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  • Fiorina: How We're Going to Win the Space Race 2.0 Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 12:02 AM ET

    In this Guest Blog, former CEO Carly Fiorina shares her thoughts on the announcement that several tech billionaires are going to bankroll a venture to mine asteroids writing, "thank goodness America still has visionaries who understand that we must lead in space."

  • Honeywell CEO on Earnings Beat Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 8:02 PM ET

    Check out Cramer's interview with chairman and CEO Dave Cote.

  • In the ‘Cockpit’ of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
    Joint Strike Fighter

    I know that spending potentially a trillion dollars over 50+ years to create and support a single jet program may sound a tad...excessive, but...wouldn't you want to fly one?

  • Alcoa Earnings at $6.0B: CEO Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 4:08 PM ET
    Alcoa Earnings at $6.0B: CEO

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo announces Alcoa's Q1 revenue earnings at $6.0 billion and speaks to Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa chairman/CEO.

  • Aviation is Among Hottest Sectors for Job Growth Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 11:13 AM ET
    RBC offers a full line of airframe control ball and roller anti-friction bearings to the aerospace industry.

    The RBC plant has nearly 200 workers building and supplying ball bearings to plane makers around the world. Bearings are critical parts in airplanes and their engines. From the flaps on a wing going up or down, to the landing gear moving into place there are scores of bearings in every plane.

  • Immelt: Why GE Believes in Hiring Our Heroes Sunday, 25 Mar 2012 | 3:06 PM ET

    "Veterans have led in the field; they can lead in a factory or research facility. Veterans believe in getting the job done and doing it in the right way," writes GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt.

  • A Drone Aircraft Play On Recent FAA Ruling Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 6:07 PM ET

    Drone aircraft could see a lift from a new FAA ruling allowing routine flights, and Aerovironment was one way to play it.

  • Sky's the Limit for Drones Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 5:18 PM ET
    Sky's the Limit for Drones

    A new law could require the Federal Aviation Administration to allow drones to be used in the national air space. Discussing the commercial possibilities, with Timothy Conver, Aerovironment chairman/CEO. Also, a trade update on BMW and Daimler, with Fast Money's Karen Finerman.

  • Cramer Drills Down on Lockheed Martin  Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 8:00 PM ET

    How could this defense company's stock rally despite big budget cuts at the Pentagon? Cramer has some answers.

  • Cramer Drills Down on Lockheed Martin Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 6:25 PM ET
    Cramer Drills Down on Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin can rally despite big budget cuts at the Pentagon thanks to the election year trade, says Mad Money's Cramer. It's a binary trade, and investors need to think of it as a short-term trade, not a long-term investment.

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    It's not too late to be an astronaut — two universities are offering six lucky applicants the chance to be astronauts in ... Hawaii! Just one little catch: How are your cooking skills?

  • Option Bulls Look for L-3 Gains to Accelerate Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 6:02 AM ET

    L-3 Communications has been steadily climbing, and now the bulls are stepping in.

  • Memorabilia Investment: The Golden Oldies Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 9:42 AM ET
    Madonna performs onstage during the opening night of her 'Sticky and Sweet' tour at the O2 Arena on in London, England.

    Michael Jackson’s jacket, a Madonna dress, even plates bearing the Queen of England’s face - in a world of cold hard investment, the collection of special items that hold a particular value because of their significance in our collective memory makes a welcome change, and  perhaps represents the ultimate alternative investment.

  • Drones Set Sights on US Skies Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    Unmanned drones are typically associated with war and spying. But a new law will permit the use of drones in the US for everything from selling real estate to dusting crops and monitoring oil spills.

  • Cramer's One-on-One with Bombardier CEO Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 7:37 PM ET

    Pierre Beaudoin, Bombardier CEO, discusses the company's $55 billion backlog and his take on the transporation business.

  • Cash-Rich Investors Look to Europe for Opportunities Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 1:55 AM ET

    U.S. investors are looking to Europe for places to park their spare cash, but opportunities may depend on the European debt crisis continuing, according to market participants on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • To Infinity and Beyond: Investing in Space Travel Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 8:35 AM ET
    Space Shuttle Atlantis

    It’s no secret that the global economy is in trouble, so if you’re bored of the world of stocks and bonds and feel the tedium of a slowing market, the time may have come to explore whole new world of investment: space travel.

  • Chinese Defense Budget Set to Double by 2015 Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 6:31 PM ET
    Chinese tanks rumble pass Tiananmen Square during a massive parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

    China’s defense budget is expected to almost double by 2015 as Beijing accelerates its spending on fighter jets and other military equipment, according to defense forecasts. The FT reports.

  • 10 Industries That Are Bouncing Back Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    In January, 243,000 new private-sector jobs were created, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. While these numbers aren’t exactly cause to pop the champagne corks just yet, they do offer evidence that the worst of the recession may be behind us, and better times may lie ahead.People returning to the workforce are unlikely to see the same job market that they knew before the recession. Some industries were hit harder than others, and while some jobs will make a return engagement in the

    It’s impossible to say what a fully recovered U.S. economy will look like, or how long it will take to get there. However, some sectors have begun to hire again.

  • Is the Market Doomed to Repeat 2011? Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 6:14 PM ET

    Although recent action may be similar, Cramer isn't so sure the market will repeat the same trajectory as last year.

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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.