747-8 Intercontinental: Boeing's biggest plane ever is the 747-8 Intercontinental. The Chicago-based company debuted the 747-8 Intercontinental to unexpectedly slow sales.
The high-profile arrest will do more damage to Taiwan, where officials are under scrutiny for missing the suspected espionage, than it will to Taiwan-China relations.
Taiwan General Lo Hsien-che is believed to be the highest-ranking military official to be accused of spying for China in decades.
Boeing layoffs, caused by a drop in orders, reach 1,100, mostly in California.
Vandenberg rocket: The unmanned Delta 4-Heavy rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:10 p.m. PST (4:10 p.m. EST) carrying a secret satellite for the US National Reconnaissance Office, making it the largest rocket launch ever from the country's West Coast.
China has offered new promises on intellectual property rights and contract bidding. Also at the summit Wednesday, Obama touted business deals worth $45 billion in US exports.
As China and the US emerge from a year of diplomatic spats, Beijing appears more optimistic than Washington on what can come out of President Hu Jintao's visit to the White House this week.
Since 1953, the US has been able to derail lawsuits it says could reveal state secrets. The Supreme Court will look at a case Tuesday that questions whether the privilege is being applied properly.