WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama says the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine "may stiffen the spine of our European partners" as they consider additional sanctions against Russia. Obama welcomed Europe's earlier sanctions against Russia, but says the actions have come "not always as fast as we'd like."» Read More
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 23- In what may be the ultimate in long-distance telephone service, NASA on Wednesday put out a call for a commercially owned and operated satellite network on Mars. "There is a potential communications gap in the 2020 s," NASA wrote in its solicitation, which was posted on the agency's procurement website.
WASHINGTON— NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say. The Government Accountability Office issued a report Wednesday saying NASA's Space Launch System is at "high risk of missing" its planned December 2017 initial test flight.
Colin Angle, iRobot CEO, discusses the company's earnings picture and the defense space, which is 10 percent of their current business.
Global conflicts are going to sustain defense spending by governments, which will benefit defense contractors, one analyst said.
A Ukrainian rebel leader said that pro-Russian rebels had missiles of the type the U.S. says shot down a commercial plane.
US aviation authorities on Wednesday extended a ban on US airlines flying to Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport for another 24 hours.
Jason Gursky, Citi Research aerospace & defense analyst, discusses the outlook for defense contractors amid defense cuts and the potential for more war.
July 23- Boeing Co reported a 52 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by higher commercial plane deliveries and one-time tax gains, but investors were spooked by rising costs in its military tanker program.
Many travelers had their plans snarled when many airlines suspended flights to Israel after a rocket fell near the main airport. NBC News reports.
July 22- United Technologies Corp posted tepid quarterly orders for its Otis elevators and Pratt& Whitney jet engines businesses, and shares of the diversified U.S. manufacturer fell nearly 2 percent on Tuesday.
After days of outrage over the handling of the Flight MH17 crash site in Ukraine, European ministers meet to discuss further sanctions against Russia.
Comcast rose 1.3 percent after reporting higher profits than investors were expecting. Defense contractor Lockheed Martin rose 2 percent after the company's income and revenue beat analysts' forecasts. The DAX in Germany and the CAC-40 in France both rose 1 percent.
July 22- United Technologies Corp posted an 8 percent increase in quarterly profit, topping estimates, as sales of its elevators and aircraft parts helped offset a sluggish performance in its Pratt& Whitney engine business.
Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai flying to Ukraine to assist in investigation, believes plane had been shot down.
The journey of the 298 souls on board the ill-fated Flight MH17 was violently cut short at 30,000 feet above ground, victims of a war not their own. NBC reports.
ST. LOUIS— A former procurement officer for The Boeing Company in St. Louis pleaded guilty Friday to federal fraud charges for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to Boeing.
A report from Congress suggests the B2 and B52 bombers may become "irrelevant." CNBC's Jane Wells provides insight to the value the aircrafts bring to the industry.
The probability that a missile downed Flight MH17 prompts questions on whether the plane should have flown over a war-torn area. NBC News reports.
The Malaysian Airlines flight that crashed on Thursday morning in Ukraine was flying in open air space, Eurocontrol authorities said.
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.