- Boeing says -- weather permitting -- it will fly its 787 Dreamliner for the first time on Tuesday. Airlines have been eagerly awaiting the long delayed airplane, as it uses far less fuel than previous models. United just ordered 25 more Dreamliners on Tuesday. Boeing stock was up about 2% Thursday.
- NPD Group says video game sales dropped again in November. One bright spot: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which accounts for one out of every five game disks sold.
- News of stronger consumer spending and accelerated trade between the US and China (both ways) has the markets higher in early trading.
Morning Briefs: Boeing Flies High
By Scott McGrew