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Quinn Defends State Business Climate Again

Posted 02.13.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn once again found himself on the defense this weekend after another Illinois CEO slammed the state's business climate. ...

Should Illinois Do Whatever It Takes To Make Sears Stay?

Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

Hoffman Estates village trustees voted, unanimously, to approve a resolution urging the state of Illinois to make "all reasonable efforts" to keep the...

A To-Do List For America

The Daily Beast | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

14 corporate leaders on what America needs to do next to improve the economy....

Manufacturing Giant's Shares Tumble Even Though Profit Jumps

AP | JOSH FUNK | Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

Continued robust demand for Caterpillar's heavy equipment boosted the company's second-quarter profits by 44 percent, but higher costs and cautious co...

Is Sears Looking To Move, Or Looking For A Tax Break?

Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago

When Illinois Governor Pat Quinn pushed a personal and corporate income tax increase through the state legislature last winter, he did so at the cost ...

Board Of Trade, Merc Threaten To Leave Chicago, But Are They Serious?

Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

The executive chairman of CME Group, the parent company of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade, has threatened to take the ...

U.S. Multinationals Revive NAFTA-Style Trade Deals on Capitol Hill

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Whatever nation wins in the neocolonial land grab, multinational agribusinesses will come out on top. As we saw with the NAFTA in Mexico's designated rural sector, big agriculture's gain is the small indigenous farmer's loss.

CEO: 'Caterpillar Is Here To Stay'

AP | By ZACHARY COLMAN | Posted 06.06.2011 | Chicago

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- Illinois is facing growing concerns among business leaders that its policies hurt the companies that drive its economy, the head ...

Live From the Corrie Trial in Israel Part 2: Seeking Answers and Accountability

Vincent Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vincent Warren

I left the court room convinced that the military investigation that led to the swift conclusion that Rachel's death was an accident for which no one should be held accountable was anything but "thorough, credible and transparent."

Is It Time To Ditch The Dow?

AP | BERNARD CONDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — It's Caterpillar's market. The Illinois maker of earth movers is just one of 30 companies in the Dow Jones industrial average, but y...

Caterpillar Says That Health Care Reform Will Cost Them $100M

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

PEORIA, Ill. — Heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar says the new health care reform law will create a $100 million drag on its first-quarter earnin...

Sam Stein

Caterpillar Writes Pelosi: Machinery Giant Concerned About Health Care Costs | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hoping to slow down the process of health care reform, the world's largest construction machinery manufacturer sent a letter to House leadership on Th...

When You Add 2,400 Businesses and Lose Three, You're Winning

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Boyce

Two weeks ago, BP America, Caterpillar Inc. and ConocoPhillips decided not to renew their membership in the US Climate Action Partnership.

Business America Lights a Candle for Copenhagen

Jonathan A. Schein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jonathan A. Schein

There are many in the corporate realm who "get it" -- that's why they're finding new and innovative ways to combat climate change.

Transformation: Giving Thanks For Our Meltdowns

William Horden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Horden

In many shamanic societies it is taken for granted that shamans are not born--they are created by some intense health or emotional crisis. What emerges from such crises is a metamorphosed person.

Factory Orders Rise for Fifth Time in Six Months

Bloomberg | Shobhana Chandra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Orders placed with U.S. factories rose in September for the fifth time in six months, reinforcing signs that manufacturing will drive the economic rec...

Stripping Massey: 81-year-old Paratrooper Leads Blockade, Court Hears $85 Million Suit

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Massey Energy's brutal attacks on coalfield residents and the judicial system have drawn national criticism.

A Penny From Heaven

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Dorfman

Penny Trenk recently pulled off the kind of financial feat that one might associate with the likes of investment whiz Warren Buffet. In sports, her feat would be like running a 4-minute mile.

How Sweet It Is... Brazil's Sugar Ethanol Fuels China's Recovery

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Ethanol trade has helped make China Brazil's top trade partner, replacing Uncle Sam, who had been top dog ever since Herbert Hoover was in the White House.

Arthur Delaney

Caterpillar Joins With Progressives, Disses The Stimulus As Too Small | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In February, President Obama made a trip to a Caterpillar factory in Peoria, Illinois, where he said his economic stimulus plan would allow the constr...

Caterpillar Plant: French Workers Detain Bosses

AP | THIERRY BOINET | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GRENOBLE, France — Angry French workers facing layoffs at a Caterpillar factory held four of their bosses Tuesday at the U.S. manufacturer's pla...

Caterpillar To Lay Off 2,454 Workers In 3 States

AP | DANIEL LOVERING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PITTSBURGH — Caterpillar Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to lay off more than 2,400 employees at five plants in Illinois, Indiana and Georgia as...

Caterpillar Lays Off Thousands In 3 States, 1,726 At 2 Illinois Plants

AP | DANIEL LOVERING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

PITTSBURGH — Caterpillar Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to lay off more than 2,400 employees at five plants in Illinois, Indiana and Georgia as...

Caterpillar Sued By Illinois Over Oil Spill

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois authorities have filed a lawsuit against Caterpillar Inc. after oil that overflowed from company waste treatment tanks spille...

Caterpillar Cartoon

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger