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  • A flight test engineer of Boeing sits on 787 Dreamliner cockpit.

    The union for Boeing's engineers and technical workers is counting ballots Tuesday on a contract offer and whether to authorize a strike. The union is recommending that members reject the offer because it would not provide pensions to new employees.

  • Airbus Will Ditch Lithium-Ion Batteries in A350 Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 10:12 PM ET

    Airbus has started informing airlines that have ordered the new A350 that the new plane will have Nickel-Cadmium batteries, rather than lithium-ion batteries, the European plane maker told CNBC Thursday.

  • AMR, US Airways Merger Good for Customers: CEOs Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 9:18 AM ET
    American Airlines

    American Airlines and US Airways plan to merge in a deal that would create the world's largest carrier and caps years where the industry was marked by bankruptcy and consolidation.

  • Boeing Denies Misconduct After Union Files Complaint Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 3:19 AM ET
    Boeing's 787 on its test flight

    Boeing denied misconduct by its managers afterb a union representing engineers and technical workers accused the planemaker's security staff of intimidating some members over labor contract votes.

  • Mario Gabelli: Here Are Two Stocks That Will Double Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 1:57 PM ET
    Gabelli: These Stocks Will Double

    Value investor Mario Gabelli says he expects small-cap stock GenCorp and mid-cap stock Legg Mason to double in value.

  • Tiny 'Fibers' May Be Behind 787 Battery Failure: NTSB Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating whether tiny fiber-like formations inside lithium-ion batteries could have played a role in battery failures on two Boeing 787s.

  • American Airlines and US Airways aircraft sit on the tarmac at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.

    After more than a year of courtship, US Airways is just days from finally merging with American Airlines, and some are wondering if this is the end of the line for the run-up in airline stocks.

  • Boeing 787 Battery Safety 'Must Be Reconsidered': NTSB Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    Three weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the head of the NTSB said assumptions about the planes' lithium-ion batteries should be reconsidered.

  • Bulls Want to Fly With Boeing Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 7:26 AM ET
    An employee works on a fuselage section at Boeing's production facilities.

    The bulls are betting that Boeing gets cleared for takeoff.

  • Boeing Working on Battery Changes for Dreamliner Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 6:20 PM ET
    Joseph Kolly, Director of research and engineering with the National Transportation Safety Board holds a damaged battery cell case from a Japan Airlines Co. (JAL) Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner at the NTSB materials laboratory in Washington, D.C.

    Boeing is working on battery design changes that would minimize fire risks on its grounded 787 Dreamliner and could have the passenger jet flying again as soon as March, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

  • Honeywell CEO on Sequester: 'We Need the Reduction' Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 5:03 PM ET
    David Cote, Honeywell International Chairman and CEO.

    Honeywell CEO agrees with preliminary across-the-board spending cuts in order to start diminishing debt, even if this means a slower economy.

  • Santelli: Should GOP Agree With Ike? Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:16 AM ET
    Santelli: Should GOP Agree With Ike?

    CNBC's Rick Santelli talks with Bill Frezza, Huffington Post columnist, about why Republicans should back a plan to cut defense spending.

  • The 787 Grounding Puts Cities in Costly Holding Pattern Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 10:58 AM ET
    A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by United Airlines takes off at LAX

    Almost three weeks since the FAA grounded the 787 Dreamliner, several U.S. cities are facing a frustrating wait for the plane to get back in the air. Due to the grounding, the financial impact of the delayed service could be substantial.

  • ANA Cancels All Dreamliner Flights for February Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:42 PM ET

    All Nippon AIrways on Wednesday canceled all remaining Boeing 787 flights until the end of February.

  • ANA in Talks With Boeing to Speed Up 777 Jet Deliveries Saturday, 2 Feb 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

    Japan's All Nippon Airways is in talks with U.S. aircraft maker Boeing to speed up the delivery of three 777 jetliners as its fleet of 787 Dreamliner airplanes remains grounded with undiagnosed battery problems, the Nikkei newspaper said on Sunday.

  • Conservative Economist Against Spending Cuts Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 3:31 PM ET
    Conservative Economist Against Spending Cuts

    John Makin, AEI Resident Scholar and noted "conservative" economist explains why he thinks spending cuts could make the debt crisis even worse than it is: and Lindsey Piegza, FTN Financial economist, shares her opinions.

  • Boeing Profit Beats; 'No Impact' From 787 Grounding Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    Boeing reported earnings that beat expectations, and said its 2013 forecast "assumes no significant financial impact" from the grounding of its 787 passenger jet.

  • Does Boeing's Earnings Beat Matter? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 8:05 AM ET
    Does Boeing's Earnings Beat Matter?

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau; Howard Rubel, Jefferies; and Robert Spingarn, Credit Suisse, discuss the impact of the Dreamliner's battery problems on the company's bottom line, and take a look at 2013 guidance.

  • Boeing Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 7:34 AM ET
    Boeing Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down the fourth quarter numbers on the aerospace giant; reporting EPS of $1.28 vs. $1.19 estimates, on revenues of $22.3 billion.

  • Financial Liabilities Will 'Pile Up' on Boeing: Expert Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:40 AM ET
    Financial Liabilities Will 'Pile Up' on Boeing: Expert

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports there is more turbulence ahead for the aerospace giant as an investigation into its 787 battery problem continues. And, Michael Boyd, The Boyd Group chairman, weighs in.

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.