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Boeing 787 deliveries beat goal last year

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Machinists union members and supporters chant at a rally asking members to vote against a proposed contract Thursday, Jan. 2, in Seattle. Under pressure from national union leaders, machinists in Washington state took a late-night vote Friday that defied their local union bosses by narrowly approving a new labor contract that secures a coveted plane project for the Seattle area but moves workers away from pensions.


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Chicago-based Boeing delivered 65 of its 787s last year, even though deliveries were halted for a four months because of battery problems. Boeing was able to step up the pace once deliveries resumed in May, and it handed over 25 of the jets during the final quarter of last year.
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