Aerospace & Defense


  • 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.

  • Honeywell Sells Support Unit to BE Aerospace Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 8:04 AM ET

    Honeywell says it will sell a unit that makes aerospace fasteners and provides logistical services to B/E Aerospace for $1.05 billion, including at least $800 million in cash and the rest in B/E common stock.

  • Former EADS Chief Targeted in Share Probe Friday, 30 May 2008 | 11:55 AM ET

    Former EADS co-chief executive Noel Forgeard has been placed under formal investigation on suspicion of insider trading while at Europe's largest aerospace group, his lawyer said on Friday.

  • Police Question Former EADS Chief Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 6:49 AM ET

    Former EADS chief Noel Forgeard was detained in police custody for questioning on Wednesday as part of a probe into possible insider trading at the European aerospace giant, French police sources said.

  • The Best Candidate For Your Portfolio Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 6:40 PM ET

    Which stocks will be the winners and losers under an Obama administration? And how about McCain?

  • Finmeccanica CEO Says Rival DRS Bid Possible Monday, 19 May 2008 | 3:29 AM ET

    There could be a rival offer for U.S. defense firm DRS Technologies, more probably from a European company, the chief executive of bidder Finmeccanica told La Repubblica newspaper in an interview.

  • Stocks Mount Modest Comeback Friday, 16 May 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    Fast Money takes Chicago just as commodities have a breakout week with oil hitting a new high and raw materials making a resurgence. Find out how to trade it all here.

  • Cramer's Advice to Baby Boomers Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Buy stocks with long-term bullish themes, Cramer says. That way you don't have to worry about the short-term volatility in the market.

  • Euro Stocks End Higher on Tame US Inflation Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 12:49 PM ET

    European shares ended higher on Wednesday as tame U.S. inflation data eased worries that the U.S. Federal Reserve might have to raise interest rates to keep inflation at bay, while mining stocks rose on fresh merger talk.

  • European Earnings: Banks Slip, EADS Beats Forecasts Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 4:54 AM ET
    BNP Paribas

    Banks dominated European earnings Wednesday, as France's BNP Paribas and the Netherlands' ING Group reported falls in first-quarter profit due to the ongoing market turmoil.

  • Airbus Hit by New A380 Delivery Delay Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 12:16 PM ET

    Planemaker Airbus announced another delay in deliveries of its A380 superjumbo on Tuesday, deepening the woes of Europe's biggest industrial project and risking further penalties with unhappy airlines.

  • Thousands of Northrop Grumman workers are celebrating their tanker win today in Los Angeles -- even though the deal is on hold as the U.S. Government Accountability Office examines a Boeing challenge. We're at the party and I hope to post video later. As I've blogged many times, Boeing isn't rolling over on this one.

  • Airbus Warns A380 May Face More Delays Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 10:08 AM ET

    European planemaker Airbus has warned customers they may face more delays on delivery of the world's largest passenger plane, the A380, which is already two years behind schedule.

  • Alstom in Reported Bribery Investigation Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 4:36 AM ET

    A host of news out of France on Tuesday, with Alstom down more than 2 percent on reports that officials are investigating it for bribery.

  • Euro Shares End Lower, Tech Stocks Drag Monday, 5 May 2008 | 11:40 AM ET

    European shares ended lower on Monday, breaking a three-day winning streak, as techs and telecoms weighed and offset the impact of surprisingly strong U.S. service sector figures.

  • Boeing, Airbus Parent Fall on Reports of More Delays Monday, 5 May 2008 | 11:36 AM ET

    Shares of Dow component Boeing and the parent of its European rival Airbus slipped in European trading Monday after weekend reports that both companies were facing more delays for much anticipated aircraft.

  • Iran Rejects Incentives for Nuclear Halt Monday, 5 May 2008 | 7:25 AM ET
    Nuclear Power Plant

    Iran said on Monday it would not consider any incentives offered by world powers that violated its right to nuclear technology, ruling out a precondition that it suspend uranium enrichment.

  • On the Line: Genesis Lease CEO John McMahon Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 6:51 PM ET

    When Cramer gets a stock wrong, he owns it. And, boy, did he get this wrong.

Defense Contractors

  • 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.