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Boeing CEO Says Progress Made on ‘Simplifying Requirements’ for Air Force One After Trump Meeting

Boeing (NYSE: BA) CEO Dennis Muilenburg told reporters Tuesday after his hour-long meeting with President-elect Donald Trump that the company has moved forward on efforts in “simplifying requirements” for the future Air Force One replacement airplane with combat jets also a topic of discussion there. Trump first criticized the presidential aircraft program on …

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January 13 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds, Holds at Weekly Loss as Lockheed Halts 4-Day Slide

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Friday with strong performances by defense prime stocks as U.S. stocks rose on investor optimism from quarterly earnings beats by large financial institutions and positive retail sales numbers from December. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered laggards by a 2-to-1 ratio and nine of its 11 S&P 500 stocks moved …

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Lockheed CEO: New Deal to Cut Costs on Next F-35 Line ‘Close’

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is “close to a deal” on a new contract that would “significantly” bring down costs of the next line of F-35 fighter jets and add 1, 800 new jobs at its Fort Worth, Texas facility that houses production, the company’s chief executive said Friday after a meeting with …

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January 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, Lockheed Extends Drag Over Investors’ Continued F-35 Focus

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index fell for a second straight session Thursday on continued declines by large aerospace and defense primes as U.S. stocks also tumbled with earnings season at the forefront of investor attention. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 2-to-1 ratio and two of its 11 S&P 500 components …

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January 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower, Lockheed Hits 2% Intraday Decline After Trump F-35 Remarks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index pared losses Wednesday afternoon but closed lower for the session as McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) and large primes weighed despite gains by all three of the U.S.’ major stock indices. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 2-to-1 ratio and six of its 11 S&P 500 stocks advanced with General Dynamics (NYSE: …

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January 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Moves Narrowly Green, S&P 500 Closes at No Change

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded narrowly higher Tuesday with help from middle-tier and government services companies to offset losses by large primes as U.S. stocks recorded another mixed session that saw industrials lag and healthcare stocks climb. GovCon Index gainers outnumbered decliners by a 2-to-1 ratio as five of its 11 S&P …

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January 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower in Mixed US Stock Trading Session

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Monday on declines by large and middle-tier prime contractors as U.S. stocks showed mixed results after biotechnology gains lifted the Nasdaq composite index to an all-time record close and utilities weighed on the S&P 500 composite index. GovCon Index laggards outnumbered gainers by an 9-to-1 ratio and …

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Engility Sells USAID Business to Research Triangle Institute

Engility Corp. (NYSE: EGL) has sold its international development services business to North Carolina-based nonprofit organization Research Triangle Institute International for $24 million as part of the former’s efforts to pay down debt and reshape its portfolio. Chantilly, Virginia-headquartered Engility said in a Monday regulatory filing it expects to record a $20 million-$30 million …

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LLR Partners Buys Automation & Cyber Hunting Unit ‘BluVector’ From Northrop

Philadelphia-based private equity firm LLR Partners has purchased an automated threat detection and cyber hunting technology business unit from Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) for an undisclosed sum to grow a commercial market footprint for machine learning-based tools. LLR said Monday it has committed $50 million in financing to support both the transaction and efforts to …

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December 31 & 2016 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower, Ends at 16% YTD Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index retreated Friday in the final trading session of 2016 to close a negative December but but a positive year on a boost to defense stocks in the post-election rally that has swept through U.S. markets. The GovCon Index closes 2016 with a year-to-date gain of 16.73 percent as the U.S. stock …

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