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  • How Record Heat Wave Is Threatening a Key US Crop Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 3:41 PM ET
    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.

  • Why You Should Watch Corn Prices for Next Two Weeks Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 11:03 AM ET

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

  • How Low Can Joy Global Go? Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 7:27 PM ET

    To find out, Jim Cramer interviews the company’s CEO.

  • Industries Hit Hardest by the Recession Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:14 AM ET
    Most economists now agree that the worst part of the recession is over, and we’re officially in sluggish recovery mode. No one can say for sure when things will finally return to normal, but enough time has passed that an analysis of the data from the downturn’s lowest point is possible.For many industries, that point took place in 2009 and 2010. It was a brutal period for most businesses, and many struggled simply to tread water. But others were hit hard, and they offer a unique view into what

    Using data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, CNBC.com shows which industries took the worst beating in 2009 and 2010.

  • Caterpillar

    Global heavy machinery manufacturers like Caterpillar and Komatsu are facing the heat in China as the construction sector slows down and local competitors eat into their market share, an industry analyst tells CNBC.

  • Caterpillar's Strong Q1 Earnings Results     Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 7:45 AM ET

    Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research senior research analyst, breaks down the Q1 numbers on Caterpillar's earnings and the company's outlook on growth and global demand, with Mario Gabelli, GAMCO Investors chairman & CEO.

  • Top Cities for Job Growth Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.

  • Cramer: Earnings to Watch Next Week Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Check out the “Mad Money” host’s “Game Plan.”

  • China's Sany Heavy to Revive $3.3 Billion HK IPO Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 9:40 PM ET
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    China's Sany Heavy Industry will revive its $3.3 billion Hong Kong share offering in the second quarter, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday, citing sources close to the deal.

  • What's New at the World Ag Expo Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    As many as 100,000 people are expected to visit this huge outdoor farm show, kicking the tires on all the new machines the big equipment makers have to offer.

  • What's Driving Farm Machinery Growth?     Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 1:26 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the outlook for the AG industry, from the biggest farm show in the world.

  • 10 Industries That Are Bouncing Back Monday, 6 Feb 2012 | 5:03 PM ET
    In January, 243,000 new private-sector jobs were created, bringing the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent. While these numbers aren’t exactly cause to pop the champagne corks just yet, they do offer evidence that the worst of the recession may be behind us, and better times may lie ahead.People returning to the workforce are unlikely to see the same job market that they knew before the recession. Some industries were hit harder than others, and while some jobs will make a return engagement in the

    It’s impossible to say what a fully recovered U.S. economy will look like, or how long it will take to get there. However, some sectors have begun to hire again.

  • Fed Policy 'Appropriate' Now: Caterpillar CEO Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 4:59 PM 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)

    "The loose money policies of the Fed are very appropriate right now," Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman told CNBC Thursday. "Interest rates should be low. Money supply growth should be high."

  • Cramer: This Money-Making Trend Isn't Going Away Soon Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 | 6:58 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host details a long-term theme he thinks is worth considering.

  • Construction Spending Rises for Third Straight Month Thursday, 1 Dec 2011 | 10:16 AM ET

    U.S. builders spent more in October on new homes, offices and shopping centers, pushing construction spending up for a third straight month. Despite the gains, construction spending remained depressed.

  • Fluor & Foster Wheeler: A Study In Contrasts Wednesday, 9 Nov 2011 | 7:45 PM ET

    Fluor and Foster Wheeler's results weren't the same, even if the media said otherwise.

  • 12 Most Overrated Jobs Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 5:15 PM ET
    When parents look at their young children and imagine what they’ll be when they grow up, many different possibilities come to mind. They dream of little Junior growing up to be a surgeon, or perhaps a commercial airline pilot, or maybe a banker, and they imagine a rewarding future of power, prestige, and high pay.The reality is actually a little different. The job search portal , created a list of 12 jobs that are traditionally believed to be great occupations, but that actually look a lot bette

    The job search portal CareerCast.com created a list of 12 jobs that look better on paper than they might be in reality. Check to see if your job is on the list!

  • CAT Q3 Earnings Beat Street Estimates     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 8:15 AM ET

    A breakdown of Caterpillar Q3 earnings and outlook, with Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research senior research analyst, who says that companies have adjusted to a slow-growth economy.

  • This 'Super Cheap' Stock Could Go Higher Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 6:29 PM ET

    Cramer explains why he thinks this agricultural equipment maker's stock is a buy.

  • Cramer: This Money-Making Trend Isn't Going Away Soon Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 6:02 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host details a long-term theme he thinks is worth considering.

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