Dow gets a lift from report that Boeing 737 Max software upgrade found 'operationally suitable'

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained some altitude Tuesday afternoon after a Reuters report said the Federal Aviation Administration’s review board found an upgrade to software on the embattled 737 Max aircrafts “operationally suitable.” Reuters cited a draft report from the FAA. Shares of Boeing a key Dow component, at last check, was rising 2.1%, or $7.69, delivering a jolt to the price-weighted blue-chip index. The gains for Boeing’s stock equate to a rise of more than 50 points for the Dow industrials DJIA, -0.02% which were currently up 0.3% at 26,456. A $1 move in any Dow component translates to a 6.8-point swing. Boeing’s 737 MAX jets have been in focus after a pair of those jets suffered fatal crashes within six months of one each other, raising questions about anti-stall technology featured on those 2017-era aircraft.

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