More Boeing Articles

  • Export-Import Bank justifies subsidies with useless job numbers

    "This is so important," Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said about reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, "because 85,000 Washington state jobs hang in the balance. That is how many jobs have been supported here in the state by the Export-Import Bank.

  • Boeing CEO sorry for 'cowering' workers remark

    SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing Co. CEO Jim McNerney apologized Friday for saying the aerospace giant's employees were "cowering" during his tenure, a comment one union official called "a new low" in the company's relationship with workers. McNerney made the remark during a Wednesday call with analysts...

  • The pros and cons of reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank

    Depending on who you talk to, the Ex-Im Bank is either a financial support that U.S. exporters need to compete globally -- or government interference in the private-sector lending market, primarily helping big companies that don't need it.

  • Airbus beats Boeing in airshow orders race

    FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — Airbus beat rival Boeing in the aircraft order stakes at this year's Farnborough International Airshow, getting nearly twice as many orders and commitments. The victory by the European aircraft manufacturer is its second in a row in the unofficial airshow competition...

  • Boeing raises forecast for new airplane demand

    CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. raised its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 4 percent, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in Asia. The Chicago company said Thursday that it expects deliveries of 36,770 new airplanes over the...

  • Pulling fuselages from Montana river going 'slow'

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Three airplane fuselages that slid down a steep embankment into the Clark Fork River following a train derailment in western Montana could take until Tuesday to remove, railroad officials said Sunday. "The progress is going extremely slow," Montana Rail Link spokeswoman...

  • Quasi-lobbyist runs as earmarker in Kansas GOP primary

    Former Rep. Todd Tiahrt is a man on a mission — to reclaim the Republican Party for earmarkers.

  • The fight in Congress that has Democrats defending big business

    In the battle to renew the Export-Import Bank, Senate Democrats are lining up behind the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, while many Republicans are in sympathy with Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the iconic foe of crony capitalism.

  • GOP: Just say 'no' to Export-Import Bank

    Why in the world would Congress want to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank? Known as "Bank of Boeing," Ex-Im is the perfect example of corporate welfare, crony capitalism, fraud and corruption.

  • For every winner Export-Import Bank creates, there's also a loser

    This isn't a fight between airy ideas and real-world benefits. It's a fight between outspoken beneficiaries and hidden victims. In other words, it's another fight between the politically connected and the less powerful.

  • The Export-Import Bank's corporate welfare: War by other means

    "Corporate welfare in the defense of liberty is no vice." That's the punchy opening my AEI colleague Tom Donnelly uses to defend the Export-Import Bank, the imperiled federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exports by extending taxpayer-backed financing to foreign buyers. Donnelly is completely...

  • Delta Air Lines' Export-Import Bank proposal: Stop giving subsidies to our foreign competitors

    The single biggest activity of the Export-Import Bank is subsidizing Boeing's sales to foreign airlines. That means foreign airlines get artificially low prices for their planes. Delta doesn't get such subsidies.

  • John Boehner: Scandal could bring down Export-Import Bank

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said new allegations about fraud and corruption at the Export-Import Bank influenced his decision to take a harder look at whether Congress should reauthorize it.

  • Somehow, Export-Import Bank became an issue

    The House Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the usually-obscure government agency that subsidizes U.S. exports with taxpayer-backed loan guarantees to foreign buyers.



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