Government Shutdown May Delay Boeing Dreamliner Approval and 2 Other Dow Movers to Watch

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As if there have not been enough problems, the looming United States government shutdown might pose a threat to the expected certification of Boeing’s new, bigger Dreamliner, along with other aircraft ready to be delivered to airline customers. Through an e-mailed statement on Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration said that it will delay “all aircraft certification” depending on the duration of the shutdown. Aircraft certification workers are among the 15,514 FAA employees who will be furloughed at midnight if Congress does not reach an agreement to extend government funding.

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