Volvo AB, the world’s second- largest truckmaker, posted its first order growth in six quarters as customers in recession-plagued Europe prepared to replace vehicles in advance of stricter emissions rules.
Komatsu Ltd. , the world’s second- largest maker of mining trucks and excavators, plans to seek more customers for bio-diesel fuel from a joint venture pilot project in Indonesia that’s due to start output this year.
Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second- biggest construction equipment maker, expects Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic spending policy will spur local demand, Chief Executive Officer designate Tetsuji Ohashi said.
Komatsu Ltd., the Japanese maker of construction equipment whose sales have fallen for seven consecutive quarters in China, expects demand from the Asian nation to recover this year, aided by stimulus spending.
Australian stocks and Japanese equity futures rose after better-than-estimated U.S. home sales added to confidence in the global recovery, boosting the outlook for exporters and companies with profit tied to economic growth.
When Robert Freed walked into Pet Foods Plus, his flooded store on Midland Avenue in Staten Island, two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, he knew what he smelled immediately: the stench of rotten kibble and cat food, a few tons of it.
Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second- biggest maker of excavators and dump trucks, reported a 28 percent decline in third-quarter profit and cut its full-year earnings forecast as sales in Southeast Asia and China slumped.
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., the world’s biggest maker of giant excavators, expects its global sales of mining equipment to reach a record this year as customers press ahead with projects in resource-rich countries.
With its 92-year-old football stadium starting to crumble, the University of Washington began contemplating a renovation half a dozen years ago. One financing idea -- getting $150 million from Seattle-area taxpayers -- ran afoul of state Representative Ross Hunter. The state was reducing college funding, and tuition was surging.