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Morning News Round-up
9:52 am
Wed January 26, 2011

Morning Headlines: Drug tests for welfare recipients, U of Mo. tuition increase, Boeing 4Q profits down, Illinois redistricting

The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia, Mo. The University of Missouri system is proposing an average 5.5 percent tution increase for in-state undergraduates in the next academic year. (via Flickr/Adam Procter)

Good morning! Here are a few headlines to start your day:

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Boeing
11:45 am
Thu January 20, 2011

Boeing cutting jobs in St. Louis, elsewhere

A C-17, the model of Boeing aircraft attributed to job cuts across the country, including in St. Louis. (via Flickr/stuka115)

Yesterday, we told you that a $19 billion deal with China landed Boeing an order for production of 200 airplanes. Well, today's news about the company is more about cuts than gains.

Boeing Co. says it's cutting 1,100 jobs from its U.S. plants, most of them in Southern California, as it scales back production of its C-17 cargo planes.

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China Connections
10:34 am
Wed January 19, 2011

Boeing, Peabody Energy to benefit from China deals

The Boeing Phantom Ray unmanned airborne system (UAS), just one of the models of aircraft Boeing produces, during an unveiling ceremony in St. Louis on May 10, 2010. Reports state China will announce deals today including one to buy 200 Boeing airplanes.
(UPI/Boeing Aircraft Handout)

A senior administration official says China will announce deals Wednesday to purchase $45 billion in U.S.

exports, including a $19 billion agreement to buy 200 Boeing airplanes, according to the Associated Press.

The official says the deal will create 235,000 jobs in the U.S.

It is important to note, however, that these planes will be commercial aircraft. Moreover, the St. Louis division of Boeing, which produces military aircraft, is unlikely to benefit directly from today's deal.

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Boeing
3:59 pm
Tue January 18, 2011

Boeing delays 787 delivery until third quarter

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its "First Flight" in 2009. (via Flickr/Dave Sizer)

Looks like the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will stay, well, a dream for just a bit longer.

Boeing Co. is pushing back the delivery date for its new 787 until at least July.

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Kit Bond
8:26 am
Mon December 20, 2010

Kit Bond retires: "Work together, play nice.”

Bond in his first term as Governor of Missouri from 1973-1977. His second term was 1981-1984. (Missouri State Archives).

Senator Kit Bond is retiring after more than four decades in public office.

Missourians first elected the Republican in 1970 as state auditor. Two years later Bond became the state’s youngest governor at the age of 33.

He spent two terms in the governor’s mansion, then went on to four terms in the U.S. Senate.

Maria Altman takes a look back on Senator Kit Bond’s long public service career.

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