More bad news for Boeing as a 787 Dreamliner caught fire at Heathrow Airport today. It's never good news for an airplane manufacturer when one of its new signature products starts burning, but this is a particular problem for Boeing since Dreamliners catching fire has been a problem before. But bad as it was to have the planes grounded for months the first time around, the fact that the problem is arising even though they already thought they'd solved it looks even worse.
The company's stock went down about 4.7 percent today on the news—billions of dollars of notional value destroyed.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Self-Made Man
The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.
Mitt Romney May Be Weighing a 2016 Run. That Would Be a Big Mistake.
Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution
Transparent Is the Fall’s Only Great New Show
Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada
Now, journalists can't even say her name.
Lena Dunham, the Book
More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.