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Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Earnings Preview: Decent Q2, Cautiously Optimistic Outlook

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), the world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment, is expected to report strong second-quarter profit as resurgent sales of construction machinery in the U.S. and ongoing global demand for mining equipment offset weakening sales in Europe, China and Brazil. The impact of acquisitions will also play a part.
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Five Investment Tips For Less-Experienced US Stock Owners

So the financial crisis, Europe's inability to act in a big way to address its fiscal issues, and endless partisan bickering in Washington between Democrats and Republicans have prompted you to swear off stocks? Well, one school of thought argues, Panicking never made anyone a dime.
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RIM's New Woes Seen Speeding Loss of BlackBerry Users

Research In Motion's appointment of bankers to advise on drastic options, including an outright sale of the BlackBerry maker, may only hasten moves by major customers to offer their employees smartphones produced by rivals.
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Spain, Greece Spur Fear, Boosting US Dollar, Bonds: Daily Markets Wrap

European stocks lost big Thursday as Greek banks were cut loose from European Central Bank support and Spain's borrowing costs kept skyrocketing. The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, also warned today of the extremely expensive consequences of Greece leaving the currency bloc.

Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) Q1 Profit Rises, Lifts Forecast

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), the largest maker of construction and mining equipment, reported a 29 percent jump in its first-quarter profit that topped analysts' estimates and boosted its full-year outlook, as U.S. builders replaced their aging machinery and demand for mining equipment boomed.
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US Stock Index Futures Signal Early Gains

Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.55 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.42 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.59 percent at 3:34 a.m. EDT (0734 GMT).
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Wall Street Plummets Below Key Support Level

Wall Street felt tremors Tuesday afternoon as the S&P 500 Index, Nasdaq Composite Index and Dow Jones Industrial Average both dropped precipitously following declines in European equity markets.
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China Economic Slowdown: Could It Bring Jobs Back To The US?

The global markets tumbled this week, due in part to concerns about China's slowed economic growth. There are several reasons, however, why China's economic slowdown could actually benefit the U.S., despite the market's immediate reaction. One reason is the possible return of jobs to the United States' manufacturing sector.
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Caterpillar Takeover of Japanese JV

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), the world's biggest heavy machinery maker, will pay about $447 million to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. to gain sole control of their joint venture, Caterpillar Japan Ltd.
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January Business Borrowing up from Year Ago

Borrowing by U.S. companies to buy equipment jumped in January from a year ago, though it slid from December's rush to close loans before year-end, and credit quality improved to pre-recession levels, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association said on Friday.


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