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  • Malaysia appeals to world for help to retrieve bodies Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 6:17 AM ET
    Malaysia's newly appointed Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai

    Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai flying to Ukraine to assist in investigation, believes plane had been shot down.

  • Aviation safety in spotlight after MH17 tragedy Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 3:48 AM ET
  • A visitor places flowers at a temporary memorial for the 298 victims of shot down Malaysian jetliner Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

    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.

  • American bomber gap?     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    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.

  • Why was Malaysia Airlines MH17 flying over Ukraine? Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    A Malaysia Airlines jet takes off from Heathrow Airport in London.

    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.

  • Crashed plane was flying in open air space Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:55 PM ET
    Satellite Image of Ukraine

    The Malaysian Airlines flight that crashed on Thursday morning in Ukraine was flying in open air space, Eurocontrol authorities said.

  • BRASILIA, July 17- Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer agreed to sell up to 60 commercial passenger jets to China and mining company Vale received two new credit lines from Beijing, as the presidents of the two countries signed agreements to deepen commercial ties.

  • Rocket science for lean times: Boeing's new game Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Boeing's CST-100 prototype

    A Boeing executive says space exploration must be resold to the public in these days of tight budgets and declining interest.

  • NASA moon boots for sale, with a modern twist Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    To commemorate the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, 100 pairs of sneakers inspired by moon boots will be available.

  • Airbus beats Boeing in airshow orders race Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:28 AM ET

    FARNBOROUGH, England— Airbus beat rival Boeing in the aircraft order stakes at this year's Farnborough International Airshow, garnering nearly twice as many orders and commitments. Though Airbus clinched more deals at Farnborough, Boeing insisted that it has won more in the year to date.

  • TSA fee hike will be used to pay federal deficit Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    A TSA agent watches an xray monitor while screening luggage at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.

    The U.S. government is hiking the mandatory security fee on layovers put in place after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to fund the TSA. NBC News reports.

  • An inside look at Boeing's space taxi Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Boeing's CST-100 prototype

    The CST-100 is designed to ferry crew, cargo and even tourists into low Earth orbit.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16- South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines has expanded its maintenance ties with UTC Aerospace Systems with a 10- year deal involving the evacuation slides aboard the airline's Airbus A380 superjumbos.

  • Senate derails Army bid to take Guard helicopters Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    FORT RUCKER, Ala.— The Army has lost an initial Senate skirmish over a hotly disputed plan to take Apache attack helicopters away from National Guard units in a budget-cutting move that has infuriated governors and state military leaders.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- Qatar Airways will seek compensation from Airbus for delays in delivery of three of the European planemaker's A380 superjumbos, the Gulf carrier's chief executive said on Tuesday.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- U.S. military officials have approved limited flights for Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets, but the Pentagon said the newest U.S. combat jet would not make its international debut before potential buyers this week.

  • Lockheed F-35 won't debut at UK air show: Pentagon Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:46 PM ET
    A worker checks the landing gear of a model of a F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter jet, produced by Lockheed Martin Corp., as it stands on display prior to the opening of the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, U.K., July 13, 2014.

    The Pentagon has decided not to send Lockheed Martin F-35 fighters to a UK air show amid mechanical problems with the weapons project.

  • Boeing takes on SpaceX     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:53 PM ET
    Boeing's CST-100 prototype

    Boeing is taking on Elon Musk's SpaceX in NASA's competition for a crew carrier to the International Space Station. CNBC's Jane Wells has the details.

  • Aircraft-leasing firm orders 10 Boeing Dreamliners Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:26 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The aircraft-leasing firm CIT Group Inc. has ordered 10 Boeing 787 passenger jets with a list price of $2.5 billion, Boeing said Tuesday. CIT ordered the new, larger version of the 787, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner. According to Boeing, both 787 models use about 20 percent less fuel than similarly sized planes.

  • FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15- U.S. military officials have approved limited flights for Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets, improving the chances of the newest U.S. combat jet making its international debut before potential buyers this week.

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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.