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  • This UK Industry Is 'Out of This World' Monday, 20 May 2013 | 7:51 PM ET

    The space business in the United Kingdom is growing fast - The country's first official astronaut has been picked for a stint on the International Space Station. Tom Mackenzie reports.

  • Dreamliners Coming Back After 4-Month Grounding Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 6:39 PM ET

    Following the Dreamliner's grounding on safety issues, the delivery of the first jet with a new battery system marks a turning point in Boeing's 787 crisis.

  • FAA Cancels Air Traffic Control Tower Closure Plan Friday, 10 May 2013 | 4:55 PM ET

    The FAA on Friday canceled budget-driven plans to close 149 air traffic control towers at smaller U.S. airports.

  • JPMorgan Shareholders Urged to Reject 3 Directors Sunday, 5 May 2013 | 4:51 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon listens during a panel discussion on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

    JPMorgan shareholders should vote against the re-election of three board members, an influential proxy advisory firm said.

  • Dealing in Drones: Big Business of Unmanned Flight Friday, 3 May 2013 | 2:10 PM ET
    Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., holds a Draganflyer X6 drone at a Judiciary Committee hearing.

    Concerns over domestic surveillance aside, the industry says 100,000 jobs could eventually be created if the FAA integrates drones into U.S. airspace by its 2015 target date.

  • Boeing CEO Sees Little Dreamliner Fallout Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 3:25 PM ET
    Boeing 787 Dreamliiner

    After a grounding that lasted 100 days, costs estimated to run over $600 Million, and countless negative headlines Boeing's CEO sees bright skies for the troubled 787 Dreamliner.

  • Boeing Shares Can Soar Above $100: Pros Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 12:13 PM ET

    As Boeing puts the problems with the 787 Dreamliner battery behind it, the stock can climb higher, say analysts.

  • Boeing Shares Flying High Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | 10:45 AM ET
    Boeing Shares Flying High

    Peter Arment, Sterne Agee analyst; and Carter Leake, BB&T Capital Markets analyst, have the play on the airline manufacturer, as its 787 Dreamliner takes flight again.

  • Japan Gives OK for Airlines to Resume 787 Flights Friday, 26 Apr 2013 | 8:09 AM ET
    Boeing 787 Dreamliiner

    Japan's transport minister said the government will allow Japanese airlines to resume flying grounded Boeing 787s.

  • Talking Numbers: Buy Boeing? Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 3:30 PM ET
    Talking Numbers: Buy Boeing?

    A look at recent action in Boeing's stock, and whether it's too late to get on board now, with Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial and JC O'Hara, Phoenix Partners Group.

  • Transportation Earnings Preview: Ford and Boeing Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 1:10 PM ET

    Ford and Boeing first quarter earnings will highlight two companies facing serious challenges even as they post strong profits to start the year. Here's what to expect.

  • United Tech Profit Rises but Europe, Aerospace Drag Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 7:03 AM ET
    A Black Hawk S-70i helicopter, manufactured by United Technologies Corp.'s Sikorsky Aircraft unit

    United Technologies reported first-quarter earnings on Tuesday that exceeded Wall Street's expectations, yet revenue was undermined by weakness in Europe and in its aerospace and defense sales.

  • Flight Delays Pile Up Monday After FAA Budget Cuts Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 12:17 PM ET
    Canceled flights due to weather are displayed on a departure monitor at San Francisco International Airport on February 8, 2013.

    It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers as federal budget cuts led to cascading delays along the East Coast Monday morning.

  • Boeing Gets Green Light for New Dreamliner Battery Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 4:30 PM ET
    A grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet operated by United Airlines.

    The regulator's approval is crucial in returning the jet to service after it was grounded for over three months because of lithium-ion batteries that caught fire.

  • Lion Air Plane Lands in Water in Bali, Passengers Safe Saturday, 13 Apr 2013 | 6:52 AM ET

    All 108 passengers and crew survived when a Lion Air Boeing 737 missed the runway on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Saturday and landed in shallow water, an airline spokesman and government officials said.

  • Jump! Richard Branson Wants to Skydive From Space Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013 | 3:28 PM ET
    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder and chairman

    Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, told CNBC he wants to actually jump out of one of his spaceships.

  • Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group's founder and chairman

    Drastic airfare cuts at United in the face of new Virgin America competition is good for consumers, but the kind of thinking that's driven big carriers into bankruptcy, Virgin Group's Richard Branson told CNBC.

  • Airbus Beats Boeing to Top Spot in Jet Orders Friday, 5 Apr 2013 | 3:30 AM ET

    Airbus recaptured the aircraft industry's top spot in the first quarter as U.S. rival Boeing fell behind on orders and grappled with the grounding of its newest jet.

  • North Korea Warns; US Boosts Guam Defense Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:40 PM ET
    A United States Army missile defense system.

    Rhetoric is heating up: North Korea's army warned that it has been cleared to wage an attack on the US, while the US said it will deploy a missile defense system to Guam.

  • US Airways CEO: Sometimes I Forget to Turn Off Cell Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 4:35 PM ET

    It's not up to the airlines whether passengers should be allowed to keep their devices on during takeoffs and landings, said Doug Parker, who will be CEO of the merged American Airlines.

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.