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  • Hundreds of Flights Canceled as Storm Pounds Eastern US Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 2:36 PM ET
    A pedestrian crosses the Smithfiled Street Bridge in Pittsburgh.

    A powerful winter storm forced the cancellation of about 200 U.S. flights on Thursday, as heavy snow and high winds pummeled the northeastern U.S.

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

    With so much government money going to defense companies like Lockheed Martin, it is difficult to imagine a "fiscal cliff" deal that does not cut at least some of the Pentagon's defense budget.

  • Rolls-Royce Could Face Prosecution in Bribery Probe Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 4:42 AM ET
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    Aerospace and defense group Rolls-Royce said it was in talks with Britain's Serious Fraud Office over potential corruption involving its intermediaries overseas.

  • Most Expensive Military Programs Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:31 PM ET
    Most Expensive Military Programs

    Read ahead to see the most expensive U.S. military programs currently under way.

  • Defense Contractors Stockpiling Cash Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
    Defense Contractors Stockpiling Cash

    Some of the major players in the defense industry are hoarding cash amid fears of going over the fiscal cliff, which would mean major cuts to defense spending. Howard Rubel, Jefferies aerospace and defense analyst, and Patrick McCarthy, FBR Capital Markets senior defense analyst, offer insight.

  • One Giant Leap for Europe? Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | 3:57 AM ET
    One Giant Leap for Europe?

    In space no one can hear you scream. But they may be able to hear you moan about debt crises and squabble over how to keep your astronautical ambitions from crashing back down to Earth, the Global Post reports.

  • Report: Israeli PM Requests 75,000 Troops Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 2:28 PM ET
    Report: Israeli PM Requests 75,000 Troops

    The Israeli Defense Minister asked Parliament to authorize the mobilization of 75,000 troops, reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin; Richard Whittington, Drexel Hamilton aerospace and defense analyst, offers strategies for playing the defense sector.

  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 3:41 PM ET
    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.

  • Tell the Truth: You Still Wanna Be an Astronaut! Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 1:35 PM ET
    Tell the Truth: You Still Wanna Be an Astronaut!

    Workers confess what they always wanted to be when they grew up. Yup, astronaut is on the list. To the water cooler ... and beyond!

  • Is the Defense Industry Becoming a Girls' Club? Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 2:10 PM ET
    Is the Defense Industry Becoming a Girls' Club?

    Perhaps no industry has been as male dominated as the defense industry. Now, two major contractors, including the largest defense company in the world, will soon be led by women.

  • Is the Defense Sector the New 'Girls Club?' Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 11:26 AM ET
    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.

  • Military Hanging in Fiscal Cliff Balance? Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 11:04 AM ET
    Military Hanging in Fiscal Cliff Balance?

    Former Rep. Joe Sestak, (D-PA), explains why he is "optimistic" that Congress will avoid the fiscal cliff and keep the U.S. military capable.

  • Iran Launches Air Drills in Country's East Monday, 12 Nov 2012 | 6:05 AM ET
    Iran Launches Air Drills in Country's East

    Iran launched large-scale air defense drills in the country's eastern half on Monday, Iranian media reported, amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over a military incident in the Gulf reported last week.

  • Why This Expert Is Bearish on the Markets Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 6:14 AM ET
    Why This Expert Is Bearish on the Markets

    David Rosenberg, Gluskin Sheff economist & strategist, says the markets are overpriced now and investors need to be diversified.

  • Obama's Victory & the US Defense Budget Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 1:48 PM ET
    Obama's Victory & the US Defense Budget

    Carter Copeland, Barclays aerospace and defense analyst, explains why he has a buy rating on Boeing, and discusses the impact Obama's second term win could have on the U.S. defense budget.

  • Boeing Restructuring Defense Business: Reuters Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 12:51 PM ET
    Boeing Restructuring Defense Business: Reuters

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Boeing is moving higher off of its lows on news the company is doing a major restructuring of its defense business; and the FMHR traders share their final trades.

  • The Dreamliner Makes Its First US Airline Flight Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 11:42 AM ET
    Has United Made Its 787 Less Safe?

    With the CEO of United Airlines and 219 passengers cheering, the first 787 Dreamliner for a U.S. carrier lifted off from Houston Sunday morning.

  • Boeing Tops Wall Street Estimates, Raises Outlook Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 8:05 AM ET
    Boeing Tops Wall Street Estimates, Raises Outlook

    The aerospace company reported quarterly earnings that exceeded analysts' predictions and revenue that matched forecasts, prompting the company to raise its forecast for the full year.

  • BAE Shareholders Call for Chairman to Go Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 11:05 PM ET
    BAE Shareholders Call for Chairman to Go

    A group of BAE Systems shareholders has demanded the resignation of chairman Dick Olver, saying sweeping changes are needed at the UK defense group following the collapse of the EADS merger two weeks ago.  The FT reports.

  • Can the Market Hold On Amid Wave of Falling Profits? Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 7:38 PM ET
    Can the Market Hold On Amid Wave of Falling Profits?

    “Earnings, earnings, earnings...we were focused on earnings coming into this week and last week, and right now it’s just letting us down,” one trader said.

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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.