Deere & Co., the second-largest maker of construction equipment in the U.S., forecast better- than-expected earnings for its 2014 fiscal year as a house- building recovery boosts demand for its loaders and excavators.
Caterpillar Inc., the biggest maker of construction and mining equipment, cut its 2013 sales and profit forecast and said revenue will be little changed next year after a slump in orders from commodity producers.
If you want to behold the heavens -- not some fleeting glance skyward but the march of celestial bodies across the centuries -- you have to follow a two-lane blacktop across a parched New Mexico valley and then wind up the side of a precipitous mesa, where ruts and rocks caress the underbelly of your 4x4.
Caterpillar Inc. , the largest construction-equipment maker, may be among the U.S. companies to benefit as Japan rebuilds after the world’s strongest earthquake since 2004, said analysts at Susquehanna Financial Group and Sterne Agee & Leach Inc.
The last time Javier Diaz saw his father was when he was 14 and Colombian paramilitaries accused the elder Diaz of supporting guerrillas. That was equal to a death threat at the height of Colombia’s now five-decades-long internal war.