Caterpillar (CAT) on Thursday reported better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter and raised its outlook as it continues to keep costs in check.
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.
The index of U.S. leading indicators accelerated in September, signaling the world's largest economy will keep expanding into 2015.
New Target CEO Brian Cornell is looking to establish a difference in the minds of consumers between his company and all the other competitors in the marketplace.
Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD) will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close over 100 stores, many before Christmas, according to a Seeking Alpha report citing liquidation notices and employees.