WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The Pentagon and Congress have better-than-ever odds of reaching agreement on how to streamline myriad overlapping laws that slow the process for buying military equipment and services, a top Defense Department official said. "I am optimistic," Andrew Hunter, a former congressional aide who helped draft many of those laws before joining the...» Read More
Northrop Grumman said its victory over Boeing for a roughly $35 billion Air Force refueling tanker contract will support thousands of US jobs, firing back at opponents of the deal who take exception with Northrop's partnership with France-based aerospace company EADS.
Here's one big difference between Boeing and Northrop Grumman: PR. Going into the long-anticipated tanker decision Friday, the Boeing team was in hourly contact with us, preparing for post-decision interviews. They've been in regular contact with me since last summer. Heck, they even sent me KC-767 playing cards!
The Funny Biz email inbox is overflowing this morning: On my profile of real estate mogul Jeff Greene Friday, an email from one of his tenants, Jim G, who says there have been a lot of problems...
In a stunning upset decision, the U.S. Air Force on Friday awarded Northrop Grumman and Airbus parent EADS a multibillion dollar contract for 179 refueling aircraft.
The Pentagon has just announced that it will reveal the winner of the $40 billion refueling tanker contract for the Air Force at 5 pm ET today. Boeing is considered the favorite, though the Northrop Grumman/EADS team is hoping to win at least part of the deal. No matter who wins, it's expected the loser will protest.
So as the country awaits the Air Force's decision on whether Boeing or Northrop Grumman will build the next generation of air refueling tankers--worth $40 billion--we were told the decision could come down as soon as the market closed on Monday
I was supposed to be on a plane right now to Denver, and then drive to Avon, Colorado, to "stake out" the Countrywide junket for lenders at the Ritz Carlton (see post from colleague Diana Olick). But after the Wall Street Journal reported the detes on the luxurious ski trip for 30 smaller lenders--Countrywide decided to nix the annual funfest.
In the never-ending battle between Coke and Pepsi, Cramer offers up a new best-of-breed.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
This is a big week for defense earnings, with Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman today both topping street estimates and Lockheed's CFO saying he sees "no huge risks" to big defense projects no matter who becomes president.
Finally, an oversold rally; the Dow moved 225 points the last 90 minutes. It was the first close at the highs for the year; financials led, but beaten up groups like airlines also posted a nice rally. Defense stocks rallied as well.
On Tuesday night, the Pentagon issued a $2.7 billion order for 3,100 more Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicles, or MRAPs -- designed to protect troops from roadside bombs in Iraq. Herer are the seven manufacturers that will gain from the order.
Some bull markets are ephemeral and some last for years. Cramer thinks the defense stocks have nowhere to go but up. Here's his favorite.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
It is up to Airbus, not Germany, to assess what impact the weakness of the dollar against the euro has on the European planemaker's business prospects, the German Economy Ministry said on Friday.
An oil price "bubble" was not due to any shortage but was fuelled by global political tensions, a leading Iranian oil official told the state broadcaster.
Both General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman beat Wall Street expectations Wednesday with their quarterly profit, as rising demand helped the defense-sector companies post bumper revenues.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn further boosted his stake in BEA Systems to 13.22%, according to a regulatory filing.
Diversified manufacturer Emerson Electric agreed to buy a Motorola unit that serves the telecommunications, medical and defense industries for $350 million in cash, the companies said Friday.
A shareholder in BAE Systems has filed a lawsuit against the British defense company's board and other individuals which seeks damages stemming from past arms deals with Saudi Arabia.
What more can be said about the Fed's rate cut? Did Greenspan get us into this mess? Is Bernanke caving in getting us out? Are both trying to be popular? Here's my question: is Greenspan suddenly like Britney (we thought he was so hot but now...), while Bernanke is K-Fed (a strange background ornament who suddenly looks responsible)?
Shares in Britain's BAE Systems climbed as much as 4.4% on Friday after a newspaper reported it will clinch a 20 billion pound ($40.5 billion) deal to supply fighter jets to Saudi Arabia next week.
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