How Boeing Stays Steady When Tragedy Strikes

Employees work on the final assembly line of a Boeing 777 airplane at the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington Photograph by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Even as investigators pick through debris and other evidence from Saturday’s crash in San Francisco, Boeing shares are perhaps counterintuitively cruising near record highs today. The crash landing of one of the company’s 777 planes left two people dead in what is being reviewed as a potential instance of pilot error.

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