TMFDitty

Rich Smith

Rich Smith spent most of the mid-to-late '90s in Moscow, advising U.S. and European companies eager to get in on the action of Russia's emerging market. Segueing into Ukrainian law, he then did the same thing for Westerners investing in Kiev. At some point, he decided that instead of telling these companies how to make money for themselves, he'd prefer to own a piece of the companies (and their profits) -- and began investing. Retiring to rural Indiana to continue this project, he continues to invest for his own account, and to advise other investors on how to maximize their profits, and minimize their risks, by writing directly for The Motley Fool as a contributor, and on special assignment for Yahoo! Finance and AOL DailyFinance. He undertakes assignments for other media outlets -- online, print, radio, and television, upon request.

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Big Persian Gulf Order Boosts Boeing's Order Book

At last report, Boeing was leading Airbus in new orders booked by a two-to-one margin.

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Thursday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analysts shift stance on Autodesk, GoPro, and Starwood Hotels.

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ATK, Booz Allen, General Dynamics and Leidos to Split $300 Million Defense Contract

BAE Systems, Boeing, Kaman, and Lockheed Martin also win awards Wednesday.

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GenCorp's Sales Rocket, but Profits Flame Out

Does the company's overflowing backlog book outweigh the risk of cash-burn and rising losses?

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Lower Unemployment Means (Slightly) Higher Mortgage Rates

30-year fixed-rate mortgages (FRMs) ticked up three basis points to 4.15%.

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TASER Reports Hundreds More AXON Camera Sales

AXON body and flex cameras shipped to half the states in the Union this quarter.

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BP, Jacobs Engineering, Boeing-Textron JV Among Defense Contracts Winners

BP and Shell win fuel supply contracts, while Jacobs, Textron, and Boeing are all hired to do engineering work for the military.

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AeroVironment Tears It Up on Q4 Earnings

Debt is nonexistent, free cash flowing, and profits soaring -- but can AV maintain its breakneck pace into 2015?

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Wednesday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analyst announces picks and pans for Twenty-First Century Fox, Discovery Communications, and Viacom.

Tue Jul 8

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Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin Win Pentagon Contracts

Northrop to assist Navy in evaluating E-2D AEW aircraft's lifespan, while Lockheed performs maintenance on USMC F-35 fighter jets.

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Boeing to Supply Smart Bombs to Singapore, If Congress Approves

$63 million in JDAM sales are at stake.

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Tuesday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analysts shift stance on Silicon Labs, Applied Materials, and 3M.

Mon Jul 7

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Boeing, Computer Sciences Corporation in Line for $319 Million in Contracts

Sales will support C-17 Globemaster aircraft in the UK, and pay for on-site contractor support in Egypt. Boeing and DynCorp are the prime contractors.

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Airbus Racks Up New Plane Orders; Racks Up Cancellations, Too

Orders for single-aisle jets surge, but a big A350 order cancellation is reason for concern.

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Monday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analysts shift stance on Seagate, Western Digital, and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Thu Jul 3

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Congress Asked to Approve $200 Million Missile Sale to India

India aims to equip its diesel-electric submarines with Boeing anti-ship Harpoon missiles.

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Boeing Reveals the Identity of 3 of Its Secret Buyers

Also reports 10 new 737 orders taken in over the past week.

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Thursday's Top Upgrades (and Downgrades)

Analysts shift stance on Cree, Cummins, and CNH.

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Mortgage Rates Flatline as U.S. Heads Into Holiday Weekend

30-year fixed rate mortgages decline a bit to average 4.12% in the most recent week.

Wed Jul 2

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Harley-Davidson Has a Big Green Motorcycle -- but Will It Strike Gold?

With Project LiveWire, Harley-Davidson is going enviro-conscious. But is it also going to make money for shareholders?

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