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  • Northrop Grumman

    I'm hearing the Government Accountability Office will not decide on the Boeing challenge to the $35 billion tanker contract today. That probably means it WILL happen today (kidding, I think). The decision may come down tomorrow.

  • Surprise Friday – Guess Our “Golf” Guest Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 6:34 PM ET

    Our "Surprise Friday” guest was featured on a Swedish postage stamp in 1994 and currently holds more than a third of all LPGA records. Who is it?

  • Stocks Close Higher; Yahoo Tumbles Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back following news that the Microsoft-Yahoo deal is off. Earlier, the market had rallied as oil prices receded, retail sales came in better than expected and merger in the beverage industry got investors jazzed up.

  • Tanker Costs Don't Add Up For Air Force Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 4:00 PM ET

    Boeing confirms to CNBC that the Air Force has admitted it got its math wrong on how much Boeing's tanker would cost over the long haul. Boeing says this validates what it's been saying for months in challenging the $35 billion contract award to Northrop Grumman and the European parent of Airbus.

  • Stocks Pare Gains As Oil Prices Rally Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 2:04 PM ET

    Stocks were well off their highs but still posting solid gains after unexpected strength in retail sales and a multibillion-dollar takeover bid in the brewing sector.

  • Global Theme: Inflation Worries Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 9:38 AM ET

    While the markets are relatively calm this morning, inflation worries are still at the top of everyone's agenda. In China, a measure of inflation at the factory rose 8.2 percent in May, the highest in nearly four years, thanks to higher raw material costs. Inflation in Asia is a particular concern...

  • Fast Message - We Answer Your Questions Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 6:47 PM ET

    Lou from New Jersey writes, "Do you guys have any investment ideas that won’t make me worry myself sick on a daily basis?"

  • Boeing Headquarters

    It's been a year since I started reporting on "the biggest defense contract of 2007," except now it'll be "the biggest defense contract of 2008." Or maybe 2009. The $35 tanker deal has taken more odd turns than a lost UAV, including...

  • Buy Multinationals, See The World Monday, 9 Jun 2008 | 6:22 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs recommended buying multinationals instead of domestic firms recently. Would our traders follow their advice?

  • Pops & Drops: Wal-Mart, Wachovia... Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 6:34 PM ET

    Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Wal-Mart and National Semiconductor popped while Wachovia and AT&T dropped.

  • The Dow, S&P and NASDAQ all finished down almost 2% or greater for the week, the Dow closes down almost 400 points Friday.

  • Lockheed And The Tanker: Your Emails Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 9:12 AM ET

    My post on Lockheed Martin's Chairman and CEO criticizing protectionism and pointing to the Northrop Grumman/EADS tanker award "as reinforcing the openness of U.S. markets," elicited quite a bit of heated email, none of it from Lockheed fans.

  • Pops & Drops: Dell, Boeing... Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 6:29 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Dell and Schering-Plough popped while Boeing and Children's Place dropped.

  • Energy, Financials Lead Decline; Lehman Skids Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 5:12 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled after General Motors and Ford reported sharp drops in May sales. Prior to the news, it was a yo-yo session as a $2 drop in oil prices dragged on energy stocks and concerns lingered about financials.  The market popped several times after some good news, including a jump in factory orders, GM's restructuring plan and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, but gains quickly fizzled.

  • Stocks Skid After Drop in Auto Sales Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 3:00 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled after General Motors and Ford reported sharp drops in May sales. Prior to the news, it was a yo-yo session as a $2 drop in oil prices dragged on energy stocks and concerns lingered about financials.  The market popped several times after some good news, including a jump in factory orders, GM's restructuring plan and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, but gains quickly fizzled.

  • Lockheed Supports Tanker Decision Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 11:38 AM ET
    Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed is the nation's biggest defense contractor. Boeing is second. Stevens, speaking at a defense conference in Brussels, says protectionism is bad, open competition is good, and companies which depend on government regulations to keep out foreign competitors will grow weaker until they are "protected to death."

  • Tanker Blog Battles--And Winner Of Fake Jane Contest Friday, 30 May 2008 | 3:29 PM ET

    We've been telling you about the Boeing fans behind the Tanker War Blog. Today's lead story there is the insider trading investigation of former EADS Co-CEO Noel Forgeard, complete with cartoons.

  • The Week: What Investors Can Do When Oil Spikes Saturday, 24 May 2008 | 9:26 AM ET

    Most business news this week took a back seat to oil's relentless climb, but there were still some notable moments. And CNBC guests had plenty of stocks to recommend for worried investors.

  • Pops & Drops: Time Warner, Borders... Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Time Warner and Borders popped while AIG and Boeing dropped.

  • Dow Sheds 1.8% After Fed Cuts Outlook Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 4:34 PM ET

    Stocks plunged after the Federal Reserve cut its 2008 outlook and oil finished above $133 a barrel.  The Dow shed more than 227 points, or 1.8 percent, bringing its two-day point decline to about 450.