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CNNMoney: Stocks end week solidly higherupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 16:45:00

U.S. stocks ended Friday's session mixed, as strong gains in the technology sector were offset by disappointing results from industrial conglomerate Caterpillar.

CNNMoney: Caterpillar: Washington, get your act together!updated: Fri Jul 22 2011 10:52:00

For a while, "uncertainty" has been the buzzword economists use to describe the main hurdle holding back the recovery.

CNNMoney: Stocks set for weak openupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 09:08:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open Friday, with futures losing momentum after Caterpillar released disappointing earnings.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Focus on earnings, gold and dollarupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 08:56:00

Investors were hoping for another day of gains, with U.S. stock futures edging higher ahead of Friday's opening bell on the back of relatively decent earnings.

CNNMoney: Stocks sputter after hitting '10 highsupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 17:43:00

The Dow managed to eke out a fresh 19-month high Monday on Caterpillar's strong earnings, but a selloff in financials hit the broader market at the start of a busy week on Wall Street.

CNNMoney: Stocks manage gains after Fedupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 18:16:00

Stocks climbed Wednesday, ending a choppy session higher after the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady and hinted it would continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Meanwhile, Apple introduced its new iPad tablet computer.

Fortune: Caterpillar stock: Rising from the rubbleupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 12:14:00

The maker of big machinery soared as construction boomed and commodity prices skyrocketed, boosting mining and oil drilling. When the economy tanked, Caterpillar saw sales slump, leading to workforce and production cuts.

CNNMoney: Stocks slide, but Dow holds 10,000updated: Tue Oct 20 2009 18:21:00

Stocks dipped Tuesday as a stronger dollar and some disappointment about DuPont and Coca-Cola's results gave investors a reason to retreat from the recent rally.

CNNMoney: Dow ends at 6-month highupdated: Tue Jul 21 2009 18:13:00

Stocks finished higher Tuesday -- with the Dow industrials ending at a 6-month high -- after a volatile session in which investors weighed better-than-expected corporate earnings with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's warning that the economic recovery would be slow.

Fortune: Caterpillar ranks No. 44 on the 2009 Fortune 500updated: Mon Apr 20 2009 10:53:00

With 60% of its business outside North America, Caterpillar's geographic diversity helped the world's biggest heavy equipment maker withstand the U.S. economic slowdown - until it spread worldwide. <P>The company hasn't reported a quarterly loss since 1992, but the drop-off in infrastructure projects everywhere has put a pause on Cat's stunning growth. To trim costs, the company announced in January it was cutting 20,000 jobs, or 11% of its workforce. - <I>J.Y.</I>

CNNMoney: 'Buy American' rules still topic of debateupdated: Fri Feb 13 2009 10:58:00

The heated war of words over "Buy American" laws may be nearing a truce in Congress, but there are still fears among critics that it could spark a new global trade war.

Stimulus deal reachedupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 18:06:00

CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser has the latest on the stimulus deal.

Obama returns home for final stimulus plan pushupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 18:06:00

President Obama took his economic stimulus proposal back on the road Thursday, urging final congressional passage of the now-$789 billion bill during a visit to a Caterpillar plant in the state that launched his political career.

Oil sludge oozes into Des Plaines Riverupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 07:20:00

Thousands of gallons of oil sludge are being cleaned up along a 3-mile section of the Des Plaines River early Monday, following a spill a day earlier that had forced a temporary closure of the river.

Fortune: Stimulus: No quick fix for stocksupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 11:34:00

The word "infrastructure" was once used mainly by SAT tutors and civil engineers, but now it's this year's hot investing theme.

CNNMoney: Job cuts exceed 100,000 for the weekupdated: Mon Feb 02 2009 06:10:00

In a brutal week for the job market, an assortment of companies across various industries announced more than 100,000 job cuts.

Tens of thousands lose jobs as recession bitesupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 23:15:00

Tens of thousands of job losses were announced on Monday as American economists said they expected an already deep recession to worsen in 2009.

Obama on economic crisisupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 23:15:00

Pres. Obama shares the news of massive layoffs and offers a plan to sign The American Recovery and Investment Plan.

Fortune: Lean times: What Caterpillar can learnupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 15:13:00

During the great global boom in the early years of the 21st century, few companies benefited more than Caterpillar.

Fortune: Recession question misses the pointupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 13:10:00

The lesson from Wednesday's economic numbers is that even a mild slowdown can inflict plenty of damage on workers.

Fed warningupdated: Fri Oct 19 2007 13:45:00

Steve Barrow of Bear Stearns joins CNN to discuss Ben Bernanke's latest comments about the status of the economy.

