President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget plan proposes cancellation of or cuts to several weapons programs.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Glassdoor's annual list of the 50 highest rated CEOs is out and there's a boss on top.
The airline index is up 45 percent in the past one year, and up 20 percent so far this year alone, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.
The sequester would hit defense companies hard, CRT Capital analyst Brian Ruttenbur says.
Is there a massive storm brewing in the market? Jim Cramer thinks that kind of talk is simply hot air.
Hundreds of thousands of workers at firms with government contracts are expected to be laid off because of sequestration. But picking who stays and who goes could be complicated and costly.
The sequester will cut about $45 billion from Pentagon programs. Despite this, Lockheed Martin saw heavy call option trading.
With the automatic spending cuts looming, investors should avoid defense stocks and instead look to play defense, Delphi Management President Scott Black told CNBC.
Boeing denied misconduct by its managers afterb a union representing engineers and technical workers accused the planemaker's security staff of intimidating some members over labor contract votes.
In the State of the Union, Obama will lay out a plan for economic growth, seeking to attract jobs from overseas, the White House said. Traders are interested in his tone.
It’s time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
Unless Congress acts, job losses from scheduled budget cuts on March 1 could throw the U.S. economy into another recession, some analysts predict.
Take a look at some of Monday's midday movers:
After four years of belt-tightening, American companies are good at squeezing more profit out of every dollar of sales - a skill that chief executives regard as critical in the face of an uncertain economy.
U.S. stock index futures continued to trade mixed Thursday despite a better-than-expected jobless claims report, as disappointing Apple earnings weighed on technology stocks.
Defense shares have continued to be positive going into earnings season (Boeing aside due to 787 problems), even though most analysts believe earnings will be lower than a year ago.
Japan's transport ministry is to investigate the company that makes batteries for Boeing's grounded 787 Dreamliner passenger jet. The probe will be run jointly with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a ministry official said on Monday.
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.
Decades of deep business ties between Boeing and Japan and the thousands of jobs that depend on them mean Japan will likely keep rewarding U.S. manufacturers with the bulk of its aviation spending.