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Trump's Boeing blast may mute CEOs

Trump's Boeing blast may mute CEOs

During a conference call this week that was open to the news media, Caterpillar's CEO said he was a little concerned about the incoming administration's tough foreign trade rhetoric.

Should Cat's chief Doug Oberhelman, who is generally supportive of Donald Trump's economic agenda and made his remark during a Business Roundtable call, expect an angry Twitter response from the president-elect?

As we know, stranger things have happened.

On Tuesday, before Oberhelman made his comments, Trump urged the U.S. government, via Twitter, to cancel Chicago-based Boeing Co.'s Air Force One contract. The unprecedented move came only minutes after the online posting of this column,...