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Topic - Boeing Co.
As suitors across the country line up hoping to land a new Boeing Co. commercial aircraft manufacturing plant and its thousands of high-paying jobs, Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday stressed the company's Show-Me State roots and vowed to compete aggressively against the other bidders.
In response to declining defense budgets and recent sequestration, Bethesda-based contractor Lockheed Martin said Thursday it is cutting 4,000 jobs — 3.5 percent of its workforce — and closing or downscaling several facilities around the country.
The stock of highly touted electric car pioneer Tesla Motors Inc. continued its sharp slide Thursday, losing more than 4 percent in value two days after a Web video showing the company's new Model S bursting into flames after a street accident went viral.
South Korea turned down a bid on Tuesday from Boeing Co. to build the country 60 new fighter jets, suggesting the company’s technology on its proffered planes was old and out-of-date.
China's airline industry is blooming, and the nation expects to add three times the number of planes it now has to its ranks over the next 20 years, Boeing Co. spokespeople said Thursday.
Boeing delivered more planes than Airbus during the first half of this year.
Boeing Co. won major orders from five customers for a stretched version of its popular 787 Dreamliner jet at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, further evidence of a strengthening market for more expensive long-haul jets.
United Airlines is getting its Boeing 787s back in the air.
A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that once prompted virulent national debate about Islam and free speech.
Boeing is aiming to begin delivering 787 "Dreamliners" again in early May.
Chevron, Boeing and other companies whose fortunes are heavily dependent on government action or inaction were among the companies that gave $23 million to President Obama for his inauguration party, with the politician who ordinarily demonizes corporate money relying primarily on such sources, rather than individuals, for the $44 million gala in January.
Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner fleet is grounded. It's not that the plane is bad. But when a battery system keeps catching fire, it's hard to focus on a plane's virtues.
Boeing Co.'s engineers have accepted a new four-year contract while technical workers rejected their offer and voted to authorize a future strike.
The union representing Boeing Co.'s engineers and technical workers delivered a split decision on a new contract Tuesday, with the engineers accepting their offer and the technical workers rejecting theirs and authorizing a future strike.