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  • Two Issues Combine to Scuttle an Aerospace Takeover Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 10:31 AM ET

    Concerns about national security laws in the United States and sensitivities over Canada’s control of its Arctic lands combined on Thursday to block a $1.3 billion takeover of Canada’s largest space equipment company by Alliant Techsystems of Edina, Minn.

  • Stocks Close Lower After UPS Outlook; Oil Surges Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 4:51 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday after UPS projected an earnings shortfall and oil prices surged.

  • Oil Prices, Morgan Stanley Drag on Stocks Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 12:25 PM ET

    U.S. stocks fell to session lows Wednesday after a report showing larger-than-expected decline in crude inventories sent oil prices climbing, and corporate news from Morgan Stanley and UPS dragged on shares.

  • Honeywell to Buy Norcross for $1.2 Billion Friday, 4 Apr 2008 | 9:53 AM ET
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    Diversified manufacturer Honeywell International said Friday that it would buy Norcross Safety Products, a maker of personal protective equipment, for about $1.2 billion to expand its safety business.

  • NATO's Door ‘Wide Open’ to Ukraine, Georgia: Rice Thursday, 3 Apr 2008 | 1:00 PM ET

    NATO's decision to pledge eventual membership to former Soviet republics Georgia and Ukraine shows the door to the alliance is wide open, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday.

  • Recession, We Hardly Knew Ya Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    Does Wednesday’s surprisingly strong ADP jobs report signal that the economy is already rebounding?

  • Euro Markets Rally, UBS Buoys Bank Stocks Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 12:01 PM ET

    European markets rallied to their highest close in a month Tuesday, as banking stocks surged after UBS reported a major writedown, giving investors hope the crisis in banks was nearing an end.

  • Regulator Raps EADS Over Insider Trading Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 11:35 AM ET
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    French regulators recommended on Tuesday that executives at Airbus and parent EADS face insider trading penalties or charges linked to costly delays of the A380 superjumbo and said the company had misled markets.

  • Lock and Load Up on Alliant Tech Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 6:46 PM ET

    This trusted business might soon be favored by the U.S. government. Find out why.

  • Nittany Lion Fund Pitches Cramer Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | 6:57 PM ET

    This student investment club manages millions and beats the market every year. But do they have what it takes to get their stocks blessed by the King of Cramerica?

  • War Machines Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | 6:54 PM ET

    Helicopters, airplanes, precision weapons – Textron makes them all. Find out why a key piece of news Thursday should boost their business.

  • Euro Rise to $1.6 Means Bankruptcy for French Aviation Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 10:45 AM ET
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    The rise of the euro towards $1.60 threatens bankruptcies in Europe's aerospace industry, the head of France's Dassault Aviation, maker of Falcon business jets and Rafale fighters, said on Tuesday.

  • Euro Stocks End Higher on Central Bank Action Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 1:47 PM ET

    European markets closed higher across the board Tuesday, but off session highs, after news of fresh liquidity action from the Federal Reserve and other central banks boosted the major indexes.

  • EADS 2007 Loss Worse than Expected; Shares Fall Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 1:15 PM ET
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    European aerospace group EADS reported a wider than expected 2007 net loss of 446 million euros ($685 million) on Tuesday, but said it had turned the corner on industrial problems recently gripping the company.

  • Boeing to Challenge US Air Force Tanker Decision Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 7:18 PM ET
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    Boeing said on Monday it would formally challenge a decision by the U.S. Air Force to award a $35 billion aerial tanker program to a team led by Northrop Grumman and Europe's EADS .

  • Boeing Reassessing Schedule for 787 Dreamliner Friday, 7 Mar 2008 | 2:45 PM ET
    This undated photo made available on Monday, May 21, 2007 by Boeing Co. shows the first 787 Dreamliner sections on the final assembly line in Everett, Wash. (AP Photo/Boeing Co., Gail Hanusa)

    Boeing is reassessing the schedule for the new 787, the company said, an aircraft that some analysts believe will be further delayed.

  • Cramer's Defense Plays for a McCain Presidency Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 7:24 PM ET

    If the presumtive Republican presidential nominee takes the White House, these contractors stand to the gain the most.

  • Boeing's Air Force Tanker Bid Dilemma Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 6:33 PM ET
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    If it's un-American to send military contracting jobs to France, is it OK to send them to Japan? That's the question Boeing might have to answer if wrestles back a $35 billion Air Force refueling tanker contract.

  • Northrop Grumman Fires Back on Tanker Debate Wednesday, 5 Mar 2008 | 4:46 PM ET

    Northrop Grumman said its victory over Boeing for a roughly $35 billion Air Force refueling tanker contract will support thousands of US jobs, firing back at opponents of the deal who take exception with Northrop's partnership with France-based aerospace company EADS.

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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.