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  • Option Bulls Look for L-3 Gains to Accelerate Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 6:02 AM ET

    L-3 Communications has been steadily climbing, and now the bulls are stepping in.

  • Memorabilia Investment: The Golden Oldies Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 9:42 AM ET
    Madonna performs onstage during the opening night of her 'Sticky and Sweet' tour at the O2 Arena on in London, England.

    Michael Jackson’s jacket, a Madonna dress, even plates bearing the Queen of England’s face - in a world of cold hard investment, the collection of special items that hold a particular value because of their significance in our collective memory makes a welcome change, and  perhaps represents the ultimate alternative investment.

  • Drones Set Sights on US Skies Saturday, 18 Feb 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    Unmanned drones are typically associated with war and spying. But a new law will permit the use of drones in the US for everything from selling real estate to dusting crops and monitoring oil spills.

  • Cramer's One-on-One with Bombardier CEO Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 7:37 PM ET

    Pierre Beaudoin, Bombardier CEO, discusses the company's $55 billion backlog and his take on the transporation business.

  • Cash-Rich Investors Look to Europe for Opportunities Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 1:55 AM ET

    U.S. investors are looking to Europe for places to park their spare cash, but opportunities may depend on the European debt crisis continuing, according to market participants on both sides of the Atlantic.

  • To Infinity and Beyond: Investing in Space Travel Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 8:35 AM ET
    Space Shuttle Atlantis

    It’s no secret that the global economy is in trouble, so if you’re bored of the world of stocks and bonds and feel the tedium of a slowing market, the time may have come to explore whole new world of investment: space travel.

  • Chinese Defense Budget Set to Double by 2015 Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 6:31 PM ET
    Chinese tanks rumble pass Tiananmen Square during a massive parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

    China’s defense budget is expected to almost double by 2015 as Beijing accelerates its spending on fighter jets and other military equipment, according to defense forecasts. The FT reports.

  • 10 Industries That Are Bouncing Back Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    In January, 243,000 new private-sector jobs were created, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. While these numbers aren’t exactly cause to pop the champagne corks just yet, they do offer evidence that the worst of the recession may be behind us, and better times may lie ahead.People returning to the workforce are unlikely to see the same job market that they knew before the recession. Some industries were hit harder than others, and while some jobs will make a return engagement in the

    It’s impossible to say what a fully recovered U.S. economy will look like, or how long it will take to get there. However, some sectors have begun to hire again.

  • Is the Market Doomed to Repeat 2011? Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 6:14 PM ET

    Although recent action may be similar, Cramer isn't so sure the market will repeat the same trajectory as last year.

  • CNBC.com Market Outlook  Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 4:30 PM ET

    The week's top business news and investing advice, including top picks for 2012 and defense, with CNBC's Mandy Drury.

  • Defense Sector: Buy or Sell?  Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    Credit Suisse says Mitt Romney is the best candidate for the defense industry, but some companies aren't waiting to see who wins the 2012 election, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. Brian Ruttenbur, Morgan Keegan & Co., and Cai von Rumohr, Cowen & Co., discuss whether defense stocks are poised to fall or rise.

  • Cramer Identifies a Theme for Up or Down Days Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:59 PM ET

    Cramer outlines an investment idea that works when the market goes higher and allows investors to fall back on it when the averages fall.

  • Aerospace Cycle Roaring Despite Euro Crisis Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 6:56 PM ET

    Hexcel is one aerospace play to consider, Cramer says.

  • Guy Adami: Pfizer a Buy at This Price Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 6:34 PM ET

    Out of the blue-chip stocks that saw an increased dividend Monday, “Fast Money” pro Guy Adami liked one of them: Pfizer.

  • Hexcel: Airborne Profits?  Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 6:25 PM ET

    May Money's Cramer explains why it makes sense for investors to take advantage of companies that have a business cycle of their own, like Hexcel Corporation, which is a fantastic play on the roaring aerospace.

  • Cramer: 10 Stocks to Buy Your Kids In 2012 Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 9:50 AM ET
    There's nothing more gratifying than seeing your child's face light up when you give them the perfect present for the holidays. Oh wait, yes there is: Seeing them succeed their whole life! And guess how you make that happen? You teach your kids about money and investing as young as possible, Cramer said.The earlier you start, the better off they will be. So, this year, instead of buying your kid the hottest toy that's going to make her friends drool, consider giving the gift that could keep on g

    Teaching your kids about investing while they're young can set them up for a lifetime of financial success and stability. Here's how Cramer recomemnds getting them started.

  • Defense Cuts: Small Business Feels It Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 12:09 PM ET
    RTI Corporate Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA

    There are still some things made in America. Inside a massive building in Niles, Ohio, furnaces burning at temperatures of up to 4,000 degrees are melting titanium, a lightweight but strong metal which goes into airplanes, tanks, and artillery.

  • Movie Fantasy Jobs Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 1:31 PM ET
    Movies have glamorized many occupations over the years. The films of Humphrey Bogart let viewers live vicariously as street-smart private eyes. James Bond made audience members imagine themselves as debonair, globe-hopping spies with exotic seductresses in every port of call. And Clint Eastwood’s westerns made people visualize themselves as the frontier’s messengers of bloody vengeance.What these films failed to do was accurately convey a picture of their main characters’ day-to-day finances. Wa

    CNBC.com considered how famous movie characters made their living. We found what their salaries would be in real life, then determined if they could really afford to live in that apartment, drive that car, or eat at that restaurant.

  • Boeing Earnings Beats & Boosts  Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 11:23 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details on Boeing's Q3 earnings and boosted outlook.

  • What Stocks Are at Risk as Budget Cuts Loom? Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 1:04 PM ET
    US Capitol Building with cash

    JPMorgan says education services, electronic equipment and instruments, as well as aerospace and defense could be the hardest-hit sectors, as the bipartisan congressional “supercommittee” looks for targets to cut the federal budget.

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.