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  • Honeywell CEO: 2nd Quarter Results 'A Rebound' Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 5:43 PM ET
    Honeywell Chairman and CEO Dave Cote

    Honeywell CEO David Cote characterized his company's second quarter performance as a "rebound" on CNBC Monday, and said most sectors of the diversified U.S. manufacturer's  businesses are strong.

  • Farnborough Surges Back, but Defense Cuts Loom Monday, 26 Jul 2010 | 9:31 AM ET
    The final day at the Farnborough Airshow and day two of the public event days.

    The Farnborough International Airshow saw the giants of the aerospace industry back on fighting form with Boeing and Airbus receiving major orders, but the threat of military spending cuts loomed large on the horizon.

  • Lockheed Martin's F-35

    Watch the final week of July very closely, as it could to determine the direction of the market for remainder of the summer and into the fall. And here's where you should look.

  • Bernanke ‘Uncertain’ But Caterpillar, Eaton Are Not Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 2:45 PM ET

    While the Fed Chairman said the economic outlook remained "unusually uncertain," America’s manufacturing base is seeing a pick-up in demand. So what's going on here?

  • UK Aborts Raytheon Border Control Contract Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Raytheon headquarters in Waltham, MA

    Raytheon has been removed from its lead role overseeing the £750m project to provide a secure border control system for the UK after the British government said it had “no confidence” in the US defense and security company. The FT reports.

  • Asia Puts Its Stamp on Aviation Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 8:56 AM ET

    The future of the aviation industry has an Asian face, industry watchers say – and it is changing fast thanks to the rapid growth in passengers in the region that is creating strong demand for aircraft.

  • Slideshow: Scenes from the Farnborough Airshow Wednesday, 21 Jul 2010 | 3:48 PM ET
    The Farnborough International Airshow in the UK runs from July 19-25 and alternates each year with Paris as the premier European trade and display air show. This year the show kicked off with a higher-than-expected amount of new plane and leasing orders in the private sector. But the warnings were clear from the world's military, that cuts in defense spending would make it harder for firms to win new contracts. Farnborough has a history of flight testing and aircraft building going back to the s

    The Farnborough International Airshow in the UK runs from July-25 and alternates each year with Paris as the premier European trade and display air show.

  • Private Orders Create Farnborough Buzz Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 5:18 AM ET
    The Airbus A380 takes to the skies for a demonstration flight at the Farnborough Airshow in the UK.

    Day one delivered a raft of billion-dollar orders that will be making the headlines Tuesday and, as ever, the company hogging the limelight has been Emirates.

  • Stocks Rise Ahead of Earnings; Techs Gain Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 7:03 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded after losing 1% last week as techs gained ahead of some key earnings from the sector this week. Qualcomm and Motorola rose, while Bank of America and Apple fell.

  • Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Techs; BofA Skids Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 2:19 PM ET

    Stocks were modestly higher Monday, led by the technology sector, as investors focused ahead on upcoming earnings reports.  Motorola rose more than 4 percent but Apple tumbled.

  • Major defense and aerospace companies are aware that an inflection point has been reached with the U.S. military budget and costs can not keep climbing, a senior Pentagon official said Monday.

  • Stocks Struggle After Homebuilder Report Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 12:14 PM ET

    Stocks bobbed after an early pop Monday as banks and homebuilders weakened. Stocks has started the day higher after a report showed U.S. firms have increased their hiring plans.

  • Farnborough Scene: Don't Look Down Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 11:45 AM ET

    Anyone attending the Farnborough International Airshow may want to consider some type of protective gear. It's not so overcrowded that you can't move. It's just that nobody looks where they're going. They look up.

  • Air Show Kicks Off With Small Flurry of Orders Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 11:08 AM ET
    Airplane

    Arch rivals Boeing and Airbus announced new orders worth almost $18 billion at the start of the Farnborough International Airshow on Monday, raising hopes that the aviation industry is on the way back up after a dire two-year slump.

  • Futures Edge Higher; Halliburton Jumps Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 8:22 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Monday, signaling a slight recovery from Friday's end-of-the-week selloff, despite a debt downgrade for Irish debt and concerns over Hungarian funding.

  • Boeing, Airbus and the Battle of Farnborough Sunday, 18 Jul 2010 | 6:10 PM ET
    Boeing and Airbus

    Boeing and Airbus are both readying their most technologically advanced aircraft yet: Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and Airbus’s A350XWB.

  • Bull Market Alert!: This One Is Taking Off Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 7:37 PM ET

    Get ready for as many as seven years of upside for this sector.

  • Northrop Grumman to Close Louisiana Shipyard Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 6:35 PM ET

    Northrop Grumman says it will close down a Louisiana shipyard and may shed its entire division that makes warships for the Navy.

  • Air Tanker Competition Is for Best Airplane: EADS Friday, 9 Jul 2010 | 1:13 PM ET
    An Airbus A380 in take off.

    The fierce competition for the $35 billion Air Force tanker is about providing the best airplane, not about politics, EADS's North American Chairman Ralph Crosby told CNBC Friday.

  • Boeing Headquarters

    When Argon ST, a defense contractor, was first for sale there was ample time for plenty of takeover stock investors to get involved on hopes that a knock-out bid would emerge for the company. Sure enough, it did.

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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.