Course Change At Boeing

It's hiking prices as it puts profits ahead of market share

Boeing Co. has filed a new flight plan. When airlines come shopping for planes at the Seattle aerospace giant this summer, they'll find the sticker price for most models has jumped 5%--something new for customers that long have watched gleefully as Boeing offered deep discounts to keep Airbus Industrie from stealing customers. Boeing had done so well racking up orders, in fact, that it wound up with a huge production bottleneck that is costing it billions to untangle.

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