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  • Saab Posts Lower-than-Expected Third-Quarter Profit Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 8:08 AM ET

    Defense and aerospace group Saab on Friday posted third-quarter pretax earnings short of forecasts and said it expected overall 2007 growth would be in line with last year.

  • Southwest Enjoys Strong Demand; Profit Soars Thursday, 18 Oct 2007 | 11:33 AM ET
    Southwest Airlines.

    Southwest Airlines, the leading U.S. low-cost carrier, said on Thursday that third-quarter earnings rose as higher ticket prices and fuller planes fueled record revenue.

  • Boeing Names New Head of Dreamliner Program Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 1:35 PM ET
    Boeing's Dreamliner 787.

    Boeing  named Pat Shanahan as vice president and general manager of the 787 program, succeeding Mike Bair, who will become vice president of business strategy and marketing for commercial airplanes, both effective immediately.

  • BAE Systems CEO to Step Down in August 2008 Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 10:39 AM ET

    BAE Systems Chief Executive Mike Turner will step down as CEO and leave the board in August 2008, Europe's largest defence company said on Tuesday.

  • After Years of Delay, Airbus Delivers an A380 Monday, 15 Oct 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    European aircraft maker Airbus delivered its first long-awaited A380 to Singapore Airlines Monday, finally giving parent EADS some good news to trumpet after two years of delays in delivering the world’s largest passenger aircraft and recent allegations of insider trading at the company.

  • Outlook: Investors Bracing For Big Earnings Week Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 6:15 PM ET

    A slew of companies will be reporting third-quarter results, and investors will be watching not only for the latest figures but what companies predict about future profits.

  • European Indexes Close Higher as Telecoms Surge Thursday, 11 Oct 2007 | 11:49 AM ET

    Better-than-expected earnings from mobile-phone company Sony Ericsson boosted telecommunications stocks in Europe and added to a firm close for the major indexes Monday.

  • Boeing Delays Dreamliner Delivery by Six Months Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 3:20 PM ET
    In this hand hout computer-generated image provided by Boeing shows the company's new series Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Wednesday, April; 27, 2005.  A senior Boeing Co. official on Wednesday brushed off the threat of European rival Airbus SAS's "superjumbo," saying orders for Boeing's smaller, more fuel-efficient Dreamliner were robust. (AP Photo/Boeing) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY **

    Boeing said Wednesday it would delay initial delivery of its 787 Dreamliner for six months due to challenges completing assembly of the first planes.

  • Midday Buzz Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 1:31 PM ET

    Market is dealing with several problems today: 1) Boeing down more than 3% after it delayed deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner for six months, due to problems assembling the plane. Though they say it won't materially hurt 20087 or 2008 earnings, it is still a surprise.

  • Diversified manufacturer Textron said Monday it had agreed to buy United Industrial in a deal valued at $1.1 billion, in a move to strengthen its aerospace and defense businesses.

  • As recession fears recede, investors show an increasing willingness to bet on another interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve.

  • Jack Welch, Former CEO & Chairman, GE Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 12:31 PM ET

    Discussing leadership, motivation and career success with Jack Welch, former General Electric chairman & CEO.

  • Icahn Raises BEA Stake to 13.22% Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 8:16 AM ET

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn further boosted his stake in BEA Systems to 13.22%, according to a regulatory filing.

  • Spaniards to Control Iberia Board in TPG Bid: Source Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 6:45 AM ET

    Spanish funds within a group looking to buy Spanish carrier Iberia will control both the board and hold the majority of its capital if successful, an industry source told Reuters on Thursday.

  • Will Airbus Ever Recover? Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 2:50 AM ET

    Just as Airbus hoped to start selling its oft-delayed superjumbo as a success story, a report of "massive insider trading" at parent company EADS leaked to the media -- raising the question of whether the beleaguered company can ever get ahead of its problems.

  • Paris Prosecutors Get EADS Insider Probe Report Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 10:02 AM ET

    European aerospace group EADS and its shareholders were engulfed in a deepening controversy on Wednesday as the prosecutor's office confirmed it had received a report on insider share trading from French regulators.

  • Britain's competition watchdog criticized the level of service at Heathrow and Gatwick airports Wednesday and recommended a cap on the amount airports operator BAA can charge airlines.

  • Stocks are likely to see further gains in the fourth quarter but the ride may be bumpy.  "October is usually volatile, but we may see a rally in November or December," says Charles Rotblut of Zacks.com.

  • Pink-Sheet Profits? Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 3:23 PM ET

    Navistar may look like a risky stock, but Cramer said it could be a real moneymaker.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • K-Fed Rate Cut Wednesday, 19 Sep 2007 | 3:09 PM ET

    What more can be said about the Fed's rate cut? Did Greenspan get us into this mess? Is Bernanke caving in getting us out? Are both trying to be popular? Here's my question: is Greenspan suddenly like Britney (we thought he was so hot but now...), while Bernanke is K-Fed (a strange background ornament who suddenly looks responsible)?

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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.