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US aerospace giant Boeing on Wednesday raised its full-year profit forecast after earnings soared 52 percent in the second quarter, lifted by increased jetliner deliveries. Boeing posted net profit of $1.65 billion for the April-June quarter, up from $1.09 billion in the year-ago quarter. Core earnings per share rose 45 percent to $2.42, widely topping the $2.01 expected by analysts. The company delivered 181 commercial aircraft in the second quarter, a solid 7.1 percent increase from 169 planes a year earlier amid robust demand from airlines.