• *Sept core machinery orders +2.9 pct vs f'cast -1.9 pct. TOKYO, Nov 13- Japan's core machinery orders unexpectedly rose for the fourth straight month in September and manufacturers grew more confident this month, suggesting the economy may be finally starting to gather speed after the hit from an April sales tax hike. Thursday's data also offered an encouraging...

  • Oct 31- Construction equipment company Caterpillar Inc on Friday said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating how it accounted for its July 2011 purchase of Bucyrus International Inc.. In its quarterly report, Caterpillar said the Sept. 10 subpoena from the SEC seeks information about its accounting for goodwill relating to the $7.6...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- New claims for U.S. unemployment benefits held below 300,000 for a sixth straight week last week, suggesting the labor market was shrugging off jitters over a slowing global economy. Weakening growth in China and the euro zone, however, appears to be impacting the manufacturing sector, with other data on Thursday showing factory activity at a...

  • Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results, with heavy machinery maker Caterpillar also raising its full-year profit view. Caterpillar was up 4.2 percent at $98.31 while 3 M added 4.3 percent to $144.95. "It's good to see good numbers in any company, but if we're looking at headwinds like currency and slowing global growth, seeing...

  • Both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose in premarket trading following their results, with heavy machinery maker Caterpillar also raising its full-year profit view. Shares of Caterpillar rose 3.6 percent to $97.98 while 3 M added 2.1 percent to $141.80. General Motors Co gained 2.9 percent to $32.23 following its results..

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Dow component Caterpillar Inc was among Thursday's biggest premarket movers, with the heavy machinery maker up on heavy volume following its results. Caterpillar also said that its expectations for 2014 earnings continued to improve. In the broader market, U.S. stock index futures were higher, adding to earlier gains on Caterpillar's results.

  • Sept 23- Deere& Co, the world's largest farm equipment maker, said it was exploring strategic options for its low-margin crop insurance business and had hired Citigroup as its adviser.

  • Smart tech on the farm     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:35 AM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks to Samuel Allen, Deere & Company chairman & CEO, about the company's R&D spending and new product lines, including the use of new technology to improve yield.

  • Deere CEO: Housing at modest level     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen speaks to Samuel Allen, Deere & Company chairman & CEO, about the overall U.S. economy, America's competitive status and the housing recovery.

  • Farmers and analysts say the elimination of government incentives to buy new equipment, a related overhang of used tractors, and a reduced commitment to biofuels, all darken the outlook for the sector beyond 2019- the year the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farm incomes will begin to rise again.

  • Sept 4- Mining equipment maker Joy Global Inc posted lower-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit and the company narrowed its full-year earnings forecast range as coal miners cut spending due to weak coal prices amid an oversupply.

  • Sept 4- Mining equipment maker Joy Global Inc reported a 61 percent fall in quarterly profit as coal miners cut spending due to weak prices caused by oversupply. The company's net income fell to $71.3 million, or 71 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Aug. 1 from $183.2 million, or $1.71 per share, a year earlier.

  • Aug 15- Deere& Co, the world's largest maker of farm equipment, said it would indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at plants in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas as falling grain prices hurt demand for tractors, harvesters and other agricultural machinery.

  • Deere fighting commodity prices: Analyst     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Discussing the quarterly earnings of Deere & Company and the fundamentals of the farm sector, with Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research senior analyst.

  • 50% off all machinery!     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche discusses the government's "bonus depreciation" program that allowed industrial companies to write off up to half the value of new equipment.

  • Cramer: Deere function of grain complex     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 9:07 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses the fiscal Q3 earnings of Deere & Company and the farm economy.

  • Aug 13- Deere& Co on Wednesday posted a lower quarterly profit and cut its full-year forecast as farmers facing a bumper crop and declining grain prices continued to pull back on purchases of the company's tractors, harvesters and other machinery.

  • Aug 13- Deere& Co posted lower quarterly profit on Wednesday, but still topped estimates, as strong sales of construction and forestry equipment offset declining sales of tractors, harvesters and other farm machinery.

  • Aug 6- Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement on Wednesday that he plans to slap a one-year import ban on agricultural products from countries that have imposed sanctions on Russia is unwelcome news to U.S.-based makers of farm equipment.

  • De Beers' big green machine sucks up Namibian diamonds Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 11:47 AM ET

    CAPE TOWN, June 18- Huge mud-sifting machinery and other technological advances pioneered by De Beers over the past decade have enabled it to profitably exploit the world's largest marine diamond deposits in deep waters off Namibia. It is controlled remotely by a mining vessel called the "Mafuta", and both are undergoing major refurbishment in Cape Town.