Caterpillar Caterpillar shares helped the Dow Jones industrial build an opening gain Thursday morning, after the heavy equipment maker beat earnings expectations despite little progress on the revenue front.
Stocks are getting a major boost Thursday from an array of strong earnings reports from companies ranging from heavy equipment maker Caterpillar (CAT) to automaker General Motors (GM).
A recruiter talks with a job seeker at a career fair in New York City on May 13, 2014. Bloomberg News. WASHINGTON�The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained near 14-year lows, the latest sign of an improving labor market.
Homeowners seeking to save some on mortgage payments can celebrate: The average rate for 15-year, fixed-rate mortgages, one of the most popular refinance products, has dipped to its lowest level since June 2013.
General Motors Co. (GM) reported third-quarter profit that beat estimates as recall expenses ebbed and North American customers flocked to pickups and sport-utility vehicles.