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GDP expanded at 1.8 percent; Russia’s 15 percent defense budget share to grow, China’s, too; McKesson CEO John Hammergren gets record $159 million pension.
The United States remains the largest player in global defense, but that dominance is expected to wane over the next eight years, according to analysis by IHS Jane's Defence.
Thomas Culligan, senior vice president and CEO at Raytheon International, talks about the defense industry, the market's strength and where growth is likely to come from.
As American defense companies prepare to feel the ill effects of the sequester on their bottom lines, the companies are increasingly looking to court new customers abroad.
It’s time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
It's make-or-break time for the first-quarter earnings season, and it comes just as the stock market is showing signs of strain.
The market doesn't think the terrible attacks in Boston are a prelude to a new war.
President Obama's fiscal 2014 budget plan proposes cancellation of or cuts to several weapons programs.
Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans on Friday to bolster U.S. missile defenses in response to "irresponsible and reckless provocations" by North Korea, which threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the United States last week.
Stocks are heading higher still, and three names appear poised to pop, Bob Doll says.
The sequester would hit defense companies hard, CRT Capital analyst Brian Ruttenbur says.
Stocks eased off their best levels but eked out a gain on the final trading day of February, with the Dow within striking distance of a new all-time closing high and the S&P 500 logging its fourth-consecutive month of gains.
As $85 billion in spending cuts loom, people across the country who rely on the government were trying to fathom what it would mean for them. The NYT reports.
The defense company Raytheon has created software that taps user data from social media companies to track people.
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.
Unless Congress acts, job losses from scheduled budget cuts on March 1 could throw the U.S. economy into another recession, some analysts predict.
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.
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.