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Machinery Construction and Farm Machinery

  • A farmer unloads harvested corn in Marshall, Missouri.

    U.S. tractor maker Deere & Co. is set for upside as rising grain prices spur a cycle of equipment replacement across the globe, according to UBS.

  • EAST PEORIA, Ill., May 23- Orders for the mining machines and construction bulldozers made at this sprawling Caterpillar Inc. factory in central Illinois have jumped, in general, three-fold over the past year. But meeting that boom in demand at the world's largest heavy equipment manufacturer is a challenge, in part because of Caterpillar suppliers like Steve...

  • EAST PEORIA, Ill., May 23- Orders for the mining machines and construction bulldozers made at this sprawling Caterpillar Inc. factory in central Illinois have jumped, in general, three-fold over the past year. But meeting that boom in demand at the world's largest heavy equipment manufacturer is a challenge, in part because of Caterpillar suppliers like Steve...

  • Bowery farms grows crops year-round in a completely controlled environment. Light, humidity, nutrients and water flow can all be maintained automatically. The company says it’s 100 times more productive than a square foot of farmland.

  • NEW YORK— Industrial and technology companies led stocks to solid gains Monday after the U.S. and China appeared to make significant progress in trade talks. The Chinese government said it will buy more U.S. goods, including energy and agricultural products, while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the U.S. postponed its proposal to put tariffs on up to $150...

  • CHICAGO, May 18- Shares of Deere& Co soared on Friday after the U.S. tractor maker revised up its full-year earnings estimate on stronger equipment demand and shared its plans to increase prices to offset increased costs. The company's stock was up 6.4 percent at $156.24 in early afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Deere expects full-year adjusted...

  • CHICAGO, May 4- Encouraged by a booming demand for construction equipment, Mike Haberman was planning in early February to hire at least 30 more workers for the manufacturing facility of his Gradall Industries in Ohio. While these manufacturers lauded the administration's push to make U.S. businesses globally competitive through measures such as the tax...

  • A worker operates a Caterpillar Inc. 336D hydraulic excavator during construction on Route 7 near Falls Church, Virginia.

    "Caterpillar's monthly retail sales growth is beginning to slow, and appears to be past its peak," Bank of America says.

  • A Caterpillar 953C track loader moves soil to a dump truck as contractors work during the construction of residential housing in the Norton Commons subdivision in Louisville, Kentucky.

    The machinery manufacturer also raises its 2018 profit outlook by $2 a share over the previous quarter.

  • An employee assembles an engine on the production line at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama facility in Montgomery, Alabama.

    Manufacturing added 22,000 jobs in March and is up 232,000 over the past year, the Labor Department said.

  • CHICAGO, April 4- U.S. agricultural machinery maker Deere& Co said on Wednesday it would monitor Beijing's new tariff proposals to evaluate their impact on the company and its customers. The statement came after shares of U.S. exporters of everything from planes to tractors fell after China retaliated against the Trump administration's tariff plans by...

  • April 4- Shares in U.S. exporters of everything from planes to tractors were volatile on Wednesday after China proposed duties on key U.S. imports including soybeans, planes, cars, beef and chemicals in retaliation to Trump administration tariff plans. China was hitting back against U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to impose tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese...

  • April 4- Shares in U.S. exporters of everything from planes to tractors fell on Wednesday after China retaliated against the Trump administration's tariff plans by proposing duties on key U.S. imports including soybeans, planes, cars, beef and chemicals. President Donald Trump's plans to impose tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods with similar tariffs on...

  • April 4- Shares in U.S. exporters of everything from planes to tractors fell on Wednesday after China retaliated against the Trump administration's tariff plans by proposing duties on key U.S. imports including soybeans, planes, cars, beef and chemicals. President Donald Trump's plans to impose tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods with similar tariffs on...

  • TOKYO, March 27- Japan's stocks rose sharply on Tuesday as immediate concerns about trade frictions between the United States and China abated, helping trade-exposed sectors such as chip manufacturers, and following a firm lead from U.S. futures. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday it and the United States should maintain negotiations, reiterating...

  • TOKYO, March 27- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday morning as worries about a trade war eased on optimism that the United States and China could begin negotiations, helping trade-exposed sectors such as chip manufacturers. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday it and the United States should maintain negotiations, reiterating pledges to ease...

  • TOKYO, March 23- Shares of Japanese machinery makers with heavy exposure to China plummeted on Friday as China and the United States moved closer to a trade war that could damage global growth. Shares in machinery makers, which account for 20 percent of Japan's total exports, had enjoyed strong gains in the past year on the back of brisk demand for investment in...

  • TOKYO, March 23- Shares of Japanese machinery makers with heavy exposure to China plummeted on Friday as China and the United States moved closer to a trade war that could damage global growth. Shares in machinery makers, which account for 20 percent of Japan's total exports, had enjoyed strong gains in the past year on the back of brisk demand for investment in...

  • *Firms with large exposure to China underperform. TOKYO, March 23- Japan's Nikkei share average tumbled on Friday to its lowest level in more than five months as concerns over escalating global trade tensions triggered a spike in the yen, with machinery makers hit particularly hard. Japan's benchmark Nikkei ended 4.5 percent lower at 20,617.86, its biggest...

  • A contractor moves steel rebar while working on the construction site in New York.

    The U.S. economy created 313,000 jobs in February, smashing Wall Street expectations with gains in construction and retail.