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  • 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
    magnifying_glass_cloud_200.jpg

    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.

  • After 787 Fire, Another Dreamliner Has Fuel Leak Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 4:49 PM ET
    United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    A fuel leak forced a Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Japan Airlines to return to the gate at Boston's Logan International Airport Tuesday, canceling its scheduled takeoff in the second mishap in as many days with the new jetliner.

  • Airlines Scrap Clunkers Sooner as Oil Prices Bite Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 4:55 AM ET

    Jets are heading off to their final resting place at a rate similar to cars as airlines scrap aircraft at earlier stages, according to new research.

  • Defense: Who's Affected by These Cuts? Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 1:31 PM ET
    Defense: Who's Affected by These Cuts?

    CNBC's Jane Wells explains what areas of defense remain vulnerable.

  • Pentagon Gears Up for Big Layoffs Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    Pentagon Gears Up for Big Layoffs

    The Pentagon is getting ready to lay off hundreds of thousands of employees, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • How 'Cliff' Will Impact Defense Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 10:24 AM ET
    How 'Cliff' Will Impact Defense

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports Defense cutbacks loom as the Pentagon plans to notify 800 thousand employees of potential furloughs if no deal is reached in a debt deal.

  • Defense in the New Year Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    Defense in the New Year

    Defense companies are sure to be affected if we go over the "fiscal cliff" because of automatic spending cuts to the industry, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Defense Stock Plays For the New Year Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 10:17 AM ET
    Defense Stock Plays For the New Year

    Howard Rubel, Jefferies analyst, provides insight on how to play the defense sector.

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  • 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.