Boeing's adds over 60 points to the Dow as it surges toward another record
Shares of Boeing Co. jumped 2.4% in midday trade Tuesday, putting them on track for a second-straight record close. The aerospace and defense contractor's stock was giving a 63-point boost to the Dow Jones Industrial Average , or more than half the Dow's 108-point gain. Earlier Tuesday, Boeing said it made a "significant" but undisclosed investment in Aerion, which supersonic aircraft, in an effort to accelerate technology development and aircraft design. Boeing was one of just two Dow components that have reached a record high this year, the second being Procter & Gamble Co.'s , which closed at a record on Monday before pulling back 0.5% on Tuesday. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.