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  • Jack Hough is so convinced that the stock market is ready to rally that he's written a book about it, Your Next Great Stock.  So what's behind his enthusiasm?

  • Boeing is seeing heavy options activity Tuesday, mostly on the call side. BA's 20-day average volume is 16,400 options daily, but this morning 26,000 contracts traded in the first 45 minutes alone. As the stock is up some 3 percent to about $40 at midday, calls outnumber puts by a margin of 15,000 to 11,900.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Constrcution Worker

    With President-elect Obama pledging to rebuild the economy from the inside out, infrastructure stocks could be big winners.

  • Car sales are off a cliff, financials are drowning in red ink, and retailers are facing the worst holiday-shopping season in recent memory. So what isn't a disaster?  Howard Rubel of Jefferies & Co. points investors toward defense companies.

  • Stung by outsize investment losses, some of the nation’s biggest companies are pushing Congress to roll back rules requiring them to put more money into their pension funds, just two years after President Bush signed a law meant to strengthen the pension system.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The first 100 days of any new administration brings about considerable change. But this time around, well, hold your hats.

  • AeroVironment could rally if the Democrats take the White House, Cramer says.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Four-star fund manager Peter Klein says it's time for stock market investors to put some money into aerospace and defense.

  • "Today, the Department of Defense notified the Congress and the two competing contractors, Boeing and Northrop Grumman, that it is terminating the current competition for a U.S. Air Force airborne tanker replacement...."

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    The Wall Street Journal reports the Pentagon is canceling the $35 billion tanker competition because it can't pick a winner by New Year's.

  • From The Seattle Times: "Air Force tanker guidelines to come next week". That was written August 21st. Wrong. From The Financial Times: "An announcement of the requirements, or request for proposals, could come as early as tomorrow." That was written Monday. Also wrong.

  • Northrop Grumman

    Both bidders in the $35 billion tanker competition met with Pentagon officials and said their piece over the new request for bids (the "RFP"). The difference in their responses afterwards may give you a clue as to how it went.

  • Cramer recommended stocks he thinks could see a gain going into the Republican National Convention.

  • American Airlines

    Boeing is keeping all of its options open in the air refueling tanker competition, disagreeing with an Aviation Week report that it is "strongly considering" dropping out, and your responses on  American Airlines' flight attendant investigation.

  • Boeing Headquarters

    The chances are "pretty good" that Boeing is truly considering the threat, because the new Pentagon request from bidders contains two things--a tanker ready next year, and a larger aircraft--which are both "bad for Boeing."

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    Aviation Week is reporting that Boeing is "strongly considering" not participating in the next round of bids for the air refueling tanker. This is not the first time someone has threatened to stop playing and go home. Last year, Northrop Grumman threatened to withdraw from the competition when it didn't feel it was being given a fair shot.

  • In this hand hout computer-generated image provided by Boeing shows the company's new series Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Wednesday, April; 27, 2005.  A senior Boeing Co. official on Wednesday brushed off the threat of European rival Airbus SAS's "superjumbo," saying orders for Boeing's smaller, more fuel-efficient Dreamliner were robust. (AP Photo/Boeing) ** EDITORIAL USE ONLY **

    Boeing has announced the first cancellation of an order for its delayed 787 Dreamliner, signaling that airlines may be getting impatient for deliveries of the new, fuel efficient plane.