Early Briefing 08.31.07

Lockheed Martin did not win a contract worth up to $1.8 billion to build the next air-traffic control system; that honor went to ITT of White Plains, N.Y. (It does have operations in the area.) Speculation is that Lockheed may have been hurt by troubles with the Deepwater program. See story

The administration's plan to help people facing problems with their mortgages would not make use of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, though Steven Pearlstein's would.

A boycott designed to protest potential regulations in Prince William County didn't seem to be hurting business at the national chains it was meant to target, though it did seem to be fanning emotions. See story

By Terri Rupar  |  August 31, 2007; 5:00 AM ET  | Category:  Morning Brief
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