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Cat reports Q3 profit, improves outlook

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600px-Caterpillar logoCaterpillar Inc. overcame flat sales and restructuring costs to post a billion dollar profit in the third quarter, capitalizing on business and geographic diversity to beat Wall Street estimates for the fourth consecutive quarter, the company announced Thursday.

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Intersection changes have little effect on emergency response times

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amt - star of life1 -5The movement of emergency vehicles through the intersection of Main and University streets in Peoria has not been impaired by the reconstruction that has otherwise slowed traffic, city and emergency officials said Wednesday.

Indeed, city leaders...

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Cat opens new exhibit at Visitor's Center to honor employees

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Caterpillar-VisitA new exhibit honoring Caterpillar Inc.’s heritage and employees is open at the Caterpillar Visitors Center in downtown Peoria.

The...

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Attitudes about wearable technology are changing

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wearablesAttitudes about wearable technology are changing, according to a new study from Wearables.com and The...

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Home sales improve again in third quarter

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soldHome sales in the Peoria area continued to improve in the third quarter and local Realtors expect growth to continue into and through the winter, according to the Peoria Area Association of Realtors.

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Halloween spending will be up this year

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halloween-costumes 111759224 1500pxMore costumes than ever will be flying off the shelves as Americans gear up to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year, according to the National Retail Federation.

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Cat announces executive retirements, other changes

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600px-Caterpillar logoCaterpillar Inc. announced Friday that two of its group presidents will retire and their replacements will come from the company’s vice president ranks. The moves were approved by Caterpillar’s board of directors.

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Cat Foundation invests toward stopping Ebola

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cat foundation logoThe Caterpillar Foundation announced Monday it will invest $1 million toward addressing the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

The Foundation will provide an additional $1 million to the $7.5 million investment already made to The ONE Campaign for its advocacy...

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Ameren Corp. increases dividend

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The board of directors of Ameren Corporation. Parent company of Peoria-based Ameren Illinois, has increased the utility company’s quarterly cash dividend.

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