Caterpillar said there was �a reasonable likelihood� that global growth could improve next year as the world's largest maker of heavy equipment raised its 2014 earnings forecast.
Jobless claims filed by American workers rose by 17,000 to 283,000 last week, but the four-week moving average for jobless claims fell to its lowest level since May 2000.
Photo: Wilfredo Lee, AP FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4WD LTZ Crew Cab pickup truck is on display at Miami Lakes AutoMall in Miami Lakes, Fla.
A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month.
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