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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Defense contractor Lockheed Martin will buy privately-held Systems Made Simple, a provider of health information technology solutions to the federal government, the company said on Thursday. Terms were not disclosed but were said to be not material to Lockheed Martin. Among other things, Systems Made Simple, based in Syracuse, New York, works...

  • *Q3 adjusted profit $0.12/ shr vs est $0.09/ shr. Q3 revenue up 21 pct to $4.91 bln vs est $4.81 bln. Oct 30- Bombardier Inc, a Canadian plane and train maker, on Thursday reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings as aircraft deliveries shot up nearly 60 percent.

  • What is Orbital Sciences? Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— NASA pays it billions. And its $2 billion deal to resupply the International Space Station had gone well— until this week. Aerospace company Orbital Sciences Corp. suffered a big failure late Tuesday when one of its unmanned rockets bound for the station exploded moments after liftoff.

  • *Orbital Sciences slumps after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, adding to their earlier declines after the Federal Reserve ended its monthly bond purchase program, as had been expected. The U.S. central bank ended its quantitative easing program of bond purchases, which at its peak pumped $85 billion a month into the financial...

  • Despite explosion, Orbital maintains 2014 outlook Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:59 PM ET
    The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on October 28, 2014 on Wallops Island, Virginia.

    Shares of aerospace and defense firms Orbital Sciences and Alliant Tech were briefly halted on Wednesday.

  • *Orbital Sciences halted after rocket explosion. DuPont lost 1.4 percent to $67.03 and was the largest drag on the S&P materials sector after it said there were "competitive advantages" in keeping its businesses together. Activist investor Nelson Peltz has urged DuPont to separate its various businesses in a move that has supported the company's shares.

  • Atlas V rocket takes off     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the launch of the Atlas V rocket being launched, and the disaster of the Orbital Sciences launch Tuesday night.

  • *Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. DuPont, down 2 percent at $66.62, was the largest drag on the materials sector of the S&P 500 after it said there were "competitive advantages" in keeping its businesses together. Activist investor Nelson Peltz has urged DuPont to separate its various businesses in a move that has supported the company's shares.

  • The 14- story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday but burst into flames moments later, the first disaster since NASA turned to private operators to run cargo to the space station. Orbital Sciences stock fell 15.9 percent to $25.54 on Wednesday. The loss of the supply...

  • ISS must rely on SpaceX & Russians     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells provides insight to the NASA rocket explosion which happened Tuesday night. The launch vehicle was headed to the International Space Station filled with supplies.

  • Rocket explosion setback for commercial space Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:33 AM ET

    Orbital Sciences Corp.' s unmanned Antares rocket blew up just moments after liftoff Tuesday evening from the Virginia coast. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to the Orbital Sciences' failed launch, and had been planned well in advance of the accident. The Orbital Sciences rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule loaded with 2½ tons of space station...

  • *Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Wednesday ahead of a statement from the U.S. In a typical quarter since 1994, 63 percent of companies beat estimates, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • *Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stock index futures were mixed on Wednesday, with S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures weighed by a sharp decline in Facebook shares, and ahead of a statement from the U.S. In a typical quarter since 1994, 63 percent of companies beat estimates, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • *Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Wednesday, weighed by a sharp decline in Facebook Inc shares and ahead of a statement from the U.S. *In an otherwise data-light session, the Fed is likely to announce that it will no longer add to its holdings of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities,...

  • ISS rocket explodes at NASA     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:33 AM ET

    An Orbital Sciences rocket loaded with supplies for the International Space Station explodes and crashes after takeoff, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    Orbital Sciences Corp.' s unmanned Antares rocket blew up just moments after liftoff Tuesday evening from the Virginia coast. The smooth flight was in stark contrast to the Orbital Sciences' failed launch, and had been planned well in advance of the accident. The Orbital Sciences rocket was carrying a Cygnus capsule loaded with 2½ tons of space station...

  • Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    NASA is paying billions of dollars to Orbital Sciences and the SpaceX company to make station deliveries, and it's counting on SpaceX and Boeing to start flying U.S. astronauts to the orbiting lab as early as 2017. This was the fourth flight by Orbital Sciences to the orbiting lab. The Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket blew up over the beachside launch complex at...

  • Oct 28- An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. The 14- story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight...

  • The cause of the accident was not immediately known, said NASA mission commentator Dan Huot. NASA launch control said damage appeared to be limited to the launch facility and rocket. Virginia- based Orbital Sciences is one of two companies hired by NASA to fly cargo to the station after the space shuttles were retired.

  • The cause of the accident was not immediately known, said NASA mission commentator Dan Huot. NASA said there were no injuries. Virginia- based Orbital Sciences is one of two companies hired by NASA to fly cargo to the station after the space shuttles were retired.

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  • 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.