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  • Alliant Techsystems tops 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:12 PM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va. _ Alliant Techsystems Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $45.6 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.89 per share. Alliant Techsystems shares have climbed 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- The crash of an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket is a "wake-up call" to the U.S. space community about the need to develop a new U.S. rocket engine, the head of Boeing Co's defense division said on Thursday. The Antares rocket was powered by a pair of Soviet-era NK-33 engines that were rebuilt by Aerojet Rocketdyne, a unit of GenCorp, and...

  • *Resupply vehicle reaches space station from Kazakhstan. WALLOPS, Va./ CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Oct 29- A uthorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station.

  • *Orbital Sciences slumps after rocket explosion. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, adding to their earlier declines after the Federal Reserve ended its monthly bond purchase program, as had been expected. The U.S. central bank ended its quantitative easing program of bond purchases, which at its peak pumped $85 billion a month into the financial...

  • Despite explosion, Orbital maintains 2014 outlook Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:59 PM ET
    The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard suffers a catastrophic anomaly moments after launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on October 28, 2014 on Wallops Island, Virginia.

    Shares of aerospace and defense firms Orbital Sciences and Alliant Tech were briefly halted on Wednesday.

  • *Orbital Sciences halted after rocket explosion. DuPont lost 1.4 percent to $67.03 and was the largest drag on the S&P materials sector after it said there were "competitive advantages" in keeping its businesses together. Activist investor Nelson Peltz has urged DuPont to separate its various businesses in a move that has supported the company's shares.

  • *Orbital Sciences falls after rocket explosion. DuPont, down 2 percent at $66.62, was the largest drag on the materials sector of the S&P 500 after it said there were "competitive advantages" in keeping its businesses together. Activist investor Nelson Peltz has urged DuPont to separate its various businesses in a move that has supported the company's shares.

  • The 14- story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday but burst into flames moments later, the first disaster since NASA turned to private operators to run cargo to the space station. Orbital Sciences stock fell 15.9 percent to $25.54 on Wednesday. The loss of the supply...

  • India eyes Sikorsky helicopter, other big US arms buys Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:00 PM ET
    The Sea Hawk U.S. Navy helicopter.

    India is expected to choose Sikorsky Aircraft's S-70B Sea Hawk helicopters at a 16-aircraft tender worth over $1 billion.

  • Weapons makers like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Raytheon anticipate new markets for their goods. Russian aggression in Ukraine is reviving long-dormant European demand, while the emerging militant Islamist threat in Iraq and Syria has underpinned already strong Middle Eastern demand.

  • Cramer's top defense industry stocks Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:15 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    Turning his attention to the industrial goods sector, CNBC's Jim Cramer revealed his favorite stocks in the defense industry now.

  • Nimble? Cramer spots 3 opportunities by Wednesday Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 6:30 PM ET

    If you can move quickly, Jim Cramer thinks you should.

  • How the SpaceX economy can make you money Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Spaceflight remains a dream for most stargazers, but everyone can buy a portfolio of stocks to invest in space travel of the future.

  • World on fire: Learning to think like Wall Street Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    Summer associates on Wall Street are no doubt learning a lesson this week about how to think like a trader when the world is on fire.

  • Lightning Round: WWE, Williams Companies & more Friday, 30 May 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.

  • Midday movers: NFLX, PCLN, BIIB & more Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 12:23 PM ET
    NYSE exchange floor

    Take a look at some of Thursday's midday movers:

  • Cramer: Squeeze more gains from 3 breakup stories Friday, 9 May 2014 | 6:19 PM ET

    Even if you’re not already holding these 3 break-up stories, Cramer says it’s not too late to benefit.

  • Midday movers: Apple, Sprint, Walgreen & More Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

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    It’s time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.