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DALLAS — Boeing Co. announced Jan. 31 that Qatar Airways ordered up to 50 large cargo planes and committed to buying up to 50 737 Max jets, a huge win for the U.S. aircraft maker over European…

It wasn't immediately clear why the airlines made those decisions — or whether they took into account that mobile carriers AT&T and Verizon agreed this week to pause the rollout of the new high-speed wireless service near key airports.

Chicago-based aerospace giant Boeing Co. will invest $200 million to begin manufacturing the U.S. Navy's latest unmanned aircraft at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in a project that could add more than 150 jobs on the company's southwest Illinois campus, according to an announcement scheduled for Friday.