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The sequester would hit defense companies hard, CRT Capital analyst Brian Ruttenbur says.
Stocks eased off their best levels but eked out a gain on the final trading day of February, with the Dow within striking distance of a new all-time closing high and the S&P 500 logging its fourth-consecutive month of gains.
Is there a massive storm brewing in the market? Jim Cramer thinks that kind of talk is simply hot air.
With the automatic spending cuts looming, investors should avoid defense stocks and instead look to play defense, Delphi Management President Scott Black told CNBC.
A flood of earnings reports, including major technology and industrial companies, could make or break the stock market’s surprise January rally in the week ahead.
The "Fast Money" traders share their first moves for tomorrow.
The CNBC "Fast Money" traders pick stocks that would likely benefit from a budget deal being reached in Washington.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
It's time to buy into a stock heavily exposed to "fiscal cliff" risk, Pimco's Neel Kashkari says.
Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
A looming increase in taxes could force the hand of some companies to issue special dividends before year end, making it a record year for payouts, but which ones?
Perhaps no industry has been as male dominated as the defense industry. Now, two major contractors, including the largest defense company in the world, will soon be led by women.
Oct 25- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc on Thursday warned of sizeable cost overruns on parts it supplies to major aircraft makers, sending its stock tumbling more than 30 percent.
*Expects $1.82 per-share charge in Q3. Oct 25- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc sounded an alarm Thursday about sizable cost overruns on parts it supplies to major aircraft makers, news that sent its stock tumbling more than 30 percent in active trading.
*Boeing shares down 0.3 pct, General Dynamics up 2.3 pct. Lockheed Martin Corp, Boeing Co's defense division and Northrop Grumman Corp reported higher earnings and solid margins despite weakening sales.
Boeing shares up 1 pct, General Dynamics up 3.7 pct. Lockheed Martin Corp, Boeing Co's defense division and Northrop Grumman Corp reported higher earnings and strong margins despite weakening sales, driving their shares higher on the New York Stock Exchange.
WASHINGTON, Oct 24- General Dynamics Corp on Wednesday said uncertainty about future U.S. defense budgets affected government orders in its shorter-cycle businesses in the third quarter, driving the number of bids awaiting awards to record levels.
FALLS CHURCH, Va.-- General Dynamics said Wednesday that its third-quarter net income fell 8 percent, as higher costs more than offset a modest revenue increase. The Falls Church, Va., aerospace and defense company earned $600 million, or $1.70 per share, down from $652 million, or $1.80 per share, in the same quarter last year.
GROTON, Conn.-- A General Dynamics subsidiary received a $459 million contract modification to provide support services for the Navy's nuclear submarines. It has the possibility of a total value of about $1.2 billion over three years if all options are exercised.
The IMF on Thursday backed giving debt-burdened Greece and Spain more time to reduce their budget deficits, cautioning that cutting too far, too fast would do more harm than good.