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Dem Says Company Avoided Billions In Taxes

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 04.01.2014 | 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
G(irls)20

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

World's Largest Maker Of Construction Machinery Mounts Quick Recovery

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business

* Company expands quickly to meet demand * Dealers, buyers cite shortages of machines * Risks from fragile recovery, Asi...

Jason Linkins

Caterpillar War: The Media Life Cycle Of A Dumb Political Analogy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Here's the problem that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has: Mitt Romney, all but confirmed as the GOP's nominee for president, is standing on the wrong s...

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 ...