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15 Companies With Over $1.2 Trillion in Backlog Orders

As reports continue to show strong labor markets and a return to GDP growth, many investors and economic watchers have to be wondering what the future growth story looks like ...
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Merrill Lynch Picks 10 Value Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2014

With the market hitting new highs and earnings right around the corner, it is truly a toss-up on which way the market goes after such a strong and lengthy rally. ...
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What Civil War in Iraq Means for Defense Firms, and Oil

Iraq is getting out of control, and with no U.S. presence there, the terrorists or insurgents (or whatever you want to call them) are making serious headway to capture cities ...
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Pentagon Awards $10.5 Billion in Defense Contracts

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded 19 defense contracts in its Tuesday evening announcement of contract awards. The total value of contracts awarded was $10.46 billion. Among the defense contractors ...
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Lockheed Martin Defeats Raytheon to Win $915 Million Air Force Space Fence Contract

The Department of Defense awarded eight defense contracts in its Monday evening announcement of contract awards. The total value of contracts awarded was $1.34 billion, but just one company captured ...
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Northrop Grumman Wins Three Defense Contracts

The Department of Defense awarded 32 defense contracts in its Friday evening announcement of awards, with a total value of $787.5 million. Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) turned out to be ...
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Pentagon Awards $575 Million in Defense Contracts

The Department of Defense awarded 17 defense contracts in its Wednesday evening announcement of contract awards. The total value of these contracts was $574.8 million. Among the publicly traded companies ...
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Is This the Future for America’s Defense Contractors?

Desalination projects. Global warming monitoring. Green energy. These are just a few of the new lines of business that the world's biggest defense contractor, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has been exploring in recent ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Carnival, Devon, J.C. Penney, Netflix, Dow Chemical and More

Stocks are trying to find direction on Tuesday, with no clear path in place. The DJIA and S&P 500 hit new all-time highs early last week, and investors want to ...
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Ever Wanted to Buy an Actual Naval Warship? Good News, They’re on Sale

So you've got your eye on this sweet new ride -- an Oliver Perry-class guided missile frigate -- but you're a little short on cash. What do you do?   ...
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If Iran Isn’t Building an Aircraft Carrier, Then What Is It Doing?

In the world of defense spending, and defense investing, everything old is becoming new again -- aircraft carriers especially. Over the past several months, defense news headlines have been dominated ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Baker Hughes, Cameron, Cisco, Facebook, VeriSign and More

Stocks have retreated from their highs, and investors still want upside from the market while avoiding the next major sell-off. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many analyst research reports each morning ...
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Companies Profiting the Most From War

Global military spending was down in 2012 for the first time since 1998. And for the second year in a row, arms sales from private industry to governments were down ...
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Defense Stock Surge Ignores Possible Budget Cuts

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was to release a budget proposal Monday that would reduce the size of the U.S. Army to levels not seen since before World War II. So, ...
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UBS Very Cautious on Defense Stocks: Entire Sector Near All-Time Highs

Despite budget cuts and battles within the Congress, the defense sector has spent the past two years chugging higher despite the potential cost cutting overhang. In a very volatile political ...
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