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  • Agco profit jumps as demand from Europe rises Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 8:26 AM ET

    Feb 4- Farm machinery maker Agco Corp reported a 36 percent increase in quarterly profit as strong sales in Europe offset weakness in South America.

  • Canton, Ohio- based Timken joins heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar Inc and toolmaker Kennametal Inc in citing weakness in the mining sector as a drag on profit. Kennametal cut its organic sales growth estimate to 2-4 percent from 4-6 percent due to weak conditions in underground mining in the United States and China.

  • *Caterpillar profit stronger than expected; shares rally. Caterpillar Inc, however, limited the losses of the Dow and S&P 500. The stock jumped 5.9 percent to $91.29 after the maker of mining and construction equipment reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit.

  • Jan 27- Caterpillar Inc posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday as cost cuts and an uptick in demand for its building equipment offset continued weak sales to the mining industry.

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

    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.

  • Jan 27- Caterpillar Inc posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday as the world's largest mining and construction equipment aggressively cut costs to offset continued sluggish sales of its earth-moving equipment.

  • Jan 27- Caterpillar Inc posted a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday as the world's largest mining and construction equipment aggressively cut costs to offset continued sluggish sales of its earth-moving equipment.

  • 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, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, 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."

  • Japan Machinery Orders Clock Fastest Rise in 2 Years Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 9:28 PM ET

    Japan's machinery orders rose in February at the fastest pace since mid-2011 in a sign that capital expenditure could pick up this year as business confidence is boosted.

  • Deere Earnings Beat Estimates on Strong Demand Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    John Deere Hybrid Tractor

    Deere, the world's largest farm equipment maker, reported first-quarter results above analysts' expectations as farmers geared up to plant the biggest corn crop in U.S. history.

  • Japan November Core Machinery Orders Rise 3.9% Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 8:14 PM ET

    Japan's core machinery orders rose for a second straight month in November in a sign that companies may gradually increase capital spending, but uncertainty over the global economy could continue to pressure the Bank of Japan to ease policy.

  • America’s Deadliest Jobs Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 2:40 PM ET

    These 10 jobs have the highest fatal work injury rates in the U.S.

  • Japan August Core Machinery Orders Fall 3.3% on Month Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 8:03 PM ET

    Japan's core machinery orders fell 3.3 percent in August from the previous month, government data showed on Thursday, a sign that slowing demand in China and the broadening pain from Europe's debt crisis are sapping corporate appetite to spend.

  • Five Signs You May Get Laid Off Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 2:36 PM ET

    CNBC.com spoke with human resource experts to find out the five tell-tale signs that you may need to update your resume.

  • An employee works on the assembly line of the Hyundai Motor Co. Ulsan factory in Ulsan, South Korea.

    Asia could face the threat of inflation in the second half of the year as economies begin to expand again, according to Frederic Neumann, Co-head of Asian Economic Research at HSBC Bank.

  • Copper Prices Have Reached Bottom: Minmetals CEO Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 10:38 PM ET

    Copper prices have bottomed out and should be on their way up, according to the CEO of Minmetals Resources.

  • Jobs Employers Can't Fill Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
    The U.S. gross domestic product has been climbing, according to the  While this is good news for the overall economy, it represents a problem for the trucking industry, which  to haul the nation’s goods.Transport Capital Partners’ fourth quarter Business Expectations Survey indicated that the driver shortage had improved ever so slightly since August, which TCP’s Richard Mikes attributed to aggressive recruiting on the part of carriers. However, 70 percent of carriers still reported persistently

    Despite the perception about a lack of work, there are jobs that employers can’t fill. Applicants may lack training, or the jobs may not pay enough. Whatever the reason, jobs in many major sectors going unfilled.