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.
Mortgage rates in the U.S. declined, remaining at a 16-month low as more affordable borrowing costs fuel an increase in refinancing.
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.