Defense companies

Americans Love to Hate These Professions -- and No Wonder

Congressmen, lobbyists, and car salesmen have some of the worst reputations for honesty and ethics, as do business execs, stock brokers and real estate agents. And there's a reason why: The rules of their games are stacked against good behavior.

Raytheon to Buy Applied Signal for $490 million

Defense contractor Raytheon said Monday it has agreed to buy Applied Signal Technology, which specializes in collecting and processing communication signals to support tactical and strategic intelligence missions, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $490 million.