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  • AeroVironment's Raven drone

    As the two longest wars in American history come to a close, and defense spending decelerates, defense contractors are quickly devising ways to alter their war-time technology for commercial and civilian use.

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    Take a look at some of Monday’s morning movers:

  • Joint Strike Fighter

    I know that spending potentially a trillion dollars over 50+ years to create and support a single jet program may sound a tad...excessive, but...wouldn't you want to fly one?

  • Stocks kicked off the first trading day of February with a bang, extending their robust rally from the previous month, boosted by some positive global economic news in addition to a report that Greece and its private creditors may soon agree upon a deal.

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    Northrop Grumman reported quarterly earnings that topped analysts' expectations, sending shares higher on Wednesday, but revenue fell short of estimates.

  • US stock index futures indicated a sharply higher open for Wall Street, with spirits lifted by a possible announcement of an IPO by Facebook and ahead of various data on unemployment.

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    Take a look at some of Wednesday morning's early movers:

  • Shareholders big and small may cheer the flurry of recent spin-offs, but in some cases divestitures can be a sugar high that comes at the expense of long-term earnings.

  • Stocks rebounded from earlier losses to finish narrowly mixed Thursday, with the S&P adding small gains to the New Year rally, ahead of a key government employment report. Stocks had been under pressure earlier in the session amid ongoing jitters over the European debt crisis and a decline in the euro to its lowest level since September 2010.

  • The German Bundestag has reportedly approved a strengthening of the European Financial Stability Facility. China is waiting, but will make a move soon. The head of the EFSF, Klaus Regling, is going to China and likely other Asian countries to seek money for his fund.

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    How much do you know about the business side of the aerospace and defense industries? Take our quiz and find out.

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    The rollercoaster stock market has investors running for shelter in the form of top-rated companies that pay high dividends or mutual funds that invest in them, according to a report from TheStreet.

  • NYSE trader

    The rollercoaster stock market has investors running for shelter in the form of top-rated companies that pay high dividends or mutual funds that invest in them.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • FILE PHOTO: UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters prepare to takeoff as the 82nd Aviation Brigade relocates in the desert during Operation Desert Shield. (photo by DOD)

    Cutting military spending, as President Obama has proposed, is the worst way to balance the budget while keeping the country growing, investors and analysts said, because the sector is the best creator of domestic jobs and crucial to driving innovation.

  • The definition of cyber security seems to be ever evolving, but the more common definition appears to relate to the protection applied to computers and networks and the information they store/relay. Over the last few years there has been no lack of media reports regarding cyber break-ins, identity theft and more — all going a long way to highlight/identify the problem, but representing only the tip of the iceberg.The crux of the threat seems to be that our reliance on networks grows more interco

    Have a look at EarlyBird Capital analyst Alex Hamilton's list of companies that stand to gain the most from the growing demand for cyber security.

  • Code Wars: America's Cyber Threat -- See Show Details

    The nascent and growing nature of cyber attacks promises to be insulated from growing budget concerns. As a result cyber has become a buzz word and many companies will claim to have cyber as higher multiples are assumed. Analyst Alex Hamilton wades through them, offering his picks for the real players in the market.

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    Stocks ended sharply higher, climbing to new multi-year highs after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke to the press on Wednesday.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, April 27.

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    Stocks added to gains after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke to the press, hitting new highs ahead of the market's close.