WASHINGTON, Dec 12- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the annual defense policy bill on Thursday, authorizing $633 billion in spending for 2014, strengthening protections for victims of sexual assault in the military and easing some transfers from the prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.» Read More
Ten years ago today, in response to the enormous tragedy of September 11, 2001, the United States invaded Afghanistan. So began the long road of endless war, endless suffering, endless spending, and endless death.
Two very different reports came out today on the state of employment in America, with one showing government payrolls shrinking, and the other showing private sector payrolls rising. CNBC's Steve Liesman explains the discrepancy. Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo sr. economist, also weighs in.
Cramer outlines an investment idea that works when the market goes higher and allows investors to fall back on it when the averages fall.
Thoughts on the attacks of September 11th, and what has been done since to rebuild, with Sen. Charles Schumer, (D-NY); Ray Kelly, NYC police commissioner; Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext CEO; Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State; George Pataki, (R) former NY Governor; Rudy Giuliani, former NYC mayor; Richard Grasso, former NYSE CEO.
Traders at the NYMEX and CME observe a moment of silence to remember the first plane hitting the World Trade Center.
U.S. Homeland Security officials said a credible 9/11 terror threat is of some concern, saying it has more credibility than some chatter it's heard in recent days.
For four years, a doctor commuted between his clinics in Texas in a $5 million turboprop with jazzy metallic stripes and ruby stones embedded on the drink cabinet inside. The plane featured exotic wood veneers and polished chrome, and his daughter’s initials were in the tail number. The New York Times reports.
Ten years after the attacks on September 11, we still don’t live in a world where we are free from terror threats. But we have made great progress on how to best communicate those threats in a way that makes us all a little bit safer.
"I'm skeptical of anyone who can answer the question 'Are we safer?' with a simple yes or no," says Ward Thomas, a national security expert. "We are better in some ways, but not necessarily in others."
Debating whether the new debt law will threaten our national security, with Gen Wesley Clark, U.S. Army (Ret.), and Sen. David Vitter, (R-LA).
CNBC's Jane Wells has a look at what the Pentagon and defense companies are doing to save taxpayer dollars.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on economic growth, and the impact the debt deal will have on defense and health care stocks.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the defense industry could suffer the biggest casualties in the battle over debt.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports the debt crisis has many defense contractors wondering how they're going to get paid, and the Fast Money traders with plays on stocks set to pop.
The increasing acceptance of Islamophobia and anti-immigration rhetoric in the mainstream of European political discourse has created a space for a resurgent and self-confident far-right that has become a credible threat to security and society.
A train transporting defense gear from Romania to Bulgaria was broken into and military equipment went missing, Romanian military prosecutors said in a statement on Sunday.
There's be no money for U.S. defense as of Aug. 3 if there is no deal on the debt under a worst-case scenario, former Treasury Secretary Jay Powell told CNBC Monday.
The discovery of huge deposits of so-called 'rare earth' minerals, used in high technology products, on the Pacific sea floor should ease long-term supply constraints and end a Chinese monopoly, which had been causing strategic concerns in the West, analysts said.
Planned job cuts rose to 41,432 jobs in June, an 11.6 percent increase on May, but the overall pace of downsizing is at the lowest level for 11 years, according to the monthly jobs report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, the two French journalists that had been held hostage in Afghanistan for 547 days, landed on French soil on Thursday morning. Sources talk about the unusual path taken by the ransom.