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  • WASHINGTON, April 16- The U.S. Defense Department has approved the first trans-Atlantic flight of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet in July to take part in two international air shows near London, U.S. and British officials said Wednesday.

  • SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. NASA confirmed the launch date Wednesday, two days after a last-minute rocket leak delayed the mission. The prime computer has been working fine, but NASA wants to get a new backup installed outside the station as soon as possible.

  • Finmeccanica shares down on CEO change Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 5:16 AM ET

    MILAN— Investors signaled concern Tuesday at a change of leadership at the scandal-plagued Finmeccanica defense contractor as part of sweeping management changes announced by Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at four strategic state-backed firms.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 14- Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies canceled its planned cargo run to the International Space Station on Monday after a helium leak was found in its rocket's first stage, NASA said. The next opportunity for the Falcon 9 to fly is 3:25 p.m. on Friday if the problem can be resolved, NASA said in a statement.

  • KIEV/ MOSCOW, April 11- Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to ease European fears of gas supply cuts on Friday after Brussels said it would stand with the new authorities in Kiev if the Kremlin carries out a threat to turn off the tap to Ukraine.

  • Lockheed to begin building asteroid sampler for NASA Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 5:26 PM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 10- A NASA mission to pluck samples from a distant asteroid and return them to Earth passed a major technical review, clearing engineers to begin building the robotic spacecraft, officials said on Thursday.

  • HAMBURG, April 10- Ever fancied seeing your name in lights as you boarded a plane? Exhibitors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg demonstrated these ideas and more as they sought to win airline customers with new seats, lighting and entertainment systems.

  • WASHINGTON, April 9- Sikorsky Aircraft said on Wednesday the U.S. Navy's plan to skip orders for 29 MH-60 helicopters in the final year of a five-year contract could undermine the industry's willingness to sign such cost-saving agreements in the future.

  • STOCKHOLM, April 9- Sweden's Volvo, the world's second biggest truck maker, has put a partnership with Russian battle-tank maker Uralvagonzavod on hold due to increasing tensions between Ukraine and Russia, the truck maker said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON/ PARIS, April 4- Boeing Co, the world's biggest airplane maker, and engine maker General Electric Co said on Friday they had received licenses from the U.S. Treasury Department to export certain spare parts for commercial aircraft to Iran under a temporary sanctions relief deal that began in January.

  • *Mylan up on report of Meda AB buy. *Boeing considers Mercury Systems acquisition. Biogen Idec Inc fell 4.3 percent to $288.98.

  • *Mylan up on report of Meda AB buy. *Boeing considers Mercury Systems acquisition. "Overall, people are taking this as a sign there isn't some sort of underlying weakness in the economy," said Kate Warne, investment strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis.

  • US STOCKS-Futures rise ahead of payrolls report Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    *Mylan up on report of Meda AB buy. *Boeing considers Mercury Systems acquisition. NEW YORK, April 4- U.S. stock index futures advanced modestly on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to hold near its record high, ahead of the monthly payrolls report.

  • HONG KONG, April 4- Aircraft leasing company GE Capital Aviation Services plans to raise about $700 million in an initial public offering in Hong Kong, IFR reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the plans. GECAS has already filed a listing application with the Hong Kong stock exchange, IFR said. Citigroup was hired to manage the GECAS IPO.

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- A group of 10 U.S. lawmakers on Thursday urged Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall to revamp the U.S. Army's $5 billion competition for a new armored vehicle to allow both tracked and wheeled vehicles to compete.

  • NEW YORK, April 3- Boeing Inc is considering buying Mercury Systems Inc, a supplier of digital signal and image processing systems to the aerospace and defense industry, according to two people familiar with the matter.

  • SYDNEY/ HONG KONG, March 31- Earlier this month, the chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Charles Li, was eager to talk about anything but the years-long warehousing crisis at the London Metal Exchange.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- Lockheed Martin Corp has won a U.S. Army contract worth $611 million to build 92 missiles and 50 launcher modification kits, the company's first production contract for a new enhanced missile designed to upgrade the Patriot missile defense system.

  • March 28- American Eagle Airlines will shrink its fleet and will lose the opportunity to fly larger regional jets that its parent American Airlines Group has ordered after its pilots rejected a concessionary labor contract, the subsidiary said on Friday.

  • Police bust LAX baggage-theft ring Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    Police arrest six people to bust an LAX theft ring that stole an uncounted amount of valuables. The LAT reports.

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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.

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