Boeing Breaking News: Boeing Suppliers Hit by Dreamliner Fire at London's Heathrow

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Shares of several Boeing suppliers fell after a fire broke out aboard a Dreamliner 787 aircraft parked at London's Heathrow airport, recalling a series of previous fires that had grounded Boeing's most advanced jet for months. The day before two separate incidents made news for the wrong reasons, Boeing's South Carolina 787 Dreamliner manufacturing plant got a large tax break when the North Charleston City Council voted to slash the current top rate used to calculate annual fees for businesses earning $250 million or more in half. The state's largest private employer, Boeing pays the city 0.1 percent on gross revenue from its local plant. The new rate applies to revenue that exceeds $7.5 billion a year. For revenue between $250 million and $7.5 billion, the rate was cut to 5 percent from 10 percent. Thomson Airways says one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes travelling from England to the U.S. had to turn back after experiencing a technical issue. The incident is the second to involve one of Boeing Co.'s troubled planes on the same day. Earlier, Heathrow Airport temporarily shut down its runways due to a fire on an empty 787.

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