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H&R Block Acknowledges Delays on Some Tax Returns

Last week, shares of H&R Block tumbled after the company reported disappointing earnings. Now the leading tax preparation company says it made a mistake in filing more than 600,000 tax forms this year. That may delay refunds for those customers by up to six weeks.

Japan Solves Minor Boeing 787 Problems, But Not the Big One

Japanese authorities have identified the causes of fuel leaks and other problems with Boeing's 787 Dreamliners, but are still investigating the more serious battery problem that forced an emergency landing in January and the worldwide grounding of the jets.

United Airlines Drops Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' Through June 5

United Airlines cut the grounded Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' from its flying plans at least until June and postponed its new Denver-to-Tokyo flights on Thursday, as airlines continued to tear up their schedules while the plane is out of service. The world's 50 787s have been grounded since Jan. 16.

More Nightmares for Dreamliner: Incident Grounds All 787s in Japan

Japan's two biggest airlines grounded all their Boeing 787s for safety checks Wednesday after one was forced to make an emergency landing. All Nippon Airways said a cockpit message showed battery problems and a burning smell was detected in the cockpit and the cabin.

Market Minute: FAA to Launch Comprehensive Review of Boeing 787

The Federal Aviation Administration is undertaking a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing's 787s, the aircraft maker's newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week, the agency said Friday.

The 7 Worst New Product Flops of 2011

A host of new products launched this year. So were big successes -- like the iPhone 4S and the Boeing Dreamliner 787. Other new offerings crashed and burned spectacularly. Here's 24/7 Wall St.'s look at the biggest duds of 2011.

Boeing Warns 787 Delays Will Hurt Profit

Boeing Co. says delays to its new 787 and higher pension expenses will hurt its 2011 profit. The airplane builder and defense company also says its fourth-quarter profit fell to $1.16 billion, down 8 percent from the same time last year. Not counting special items, the profit was about what analysts expected.

Boeing's Dreamliner Delays: Outsourcing Goes Too Far

After Boeing announced yet another -- the seventh -- delay in the first delivery of the innovative 787 passenger jet, it's now clear that Boeing's decision to outsource both the design and manufacturing of the plane was more than it could manage.

Boeing Announces Another 787 Delay

-Boeing Co. is pushing back the delivery date for its new 787 until at least July. The jet has been delayed several times already. Its most recent delivery target was for next month. But an electrical fire on a test plane in November put a halt to flight testing. Another delay has been widely expected ever since the fire.

It's Time for a New Pilot at Delay-Plagued Boeing

Given the latest production delay at Boeing, this time on the 747-8, the board should finally slide CEO Jim McNerney out the emergency exit. Ford CEO Alan McNerney looks like the perfect fit, especially because of his successful earlier career at Boeing.

787 Dreamliner Will be Ready Early 2011

The long-awaited Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be ready for service early next year, engine-maker Rolls-Royce Group said. Rolls-Royce, which supplies some of the engines used in the 787 Dreamliner, will meet with Boeing (BA) this week to work out plans to recover from an engine blow-out last month, Bloomberg News said.

Boeing Delays Maiden Flight of 787 Test Jet

Boeing (BA) is delaying the maiden flight of one of its test 787 Dreamliner jets. "Typical build and flight-test challenges" are holding back the sixth test jet%u2019s maiden flight, while workers are "finishing the structure and dealing with anything you have to deal with in getting a flight-test plane ready," Boeing spokeswoman Yvonne Leach told Bloomberg News .

A Dream Delayed: Boeing Misses Seventh 787 Dreamliner Deadline

Boeing announced Friday yet another delay of its 787 Dreamliner. The first delivery to Japan All Nippon Airlines has been postponed from December of this year to sometime early next year, due to problems with the Rolls Royce engine used in the aircraft.

Orders for Boeing's 787 Jet Keep Falling

Boeing has had more canceled orders for its 787 jet than new orders now that aircraft-leasing company Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has stopped 25 orders in the past month.

Lessons from the 787's Late Liftoff

If Boeing has any hope of avoiding another Dreamliner-class production fiasco in the future, it'll need to change its ways in some very important areas. Here are four suggestions worthy of serious consideration.