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According to note 15 in its 10-K, Boeing Company, the aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, had pension obligations of $67,651 million and obligations for postretirement benefits other than pensions of $7,997 million at the end of 2011. The fair value of plan assets in the pension plan was $51,051 million, and the fair value of plan assets for postretirement benefits other than pensions was $102 million. A total retained earnings was $27,524 million. The total market value of Boeing common stock was approximately $53.33 billion in June 2012.
1. Comment on the confidence that employees might have about receiving the benefits due to them.
2. Recognizing pensions and other postretirement benefits as liabilities on the balance sheet has been a controversial topic. Do you think this is important information to disclose to share-holders? Why or why not?



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