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  • Here's why Boeing will continue to soar  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:48 PM ET

    Gary Bradshaw, Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager at Hodges Capital Management, explains why he expects continued growth in Boeing's operating margins and cash flow.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday it would use Boeing Co's commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of two Air Force One presidential aircraft, one of the most visible symbols of the United States. Boeing welcomed the Air Force's decision to skip a competition and opt for the 747-8, citing its 50- year history of building...

  • General Dynamics profit jumps 42%, jet orders rise Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 11:21 AM ET
    A Gulfstream G280 jet, by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a unit of General Dynamics.

    General Dynamics reported a 42 percent jump in profit and said quarterly aircraft orders were at their highest in more than three years.

  • Boeing soars above expectations  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:54 AM ET

    Howard Rubel, Jefferies analyst, provides insight to Boeing's quarterly results and aerospace demand.

  • Jan 28- General Dynamics Corp, maker of Gulfstream jets, tanks and U.S. Navy ships, reported a 42 percent jump in fourth-quarter profit and said quarterly aircraft orders were at their highest in more than three years. General Dynamics said on Wednesday it returned about $4.2 billion to shareholders through stock repurchases and dividends in 2014, more than...

  • United Tech cuts 2015 forecasts on currency worries Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    United Technologies

    United Technologies cut its full-year outlook because of the negative impact of a stronger dollar as the U.S. conglomerate reported higher earnings.

  • Lockheed beats Street 4Q forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    BETHESDA, Md. _ Lockheed Martin Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $904 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.81 per share. Analysts expected $11.87 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Dubai's airport operator released figures Tuesday showing that 70.5 million passengers streamed through the sparkling halls of Dubai International last year. Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths predicts Dubai International will handle a record 79 million passengers this year as it offers "more flights connecting more people to more destinations."

  • Heathrow vs Dubai: Who's winning?  Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil Han reports on which international airport is winning the race to see the most passengers pass through its gates - Heathrow or Dubai?

  • The new space race: SpaceX vs Boeing Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 5:57 PM ET
    The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is shown just prior to being released by the International Space Station’s robotic arm in this May 31, 2012 photo.

    NASA has asked Boeing and SpaceX to develop and operate space "taxis" that will cut out a dependence on Russia.

  • Jan 26- United Technologies Corp on Monday cut its full-year outlook because of the negative impact of a stronger dollar even as the U.S. conglomerate reported higher quarterly earnings on a rise in profit at its aerospace businesses. United Technologies said fourth-quarter net income rose 0.7 percent to $1.47 billion from the same period a year ago.

  • NASA offers a cheaper ticket to space Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:34 PM ET

    NASA should save more than $12 million a seat flying astronauts on commercial space taxis rather than aboard Russian capsules.

  • In September, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration awarded contracts worth up to a combined $6.8 billion to Boeing and privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to fly crew to the station, a $100 billion research laboratory about 260 miles above Earth. NASA expects to pay an average of $58 million a seat when its astronauts begin...

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida— NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights to the space station in 2017. NASA chose the two private companies last...

  • Turkish Airlines and Airbus declined to comment. A senior executive at the airline said last week it was considering expanding its fleet and was studying a list of Airbus and Boeing models including the A380. Fast-growing Turkish Airlines has long been on Airbus's target list as a potential customer for the aircraft.

  • Aer Lingus bid: Hot topic for Ireland  Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 4:45 AM ET

    AER Lingus is reviewing a third bid from IAG, worth 1.3 billion euros. CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports on the latest.

  • Unmanned drones could play key roles in food supply Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 3:02 AM ET

    When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. This month, the Federal Aviation Administration issued the first permit for agricultural use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Steven Edgar, president and CEO of ADAVSO, says his Idaho- based business will use a...

  • When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. This month, the Federal Aviation Administration issued the first permit for agricultural use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Steven Edgar, president and CEO of ADAVSO, says his Idaho- based business will use a...

  • Honeywell profit marginally beats expectations Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 9:23 AM ET

    Honeywell reported better-than-expected profit, on higher sales at its division that makes sensors, safety systems and air conditioning equipment.

  • Jan 23- Honeywell International Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, as an improving U.S. economy helped boost sales at the company's division that makes sensors, safety systems and airconditioning equipment. Sales in Honeywell's automation and control business increased 2.8 percent to $3.85 billion. Net income attributable to...

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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.