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  • Airbus unveiled over $40 billion of orders or pledges on Monday, with a third of the business going to its A350 XWB program, giving it a much-needed lift in its battle against Boeing.

  • Rolls-Royce Says It Won $6.06 Billion of New Orders Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 12:46 PM ET

    Rolls-Royce, the world's second largest aircraft engine maker, said Monday that it won orders worth a total of $6.06 billion (4.5 billion euros), including a record $5.6 billion (4.2 billion euros) contract to supply engines to Qatar Airways.

  • Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer said Monday that it has cut deals to sell 30 jets to Germany's Deutsche Lufthansa and another 10 planes to Japan Airlines.

  • Game Plan for the Week of June 18 Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 8:02 PM ET

    With aerospace companies likely to get a bump from the Paris Air Show and some key earnings reports on deck, there's plenty of action in the market for investors. Here are Cramer's picks.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.

  • Sizing Up Stocks in a High-Flying Sector Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 5:54 PM ET

    Commercial airline manufacturers have a backlog of orders that in the case of some companies runs more than five years into the future, but that strength might not equate to rising share prices.

  • Flying High Over Paris Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 5:53 PM ET

    Boeing and Airbus are among the many companies competing for bragging rights at the Paris International Air Show in the coming week.

  • Stop Trading! Friday, 15 Jun 2007 | 11:38 AM ET

    Cramer usually doesn’t recommend calls on Street Signs, but he thinks he's got a play that could earn you 25% in two days.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.

  • Boeing, the world's top-selling plane maker, forecast that 28,600 new aircraft worth about $2.8 trillion will be bought over the next 20 years on the back of rising demand for passenger travel and air cargo.

  • Boeing Downplays 787 Production Snags Wednesday, 13 Jun 2007 | 6:18 AM ET

    As it builds the first of its 787 jetliners, Boeing is grappling with production snags ranging from fuselage sections that didn't fit together perfectly on the first try to an industrywide shortage of the fasteners that hold the plane together.

  • A Saudi prince received millions of pounds for his own use as part of Britain's largest arms deal, the British Broadcasting Corporation said.

  • Raytheon said a consortium it is leading in collaboration with Computer Sciences Corp has been chosen to oversee the US Army's live, virtual and constructive training operations and support systems worldwide.

  • Virgin Plans Business-Only U.S. Flights in 2008 Monday, 4 Jun 2007 | 7:36 AM ET

    Virgin Group founder Richard Branson plans business class-only flights with a fleet of up to 15 new planes, in a move which could spell trouble for upstart rivals in the competitive transatlantic market.

  • Robert Zoellick has dealt with the Cold War, the killing in Darfur, China's rise as an economic colossus. His next challenge: to restore confidence at the badly shaken World Bank.

  • Qatar Airways Buys 80 Airbus A350 Jets for $16 Billion Wednesday, 30 May 2007 | 10:50 AM ET

    Qatar Airways extended a much-needed boost to Airbus on Wednesday, ordering another 20 A350s to become the European jetmaker's largest customer for the wide-body jet with a total order of 80 planes with a list price of $16 billion (11.92 billion euros).

  • Quatar

    European planemaker Airbus signed a deal with Qatar Airways for 80 A350XWB aircraft with a total list price of $16 billion. The order replaces a 2005 agreement for 60 planes.

  • The French co-chairman of Airbus parent EADS, Arnaud Lagardere, was questioned for nine hours by stock market regulators as part of an inquiry into alleged insider trading, French media reported Wednesday.

  • Where the Wild Bull Markets Are: Part 2 Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 6:23 PM ET

    Today is all about the six bull markets Cramer thinks are on fire right now – the rallying moneymakers that are always the first to recover from a sell-off. And they are probably where you want to put your money for the foreseeable future.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.

  • How to Stock up on Aerospace and Defense Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 5:54 PM ET

    Troy Lahr, a defense and aerospace analyst at Stifel, Nicolaus, was named The Wall Street Journal’s “Master Stock Picker” for the sector in 2006. On “Power Lunch” Tuesday, Lahr offered market insights -- and his favorite stocks.

  • Russia's S7 Signs $2.4 Billion Boeing 787 Deal: Report Tuesday, 29 May 2007 | 7:14 AM 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 **

    Russian airline S7, formerly called Sibir, has signed a $2.4 billion contract for 15 Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" planes, Russia's Interfax news agency quoted a company statement as saying on Tuesday.

  • Sarkozy Says France Will One Day Sell EADS Stake Friday, 18 May 2007 | 11:08 AM ET

    France will play an active role in solving the crisis at aerospace group EADS but will eventually sell its holding, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told workers at the headquarters of planemaking unit Airbus on Friday.

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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.