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  • Caterpillar Beats Expectations on Foreign Demand Tuesday, 22 Jul 2008 | 8:23 AM ET

    Construction and mining equipment company Caterpillar Inc said Tuesday quarterly earnings rose a greater-than-expected 34 percent as strong growth in emerging economies offset weakness in North America, Western Europe and Japan.

  • Web Extra: Tuesday's Earnings Edge Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 7:28 PM ET

    In Monday’s Web Extra the traders reveal how to play Washington Mutual, Caterpillar, UPS and more. 

  • Happy Anniversary Dow 14000! Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 7:41 AM ET

    This past Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the Dow Industrials’ first close above 14,000. Needless to say, it has been quite a ride for the Dow since it first reached that milestone; the Dow continued to establish new all-time highs into October before falling to 2-year lows this month.

  • Wall Street: What It's Looking For This Week Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 3:02 AM ET

    This week, with quarterly losses expected from Wachovia  and Washington Mutual due to defaulting mortgages, the market will also get data on existing home sales and new home sales.

  • Heavy Equipment Gets Green Treatment Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 10:55 AM ET

    Filling up the gas tank of an SUV is nothing compared to the amount of diesel it takes to run a 20-ton excavator all day.

  • Weird Day When My Mother Asks About Tattoo Removals Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 1:42 PM ET

    3) My mother writes the following note to me: "Dear Robert, Just received my quarterly statement, and was that sad... Found the name of a stock I was interested in called Palomar Chemicals, supposed to help removed tattoos. Love, Mom"

  • During the short holiday week, volatility ruled the markets, impacted by record oil prices, economic data, the auto industry and financials.  How did the markets stack up?

  • Dow Drops Into Bear Embrace Wednesday, 2 Jul 2008 | 5:47 PM ET

    Stocks tumbled Wednesday with the Dow closing in bear market territory. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stocks End First Half With a Whimper Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed Monday, capping a dismal quarter and first half marked by rocketing oil prices and battered financials. The Dow is down 14 percent since the beginning of the year and ended the first half about 20 points from bear-market territory.

  • Traders Just Plain Confused Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 4:05 PM ET

    There is a change in sentiment as traders are trying to get their hands around the extent of the slowdown in global growth. New issues for the market: --global growth slowing.

  • Global Growth Slowing And It Hurts Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 2:08 PM ET

    Oshkosh, which makes heavy-duty vehicles for many commercial industries, talked about weak business here and overseas, with specific reference to softer conditions in western Europe, so companies that make any kind of heavy equipment are weak today,

  • UPS Shares Sink to 5-Year-Low After Profit Warning Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | 10:47 AM ET
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    United Parcel Service on Monday warned that its second-quarter earnings would be below expectations due to a sluggish U.S. economy and soaring fuel costs.

  • UPS Slashes Outlook on Soaring Fuel Costs Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 6:15 PM ET
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    United Parcel Service on Monday warned that its second-quarter earnings would be below expectations due to a sluggish U.S. economy and soaring fuel costs.

  • Reaping Winners Monday, 23 Jun 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    With Bunge slapping down $4.4 billion for Corn Products International how should you play the farming space, now?

  • Why Is Everyone On The Street So Bearish? Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 11:48 AM ET

    I noted yesterday the miserably bearish mood Wall Street has been in recently. The market has been having problems because the central assumption of bulls--that the second half of the year would see a rebound in earnings--is coming under attack. As a result, traders have been taking every opportunity to sell into rallies in June.

  • Stocks Close Higher; Yahoo Tumbles Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back following news that the Microsoft-Yahoo deal is off. Earlier, the market had rallied as oil prices receded, retail sales came in better than expected and merger in the beverage industry got investors jazzed up.

  • Stocks Pare Gains As Oil Prices Rally Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | 2:04 PM ET

    Stocks were well off their highs but still posting solid gains after unexpected strength in retail sales and a multibillion-dollar takeover bid in the brewing sector.

  • Market Insider: Wednesday Look Ahead Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 7:36 PM ET

    Inflation is the talking point this week, and that theme will play again in Wednesday's stock market when Fed Vice Chairman Donald Kohn weighs in on the topic.

  • Another New-Tech Winner Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | 6:14 PM ET

    Donaldson is not in an exciting business. But who cares as long as the stock makes you money?

  • Got Growth? Wednesday, 4 Jun 2008 | 6:05 PM ET

    Cramer's found momentum in a place you probably have looked.