Commercial jet demand bolsters Boeing


ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Seattle aerospace company beat Wall Street expectations, which were low due to a weak defense market.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Seattle aerospace company beat Wall Street expectations, which were low due to a weak defense market.

Boeing said that it earned $1.47 billion, or $2.02 per share, compared with $1.23 billion, or $1.61 per share, a year ago.

Excluding special items, Boeing said that so-called core earnings rose to $2.31 per share. Analysts expected $2.11 per share, according to FactSet.

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