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  • Here’s today’s next head to head battle: Industrial giant United Technologies (UTX) versus steel powerhouse Nucor (NUE). and.... click here for a link to the brackets as seen on TV!

  • Continental Airlines said on Monday it ordered five Boeing 787 Dreamliners, worth about $900 million, increasing its orders for the new plane to 25.

  • China expects to start making homegrown large commercial aircraft by 2020, an aviation industry official said Monday, raising the possibility of future competition for Boeing and Airbus in the country's booming market for new planes.

  • Boeing Chief Executive Says 787 Development on Schedule Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | 10:51 AM ET

    Boeing has sent engineers to supplier firms to help them stay on schedule as the planemaker works toward a May 2008 first delivery of the all-new 787 to Japan's All Nippon Airways.

  • Silver Platter Treatment: Or, why it’s nice to be part of the NBC News family. I often tell elaborate tales of how we've gone to great lengths to get some breaking news story on the air. All that is true. But sometimes, stories land in our lap with little or no effort. This afternoon, NBC News Correspondent Pete Williams learned that the FBI was investigating the allegedly improper monitoring of non-employee e-mails by Wal-Mart officials.

  • Japan's ANA to Order Four Boeing 777-300ER Jets Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 7:13 AM ET

    Japan's All Nippon Airways said Tuesday it is ordering four Boeing 777-300ER jets to update its equipment and pursue its plans to rationalize its fleet.

  • Profit From The Panic Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | 6:00 PM ET

    The bloodletting continued today as the Dow Jones Industrial Average  plunged another 120 points. When all was said and done, the blue-chip meausure lost more than 4% on the week. The scary part is that no one is exactly sure why. In such an uncertain and potentially treacherous environment, what's your next move?

  • We’ve had lots of little snippets this week, that in other circumstances would be perfect fodder for the Breaking News desk. These aren’t other circumstances. Since Tuesday’s 416-point meltdown for the Dow, the priority has been on the markets -- and stories that might move the markets.

  • Markets Gone Wild Monday, 5 Mar 2007 | 2:52 PM ET

    On a day when the Dow opened 200 points lower, turned positive, then turned down again, many investors are left perplexed. Major events almost always present an opportunity to make money, but how do you play this?  What’s your move when markets go wild?.

  • Airbus Loses Lone Order for A380 Freighter Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 11:48 AM ET

    In a statement, UPS said it decided to cancel after Airbus halted development work on the freighter to focus on delivery commitments for the A380 passenger plane.

  • Boeing Plane Orders Surge in February Friday, 2 Mar 2007 | 11:46 AM ET

    Boeing won orders for 51 commercial jets in February, worth about $8 billion at list prices, doubling its tally from the same month last year and making up for a relatively small number in January.

  • EADS Board Backs Airbus Turnaround Plan Tuesday, 27 Feb 2007 | 3:51 AM ET

    The board of Airbus parent EADS approved a restructuring plan for the troubled European aircraft maker Monday, breaking a weeklong deadlock over job cuts and future jet programs between France and Germany.

  • The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Monday sustained a protest filed by Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies,  against a $15 billion helicopter contract awarded to Boeing  last year.

  • Airbus' major restructuring strategy includes 10,000 job cuts, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said Tuesday, adding that his government will oppose any cutbacks in the form of layoffs.

  • Airbus Delays Restructuring Announcement Monday, 19 Feb 2007 | 10:19 AM ET

    Airbus said Monday it postponed a news conference at which it had been expected to announce its long-awaited restructuring strategy.

  • Shares of American Airlines' parent AMR rose Friday after a media report that the company may attract a takeover bid from Goldman Sachs  and British Airways.

  • Boeing to Revive Commercial Satellite Business Friday, 16 Feb 2007 | 5:59 AM ET

    Boeing is looking to revive its commercial satellite business, in part by introducing a smaller, more flexible line of spacecraft, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

  • Dow Sets New Record Close; Bulls Shrug Off Weak Data Thursday, 15 Feb 2007 | 4:18 PM ET

    The Dow Jones Industrials closed at another record high as positive momentum trumped a weak manufacturing report. "The markets are floating on a sea of liquidity, but the real driver of this market is the increasing risk appetite of investors." Jeffrey Saut, Chief Investment Strategist at Raymond James, told CNBC.com.

  • CEO "Crimes"--Treat Them Like Everyone Else? Monday, 12 Feb 2007 | 5:07 PM ET
    Douglas Parker, US Airways CEO

    There’s no question that the DUI arrest of US Airways Chief Executive Douglas Parker last month is making headlines in a way that probably wouldn’t have happened in decades past. CEO’s are no longer private citizens, and media scrutiny of corporate America has turned some of them into celebrities. Although the buck stops at the corner office, where....

  • The Chicago-based company tweaked its 767 design to improve fuel efficiency, among other factors, in hopes of beating  rival Northrop Grumman.