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WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policymakers will likely announce on Wednesday that they will keep buying bonds at a monthly pace of $85 billion, while keeping their options open to scale back the program later this year if the U.S. labor market continues to improve.
WASHINGTON - Small business optimism rose to a one year-high in May, a hopeful sign for an economy that has hit a soft patch.
BEIJING/HONG KONG - China reiterated its opposition on Thursday to a European Union plan to limit airline carbon dioxide emissions and called for talks to resolve the issue a day after its major airlines refused to pay any carbon costs under the new law.
Lockheed-Boeing joint venture wins $1.17 billion Pentagon contract
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department on Friday awarded United Launch Alliance, a 50-50 joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and Boeing Co (BA.N) a contract valued at $1.17 billion to provide satellite launches using its Delta IV and Atlas V rockets.
The Pentagon said the contract would run through September 30, 2013. The venture provides launch services to send U.S. military and intelligence satellites into space under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program.
It was not immediately clear how many launches would be covered under the contract.
(Reporting By Andrea Shalal-Esa)
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