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  • iRobot's defense play     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    Colin Angle, iRobot CEO, discusses the company's earnings picture and says he is hoping to make a big push into the defense and drone space, which is right now 10 percent of the business.

  • Global instability will help these stocks: Analyst Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    Global conflicts are going to sustain defense spending by governments, which will benefit defense contractors, one analyst said.

  • Ukraine rebel fighters had BUK missiles: Leader Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 2:32 PM ET
    Ukrainian rebel commander Alexander Khodakovsky speaks during an interview in Donetsk, Ukarine.

    A Ukrainian rebel leader said that pro-Russian rebels had missiles of the type the U.S. says shot down a commercial plane.

  • FAA extends Tel Aviv flight ban another 24 hours Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:30 PM ET
    Passengers on line for security control before departure at the Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv July 22, 2014.

    US aviation authorities on Wednesday extended a ban on US airlines flying to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport for another 24 hours.

  • Oulook for defense stocks     Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    Jason Gursky, Citi Research aerospace & defense analyst, discusses the outlook for defense contractors amid defense cuts and the potential for more war.

  • July 23- Boeing Co reported a 52 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher commercial plane deliveries and one-time tax gains, but investors were spooked by rising costs in its military tanker program.

  • Israel flight ban leaves travelers scrambling Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 11:17 AM ET
    Passengers check a departure time flight board displaying various cancellations at Ben Gurion International airport, near Tel Aviv, on July 23, 2014.

    Many travelers had their plans snarled when many airlines suspended flights to Israel after a rocket fell near the main airport. NBC News reports.

  • July 22- United Technologies Corp posted tepid quarterly orders for its Otis elevators and Pratt& Whitney jet engines businesses, and shares of the diversified U.S. manufacturer fell nearly 2 percent on Tuesday.

  • US: Pro-separatists likely shot down MH17 'by mistake' Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:42 AM ET
    The train carrying the 280 bodies recovered from the downed Flight MH17 arrives at the government-held Ukrainian city of Kharkiv

    After days of outrage over the handling of the Flight MH17 crash site in Ukraine, European ministers meet to discuss further sanctions against Russia.

  • Stocks open higher; Comcast, Lockheed gain Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    Comcast rose 1.3 percent after reporting higher profits than investors were expecting. Defense contractor Lockheed Martin rose 2 percent after the company's income and revenue beat analysts' forecasts. The DAX in Germany and the CAC-40 in France both rose 1 percent.

  • July 22- United Technologies Corp posted an 8 percent increase in quarterly profit, topping estimates, as sales of its elevators and aircraft parts helped offset a sluggish performance in its Pratt& Whitney engine business.

  • Malaysia appeals to world for help to retrieve bodies Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 6:17 AM ET
    Malaysia's newly appointed Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai

    Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai flying to Ukraine to assist in investigation, believes plane had been shot down.

  • Aviation safety in spotlight after MH17 tragedy Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 3:48 AM ET
  • A visitor places flowers at a temporary memorial for the 298 victims of shot down Malaysian jetliner Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

    The journey of the 298 souls on board the ill-fated Flight MH17 was violently cut short at 30,000 feet above ground, victims of a war not their own. NBC reports.

  • Boeing procurement officer pleads guilty to fraud Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS— A former procurement officer for The Boeing Company in St. Louis pleaded guilty Friday to federal fraud charges for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to Boeing.

  • American bomber gap?     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    A report from Congress suggests the B2 and B52 bombers may become "irrelevant." CNBC's Jane Wells provides insight to the value the aircrafts bring to the industry.

  • Why was Malaysia Airlines MH17 flying over Ukraine? Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    A Malaysia Airlines jet takes off from Heathrow Airport in London.

    The probability that a missile downed Flight MH17 prompts questions on whether the plane should have flown over a war-torn area. NBC News reports.

  • Crashed plane was flying in open air space Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:55 PM ET
    Satellite Image of Ukraine

    The Malaysian Airlines flight that crashed on Thursday morning in Ukraine was flying in open air space, Eurocontrol authorities said.

  • BRASILIA, July 17- Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer agreed to sell up to 60 commercial passenger jets to China and mining company Vale received two new credit lines from Beijing, as the presidents of the two countries signed agreements to deepen commercial ties.

  • Rocket science for lean times: Boeing's new game Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Boeing's CST-100 prototype

    A Boeing executive says space exploration must be resold to the public in these days of tight budgets and declining interest.

Defense Contractors

  • 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.