CNNMoney: Doosan to buy Bobcat for $4.9Bupdated: Sun Jul 29 2007 21:30:00

U.S. industrial conglomerate Ingersoll-Rand said it would sell its Bobcat machinery business and two other units to Doosan Infracore for $4.9 billion cash, the biggest ever overseas acquisition by a South Korean firm.

CNNMoney: Caterpillar profits 'disappointing'updated: Thu Jul 19 2007 21:15:00

Caterpillar Inc, a manufacturer of heavy construction and mining equipment, said Friday its quarterly earnings fell more than expected due to lower sales of diesel truck engines, weakness in North American construction markets, and higher production costs.

CNNMoney: Caterpillar sued over worker benefits: lawyerupdated: Fri Jul 13 2007 03:38:00

A federal judge in Tennessee has granted class-action status to a 2006 case against heavy construction vehicle maker Caterpillar Inc. regarding insurance benefits, the lead attorney representing more than 4,000 retirees and surviving spouses said Friday.

Fortune: IN SEARCH OF PRICING POWERupdated: Mon Apr 02 2007 00:01:00

There's a lot working against investors right now. Despite the recent declines, stocks still aren't all that cheap, and the economic picture is hazy. But even in the best of times, trying to predic...

Money Magazine: What ever happened to growth stocks?updated: Mon Oct 30 2006 18:44:00

For a while now, I've been saying that big growth stocks are unduly depressed and look like smart choices for bargain hunters. Other market watchers are also singing this song, and savvy money mana...

Money Magazine: How to Get a Lift from a Falling Dollarupdated: Sat Jul 01 2006 00:01:00

The dollar has been in a slide for the past three years, and that's generally a good thing for the earnings of big U.S. companies; our products are cheaper for foreigners whose currencies are risin...

CNNMoney: Employers take aim at drug plansupdated: Wed Aug 10 2005 07:42:00

A coalition of 52 large employers are reportedly set to announce plans to pressure pharmacy-benefit managers to pass on more of the savings they win from drug manufacturers.

CNNMoney: Not your father's outsourcingupdated: Mon Dec 13 2004 16:16:00

As more American manufacturing jobs are lost to plants overseas, one form of subcontracting may actually help keep U.S. manufacturers more competitive in the global marketplace.

A shy bladder can be a job liabilityupdated: Mon Jul 05 2004 10:23:00

The inability to urinate on demand can cost someone a job.

Money Magazine: Father's Dayupdated: Tue Jun 01 1999 00:01:00

$24.95 Brookstone's "Damaged Screw Removers," screwdrivers with chisel-hard heads, can restore a stripped screw, making it possible to remove it as was intended. They're sold as a pair: standard an...

Money Magazine: Market Benchmarksupdated: Sun Nov 01 1998 00:01:00

MARKET MEASURES % Total Return Level 3 Months 1 Year 3 Years[2] S&P 500 1020.1 -7.5 9.4 22.9 Russell 2000 363.3 -17.2 -17.7 6.4 Morgan Stanley EAFE[1] 1196.6 -12.5 -7.6 3.0 Dow Jones Industrial Av...

Money Magazine: SMOKESTACK STOCKS COULD TURN OUT TO BE THE BIG WINNERS OF '96updated: Mon Apr 01 1996 00:01:00

THIS MONTH: --Three small stocks that could provide a bull market ride --The next Prozac: A new drug should make Eli Lilly smile. --With gold so hot, some see a meltdown.

Money Magazine: INVEST ABROAD WITHOUT LEAVING HOME These 10 all-American stocks could zoom as much as 63% in a year, thanks to expanding foreignupdated: Sun May 01 1994 00:01:00

Investors who prefer individual equities to mutual funds can find foreign markets vexing. Unless you're willing to take on the inconvenience, added expense and increased risk of buying stocks on fo...

Money Magazine: SIX DOW STOCKS THAT COULD LEAD THE MARKET TO 4000 IN '94updated: Tue Feb 01 1994 00:01:00

It took nearly a century for the Dow Jones industrial average to climb to the 1000 mark, another 15 years to get to 2000, but then only four more to hit 3000 in 1991. And if the pattern continues, ...

Money Magazine: MONEY RATES THE 30 DOW STOCKS The experts say it's time to buy McDonald's, AT&T, Du Pont and Caterpillar. Check up on Philipupdated: Sat May 01 1993 00:01:00

LONG-TERM INVESTORS can't afford to ignore the 30 multibillion-dollar companies in the Dow Jones industrial average. In addition to accounting for almost one of every four dollars invested in stock...

Fortune: TRYING TO FIX BUSTED CITIESupdated: Mon Aug 17 1987 00:01:00

The gold-mining town that became the ghost town when the mine played out is a staple of American legend. Yet cities go on riding the fortunes of one commodity, one company, or one industry until th...

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