U.S. bonds were largely flat as traders sifted a batch of key corporate earnings and data to determine whether optimism was justified.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a weak open on Wall Street on Thursday, after data showed a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing activity this month.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Stocks could feel a few more jolts in the coming week, as earnings season trumps just about everything else.
With uncertainty rampant in the market, pros will be watching earnings very closely. Which results matter most to Cramer?
Los Angeles-based start-up DreamHammer has created Ballista, which aims to become the Windows or Android of unmanned aerial systems.
The U.S. is investigating export and import procedures at Honeywell after the firm included Chinese parts in equipment it built for the F-35 jet.
Aviation buffs are hopeful the airplane with the world's largest wingspan will remain open to the public in Oregon.
The Pentagon waived laws banning Chinese-built components on US weapons to keep the F-35 fighter program on track in 2012 and 2013, a report said.
Next year is an election year. There is little chance of a big tax increase, or a government shutdown or debt crisis.
European aerospace group EADS has announced plans to cut 5,800 jobs at its Airbus Defence and Space Unit by the end of 2016.
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The Pentagon faces the retirement of its de facto chief operating officer, and his exit could have a big impact on the defense industry.
Lockheed Martin announced major job cuts around the U.S. CNBC's Jane Wells reports Lockheed's CEO Marillyn Hewson regrets facility closings and layoffs.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen and Dominic Chu report on Lockheed Martin's new SR-72 concept aircraft that moves at six times the speed of sound.
Several American allies that have historically been big customers for the U.S. weapons makers are threatening to scale back orders.
The White House is working with outside technology experts to fix the Healthcare.gov website, but right now there are more questions than answers.
Soft U.S. jobs data cements the view that the Fed will be on hold, likely until March.
U.S. stock index futures tread water on Tuesday, ahead of the publication of the government's delayed non-farm payrolls data for September.