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  • Thousands of Northrop Grumman workers are celebrating their tanker win today in Los Angeles -- even though the deal is on hold as the U.S. Government Accountability Office examines a Boeing challenge. We're at the party and I hope to post video later. As I've blogged many times, Boeing isn't rolling over on this one.

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    Atom Films is again hosting a contest for "Star Wars" fan films, except this year the winners will be aired on Spike TV. Fans have been spoofing or reconfiguring the movies for years, and, at some point, George Lucas realized copyright be damned! The smartest move was to embrace the love. Also: Your e-mails re Boeing.

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    The Government Accounting Office has one month to go in deciding whether the Air Force tanker decision should be allowed to take flight or remain grounded. As the clock ticks down, the rhetoric ticks up, just as it did before the original decision, which ended in a surprise win for Northrop Grumman/EADS.

  • A host of news out of France on Tuesday, with Alstom down more than 2 percent on reports that officials are investigating it for bribery.

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    Things have changed since I filed the post yesterday on the Tanker War Blog created by supporters of Boeing's challenge to Northrop Grumman -EADS winning the tanker deal! The web site's poll on whether Congress should nix the current deal has changed leads. Boeing fans have charged ahead.

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    Defense giants Boeing and Northrop Grumman keep going at it over the Air Force tanker deal. This as the clock ticks down on a Government Accounting Office investigation into whether the current decision should stand.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Smithfield Foods and Compuware popped while Manitowoc and Las Vegas Sands dropped.

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    The new tanker being put forward by Northrop Grumman and EADS is supposed to include a new system to defend itself from attack. Good thing. Seems a lot of defense has been necessary ever since Northrop and the Airbus folks beat out Boeing to win the massive contract.

  • Does Wednesday’s surprisingly strong ADP jobs report signal that the economy is already rebounding?

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    Readers weigh in on Northrop Grumman, a Jaguar "flame" and... what's a TEFC?? ... Mark M. (who has a Northrop email address), responded to my blog on Northrop Grumman's analyst call. I pointed out the timeline of funding over the next few years will reach $10 billion, saying "That's a lot of money." He disagrees...

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    Northrop Grumman updated analysts with a conference call on the KC-45 tanker program--the $35 billion contract Northrop and EADS beat out Boeing to win. Boeing has filed a protest, and today Northrop said it has completely stopped work on the tanker until a review of the protest is completed by the Government Accounting Office.

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    With the ISM Numbers coming out today, this will be the first major economic indicator of the second quarter.  The previous reading came in at 48.3 and consensus is for further contraction.  Today's reading, just in, came in at 48.6 and is better than expected.  Here are some stocks that moved after the last ISM reading.

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    We’re talking tankers and sock monkeys, because…we can. In the latest volley over whether or not the Air Force tanker contract should be trashed, Northrop Grumman will hold a conference call Tuesday morning with analysts (reporters can listen) “to discuss the KC-45 tanker program.”

  • Northrop Grumman on Wednesday said it had filed a motion asking the Government Accountability Office to dismiss parts of a Boeing protest against the Air Force's decision to award Northrop a $35 billion refueling aircraft contract.

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    It seems that if you want to create a space tourism business, your name has to start with a "B": Branson (Virgin Galactic), Bezos (Blue Origin), or Bigelow (Bigelow Aerospace). I guess they start with "b" because they're all billionaires.

  • After the show, the crameras kept rolling. Get more stock calls, the story behind the famous Fed rant and more in this CNBC.com-only video.

  • Northrop Grumman CEO Ronald Sugar says his company plans to build four factories in the United States as part of a partnership with European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS).

  • Stocks shot up Tuesday after a liquidity announcement from the Federal Reserve.

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    European aerospace group EADS reported a wider than expected 2007 net loss of 446 million euros ($685 million) on Tuesday, but said it had turned the corner on industrial problems recently gripping the company.

  • Stocks shot up Tuesday after a liquidity announcement from the Federal Reserve.