I hardly thinks that this merits a "Duh."
Respectfully, the Wall Street Journal often breaks stories on Boeing (and other large American industrial firms) before the markets open and before the companies officially announce them. That's sort of the point of being a business reporter -- to glean information and break stories before the companies issue their own press releases. Otherwise, I wouldn't read the newspaper; I would just monitor PR
Newswire and corporate web sites for my business news.
Given that this is Sunday, perhaps Boeing was planning on announcing it tomorrow. All the articles over the weekend that I saw stated that Boeing was not giving up on the 200 number, even after the close of business on Friday.
Of course, as I note in my initial post, this could simply be the headline for an analytical article to appear in Monday's print edition regarding the CO
order. However, as the CO
order came on *Wednesday*, it just seemed odd to me that the WSJ would put the headline out to Yahoo! and others for the first time late on Sunday evening. It's possible. But it might well be something else. Hence, the intrigue.
All the best,