Japan's machinery orders rose 2.9 percent on month in March, slightly better than the 1.8 percent forecast from a Reuters poll of economists.
Companies – even new ones – appear to be skipping out on capex, but that spending may just not get counted because your kid is playing with it, UBS said.
Peter Boardman, managing director at Tradewinds, says the jump in December's core machinery orders before the implementation of a corporate tax cut, signals a positive outlook for corporate Japan.
Eli Lustgarten, Senior Research Analyst at Longbow Research, says the company's yield is a major advantage but there remains no short-term catalyst to take the stock higher.
Joy Global, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from coal miners, reported a 4 percent fall in revenue as customers cut production.
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.
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.
Discussing the quarterly earnings of Deere & Company and the fundamentals of the farm sector, with Eli Lustgarten, Longbow Research senior analyst.
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.
The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses the fiscal Q3 earnings of Deere & Company and the farm economy.
Breaking down Caterpillar's Q1 earnings beat aided by cost cuts in is mining equipment business, with Ann Duignan, JPMorgan machinery & multi-industry analyst.
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.
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 reported earnings and revenue that beat market expectations on Wednesday, strengthened by the farm industry in the Americas. Shares gained.
The Supreme Court on Monday strikes down an appeals court ruling that favored consumers who bought Sears front-loading washing machines.
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 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'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, 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'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.