Boeing ( BA) is trending as the company's new 787 Dreamliner jets have been grounded in Japan for safety checks. The incident is the latest in a series of problems plaguing the Dreamliner, which is Boeing's most technologically advanced jet. Two Japanese airlines grounded all of their Boeing 787 aircraft for safety checks after All Nippon Airways said a cockpit message indicated a jet had battery problems mid-flight and a burning smell arose. Japan's transport ministry said ANA notified it that it would not be flying all 17 of its Dreamliner jets, while Japan Airlines said it was grounding all seven of its planes as well. Reports of battery fire and fuel leaks have already been plaguing the Dreamliner, which was recently launched after more than three years of delays. Boeing said it is aware of the problems and will be working with their customer and the appropriate regulatory agencies on the issue.
General Motors ( GM) is another popular search. The company told analysts at the Detroit auto show that it anticipates only a modest increase in pretax profit this year.
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