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AcelRX Takes Flight With New Department of Defense Contract

A number of pharmaceutical companies are working toward a better solution to manage pain. AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) is one of them, but what separates it from the pack ...
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Boeing Underlines Aggressive Plans at Investor Conference

At its investor conference Tuesday, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) executives outlined what lies ahead for the company and its investors. The good news for investors is that the company remains ...
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Boeing, Air Force Shorten Test Time for New Tanker

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has a contract worth more than $48 billion with the U.S. Air Force to replace 179 50-year-old KC-135 refueling tankers, but signs are starting to appear ...
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Defense Budget Has No Room for Air Force Training Jet

The U.S. Air Force’s T-38 trainer fleet has been in service for about 50 years. Neither of the Air Force’s newest jets, the F-22A and the F35A, is built as ...
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Deutsche Bank Raises Price Targets on 4 Top Defense Stocks

There is one thing, and generally one thing only, that has driven the rise or fall of the stocks in the aerospace and defense sector. That one important item is ...
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Boeing Meets 2014 Delivery Goal for 8 New U.S. Navy Spy Planes

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) announced Friday morning that it had delivered its eighth P-8A Poseidon spy plane to the U.S. Navy, meeting its contract requirement for 2014. This is the ...
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First Test Flight for Boeing’s New Tanker

Without fanfare, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) on Sunday flew the first of its four prototype KC-46A tankers from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., to Boeing Field in Seattle. The flight ...
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Boeing Collaborates With BlackBerry on Self-Destructing Phone

On Friday, in a conference call to discuss his company’s quarterly results, John Chen, CEO of BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY), said that BlackBerry is working with Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) ...
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Will Congressional Meddling Kill Boeing’s New Air Force Tanker?

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) finally won the U.S. Air Force contract to replace the KC-10 and KC-135 refueling tankers in 2011 after nearly a decade of wrangling with both the ...
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10 Big Ways the Government May Be Wasting Taxpayer Money

Free high-end gym memberships for diplomats, a study that watched grass grow, and Swedish massages for rabbits are but some of the ways the government wastes taxpayer money, according to ...
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Boeing’s Air Force Tanker Program Takes Another Hit

A badly designed wiring bundle has once again pushed out the first test flight of the new U.S. Air Force KC-46 tanker being built by Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA). The ...
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Can Tekmira Make Much Money From Its Ebola Treatment?

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ: TKMR) has made a name for itself pioneering new experimental treatments in the wake of the most recent Ebola scare. Ebola is considered one of the deadliest ...
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Pentagon Pays Too Much for 100 Million Barrels of Fuel

When it comes to estimating how much the U.S. Department of Defense is going to spend on fuel, we all might be better off if the DOD planners used a ...
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Pentagon Awards $409 Million in Defense Contracts

The Department of Defense awarded 10 defense contracts totaling $408.9 million in its Friday evening announcement of contract awards. Among the publicly traded companies winning contracts: Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) ...
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Pentagon Awards Defense Contracts to Boeing, Rockwell Collins, United Technologies

The Department of Defense awarded 14 defense contracts in its Thursday evening announcement of contract awards, with a total value of $3.84 billion. Among the defense contractors winning contracts: BAE ...
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