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  • WASHINGTON, July 19- Lockheed Martin Corp, the largest U.S. weapons maker, has agreed to buy United Technologies Corp's Sikorsky Aircraft unit, the maker of Black Hawk helicopters, for over $8 billion, a source familiar with the negotiations said on Sunday. It will be Lockheed's largest acquisition since it bought Martin Marietta Corp for about $10 billion two...

  • Gay marriage? Companies fear the #hashtag Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    The Confederate flag on the Capitol grounds in Columbia, South Carolina.

    Companies, fearing a possible backlash by customers, are increasingly taking a stand on issues from gay marriage to the Confederate flag.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- The U.S. government on Wednesday said it had approved Lockheed Martin Corp to upgrade 134 U.S.-made F-16 jet fighters for South Korea with new mission computers, radars and other equipment in a deal worth an estimated $2.5 billion. South Korea initially chose the U.S. unit of Britain's BAE Systems Plc to do the upgrades, but canceled the deal in...

  • Early movers: AAPL, DEPO, JAH, MPC, SNE & more Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 7:56 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • WASHINGTON, July 9- Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's top supplier, on Thursday said it was trying to assess the impact on its workers from a massive breach of U.S. personnel and security clearance records held by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The government agency on Thursday said the stolen data included Social Security numbers and other...

  • July 9- As United Technologies Corp nears a decision on how it will divest its Sikorsky helicopter division, the U.S. conglomerate faces challenges to its financial outlook that may limit the lift to its stock in the near term. Stock market upheaval in China and stalled sales at some of its businesses also darken the horizon. In an analyst meeting last month, it...

  • *Japan naval officers held meeting with NATO in May. *U.S. sees Japan leading multinational defence projects in Asia. TOKYO, July 10- Japan is interested in joining a NATO missile building consortium that would give Tokyo its first taste of a multinational defence project, a move the U.S. Navy is encouraging because it could pave the way for Japan to lead similar...

  • Early movers: PEP, AA, WBA, AVP, LB, AZN, MA & more Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 7:58 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the B-2 bomber, is competing against team made up of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp for a contract that could be worth $50 billion to $80 billion to the winning bidder. The two teams are competing to build 80 to 100 new bombers for the Air Force at cost of no more than $550 million per aircraft, one of few new large-scale aircraft...

  • WASHINGTON, July 8- A Falcon 9 rocket accident last month should not eliminate SpaceX from the competition to launch a new GPS satellite, U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Wednesday, since there would be "plenty of time" to test the rocket before any future launch. She said the decision was in keeping with an independent report released earlier this year,...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, July 8- Lockheed Martin Corp and Textron Inc have emerged as final contenders to buy United Technologies Corp's Sikorsky Aircraft business, which could be valued at around $8 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Textron, which has a market capitalization of about $12 billion and is up against a much larger suitor, has...

  • Stocks to own for the next 239 years Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    American flag money

    In honor of America’s birthday, “Fast Money” traders pick companies to own that could be around for the next 239 years.

  • You don't have to be Elon Musk to invest in space Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifting off from space launch complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, June 28, 2015. It exploded minutes later.

    While much of the attention has been orbiting SpaceX, analysts say investors should explore its more diversified competitors.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. June 29- SpaceX on Monday was searching for what destroyed its Falcon 9 rocket after liftoff over the weekend, leaving customers still loyal but unsure when their satellites might fly. The privately-held company, owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, has flown 18 successful missions with the Falcon 9 before Sunday's...

  • Krawcheck's fund makes bet on women, but lags market Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Sallie Krawcheck

    Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck is behind a mutual fund which only invests in companies where women have a big presence.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.- An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station in the latest in a string of mishaps in supplying the orbiting outpost. Those included six cargo runs for NASA under a 15- flight contract worth more than $2...

  • Inside the battle to build America's next bomber Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    An artist's concept of Northrop Grumman's Long Range Strike Bomber.

    In the coming weeks, the U.S. Air Force will announce the biggest defense deal of the decade.

  • SCHROBENHAUSEN, Germany, June 25- The German armed forces want to order between 8 and 10 units of the MEADS air and missile defence system for the time being, the managing director of manufacturer MBDA Deutschland GmbH said on Thursday. Germany said this month it would buy the MEADS system from Europe's MBDA and Lockheed Martin Corp instead of an updated Patriot...

  • America's top states for innovation in 2015 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Top States Technology and Innovation

    These 10 states lead the nation in tech investment, patents and research, which has helped reinvigorate their local economies.

  • PARIS, June 16- Lockheed Martin Corp, the largest U.S. weapons maker, on Tuesday said it had been in "initial contact" with French government officials about their interest in buying some C-130J transport planes to augment a fleet of larger A400M transports built by Europe's Airbus. "There has been some initial contact with the French government," Orlando Carvalho,...