The Boeing Corporation in St. Louis will be keeping an eye on budget negotiations in Washington. The US House of Representatives has approved a $355-Billion defense budget. The Senate has approved a $393-Billion defense bill. The difference could prove crucial for St. Louis. The House version calls for 44 F/A-18 Super Hornets for the Navy. The Senate version adds four more. Each plane costs $50-Million and are built in St. Louis by about 5,000 Boeing workers.
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