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  • No Recession, but Plenty of Uncertainty: Caterpillar CEO

    There are no signs of recession anywhere in the world, Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” after earnings on Monday.

  • How to Play CAT Guidance Outlook

    Ann Duignan, JPMorgan analyst, discusses Caterpillar's third quarter revenue miss, and explains why she maintains an "overweight" rating on the stock with a $109 price target. Also, CNBC's Herb Greenberg shares his thoughts on whether companies should stop giving guidance.

  • Monday's Market Rundown

    The "Squawk on the Street" team report on the mornings market-moving stories, and what investors should be looking for, including the selloff in techs; Caterpillar's earnings and forecast; Microsoft's Windows 8 launch; and more.

  • CAT CEO: Revenue Outlook Weaker

    Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar chairman & CEO, discusses his company's third quarter earnings and how uncertainty in China and the U.S. elections is slowing growth.

  • Higher Highs for Food Crops Hinge on South American Weather

    The chapter isn't yet closed on this year's surge in food crop prices following the worst drought in the U.S. in over 50 years.

  • A fruit grower carries a bucket of freshly harvested strawberries on a farm in Gouso.

    India, a major player in global agriculture, has struggled to attract foreign investment. But that may change.

  • A fruit grower carries a bucket of freshly harvested strawberries on a farm in Gouso.

    India, a major player in global agriculture, has struggled to attract foreign investment. But that may change.

  • September's ISM Manufacturing Index 51.5

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on manufacturing and construction spending, and discusses its impact on the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Caterpillar

    Although Caterpillar, a construction giant and mining equipment maker, cut its 2015 earnings forecast due to lower capital expenditures by commodity producers, one analyst said there is still a good trade on mining stocks.

  • A farmer plants rice in Baishixi, Yunnan province, China.

    When a Chinese investor bought a farm outside this village a few years back, he was pleased enough to name it Golden Land. The soil was rich, the sunshine and rain bountiful. The NYT Reports.

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    Sugar prices may soften over the course of this year, breaking ranks with the rest of the commodity market's  "Breakfast Club"  of corn, wheat, soybeans and cocoa, which surged to multi-month and all-time highs as dry weather ravaged crops.

  • **FILE** Rows of heavy Caterpillar equipment sits ready for shipment at the Caterpillar plant in Decatur, Ill.,in this April 20, 2007 file photo. For American companies with operations that stretch overseas, the slumping dollar has become a fiscal life preserver amid slower domestic economic growth and waning sales. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, file)

    Caterpillar chief executive officer Doug Oberhelman told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday he’s optimistic the global economy is improving long term despite mixed signals currently.

  • Shaun White featured on a box of Wheaties

    From breakfast cereal to chips to Coca-Cola, the price of corn has an impact on a wide range of food products at the grocery store, but commodities investor Dennis Gartman says it’s the cost of packaging that tends to impact consumer’s wallet more.

  • A couple look at recruitment information on the disply at a labor market in Yiwu, China.

    China’s job market has started to show signs of stress, putting pressure on the government to intensify fiscal spending to prevent the economy from weakening further. The FT reports.

  • Farmer Brian Pilotte holds an ear of immature corn while looking over a drought stricken field in Idaville, Indiana, U.S.

    After a multi-week rally, grain prices slumped Tuesday, as traders caught a whiff of summer rain in the forecast, ahead of a major government crop report Wednesday.

  • Harvested cocoa beans

    Cocoa — the main ingredient for Kit Kats, Hershey’s bars and Snickers — may rally into the second-half of this year as low rainfall and drier weather forecast for Ivory Coast, the world’s leading cocoa supplier, threaten to reduce yields and deplete global stockpiles.

  • Customer at an auto dealership.

    The auto industry has been one of the positives in this shaky economy but will it last? Traders will be watching June auto sales on Tuesday—especially after a weak ISM reading.

  • NYSE trader

    The beach may be beckoning this Fourth of July week but traders are going to want to be at their desks for the start of the third quarter, with the jobs report, an ECB rate decision—and more.

  • Sun shines on seed corn plants in a field in Tiskilwa, Illinois. Corn supplies in the U.S., the world’s biggest exporter, are declining at the fastest pace since 1996 just as a Midwest heat wave damages the world’s largest harvest for a third consecutive year.

    Farmers have planted the most corn since 1937, but record-setting heat is threatening the crop yield, causing futures prices to jump.

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    Corn is facing the worst crop conditions in two decades, pushing up prices that could affect everything from cereal to the ethanol in gasoline.