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  • Large Restructuring Charge Dents United Tech Earnings Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013 | 7:54 AM ET
    United Technologies

    United Technologies reported earnings Wednesday that topped expectations, but profit declined amid large restructuring charges that saw the company close its largest-ever acquisition and sell several small units.

  • The Lockheed Martin Corp. facility in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Defense shares have continued to be positive going into earnings season (Boeing aside due to 787 problems), even though most analysts believe earnings will be lower than a year ago.

  • Boeing Turbulence: Fix In Sight? Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 4:11 PM ET
    Boeing Turbulence: Fix In Sight?

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau says Boeing has experienced PR trouble before in regards to the Dreamliner, and is extremely focused on getting it resolved; and Cai Von-Rumohr, Cowen & Co. and Michael Lewis, The Silverline Group.

  • Potential Cost of Boeing's Nightmare Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013 | 2:13 PM ET
    Potential Cost of Boeing's Nightmare

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Neal Dihora, Morningstar equity analyst, discuss the impact the FAA investigation into Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is having on its stock.

  • Boeing Closer to an Answer, Not to Getting Back in Air Saturday, 19 Jan 2013 | 10:54 AM ET
    A Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner airplane for All Nippon Airways

    It is possible that the Dreamliner’s batteries were overcharged, but to lift a grounding order, Boeing must demonstrate that it can prevent similar episodes from happening.

  • Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood is making it clear the Federal Aviation Administration will not rush to lift the grounding of Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

  • Boeing Nightmare: Buying Opportunity? Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    Boeing Nightmare: Buying Opportunity?

    Dissecting the day's market action, with the Fast Money traders; and the FAA is investigating Boeing's Dreamliner after multiple safety issues were reported, and Yair Reiner, analyst at Oppenheimer discusses how to trade the news.

  • Boeing Could Be in 'Deep Flavored Yogurt:' Expert Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 7:57 AM ET
    787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) stands on the tarmac after making an emergency landing in Takamatsu, Japan.

    Boeing have serious problems, aviation expert Michael Boyd told CNBC on Thursday, if the 787 battery problem is a "design flaw."

  • Airbus Beaten by Boeing as Orders Plunge Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 4:50 AM ET
    The Airbus Tianjin factory in Tianjin, northern China.

    Europe's Airbus posted a 43 percent drop in orders and surrendered its crown as the world's largest planemaker to Boeing last year, but predicted improvements in both orders and deliveries for 2013 as airlines seek to reduce fuel costs.

  • Boeing Dreamliners Grounded for Battery Checks Thursday, 17 Jan 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
    787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) stands on the tarmac after making an emergency landing in Takamatsu, Japan.

    Airlines scrambled on Thursday to rearrange flights as Europe, Japan and India joined the United States in grounding Boeing's 787 Dreamliner passenger jets while battery-related problems are investigated.

  • Dreamliner 787 a Nightmare For Boeing? Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 5:30 PM ET
    Dreamliner 787 a Nightmare For Boeing?

    Boeing was the biggest loser in the Dow today, and another Dreamliner was forced to make an emergency landing, with the Fast Money traders; and CNBC's Jon Fortt offers a preview of Intel's earnings out on Thursday.

  • Are Batteries to Blame for the Dreamliner 787's Problems? Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) stands on the tarmac after making an emergency landing in Takamatsu, Japan.

    Investigators are focusing on the lithium-ion batteries used in the new Boeing 7878 Dreamliner.

  • Lockheed Struggling to Deliver F-35 Jet Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 3:02 AM ET
    f-35 JSF

    Lockheed Martin Corp's new F-35 fighter jet has completed over a third of its planned flight tests, but it is still facing problems with the helmet needed to fly the plane, software development and weapons integration, according to a report by the Pentagon's chief weapons tester.

  • Dreamliner Unlikely to Be Grounded: Analysts Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:50 PM ET
    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at LAX

    The FAA's special review of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is significant but not so unusual that the new jet is in danger of being grounded, airline analysts told CNBC Friday.

  • US Defends Dreamliner, Despite Safety Review Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at LAX

    Even as the federal government was announcing a new reliability review of Boeing's new 787, the Secretary of Transportation was defending the safety of the Dreamliner.

  • FAA Will Review Boeing 787 Dreamliner Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:21 PM ET
    United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    The FAA will conduct a special review of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner power system, CNBC has learned from sources Thursday. The review will likely examine the design and manufacturing process of the plane, and could take several weeks, perhaps even a couple of months.

  • Five Major Investment Themes For 2013 Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 7:15 AM ET
    Five Major Investment Themes For 2013

    Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners, discusses the five investment themes investors need to heed in the coming year, including buying on big dips and a drop in earnings on the S&P 500.

  • Cramer’s Sky-High Idea for Investors Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 6:06 PM ET

    Look up, potential profits may be overhead. Jim Cramer doesn't want you to miss it.

  • Boeing Confident About 787 Despite 'Teething Problems' Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 4:04 PM ET
    United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    A senior Boeing engineer said Wednesday the plane maker has "extreme confidence" in the 787 Dreamliner, despite three of mishaps this week, including a battery fire.

  • AMR Cites 'Significant' Rise in Value, Mulls Options Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 8:36 AM ET
    A US Airways jet takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for takeoff at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, June 23, 2008.

    AMR Corp, the parent of American Airlines, said brighter business prospects might let equity holders receive some value from its reorganization.

Defense Contractors

  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

    The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.

  • Petraeus Scandal Widens

    A top U.S. general in Afghanistan is now under investigation, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Jeremy Kroll, K2 Intelligence, and Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute, also discuss cyber security.

  • Is the Defense Sector the New 'Girls Club?'

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the rise of women in companies that used to be dominated by men.