A rendering of a Boeing 737 MAX 9. (Photo: Boeing)

In another hit Boeing’s reputation, the U.S. on Wednesday joined the rest of the world in grounding the 737 MAX 8, the company’s prized jet that is now barred from skies worldwide.

Is the company seriously hobbled? The answer depends on whether investigators can determine a definitive cause behind the crash in Ethiopia on Sunday that claimed 157 lives, as well as another crash that preceded it in October, and if Boeing can come up with a remedy to address both, experts say.

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The U.S. had been the last holdout, with the Federal Aviation Administration saying that it stood by the aircraft’s safety. But President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that an emergency order