Boeing's ongoing problems with the 787 and 747-8 hit home yesterday as previously announced charges totaling $3.5 billion resulted in a $1.56 billion third-quarter loss despite a 9% year-over-year lift in revenue to $16.69 billion. The company earned $695 million in the third quarter of 2008, a period affected by a lengthy machinists strike. Third-quarter 2009 operating loss was $2.15 billion compared to a $1.15 billion surplus in the year-ago period. The charges related to the first three ...

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