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Cat earnings show continued struggle in third quarter

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600px Caterpillar logoIt was one of those types of quarters for Caterpillar Inc. in the third quarter of 2016, in that little seemed changed from almost every quarter the past few years. Sales and profits were lower as markets continued to struggle worldwide.

It appears it will be more...

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Oberhelman to analysts: 'no drama' behind decision to retire

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oberhelmanSeeking to debunk the notion he is being forced out at Caterpillar Inc., Doug Oberhelman on Tuesday told stock analysts there was “no drama” surrounding his decision to retire at the end of March 2017.

In a conference call with...

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Annual Study Reveals This Year's Craziest Excuses for Calling in Sick

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While calling in sick, when you are feeling just fine, is not a new phenomenon in the office, slightly fewer workers say they have done it over the last 12 months, according to a new CareerBuilder...

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Retired Cat CEO Glen Barton has died

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GBarton1Glen Barton, former chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., died early Monday at his home from metastatic cancer. He was 77.

Barton, who remained deeply involved with the community after...

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Technology use by small children on the rise

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computerbabyA new national survey of technology use by children under age 6 indicates that an overwhelming 85 percent of...

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Area home sales cool in third quarter

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Home sales were off more than 10 percent in the third quarter from a year ago, which brought down year-to-date numbers, as well, according to the Peoria Area Association of Realtors.

Third quarter home sales...

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Talent shortage continues growing in U.S.

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manpower logoNearly half (46%) of U.S. employers report difficulties filling jobs due to lack of available...

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Community Foundation awards grants

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The Community Foundation of Central Illinois announced Friday it will grant more than $130,000 to meet the needs of many community and women’s organizations in central Illinois.

The foundations’s Board of Directors approved 28 grant proposals during its 2016 Community Needs and Women’s Fund Success Grants funding cycles. 

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Oberhelman to retire in March; Umpleby named new CEO

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Caterpillar Inc. will undergo several changes at the top in the next six months, the company announced Monday.

Doug Oberhelman, chairman and CEO since 2009, will leave the CEO position at the end of the year and the chairmanship at...

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