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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.
US aerospace giant Boeing Wednesday reported higher quarterly profits, capping a record year of commercial aircraft orders and deliveries. The strong earnings came on the heels of a Boeing announcement in December that it delivered a record 723 jets, surpassing a previous record of 648, on rising demand from newer airlines in emerging markets and more seasoned companies replacing their fleets. In December, Boeing raised its dividend and announced a new $12 billion share repurchase program. "Strong operating performance in the final quarter of 2014 propelled us to some of our best-ever results and sealed a fifth consecutive year of core operating earnings growth," said Boeing chief executive Jim McNerney.