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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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Australian Air Force Orders Eight Boeing Spy Planes

The Australian Air Force will buy eight P-8A Poseidon spy planes from Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) for $3.6 billion. The U.S. Navy already plans to purchase 117 of the planes, ...
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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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Eleven Companies With $1.1 Trillion in Backlog Orders

The economy has never gone back into major expansion mode after the recession. After all, the financial media often doubts the bull market, and the Federal Reserve and other central ...
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As Lockheed Martin Lays Off 4,000, Firing at Other Defense Firms Looms

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) is the first of the defense contractors to acknowledge how badly it has been gored by the federal government's slowdown in military spending. Its layoff of ...
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Lockheed Martin and United Technologies Cut Layoff Plans

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), the world’s largest defense contractor, had said on Friday that it would furlough some 3,000 employees as a result of the federal government shutdown. By ...
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Bull and Bear

Top 10 Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Caterpillar, Facebook, Ford, Sequenom and More

Investors and traders are usually on the lookout for new research ideas that will generate higher income or more profits. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many analyst research calls from Wall ...
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The Best Cities for High-Tech Jobs

One in every five jobs in the United States required a high level of knowledge in science, technology, engineering or math as of 2011. Since the industrial revolution, the share ...
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Can Defense Contractors Retaliate Against China for Patent and IP Theft?

News is out almost daily of China and other nations stealing sensitive data in hack attacks and via corporate espionage efforts. Most of the time it is over bank security, ...
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Goldman Sachs Stocks to Buy in Defense and Warfare

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) is known rather well for making sector-moving research calls that create ripples due to the vast amounts of money that can flow in and ...
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Media Digest: Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

The European Central Bank may begin to identify weak banks and deny them aid. (Reuters)Foxconn, once one of Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) largest suppliers, says it needs additional time to ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (JNJ, JNPR, LLL, MCO, NOC, PEG, RBCN, SAP, SSNI, PLCE, TTS, MTN, VALE, VRTX)

Investors and traders remain on the lookout for new ideas for profits and income. 24/7 Wall St. looks over numerous research calls to find great ideas from value stocks to ...
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North Korea Rhetoric Acts as Defense Contractor Gift

The rhetoric out of North Korea is acting as a drag to the broader markets, but don't tell that to the defense sector. Of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks, ...
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Merrill Lynch Identifies Leveraged Buyout Candidates (BAC, DELL, LO, GRMN, CA, NOC, ZMH, SIAL)

Investors love to track the world of mergers and acquisition, and careers have been made and shattered around the speculation of which companies will be acquired next. We saw a wave of deals come ...
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