicknamed the "Subsidy-liner" and the "7-aid-7" by European rival Airbus because of funding provided to Boeing by the U.S. government. The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that the U.S. has provided billions in illegal subsidies to Boeing. (Associated Press)

Boeing's popular 787 Dreamliner has been nicknamed the "Subsidy-liner" and the "7-aid-7" by European rival Airbus because of funding provided to Boeing by the U.S. government. The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that the U.S. has provided billions in illegal subsidies to Boeing. (Associated Press)

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