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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
Boeing Co reported a 23 percent rise in core quarterly profit on Wednesday, topping analysts' estimates and sending its shares up 3.4 percent. Boeing reported strong year-end performances across its defense and commercial aircraft businesses, including progress on curbing production costs for the flagship 787 Dreamliner. The latest result beat the $2.11 average that analysts expected, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Boeing's deferred production cost balance for the Dreamliner program rose to $26.1 billion at year end from $25.2 billion in the third quarter. Analysts are looking for at least $5 billion in free cash flow in 2015, suggesting that losses on the Dreamliner are easing as the company grows more adept at building the high-tech plane, and increases production.