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  • A Defense Stock Obama Could Love? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2008 | 6:53 PM ET

    AeroVironment could rally if the Democrats take the White House, Cramer says.

  • Stop Trading!: Boeing Strike to Weigh on Market? Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 3:19 PM ET

    The dispute could hurt more than just one company's earnings if it isn't resolved soon, Cramer says.

  • Sell Block: Boeing's Grounded Until End of Strike Thursday, 25 Sep 2008 | 8:21 PM ET

    But it's not just this company that's being affected. Here are five other stocks to avoid until the airplane-maker's done with its labor problems.

  • Defense for Democrats Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | 11:11 PM ET

    Orbital Sciences is just the kind of company that could benefit if the White House goes blue come November.

  • Trading the War Hawks Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 4:04 PM ET

    Cramer recommended stocks he thinks could see a gain going into the Republican National Convention.

  • Airbus Maker Takes Aim at Weak Dollar Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 3:57 AM ET

    European aerospace group EADS said on Wednesday it was extending its Power8 restructuring at planemaker Airbus and measures to tackle a weak dollar as it posted weaker-than-expected second quarter profit.

  • Boeing Profit Falls on Military, Civil Delays Wednesday, 23 Jul 2008 | 8:10 AM ET

    Boeing reported a greater-than-expected 19 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday as it took a charge on a delayed military plane contract and suffered knock-on effects of its troubled 787 Dreamliner program.

  • Lockheed Martin Second-Quarter Profit Rises Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 7:40 AM ET

    Lockheed Martin said on Tuesday quarterly profit rose, as sales of its electronic defense systems and a one-time gain related to a sale of some land offset lower sales for its F-16 fighter jet program.

  • Honeywell Profit Rises 18%, Hikes Forecast Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | 8:32 AM ET
    Honeywell

    Honeywell International Friday reported quarterly profit jumped 18 percent, topping expectations, and raised its full-year earnings forecast, citing strong demand for aircraft electronics and environment and security control systems used in large commercial buildings.

  • United Tech Profit Beats Forecast, Raises Outlook Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 10:03 AM ET

    Diversified U.S. manufacturer United Technologies said Thursday quarterly profit beat Wall Street forecasts, on solid demand for Otis elevators and fire and security equipment from the commercial construction sector, and boosted its full-year profit outlook.

  • Protectionism Not Good in Tanker Deal: EADS Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 8:40 AM ET

    Protectionism is not good for anybody and could hurt trans-Atlantic relations, the chief executives of EADS and Northrop Grumman told CNBC referring to the largest-ever tanker deal, which last week was reopened by the US department of defense.

  • $35 Billion USAF Tanker Contract Back Up for Grabs Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday reopened a bitter $35 billion aerial tanker contest after the selection process that picked Northrop Grumman and EADS over Boeing was found to be flawed.

  • EADS US Tanker Contract in Doubt Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 1:37 PM ET

    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Wednesday he planned to reopen a $35 billion competition between Boeing and a team of Northrop Grumman and Europe's EADS to build new aerial refueling tankers.

  • Alliant Techsystems Awarded Air Force Rocket Contract Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 10:06 AM ET

    Alliant Techsystems Inc. , a military contractor and aerospace company, said Wednesday it will supply rockets to the U.S. Air Force under a contract worth as much as $250 million.

  • White House to Lift North Korea Trade Sanctions Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 8:33 AM ET
    Roh Moo-hyun Kim Jong Il

    President Bush said Thursday he will lift key trade sanctions against North Korea and remove it from the U.S. terrorism blacklist, a remarkable turnaround in policy toward the communist regime he once branded as part of an "axis of evil."

  • Europe Unveils Delayed A400M Military Plane Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 6:40 AM ET

    Europe unveiled the A400M military aircraft on Thursday, giving the public a first glimpse of a powerful turboprop plane being built to supply seven NATO countries with urgently needed strategic airlift capacity.

  • Sonic Bust? Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs downgraded Boeing on Wednesday to “Sell.” Does that mean the aerospace trade is over?

  • EADS Near $1 Billion Saudi-Iraq Border Deal Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 7:06 AM ET

    A consortium led by European aerospace group EADS is favorite to win a $1 billion contract to build a border fence shielding Saudi Arabia from Iraq, executives at the Saudi business partner said.

  • United Airlines Parent to Lay off 950 Pilots Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 4:40 PM ET
    United Airlines

    UAL, parent of United Airlines, said Monday it plans to lay off 950 pilots as it prepares to cut domestic capacity to offset soaring fuel prices.

  • Boeing Wins Air Force Tanker Challenge Wednesday, 18 Jun 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

    U.S. auditors upheld Boeing's protest of the award of a $35 billion refueling-aircraft deal to a U.S.-European team that includes rival planebuilder Airbus, a U.S. lawmaker said Wednesday.

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.