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  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- United Launch Alliance, a Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp joint venture, said on Wednesday it would invest heavily in a new rocket engine being developed by Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos and his company Blue Origin.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, said on Wednesday it would invest heavily in a new rocket engine being developed by Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos and his company Blue Origin.

  • NASA's space taxis     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    Boeing and SpaceX have won contracts to build "space taxis" for NASA.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Senior U.S. Air Force officials on Tuesday said they favored competition for military rocket launches, but the Air Force needed to stick to its high standards in certifying the Falcon 9 rocket, built by privately-held Space Exploration Technologies.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL/ WASHINGTON, Sept 16- NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, officials said on Tuesday.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL/ WASHINGTON, Sept 16- NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U.S. dependence on Russia for rides, U.S.

  • NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:23 PM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida— NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years.

  • Boeing-Lockheed to team with Bezos to take on space Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at a news conference on June 18, 2014, in Seattle, Washington

    A joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin plans to develop a new rocket engine with a company run by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos.

  • Weapons makers like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Raytheon anticipate new markets for their goods. Russian aggression in Ukraine is reviving long-dormant European demand, while the emerging militant Islamist threat in Iraq and Syria has underpinned already strong Middle Eastern demand.

  • Airbus officials meet with Ohio businesses Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    DAYTON, Ohio— Officials of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus planned to meet Monday with representatives of nearly 100 Ohio companies to talk about doing more business with them.

  • MAS flight turns back due to autopilot defect Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 4:52 AM ET

    A Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hyderabad was turned back on Saturday due to a defect with the plane's auto-pilot system, the airline said in a statement.

  • Companies tied to Spaceport up for space contract Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Two of the three companies competing for more than $3 billion to launch "space-taxi" flights have ties to southern New Mexico's Spaceport America, the Albuquerque Journal reported Saturday.

  • Battle against ISIS could boost Pentagon’s budget Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington.

    Speculators suggest a boost in the Pentagon's budget after president Obama's televised speech regarding his plans for ISIS.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- There is an urgent need to attract home-grown and more diverse engineering talent to the U.S. aerospace and defense industry, the head of the sector's main trade association said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Boeing Co. Boeing already has booked 300 firm orders and has options for 150. So far this year, it has sold 43.. Investors have been concerned that Boeing may need to reduce its 777 production rate from the current 100 a year if it cannot sell the remaining planes.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- Europe's Airbus said on Thursday that it sees the possibility of selling hundreds of its A400M military transport plane to the U.S. military in the medium to long term.

  • Alcoa lands $1 billion-plus contract with Boeing Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Alcoa Inc. said Thursday that it won a multi-year contract worth more than $1 billion to supply aluminum products to aircraft maker Boeing Co.. The deal makes Alcoa the only supplier for wing skins on Boeing metallic planes, and Alcoa will also supply aluminum plate used in wing ribs and other structural parts of planes.

  • Much of 'used' military equipment given to police is new Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    A police officer keeps watch over demonstrators protesting the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Politicians are criticizing a Defense Department program that outfitted local police with new military equipment.

  • *Tycoon's firm in JV talks with Mitsubishi arm- sources. SINGAPORE, Sept 11- Asia's richest man, Li Ka- shing, aims to buy his way into the global aircraft leasing business as his flagship investment firm holds talks with lessors on building a portfolio of planes, people with direct knowledge of the matter said.

  • *Russia's United Aircraft Corporation on the sanctions list. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, Sept 10- European Union envoys failed on Wednesday to reach a decision on whether to implement new sanctions against Russia over military involvement in the war in Ukraine and will meet for talks on Thursday, EU diplomats said.

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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.