Caterpillar earnings

Stock Futures Rise on Glimpse of U.S. Manufacturing Data

Stock futures headed higher Monday with investors getting a peek into the health of the U.S. manufacturing sector. The Commerce Department is expected to report that companies boosted orders for durable goods as 2012 came to a close.

Wall Street Watch Tuesday: Caterpillar Gets Pessimistic

Caterpillar, the world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment, is cutting its long-term growth outlook. And that's bad news for all around, because this industrial giant's not just a company, it's a global economic bellwether.

This Week: Major Earnings and Reports Every Day

With corporate earnings season in full swing -- watch for McDonalds, along with Catepillar, Amazon and other -- and with the Fed meeting on interest rates, the GDP estimate and housing numbers coming out -- the week ahead is expected to be quite busy.

Can This Earnings Season Keep Up Its Winning Streak?

The first peak week of second-quarter earnings season was just what the market ordered, thanks to some beat-and-raise reports from Dow blue chips. This week has more such big-name results on tap. And again, investors will be looking closely for top-line revenue growth.