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.
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.
General Motors said it earned $1.4 billion in the third quarter on strength in North America and China, where newly introduced models are more profitable than the ones they replace.
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.
Euro zone businesses performed much better than forecasters expected this month and China's vast factory sector grew a shade faster, but U.S.