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  1. October 27, 2010

    Corporate tax deadlock hard to break

    When Barack Obama swung open the door to large-scale reform of America’s corporate tax system earlier this month, it was no...

  2. October 4, 2010

    Obama open to lowering corporate tax rate

    Barack Obama signalled he was open to lowering the US corporate tax rate from its level of 35 per cent, amid speculation...

  1. April 27, 2010

    US groups bullish on the global economy

    Two of the US's biggest manufacturers sounded a bullish note on the global industrial economy yesterday, raising profit...

  2. February 19, 2010

    US industry recovery on track

    The US's manufacturing economy showed further signs of recovery yesterday when Caterpillar, the world's biggest maker of...

  3. February 18, 2010

    Recovery on course for US industry

    The US’s manufacturing economy showed further signs of recovery on Thursday when Caterpillar, the world’s biggest maker of...

  4. November 17, 2009

    Performance in Asia crucial for Caterpillar

    For Jim Owens, chairman and chief executive of Caterpillar, a true test of how well his company emerges from the recession...

  5. November 16, 2009

    Performance in Asia crucial for Caterpillar

    For Jim Owens, chairman and chief executive of Caterpillar, a true test of how well his company emerges from the recession...

  6. October 27, 2009

    Caterpillar rehiring adds to hopes of US recovery

    Caterpillar, the world's biggest maker of earth-moving equipment and heavy duty engines, announced yesterday it was...

  7. October 26, 2009

    Caterpillar move adds to hopes of US recovery

    Caterpillar, the world’s biggest maker of earth-moving equipment and heavy duty engines, announced on Monday it was rehiring...

  8. October 21, 2009

    Upbeat start to earnings season

    Corporate America issued a string of quarterly earnings results yesterday that exceeded Wall Street's expectations,...

  9. October 20, 2009

    Upbeat start to US earnings season

    Corporate America issued a string of quarterly earnings results on Tuesday that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations,...

  10. October 20, 2009

    Caterpillar plans for quick economic rebound

    Caterpillar, the world’s biggest maker of earth-moving equipment and heavy-duty engines, gave an upbeat view of the global...

  11. July 31, 2009

    View from the Top: Jim Owens, chief executive of Caterpillar

    Jim Owens has spent all his working life at Caterpillar, the world's biggest manufacturer of construction equipment and...

  12. July 30, 2009

    Interview: Jim Owens of Caterpillar

    Speaker key: HW: Hal Weitzman JO: Jim Owens Part 1: On the US economy HW: Mr Owens, thank you for joining us. JO: My...

  13. June 7, 2009

    Caterpillar’s recovery hopes on shaky ground

    At Caterpillar’s annual shareholder meeting in Chicago last year, one questioner asked Jim Owens, chief executive, how the...

  14. April 30, 2009

    Caterpillar chief hits at 'buy American'

    The Obama administration is likely to need another stimulus package if the US's industrial sector is to recover,...

  15. April 29, 2009

    Caterpillar chief hits at ‘buy American’

    The Obama administration is likely to need another stimulus package if the US’s industrial sector is to recover,...

  16. April 22, 2009

    Caterpillar's gloom damps recovery hopes

    Caterpillar, the world's biggest maker of construction equipment and heavy duty engines, slashed its profit outlook by half...

  17. April 22, 2009

    Caterpillar cuts profits target

    Caterpillar, the world's biggest maker of construction equipment and heavy-duty engines, slashed its profit outlook by half...

  18. April 21, 2009

    Caterpillar halves profits outlook

    Caterpillar, the world’s biggest maker of construction equipment and heavy-duty engines, slashed its profits outlook in...

  19. February 17, 2009

    Lifeline takes shape in boost for construction

    When US president Barack Obama approves the government's $787bn economic stimulus today, Bob Bohn will be forgiven for...

  20. February 16, 2009

    US stimulus throws lifeline to construction

    When US president Barack Obama approves the government’s $787bn economic stimulus on Tuesday, Bob Bohn will be forgiven for...

  21. February 14, 2009

    Hire American calls raise protectionist fears

    The final stimulus bill that emerged on Capitol Hill yesterday may have been portrayed by Barack Obama, US president, as a...

  22. February 14, 2009

    Hire American measures raise protectionism concerns

    The final stimulus bill that emerged on Capitol Hill yesterday may have been portrayed by Barack Obama, US president, as a...

  23. February 14, 2009

    Hire American measures raise protectionism concerns

    The final stimulus bill that emerged on Capitol Hill yesterday may have been portrayed by Barack Obama, US president, as a...

  24. January 31, 2009

    Caterpillar to cut 2,100 more jobs

    Caterpillar, the world's biggest maker of construction equipment and heavy-duty engines, said yesterday it was making 2,110...

  25. January 31, 2009

    Caterpillar to cut 2,100 more jobs

    Caterpillar, the world's biggest maker of construction equipment and heavy-duty engines, said yesterday it was making 2,110...

  26. January 27, 2009

    Caterpillar to slash 20,000 jobs as orders fall

    Caterpillar, the world's biggest maker of construction equipment and heavy-duty engines, yesterday warned of a "seismic...

  27. January 26, 2009

    Caterpillar to cut 20,000 jobs as orders fall

    Caterpillar, the world’s biggest maker of construction equipment and heavy-duty engines, on Monday warned of a “seismic...

  28. October 22, 2008

    Caterpillar buoyed by non-US trading

    Caterpillar, the world's biggest maker of construction equipment and heavy-duty engines, reported a 6 per cent fall in...

  29. October 22, 2008

    Caterpillar buoyed by record revenues from outside US

    Caterpillar, the world's biggest maker of construction equipment and heavy-duty engines, reported a 6 per cent fall in...

  30. October 21, 2008

    Caterpillar buoyed by non-US trading

    Caterpillar, the world’s biggest maker of construction equipment and heavy-duty engines, reported a 6 per cent fall in...

  31. July 23, 2008

    Tractors bulldoze through the crises

    Caterpillar, the world's largest maker of construction equipment and heavy-duty engines, brushed off the US downturn...

  32. July 23, 2008

    Caterpillar profits brush off downturn

    Caterpillar, the world's largest maker of construction equipment and heavy-duty engines, brushed off the US downturn...

  33. July 22, 2008

    Commodities boom lifts Caterpillar to record

    On track: Caterpillar has racked up record profits and is raising its outlook for revenues this year fuelled by the...

  34. April 19, 2008

    Caterpillar sees short-term gloom

    Caterpillar, the world's largest maker of construction equipment, yesterday lowered its forecast for construction in North...

  35. April 18, 2008

    Caterpillar sees short-term gloom

    Caterpillar, the world’s largest maker of construction equipment, on Friday lowered its forecast for construction in North...

  36. January 30, 2008

    Top US companies eye cost cuts as they shift into recession mode

    Leading US companies are shifting into recession mode and preparing to cut costs, freeze hiring and reduce capital spending...

  37. January 30, 2008

    Corporate America braced for recession

    Leading US companies are shifting into recession mode and preparing to cut costs, freeze hiring and reduce capital spending...

  38. January 30, 2008

    Top companies shift into recession mode

    Leading US companies are shifting into recession mode and preparing to cut costs, freeze hiring and reduce capital spending...

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