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  • PARIS, July 2- Airbus is to help China set up production of aircraft seats and galleys in a move to ease shortages and delays that have threatened disruption to global aircraft production. Planemakers including Airbus, Boeing and Embraer have been wrestling for more than a year with delayed deliveries of aircraft seats or galleys from suppliers including...

  • A trillion dollar problem Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    A trillion dollar problem

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on Lockheed Martin's new really expensive F-35 jet, of which test pilots are already complaining.

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- U.S. exporters large and small scrambled on Tuesday to urge foreign customers not to abandon deals supported by the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which will be forced to halt new business at midnight as its charter expires. Companies affected range from giants including aircraft maker Boeing Co and General Electric Co to small exporters of...

  • SpaceX explosion unsolved Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 4:50 PM ET
    SpaceX explosion unsolved

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the explosion of SpaceX's rocket this weekend. CNBC's Kelly Evans looks at the correlation between SpaceX and Tesla.

  • SpaceX's first failed launch to ISS Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 11:58 AM ET
    SpaceX's first failed launch to ISS

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the first failed launch of a SpaceX rocket mission to the space station.

  • NASA calls SpaceX explosion important loss Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 8:18 AM ET
    NASA calls SpaceX explosion important loss

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the first failed launch of a SpaceX rocket mission.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in supplying the orbiting outpost. Those included six cargo runs for NASA under a 15- flight contract worth more than $2...

  • SpaceX Falcon rocket explodes after liftoff Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 10:59 AM ET
    The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon lifts off from launch pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 14, 2015.

    The Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station, NASA said. The 208- foot-tall rocket was the company's 19th Falcon 9 launch since its 2010 debut, including six previous...

  • SpaceX to deliver new docking port to ISS Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 3:39 PM ET
    The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is shown berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station.

    In addition to food and supplies, SpaceX will deliver a new docking port to the International Space Station.

  • Inside the battle to build America's next bomber Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    An artist's concept of Northrop Grumman's Long Range Strike Bomber.

    In the coming weeks, the U.S. Air Force will announce the biggest defense deal of the decade.

  • Internet from space? Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    U.S Top States

    CNBC's Wilfred Frost reports on how one company is hoping to challenge Facebook and Google when it comes to bringing global broadband services from space.

  • The fund-raising attracted backing from Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Europe's Airbus Group, which will also build 900 "micro-satellites" designed to extend the reach of the Internet to remote corners of the world. The company, based in Britain's Channel Islands, plans over 65 launches including 39 from Virgin's spaceflight company, Virgin Galactic, and...

  • Boeing names Dennis Muilenburg new CEO Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 7:11 AM ET
    Boeing names Dennis Muilenburg new CEO

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the departure of Jim McNerney after 10 years at the helm of the aircraft manufacturer, and weighs in on expectations from its new CEO Dennis Muilenburg.

  • SEATTLE, June 23- Boeing Co said Tuesday that President Dennis Muilenburg will take over as chief executive officer July 1, a transition that comes as the aerospace giant tries to keep pace with an historic boom in the commercial jet market and build its defense business amid tight military budgets. Muilenburg, 51, will succeed 65- year-old Jim McNerney, who...

  • Boeing names Dennis Muilenburg as new CEO Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 8:50 PM ET
    Boeing names Dennis Muilenburg as new CEO

    George Hamlin, president of Hamlin Transportation Consulting, discusses news that Boeing's president and COO Dennis Muilenburg will replace CEO Jim McNerney on July 1.

  • How to trade the Netflix, Boeing headlines Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 7:10 PM ET
    A sign is posted in front of the Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California.

    "Fast Money" traders discussed how to play market moves on the Netflix stock split and Boeing leadership change.

  • Boeing replaces CEO McNerney with Muilenburg Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 5:38 PM ET
    W. James McNerney and Dennis Muilenburg of Boeing

    Boeing announced Tuesday it would replace CEO Jim McNerney with current president and COO Dennis Muilenburg.

  • Boeing names its president, Muilenberg, as new CEO Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 4:47 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Boeing CEO Jim McNerney is stepping away from the controls after 10 years. The aircraft maker said Tuesday that President and Chief Operating Officer Dennis Muilenburg will become its new CEO on July 1. He is also remaining chairman of the Chicago- based company.

  • China may buy 50-70 Airbus A330 jets Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 11:42 AM ET
    Chinese workers at an Airbus factory in Tianjin, China.

    China is in talks with Airbus to buy 50-70 A330 jets. The deals could be signed on July 1.

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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.