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  • 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.

  • India's Investment Malaise Thwarting Economic Rebound Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 6:36 PM ET

    Being a big wheel in the earth mover business, Vipin Sondhi has a very clear idea why the Indian economy is stuck in the mud and what the government must do to change the mindset of business executives, like himself.

  • Deere Reports Q4 Profit But Misses Expectations     Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 9:35 AM ET

    Ann Duignan, JPMorgan analyst, has the play on the heavy equipment maker.

  • Seeking a New Startup Idea? Try Farming Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    Over the last few years, sustainable farming startups have managed to get loans from companies like Whole Foods, or sold equity stakes to venture capitalists like Michael Dell's brother, Adam. A lot of the seed money is being used to help these businesses grow, many with a focus on being local.

  • Cramer: Here’s How to View Earnings Season Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    To Jim Cramer, today’s stock market is all about expectations and here's why.

  • 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     Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 10:02 AM ET

    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     Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 9:00 AM ET

    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     Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 8:03 AM ET

    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.

  • 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     Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:02 AM ET

    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.

  • Russian Farm, Chinese Farmer Sunday, 23 Sep 2012 | 7:35 PM ET
    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.

  • 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.

  • Caterpillar CEO Sees Global Economy Improving Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 11:16 AM ET
    **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.

  • China’s Job Market Under Stress Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 9:42 PM ET
    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.