Truck explodes in downtown Savannah

...Savannah Morning News the utility truck was returning from a worksite around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday with some construction equipment in the back. Investigators say some flammable material may not have been properly secured and friction could...

Authorities search for wanted man missing from recreation area

...missing person. We're really not sure where he is at."Morris said Wright is a suspect in multiple thefts of construction equipment, accessories and vehicles in Columbia County over the past several years.On April 6, Aiken County authorities...

Body of Jackson man found in lake

...that there was no indication of foul play.Morris said Wright is a suspect in about 15 incidents of thefts of construction equipment, accessories and vehicles in Columbia County over the past several years. On April 6, Aiken County authorities...

Nasdaq trades above dot-com record as US stocks advance; GM falls on weak earnings

...percent, to $80.95. While Caterpillar reported a better-than-expected profit for last quarter, the construction equipment maker said it might face bigger issues later this year as long as the dollar remains strong. Caterpillar fell...

Business briefs

Neff Corp., which rents and sells construction equipment, has purchased Richbourg's Sales and Rentals Inc. Richbourg, of Florence, S.C., operates 16 construction and industrial...

Officers detail chop shop raid

...flatbed trailers and stolen construction equipment they seized last week...than 50 pieces of stolen construction equipment on Mr. Wright's property...of the suspects hauling construction equipment that was taken from the...

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Deere earnings plow through expectations after strong sales

...Tuesday, riding a surge of agricultural and construction equipment sales that helped double the company's full-year...unleashed pent-up demand for farm machinery and construction equipment. Net farm income will reach $73.7 billion...

Caterpillar beats Wall Street 3Q forecasts

...average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.33 per share.The construction equipment company posted revenue of $13.55 billion in the period, also surpassing Street forecasts. Analysts expected...

Caterpillar 2Q profit rises, revenue declines

...PEORIA, Ill. - Caterpillar's second-quarter net income rose 4.1 percent even as revenue slipped.The construction equipment company's adjusted profit topped Wall Street's view, but revenue fell short. It also boosted its full-year...

Key industries beginning to see raises

...each of the past three months ? a streak unmatched in more than three decades.Workers at companies that make construction equipment earned an average 11 percent more an hour in the past year, according to the BLS.Pay for non-managerial and...