Boeing leads Dow lower; other indexes mixed

January 16, 2013 • National News

FILE – In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, file photo Trader Jonathan Corpina, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, after the World Bank said that ongoing budget fights in Washington pose a significant risk to the global economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — More problems for Boeing’s 787 sent the aircraft maker’s stock down sharply Wednesday, dragging the Dow Jones industrial average lower.

Japan’s two biggest airlines grounded all their Boeing 787s for safety checks Wednesday after one was forced to make an emergency landing. The plane, known as the Dreamliner, has been plagued by a series of problems this year, including a battery fire and fuel leaks. Boeing’s stock sank $2.60 to $74.34, a loss of 3 percent.

The Dow lost 23.66 points to close at 13,511.23. Without Boeing’s drop, the Dow would have ended the day nearly flat.

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