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Machinery Construction and Farm Machinery

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 1- U.S. factory activity increased for a second straight month in October amid a pickup in production and hiring, supporting views that the embattled manufacturing sector would regain some momentum in the fourth quarter. Manufacturing has suffered a prolonged slump in the aftermath of the dollar's surge between June 2014 and December 2015,...

  • *Factory activity expands in October, but orders slow. WASHINGTON, Nov 1- U.S. factory activity increased for a second straight month in October amid a pickup in production and hiring, supporting views manufacturing would regain some momentum in the fourth quarter. The Institute for Supply Management on Tuesday said its index of national factory activity rose...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 1- Engine maker Cummins Inc on Tuesday reported a lower quarterly profit as revenue was hit by weak heavy-duty truck production in North America and poor global demand for power generation equipment. "Due to the slow pace of growth in the global economy, we continue to face weak demand in a number of our most important markets," Cummins Chief Executive...

  • *China Oct factory activity strongest since July 2014. BEIJING, Nov 1- Activity in China's manufacturing sector expanded at the fastest pace in over two years in October thanks to a construction boom, with smaller firms growing more upbeat, suggesting the world's second-largest economy is stabilising and getting on steadier footing. Much of China's...

  • *Sept output 0.0 pct vs forecast +1.0 pct. TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's industrial output stalled in September in a worrying sign that the economy, already struggling to mount a sure-footed recovery, may be losing some momentum due to weak consumer spending and exports. That compares with the median estimate in a Reuters poll of a 1.0 percent increase and followed a 1.3...

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's industrial output stalled in September in a worrying sign that the economy, already struggling to mount a sure-footed recovery, may be losing some momentum due to weak consumer spending and exports. That compares with the median estimate in a Reuters poll of a 1.0 percent increase and followed a 1.3 percent increase in August, data by the...

  • *Sept output 0.0 pct vs forecast +1.0 pct. TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's industrial output stalled in September in a worrying sign that the economy may be losing some momentum due to weak consumer spending and exports. That compares with the median estimate in a Reuters poll of a 1.0 percent increase and followed a 1.3 percent increase in August, data by the Ministry of...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 27- New orders for U.S. manufactured capital goods unexpectedly fell in September amid weak demand for computers and electronic products, which could temper expectations for an acceleration in business spending in the fourth quarter. The service industries continue to drive economic growth, that will probably remain the case through the...

  • Where everything is imported, but not the frogs

    In Singapore, 90 percent of food is imported, but the city-state's one and only frog farm is thriving.

  • Farming for the future

    CNBC's Aditi Roy reports from Salinas, California on the intersection of cutting-edge technology and agriculture.

  • The problems facing French producers

    Michel Portier, head of Agritel, talks about problems with wheat prices that are affecting French farmers and food producers.

  • CAT CEO: Vehemently in favor of trade

    Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar CEO, says the company would like to see an increase in infrastructure around the world and shares his thoughts on whether political rhetoric will impact trade.

  • CAT will get 'leaner and meaner': CEO

    Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar CEO, breaks down the company's second quarter results which beat expectations while navigating a difficult market environment.

  • Non-GMO corn is harvested with a John Deere & Co. 9670 STS combine harvester in this aerial photograph taken above Malden, Illinois.

    Even with some crop prices trending higher, the worst of the agricultural downturn may be far from over for Deere.

  • A Caterpillar 953C track loader moves soil to a dump truck as contractors work during the construction of residential housing in the Norton Commons subdivision in Louisville, Kentucky.

    CNBC "Halftime Report" investor Stephanie Link likes an industrial stock.

  • The CAT logo is displayed on Caterpillar construction equipment.

    Caterpillar revenue slumped 23 percent as weak commodity prices and slowing economic growth in developing countries hit demand for its products.

  • Caterpillar warns equipment sales still falling

    The construction and mining equipment company saw retail sales of machinery fall for the quarter ended in December.

  • Tough start to year, rebound ahead: Pro

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Rebecca Corbin of Corbin Perception discuss a wall of worry surrounding the industrial sector and what to expect later this year.

  • Harvesting winter wheat in Kirkland, Illinois.

    Deere posted a sharp drop in earnings on Wednesday and forecast a further slump in agriculture and construction equipment sales in its new year.

  • Oct. ISM manufacturing index: 50.1

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the read on construction spending data from September, and the ISM manufacturing index.