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

    Defense shares have continued to be positive going into earnings season (Boeing aside due to 787 problems), even though most analysts believe earnings will be lower than a year ago.

  • All Dreamliners Grounded

    The FAA has grounded all Boeing 787 Dreamliners, but the stock is making a comeback today after yesterday's drop, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Dreamliner Grounded: What's Next?

    Boeing is not planning to change its 787 production schedule despite recent problems, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Ken Herbert, aerospace analyst at Imperial Capital, weighs in.

  • Boeing Defends 787

    Boeing defends use of lithium ion batteries on Dreamliner jets, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Mary Schiavo, aviation attorney, weighs in.

  • Defense: Who's Affected by These Cuts?

    CNBC's Jane Wells explains what areas of defense remain vulnerable.

  • f-35 JSF

    U.S. sales of warplanes, anti-missile systems and other costly weapons to China's and North Korea's neighbors appear set for significant growth amid regional security jitters.

  • Pentagon Gears Up for Big Layoffs

    The Pentagon is getting ready to lay off hundreds of thousands of employees, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • How 'Cliff' Will Impact Defense

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports Defense cutbacks loom as the Pentagon plans to notify 800 thousand employees of potential furloughs if no deal is reached in a debt deal.

  • Defense in the New Year

    Defense companies are sure to be affected if we go over the "fiscal cliff" because of automatic spending cuts to the industry, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Defense Stock Plays For the New Year

    Howard Rubel, Jefferies analyst, provides insight on how to play the defense sector.

  • 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.

  • The Good & Bad of 'Cliff' Diving

    Dawne Hickton, RTI International Metals, and Howard Dean, former Democratic National Committee chairman, debate the pros and cons of going over the "fiscal cliffs."

  • Most Expensive Military Programs

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

  • 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 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.

  • Women on Defense

    As sex-scandals rock the defense world, women are stepping up to lead, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • 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.

  • Rising Above the Fiscal Cliff

    Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners, and Barry Knapp, Barclays, discuss the economic outlook for next year, as the nation faces taxing times in 2013.

  • What Caused the Dow's Dramatic Drop?

    Jason Trennert, Strategas Research Partners, and Barry Knapp, Barclays, discuss yesterday's market sell-off and weigh in on the outlook for the remainder of the year.