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  • The Dreamliner Makes Its First US Airline Flight Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 11:42 AM ET

    With the CEO of United Airlines and 219 passengers cheering, the first 787 Dreamliner for a U.S. carrier lifted off from Houston Sunday morning.

  • Boeing Tops Wall Street Estimates, Raises Outlook Wednesday, 24 Oct 2012 | 8:05 AM ET

    The aerospace company reported quarterly earnings that exceeded analysts' predictions and revenue that matched forecasts, prompting the company to raise its forecast for the full year.

  • BAE Shareholders Call for Chairman to Go Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 11:05 PM ET

    A group of BAE Systems shareholders has demanded the resignation of chairman Dick Olver, saying sweeping changes are needed at the UK defense group following the collapse of the EADS merger two weeks ago.  The FT reports.

  • Can the Market Hold On Amid Wave of Falling Profits? Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 7:38 PM ET

    “Earnings, earnings, earnings...we were focused on earnings coming into this week and last week, and right now it’s just letting us down,” one trader said.

  • Focus Turns to Roles of EADS-BAE Chiefs Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 2:12 AM ET

    When an ambitious deal proposal collapses, it is normal to ask whether management has failed, too. EADS-BAE Systems is no exception, the FT reports.

  • BAE Tie-Up Bad for UK, Warns Darling Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 12:37 AM ET

    Alistair Darling has made a forceful intervention in the plans by EADS to combine with BAE Systems, saying British interests were bound to suffer because the UK government would have no equity stake in the enlarged group. The FT reports.

  • Lagardere Asks EADS to Rethink BAE Merger Plan Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 1:41 AM ET

    Key French EADS shareholder Lagardere said on Monday the conditions attached to a planned merger of the European aerospace group with Britain's BAE Systems were unsatisfactory and called on management to reexamine the project.

  • States With the Most Federal Funding Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | 11:18 AM ET
    Federal spending per capita: $30,318Total federal spending: $577.80 billionNumber of state residents: 19.1 millionThe state of Florida was the recipient of the most federal spending in the nation, both in total and on a per capita basis. It’s similar to second-place Louisiana in that one of the 10 prime awards it received went to the Department of Health and Human Services, and all the others went to the Department of Homeland Security.Other than the Harris Corporation, a telecommunications comp

    Using data from USASpending.gov,an OMB website, CNBC.com presents the 10 states that received the most federal dollars per capita in fiscal year 2011.

  • UK Fears French BAE-EADS Stake Push Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 10:16 PM ET

    France is pushing for its government to hold a large stake in the €34 billion defense and aerospace group to be created by combining pan-European EADS and BAE of the UK, raising concerns in London that such a demand would threaten the deal. The FT reports.

  • BAE-EADS Faces Tougher US 'Firewall' Monday, 17 Sep 2012 | 2:14 AM ET

    BAE Systems will have to agree more rigorous US security arrangements if its 38 billion euros ($49.9 billion) deal to combine with EADS is to pass muster in Washington, a former senior US official has warned, the Financial Times reports.

  • Farnborough International Airshow Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | 3:54 AM ET

    The Farnborough International Airshow is an international aerospace convention that happens every other year.

  • French Earnings Deluge: Surprising Winners? Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 4:59 AM ET

    Almost half of France's biggest companies report quarterly earnings between Thursday morning and Friday evening, the first set of numbers since socialist President Francois Hollande took office in May in the midst of en economic crisis.

  • Cramer: 5 Stocks Staging a Comeback Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 6:09 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host points to five stocks that are exacting their revenge on the market to prove that even losers get lucky once in a while.

  • China Market Lookahead: Stocks in Holding Pattern Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | 2:58 PM ET
    China

    The Chinese market is likely to hover around six-month lows barring major policy announcements from the government.

  • US ‘Needs to Get Going on Debt’: Honeywell CEO Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 7:10 PM ET
    Honeywell Chairman and CEO Dave Cote

    The "Mad Money" host chatted with Honeywell CEO David Cote about global growth prospects and the U.S. debt crisis.

  • The Business of Making Drones Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 6:32 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host chats with AeroVironment CEO Tim Conver.

  • Mad Money host Jim Cramer speaks to AeroVironment chairman & CEO Tim Conver, about the budget for the defense sector, and his company's latest missile innovation called "the switchblade."

  • What Cramer’s Watching Next Week Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 6:10 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    Check out his "Game Plan" for next week.

  • Production 'Bubble' Reflects Real Growth: PwC Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 12:29 PM ET

    No doubt the debate will carry on this week about whether the industry is over-heated and creating a bubble for itself. The current movement shows no signs of slowing down. For those that are calling it a "bubble" it has proven to be quite a resilient one and one we believe is actually reflective of real growth, write Neil Hampson and Scott Thompson from PwC.

  • Siemens Explores New Horizons Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 5:53 AM ET

    The Mars space probe built by Siemens is an “iconic example” of what the technological industry can provide to global aerospace development, Siegfried Russwurm, the CEO of Sector Industry Sector at Siemens told CNBC.

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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.