• Nov 26- Deere& Co forecast a drop in equipment sales in the current quarter as lower grain prices discourage farmers from buying tractors, harvesters and other agricultural machinery. Corn prices have fallen about 11 percent this year, on top of a decline of nearly 40 percent last year. Net income attributable to Deere fell to $649.2 million, or $1.83 per share, in...

  • PALMDALE, Calif., Nov 21- Lockheed Martin Corp expects to reach an agreement next year with a launch customer for a giant new hybrid airship that would revolutionize the way oil and mining companies haul equipment to the Arctic and other remote areas without roads. The initial version of the airship, filled mostly with helium, would carry 20 tons of cargo, but could...

  • *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.

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

    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
    Deere CEO: Housing at modest level

    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.

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

    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
    50% off all machinery!

    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
    Cramer: Deere function of grain complex

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

  • The case for CAT   Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    The case for CAT

    Breaking down Caterpillar's Q1 earnings beat aided by cost cuts in is mining equipment business, with Ann Duignan, JPMorgan machinery & multi-industry analyst.

  • CAT story about US construction: Cramer   Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 9:18 AM ET
    CAT story about US construction: Cramer

    Despite a slowdown in CAT's mining equipment business, CNBC's Jim Cramer says U.S. construction is back big, as he breaks down Caterpillar's Q1 earnings that exceeded the Street's forecast.

  • Watershed event for CAT: Analyst   Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Watershed event for CAT: Analyst

    Andy Kaplowitz, Barclays analyst, Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research senior research analyst, discuss Caterpillar's big buyback and positive quarterly results based on better-than-expected guidance.

  • Deere earnings beat, shares gain Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 7:27 AM ET
    John Deere tractors sits on display at Klein Equipment, a John Deere dealership, in Galesburg, Ill., Feb. 12, 2013.

    Deere reported earnings and revenue that beat market expectations on Wednesday, strengthened by the farm industry in the Americas. Shares gained.

  • Court Blocks Faulty Washers Ruling Against Sears Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    The Supreme Court on Monday strikes down an appeals court ruling that favored consumers who bought Sears front-loading washing machines.

  • Next Group That May Be Slammed by Debt: Farmers Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    It would take a perfect storm, but there are worries the current economic boom for farmers could turn into a bust. The issue is how much debt farmers take on.

  • Deere Profit Beats, but Warns on Gathering Storms Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 7:24 AM ET

    Deere reported higher earnings and forecast a record profit for the full year, even as it warned about "global financial pressures" and "adverse weather patterns."