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Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Tax Day Not Fair On The Little Guy

Tax Day is not a good day for me, or for millions of Americans like me, digging deep for the IRS — while hearing on the news that President Barack Obama’s digging shallow, paying just a 20% tax rate; and Mitt Romney’s hardly digging at all, paying a 14% percent rate on the $20 million he earned last year.

CBS 2–04/17/2012

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Boeing Finalizes Order For 230 Planes From Indonesian Carrier

In the biggest order ever for a Chicago company, Boeing has finalized an order from Indonesian carrier Lion Air for 230 planes.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

A Southwest Airlines jet (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Southwest Airlines’ $19 Billion Order Biggest In Boeing History

Chicago-based Boeing has landed it the largest aircraft order in its history.


A Southwest Airlines jet (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Southwest Completes Inspections Of 737s

Southwest Airlines has found cracks in five of its older 737 aircraft, after a hole ripped open in the roof of one of its jets last week. As inspections wrapped up, the airline appeared to be getting operations back to normal at Midway International Airport.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

EU: Boeing Received Illegal U.S. Subsidies

The World Trade Organization is investigating allegations that Chicago-based Boeing has received illegal subsidies.

WBBM Newsradio–01/31/2011

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Boeing Pushes Back 787 Delivery Again

Chicago-based Boeing pushed back deliveries of its new 787 again today, and now says it won’t deliver the aircraft until July at the earliest.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2011

Scales Of Justice

Family Files Suit Following Baggage Handler’s Death

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed today in Cook County against Boeing, CAV International and a third company in the death of a Chicago area baggage handler.


Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Boeing Lost Eight 787 Orders Last Week

Chicago-based Boeing Co. says it lost eight 787 orders in the week that ended Tuesday, the same day that one of the planes made an emergency landing.


Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Boeing Delivered 124 Commercial Planes In 3Q

Boeing Co. says it delivered 124 commercial airplanes during the third quarter, almost 10 percent more than last year.


A Boeing 777 Freighter. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Boeing Sells 777′s To FedEx

CHICAGO (AP) – Boeing says it has sold two more of its 777 aircraft to FedEx. The aerospace company’s new order update through Tuesday shows it also sold a 737 to an unidentified customer. However, […]

CBS Chicago–10/01/2010