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Study justifies closing airports in volcano event

The disruptive closing of some European airports after last year's volcanic eruption in Iceland was the right thing to do and may have saved lives, a new study concludes. Full story

United Tech's 1Q profit up on stronger revenue

Elevator, jet engine and building technology maker United Technologies Corp. said Wednesday that its first-quarter net income jumped 17 percent as its revenue rose and orders climbed for all three businesses. Full story

Jet engine business booming for Pratt & Whitney

Jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney spent much of last year fighting to shut two engine repair shops in Connecticut due to fierce competition and the recession. Now the economy is recovering, orders are rising for a marquee product and a competitor has been eliminated for a military fighter jet engine. Full story

Pratt & Whitney gets $6.8M contract extension

Jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney said Thursday that it received a $6.8 million contract extension from the U.S. Air Force to continue managing engines powering some of the Italian Air Force's fighter planes. Full story

Can Boehner control House GOP caucus?

   Rep. Tim Rooney, R-Fla., and Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall join Hardball’s Chris Matthews to discuss the coalition of Tea Party-backed Republicans and Democrats who teamed up to vote down a jet engine that the House Speaker supported.

Politics and policy with Senator McCaskill

   Senator Claire McCaskill talks with Rachel Maddow about the politics and policy of second guessing the Affordable Healthcare Act and explains the justification for spending federal money on extra jet engines the Pentagon says it doesn't need.

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Willis Lease 1st-quarter profit shrinks

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