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  • JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— When President-elect Donald Trump announced a deal to save hundreds of jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana, it came with a cost to state taxpayers of about $7 million in tax breaks and grants. States offer more than 1,800 incentive programs for businesses, a figure that has declined slightly over the past five years as programs have been...

  • Retired Marine Corps Gen. James 'Jim' Mattis.

    Ret. Gen. James Mattis' ties to General Dynamics may raise conflict questions.

  • SpaceX plans another rocket launch after explosion

    The aerospace company aims to launch a rocket bearing more than 60 satellites in a couple of weeks.

  • Workers assemble a Boeing Co. 737 airplane on line 2 at the company's factory in Renton, Washington.

    As the Trump team touts a Carrier deal to help factory workers, a bill passed by the GOP-led House could undermine its efforts to add jobs.

  • WARSAW, Dec 1- Poland has launched a tender to buy 14 helicopters as part of an urgent operational need of the armed forces, the defence ministry said in a statement on Thursday without elaborating. The ministry said NATO member Poland would spend all the funds allocated in the state budget this year to modernise its armed forces, despite having cancelled a...

  • SpaceX board member on Elon Musk’s plans

    DFJ Partner Steve Jurvetson says Elon Musk’s plan to go to Mars is a “monumental engineering challenge”.

  • In 10 years’ time, expect moon ticket to cost just $10K: Founder

    Moon Express Founder, Naveen Jain says the cost of a trip to the moon will approximately cost $7 million, but expects it to get cheaper.

  • Moon is first training ground to getting to Mars: Founder

    Moon Express Founder, Naveen Jain says “Mars is absolutely the right place to be ultimately” but travelling to the moon is the first stepping stone.

  • Making humanity a ‘multi-planetary’ society

    Moon Express Founder, Naveen Jain talks about the company’s plans and timeline of transferring people from Earth to the Moon.

  • Nov 29- United Technologies Corp has reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to keep 1,000 jobs at its Carrier unit's air conditioner plant in Indianapolis, roughly halving the number of U.S. jobs it planned to move to Mexico. Trump, Pence and company officials will meet in Indianapolis on Thursday afternoon to...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK/ HONG KONG Nov 28- Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a buyout fund that agreed to acquire U.S.-based chip maker Lattice Semiconductor Corp for $1.3 billion earlier this month, is funded partly by cash originating from China's central government and also has indirect links to its space program, Chinese corporate filings show.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK/ HONG KONG Nov 28- Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a buyout fund that agreed to acquire U.S.-based chip maker Lattice Semiconductor Corp for $1.3 billion earlier this month, is funded partly by cash originating from China's central government and also has indirect links to its space program, Chinese corporate filings show.

  • GENEVA/ BRUSSELS, Nov 28- Airbus called on Monday for a global agreement to set rules for the aerospace industry after the World Trade Organization partially ruled in Europe's favour in the latest round of a marathon subsidy dispute with Boeing. "The panel has found that the additional massive subsidies of $5.7 billion provided by Washington state to Boeing are...

  • *Israel buying three new submarines from Germany's ThyssenKrupp. *Netanyahu's lawyer retained by ThyssenKrupp's Israel agent. At one level the issue is straightforward: Israel wanted to replace some of its aging submarines and maintain its military edge against potential threats like Iran, so it ordered three new submarines, costing $1.5 billion, from...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK/ HONG KONG Nov 28- Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a buyout fund that agreed to acquire U.S.-based chip maker Lattice Semiconductor Corp for $1.3 billion earlier this month, is funded partly by cash originating from China's central government and also has indirect links to its space program, Chinese corporate filings show.

  • BUCHAREST, Romania— German defense company Rheinmetall and Romania's Uzina Automecanica Moreni have signed an agreement to produce eight-wheeled armored military vehicles in Romania. The Romanian Military Vehicles Systems S.A. joint venture, launched Thursday, is split 50-50 between the two companies and will produce vehicles for Romania's Army.

  • MONTREAL, Nov 23- Aerospace companies in the Canadian province of Quebec will likely benefit from in-service support contracts linked to a federal government purchase of 18 Boeing Co Super Hornets, an industry group said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Canada's Liberal government said it would initiate talks with Boeing to soon acquire Super Hornets as a stop-gap...

  • American Airlines

    The 3.7 million people expected to fly during Thanksgiving weekend have one more thing to be thankful for: low airfares.

  • General David Petraeus.

    Former CIA director General David Petraeus has said he would agree to serve in President-elect Donald Trump's administration if asked.

  • Canada on Thursday unveiled plans to buy 18 Boeing Corp Super Hornets as a stop-gap measure while it prepared to replace its aging fleet.

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