Any advantage to the aircraft maker will set it on track to reach 40% global market share by 2014.
The model of hub-and-spoke legacy carriers has proved difficult to perpetuate.
Traffic fell for United Continental and other large airlines, while discounted carriers saw gains.
Investors are freaked when copper tumbles, boosting worries about the global economy's health. Fears about Europe's debt persist. Jabil Circuit's a winner; Darden Restaurants is not.
United, Delta and Alaska could buck the usual trend of a seasonal slump.
The Dow finishes up 33 as Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft rally. Apple sags. Bed Bath & Beyond shares jump on strong 4th-quarter results. Gold briefly tops $1,460. But metals and chemical stocks fall back.
United has dropped so sharply on oil prices that it now looks attractive.
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