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  • Obama's Victory & the US Defense Budget Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 1:48 PM ET
    Obama's Victory & the US Defense Budget

    Carter Copeland, Barclays aerospace and defense analyst, explains why he has a buy rating on Boeing, and discusses the impact Obama's second term win could have on the U.S. defense budget.

  • Boeing Restructuring Defense Business: Reuters Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 12:51 PM ET
    Boeing Restructuring Defense Business: Reuters

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Boeing is moving higher off of its lows on news the company is doing a major restructuring of its defense business; and the FMHR traders share their final trades.

  • The Dreamliner Makes Its First US Airline Flight Sunday, 4 Nov 2012 | 11:42 AM ET
    Has United Made Its 787 Less Safe?

    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
    Boeing Tops Wall Street Estimates, Raises Outlook

    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
    BAE Shareholders Call for Chairman to Go

    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
    Can the Market Hold On Amid Wave of Falling Profits?

    “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
    Focus Turns to Roles of EADS-BAE Chiefs

    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • AeroVironment CEO: Defense Sector & 'The Switchblade'

    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.

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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.