The niche—that includes James Bond-like tools such as infrared cameras, explosive detectors and body scanners—is expected to grow 12 percent annually through 2013, according to one analysis.
Shares of security companies including OSI Systems surged Monday after last week’s discovery of explosives on a cargo plane.
While some think gridlock could be good for the markets, one analyst said Republican control could hurt some stocks.
Securities firms landed in the spotlight Monday after the State Department warned Americans to think twice before traveling in Europe.
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Here are five plays on the fight against terrorism.
On Tuesday, President Obama made some harsh comments about weakness in our nation’s counter-terrorism efforts. Is security investment about to surge?
A Nigerian man with links to al Qaeda militants was charged for trying to blow up a U.S. passenger plane with an explosive device on approach into Detroit. What does it mean for the market and will we see a “terror premium” priced into some stocks? Brian Ruttenbur, homeland security analyst at Morgan Keegan, shared his insight.
During a decade of easy credit and loose spending, American businesses built too many cars, houses, stores and factories. It turns out the country built too many restaurants, too. Some predict more than 20,000 restaurants will close over the next three years.