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June 7, 2013

Headlines June 7, 2013

Business

Goldman upgrades defense contractors

Defense contractors including F-35 jet maker Lockheed Martin and missile supplier Raytheon were upgraded by Goldman Sachs Group.

Airbus building A350 momentum as sales chief criss-crosses globe

Airbus SAS is looking to build momentum for the new A350, with its sales chief criss-crossing the globe to chase orders while test pilots and engineers race toward first flight as the Paris Air Show approaches.

Bombardier rallies as CSeries prepares for first flight

Bombardier is rallying on optimism that the CSeries jet, the companyís biggest ever, will meet a June deadline for its maiden flight after a six-month delay shook investorsí confidence.

Defense

With troops, techies, U.S. prepares for cyber warfare

On the site of a former military golf course, where President Dwight Eisenhower once played, the future of U.S. warfare is rising in the shape of a new $358 million headquarters for the militaryís Cyber Command.

Veterans

Cruise will bring history buffs to World War II battle sites

World War II history buffs, your ship has come in. The National WWII Museum announced plans for a World War II-focused cruise to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France.

Space

Comet Lovejoy flies into Sun to reveal solar secrets

A comet’s close encounter with the Sun has given scientists a look at a solar region that has never been visited by spacecraft. In 2011, comet Lovejoy hurtled deep into the Sun’s violent atmosphere – an area called the solar corona.

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover reaching turning point

NASA is finally thinking about getting its Curiosity rover on the road and heading towards the big mountain at its exploration site in Mars’ Gale Crater. The robot has spent the past six months in a small depression, drilling its rocks and analyzing their composition.

Europe launches record cargo for International Space Station

Europe has launched its giant robotic freighter towards the International Space Station. The vehicle, dubbed Albert Einstein, is carrying food, water, equipment and fuel for the orbiting outpost.

International

United Kingdom: There are gaping flaws in the government’s plan to cut troop numbers

Soldiers know when theyíve been sent on a foolís errand, and many examples exist in our illustrious military history. But orders can be influenced by both military and political chiefs. The governmentís present reservists strategy is yet another example.




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