French state-controlled Nexter Systems and privately-held Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH& Co KG of Germany have been in exclusive tie-up talks for more than a year. One apparent sticking point had been the reported preference of German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel for an all-German merger of KMW with automotive and defense group Rheinmetall designed to...» Read More
Many of you may think Hollywood built Los Angeles, but the truth is aerospace did, before the Cold War ended and most of the jobs disappeared. Yet there is a new energy returning to California's space industry
CNBC's Brian Shactman has the details on the amount of jobs that will disappear as NASA's 30-year shuttle program ends.
Our special report, "NASA: The Next Generation," explores the impact of the space shuttle's end to the future of the agency and America's place in space.
From Florida's Space Coast to contractors in Connecticut and Georgia. jobs and business will be lost — some, probably forever.
The end of NASA’s space shuttle program will limit U.S. manned flight in the short term but is unlikely to threaten the country's long-term competitiveness in the space sector.
The space agency is leaving the low-orbit travel to the private sector and focusing its R&D efforts on exploring deep space.
With the final space shuttle flying, many wonder, what’s next? Well, tighten your seat belt. The second great space race is about to begin and it could shave two to three years off astronauts' down time without something American to fly.
NASA's last shuttle is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral today, with CNBC's Brian Shactman.
The fear in the area surrounding Kennedy Space Center is that when the Shuttle program ends this month, it will become the "Ghost Coast".
The discovery of huge deposits of so-called 'rare earth' minerals, used in high technology products, on the Pacific sea floor should ease long-term supply constraints and end a Chinese monopoly, which had been causing strategic concerns in the West, analysts said.
Planned job cuts rose to 41,432 jobs in June, an 11.6 percent increase on May, but the overall pace of downsizing is at the lowest level for 11 years, according to the monthly jobs report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Cramer rounds out his list of America’s best companies with Honeywell International and Cummins.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso Cabrera takes a look at Brazil's Embraer seeing more demand over the past year.
In what may be one of the most fascinating pieces of space history, two sheets from the checklist Armstrong and Aldrin had on the Moon is up for auction next month at Bonhams. The sheets include handwritten notes by Aldrin scribbled as the two astronauts were on the lunar surface, shortly before Aldrin discovers a potentially fatal development.
NASA is giving its retiring space shuttles to museums in Cape Canaveral, Los Angeles and suburban Washington.
As the U.S. moves closer to the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", big ticket government spending areas like defense programs are likely to be at the center of the debate.
Troy Lahr, aerospace & defense analyst, Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., says the aging U.S. air fleet means good news for Boeing, which should benefit over the long term. The company has a five-year backlog, which is likely to grow even longer with newer orders.
An outlook on the aeronautic defense and space industry as companies watch events in Libya closely, with Sean O'Keefe, EADS North America CEO.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Cramer interviews Dave Cote, who as CEO, has turned Honeywell into an industry leader.
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.
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.
CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the rise of women in companies that used to be dominated by men.