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Robust demand for commercial jets helped Boeing earn $1.36 billion in the third quarter, up 18 percent over last year. On a per-share basis and adjusted for nonoperating costs, the Chicago company’s profits came to $2.14, beating estimates. Boeing is benefiting, in part, from a record jet-buying spree by airlines, driven by cheap financing and a growing number of global fliers. Shares fell, however, after an analyst commented on the company’s cash position.