Three air-bag accidents at Boeing plant lead to extra safety measures

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SEATTLE - Workers at planemaker Boeing's Everett plant near Seattle are following extra safety measures after three air bag-related accidents, including the death of a technician last month, the company said on Friday.

Israel bombs Gaza militant base after rocket hits southern Israel

GAZA - Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said. | Video

World, Israel 19 Dec 2014

Raytheon wins $2.4 billion contract for Qatar Patriot system

WASHINGTON - U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Co has won a contract valued at $2.4 billion to supply 10 Patriot missile defense systems to Qatar, which is beefing up its defenses to counter a growing perceived threat from Iran.

Deals, 19 Dec 2014

Israel bombs Gaza militant base after rocket hits southern Israel

GAZA - Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said.

World, Israel 19 Dec 2014

Boeing on target for 787 deliveries, though costs are a concern

SEATTLE - Boeing Co has more than enough 787 Dreamliners in the production pipeline to meet its year-end delivery target of 110 aircraft, despite concerns a shortage of seats could cause the world's biggest aircraft maker to miss its target, according to industry experts and a Reuters review of its factory.

19 Dec 2014

Air France-KLM deferral of Boeing 777 raises concern

SEATTLE - Boeing Co faced a potentially larger gap in production of its 777 jetliner after Air France-KLM said on Thursday that it plans to defer delivery of 10 Boeing 777s following its third profit warning in six months.

France, 19 Dec 2014

Raytheon wins $2.4 billion contract for Qatar Patriot system

WASHINGTON - U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Co has won a contract valued at $2.4 billion to supply 10 Patriot missile defense systems to Qatar, the U.S. Defense Department announced on Friday.

Deals, 19 Dec 2014

BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs

WATRERLOO, Ontario - BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday.

Tech, Media, 19 Dec 2014

EU widens trade row with new Boeing subsidy claim

GENEVA - The European Union opened a new front in a decade-old dispute over aircraft subsidies on Friday, launching a complaint at the World Trade Organization alleging illegal tax breaks in Boeing's home state of Washington.

19 Dec 2014

U.S. dismisses new EU claims on Boeing tax breaks

WASHINGTON - A new European complaint about tax breaks for aircraft manufacturer Boeing "lack any foundation," and show the European Union is not serious about resolving the long-running dispute, a senior official from the U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Friday.

19 Dec 2014