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The Future of Construction Sites Lies in these Robots

Natalie Kalin | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Natalie Kalin

At the intersection of arduous and repeatable, there are bound to be robots (or, at the very least, great machines.)

Bury the Export-Import Bank: Reduce Federal Liabilities, Increase Economic Fairness

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Export-Import Bank died when its charter expired at the end of June. After 81 years, what is commonly known as Boeing's Bank headed toward Washington's trash bin.

Clean Cookstoves Drive Gender Equality

Radha Muthiah | Posted 05.05.2015 | Impact
Radha Muthiah

Imagine spending hours every day cooking your family's food over an open fire, your eyes burning and lungs struggling from the constant smoke. Then imagine spending additional hours, often in the dark of dawn or dusk, searching for the fuel needed to start cooking again.

Zach Carter

How A House Holy War Over 'Corporate Welfare' May Shut Down The Government | Zach Carter | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is gearing up for another government shutdown, this time over a minor federal agency that most Americans have never heard of: t...

Anti-Apartheid Archbishop Calls Presbyterians to Back Divestment from Israeli Occupation

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion
Robert Naiman

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the leader who more than any other human being alive is associated with the successful use of divestment to help overturn apartheid in South Africa, is calling on Presbyterians to choose divestment from the Israeli occupation.

Presbyterians Poised for Historic Vote Against Israel's Occupation of Palestine

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.12.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

The most important reference point for non-Presbyterians to judge the morality and wisdom of the divestment that the Presbyterians are poised to consider is the context of failed diplomatic efforts for the last 20 years to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Did You Know These 10 Goods Were Manufactured in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 07.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

In Illinois, manufacturing accounts for 12 percent of the state's total economic output. But what types of goods are being manufactured in Illinois?

Dem Says Company Avoided Billions In Taxes

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. has used an aggressive tax strategy to shift profits overseas in order to avoid paying billio...

WATCH: Caterpillar Does WHAT To Stop Spider Attacks?

LiveScience | Joseph Brownstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Ripped from the pages of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland," scientists have discovered a smoking caterpillar of sorts. While this find may not ...

Large Share Of Companies Tie Workers' Pay To Company Performance

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | Business

By James B. Kelleher PEORIA, Ill, Sept. 1 (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc has put workers on notice that its short-term incentive plan, th...

The Era of Corporate Silence on Climate Policy Is Ending

Andrew Winston | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

Shouldn't companies get involved now instead of waiting to see what governments come up with on their own?

Boycott the Olympics? Russian Vodka? NBC? Maybe -- Here Are 5 Other Ripe Targets

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

As Russia moves in a very dark direction, a line must be drawn in the sand. American companies and politicians who court LGBT people are going to have stand against this brutal regime in no uncertain terms. And it must be expressed in actions, not just words.

Beyond the Mine: Caterpillar's Commitment

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.20.2013 | Impact

When you think about what makes up a great company, it's the diversity of thought, expertise and backgrounds of our employees that allow us to deliver to a diverse group of customers. And, introducing women to the mining industry is one part of this diversity equation.

Caterpillar Stops Supporting Boy Scouts Due To Gay Ban

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. is no longer giving money to the Boy Scouts because the organization discriminates against homosexuals, a spo...

Zach Carter

Wall Street Deregulation Roars Back On Capitol Hill | Zach Carter | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan cadre of House lawmakers will move on legislation to deregulate Wall Street derivatives Wednesday, less than a week after S...

Probe Reveals Deliberate 'Accounting Misconduct'

AP | Posted 01.18.2013 | Business

PEORIA, Ill. -- Caterpillar Inc. said Friday that it found deliberate "accounting misconduct" at a recently acquired company in China. The U.S. based...

Labor's Love Lost

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.31.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

"Look for the union label." That was one of the catch phrases for the union movement in happier times. What is the status of labor unions as we approach Labor Day 2012?

Caterpillar's Striking Joliet Workers Ratify Deal

AP | Posted 10.17.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. — Nearly 800 striking workers at the Caterpillar Inc. plant in Joliet ratified a new contract Friday with the heavy equipment manuf...

Tentative Deal Reached With Union In Caterpillar Workers' Strike

AP | Posted 08.16.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. -- Caterpillar Inc. has reached a tentative six-year deal with the union representing almost 800 striking workers at an Illinois plant th...

Close Presbyterian Vote on Selective Divestment Shows Likudniks Losing Middle America

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.05.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

The fact that the "American Jewish establishment" could only muster a two-vote majority at the Presbyterian Church USA General Assembly shows what the future holds for the Likudniks if they do not change their policies towards the Palestinians.

Caterpillar No Longer A Socially Responsible Investment

AP | BLAKE SOBCZAK | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business

JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S. investment firm has removed Caterpillar Inc. from three of its popular indexes that track socially responsible investments, ...

The 10 Most Respected Companies

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

Maybe you can't get no respect, but some companies certainly can. On Saturday, Barron's released the results of an investor survey that asked for ...

Union Workers Stage Walkout At Suburban Plant

AP | Posted 05.01.2012 | Chicago

JOLIET, Ill. -- About 800 union workers who rejected Caterpillar Inc.'s latest contract offer walked off the job Tuesday at a plant in Joliet. Worker...

Manufacturing Giant Braces For Strike

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business

* IAM workers voted down contract offer on Sunday * 800 workers making hydraulic parts are affected * Caterpillar says p...

U.S. Multinationals Hiring At Much Faster Rate Overseas: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

U.S. multinationals are hiring. They're just doing a lot of it overseas these days. Multinational firms based in the United States expanded their w...