Boeing Soars Despite the 787 Doubts

CEO McNerney reported substantial gains and vowed that problems in the Dreamliner production won't prevent Boeing from delivering the 787 on time

In its fourth-quarter conference call on Jan. 31, Boeing (BA) vigorously defended itself against questions that its new carbon fiber 787 Dreamliner was falling behind schedule, even as it reported profits for the period more than doubled on strong commercial airplane and defense system sales.

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