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Boeing and striking machinists at impasse

SEATTLE (AP) - No new talks are scheduled in the Boeing Machinists union strike after renewed negotiations broke off yesterday.

The union says outsourcing, health care, wages and pensions are unresolved issues. Boeing says its "long-term competitiveness" is at stake.

The union says it can't bargain away members' jobs. One issue is the work done by about 2,000 people who deliver and distribute parts. Boeing says it needs to be flexible.

For the 39th day of the strike, commercial jet lines in Everett and Renton remain idle. Analysts say the strike is costing Boeing $100 million a day in lost income. The 27,000 production workers are receiving $150 a week in strike pay.

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