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  • Rocket wars: Rivals battle for military launches Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:56 AM ET
    Bill Hallman, ULA engineering manager

    ULA put the GPS satellites into space, and it handles all U.S. military and top-secret launches. That is about to change.

  • Rescue efforts for Germanwings jet to resume at dawn

    Search operations at the remote crash site of Germanwings flight 4U9525 will resume at first light. NBC Reporter Claudio Lavanga reports from Seyne-les-Alpes.

  • Tracking the crash of Germanwings plane   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    Tracking the crash of Germanwings plane

    With the black box recovered, more information regarding the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525 may be known in 48-72 hours, says Jim Hall, former NTSB chairman and partner at Hall & Associates.

  • Era of reusable rockets   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 4:57 PM ET
    Era of reusable rockets

    Inside United Launch Alliance's rocket facility, with CNBC's Jane Wells. ULA is planning to create a reusable rocket.

  • CORRECTED-Airbus A320 is an aviation workhorse Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 2:26 PM ET

    PARIS, March 24- The Airbus A320 is the workhorse of Europe's aerospace industry, transporting more than a million people a day from business travelers to backpackers. More than 3,600 of the jets are in operation and another 3,700 are waiting to be built as Asia's economic expansion fuels record demand. Experts say its safety record is among the industry's...

  • Airbus A320 is an aviation workhorse Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:51 PM ET

    PARIS, March 24- The Airbus A320 is the workhorse of Europe's aerospace industry, transporting more than a million people a day from business travelers to backpackers. More than 3,600 of the jets are in operation and another 3,700 are waiting to be built as Asia's economic expansion fuels record demand. Experts say its safety record is among the industry's...

  • Advancing rocketry in America   Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 1:22 PM ET
    Advancing rocketry in America

    Inside United Launch Alliance's rocket facility, with CEO Tory Bruno and CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • US, Lockheed fixing glitch with GPS satellites Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:45 AM ET

    Lockheed Martin said it is working to resolve a glitch disclosed by the U.S. Air Force that affected some global positioning system (GPS) satellites.

  • WASHINGTON, March 22- The head of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee plans to introduce legislation on Wednesday as part of a six-year drive aimed at speeding up and improving the way the Pentagon buys arms at a time of rapid gains in technology by Russia and China. The legislation includes six measures proposed by Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall,...

  • Roar of bombers replaced by drone buzz in North Dakota Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 12:05 PM ET

    FARGO, N.D.— The roar of mammoth Air Force bombers and tanker planes has long been silenced at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, but backers of the nation's first unmanned aircraft business park say the drones are creating a buzz. North Dakota is one six sites around the country testing unmanned aircraft, for which some Americans have lingering concerns about...

  • *U.S. Army deploys Patriot air defense battery near Warsaw. WARSAW, March 21- The U.S. Army Europe has deployed a Patriot missile defense battery near Warsaw as part of joint exercises with Poland aimed at reassuring the NATO member in light of the conflict in neighboring Ukraine. Poland, in NATO since 1999, does not have its own system to protect against ballistic...

  • PARIS, March 20- Aircraft leasing company Amedeo may sign up two customers for the Airbus A380 this year, its chief executive told Reuters. Airbus and Amedeo declined comment on specific airlines. For the 20 new jets, it has a co-operation deal with Airbus making Amedeo an "extended marketing operation," Lapidus said.

  • PARIS, March 20- Aircraft leasing company Amedeo may sign up two customers for the Airbus A380 this year, its chief executive told Reuters. Airbus and Amedeo declined comment on specific airlines. For the 20 new jets, it has a co-operation deal with Airbus making Amedeo an "extended marketing operation," Lapidus said.

  • CARACAS, March 18- Venezuela asked a World Bank tribunal on Wednesday to toss out an order that it pay Swiss airport operator Flughafen Zurich AG and a Chilean partner around $36 million for the government takeover of airport facilities they operated in the country a decade ago. He said the request was filed with the World Bank's International Center for...

  • CARACAS, March 18- Venezuela asked a World Bank tribunal on Wednesday to toss out an order that it pay Swiss airport operator Flughafen Zurich AG and a Chilean partner nearly $36 million for the government takeover of airport facilities they operated in the country a decade ago. He said the request was filed with the World Bank's International Center for...

  • PARIS/ SEATTLE, March 18- Planemakers Airbus and Boeing have stepped up pressure on French supplier Zodiac Aerospace over persistent delays in the delivery of aircraft seats that are disrupting jetliner assembly, industry sources said. Paris- based Zodiac has been wrestling for months with missed deadlines for seat production, which it blames on its...

  • PARIS/ SEATTLE, March 18- Planemakers Airbus and Boeing have stepped up pressure on French supplier Zodiac Aerospace over persistent delays in the delivery of aircraft seats that are disrupting jetliner assembly, industry sources said. Paris- based Zodiac has been wrestling for months with missed deadlines for seat production, which it blames on its...

  • UPDATE 1-Goldman Sachs BDC shares fall in market debut Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 10:16 AM ET

    March 18- Shares of Goldman Sachs BDC Inc, the first business development company backed by an investment bank to go public in the United States, fell 2.5 percent in their market debut. Credit Suisse Group AG's Credit Suisse Park View BDC is looking to raise $500 million in a non-traded IPO this year, according to a filing. Goldman Sachs BDC's portfolio ranges from...

  • Solar Impulse can 'fly almost forever': Pilot   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:50 AM ET
    Solar Impulse can 'fly almost forever': Pilot

    Andre Borschberg, co-founder, CEO and pilot of Solar Impulse, talks to CNBC about how his flight is going so far, adding that the airplane is very sustainable in terms of energy and can last for a week or month nonstop.

  • Puerto Rico's governor, Alejandro García-Padilla, has models from JetBlue, Lufthansa, Avianca and local airline Seaborne in his office. European aircraft manufacturer Airbus took in 1,456 passenger plane orders from 67 airlines around the world last year. It also placed 30,000 of its own orders— for model Airbus jets.

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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.