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Boeing suspends delivery of 747-8 freighter to Cargolux

Boeing Co. canceled a three-day party to celebrate the inaugural delivery of its first two 747-8 super jets after its Luxembourg-based launch customer, Cargolux Airlines International, rejected the planes citing "unresolved contractual issues.

India to buy 10 Boeing C-17 aircrafts from US

Giving a go-ahead for the purchase of 10 Boeing C-17 Globemaster III heavy-lift aircrafts, the Cabinet Committee on Security in India has paved the way for the biggest ever defense purchase from the United States.

The Best Stocks for 2011: Boeing


This article is part of our "Best Stocks for 2011" series in which our Foolish writers pick their top stock ideas for the year ahead. Click here to see a review of last year's picks and our 12 recommendations for the year ahead.

Boeing Is Building a Star Fleet

 According to the future history from Star Trek, Zefram Cochrane didn't perform the first "warp" spaceflight until 2063. Sadly, I suspect that few of my readers (and, almost certainly, Yours Fooly) will be around when commercial space routes to Alpha Centauri first begin. The good news, though, is that Boeing's (NYSE: BA) making good use of the 53 years it's been allotted to "make it so" ("it" being honest-to-goodness space travel). 


Durable Goods Report: Here We Go Again

To every rule there is an exception. But month after month, when all you see is exceptions, you've got to start to wonder: Is this a new rule? This morning, the Census Bureau released its monthly tally of U.S. durable goods orders. Here's the rundown:

No More Free Money for Boeing

 Warning: Today's column is going to wax a bit wonkish. If you're not exactly a detail-oriented Fool, you might want to skip right past the next few paragraphs, proceed to the takeaway about Boeing (NYSE: BA), and move on to the rest of your day's reading material.

One Reason Rockwell Collins Looks Like a Sell

Margins matter. The more Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) keeps of each buck it earns in revenue, the more money it has to invest in growth, fund new strategic plans, or (gasp!) distribute to shareholders. Healthy margins often separate pretenders from the best stocks in the market. That's why I check on my holdings' margins at least once a quarter. I'm looking for the absolute numbers, comparisons with sector peers and competitors, and any trend that may tell me how strong Rockwell Collins' competitive position could be.

Lockheed to Pentagon: Take the Carrot ... or Else

I'll state this plainly: Whether or not you want to own Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) depends entirely on the fate of its trillion-dollar warplane, the F-35 Lightning II. It's really as simple as that -- a trillion dollars (or more) in future program costs makes Lockheed a "buy." Any number significantly smaller than that means the stock is probably a "sell."

I Remember When Britain Had a Military

Maybe I'm just old, but I remember when Britain actually hada military. When it stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps in the liberation of Kuwait. Or earlier, when it faced down aggression in South America, defended its citizens, and reclaimed its stolen territory in the Falkland Islands.

When Emerging Markets Collapse

 As the saying goes, "all good things must come to an end." We've seen it happen with the dot-com bubble and more recently with the housing bubble. One day in the future, the emerging market buzz will eventually come to an end, as well. However, could it happen to China, Brazil, and India sooner rather than later? More experts are starting to think so, and if they're correct, it could have profound effects on your international investments.