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Sep 17, 2019
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Trade showdown

In the U.S., China's economic slowdown starts to bite

by Sabri Ben-Achour Jul 24, 2019
Caterpillar has lowered expectations for the year, blaming tariffs and China's economic slowdown.
A worker looks on as a cargo ship is loaded at a port in Qingdao, eastern China's Shandong province in 2017.
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5 earnings reports you should pay attention to

by Janet Nguyen Jan 29, 2019
They might reveal how the broader economy is performing.
Some experts consider Apple a bellwether for the stock market.
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Raid by federal investigators at Caterpillar is unusual move

by Dan Weissmann Mar 8, 2017
The heavy-equipment company says it has the “highest integrity.”
Heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar got a surprise when federal agents came to dig for files, data and computer equipment on March 2.
Courtesy of Caterpillar
Last Ditch Effort: The Panama Canal and Peak Trade

Inching global trade growth, through the eyes of a Caterpillar

by David Brancaccio, Katie Long, and Justin Ho Jun 21, 2016
Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar is facing declines on par with those it faced during the Great Recession.
The Port of Balboa on Panama's Pacific entrance, viewed from Ancon Hill.
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Final Note

A Smartphone fit for construction workers

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 18, 2016
Caterpillar is now making Smartphones

Caterpillar and crazy tax avoidance contortions

by Mark Garrison Mar 21, 2014
Caterpillar is the latest company to come under the scrutiny of the Levin committee looking at tax avoidance by multinationals.

A glossary of tax evasion

by Tobin Low Mar 21, 2014
Some U.S. companies avoid American taxes by sending assets abroad

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Caterpillar's hole: What's it mean for the economy?

by , and Jul 24, 2013
Profits at the big CAT are way down. Mining seems to have hit a wall.

Caterpillar profits fall 45%, cuts forecast

by Stacey Vanek Smith Apr 22, 2013
Caterpillar reported disappointing earnings this morning. The heavy-equipment maker announced its profits are down 45 percent and also cut its forecast for the rest of the year.
Caterpillar reported disappointing earnings this morning. The heavy-equipment maker announced its profits are down 45 percent and also cut its forecast for the rest of the year.
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Caterpillar and the economy and unlocking your iPhone is now breaking the law

by Mark Garrison Jan 28, 2013
What a construction giant tells us about the larger economy, and what happens now that unlocking your phone is illegal.