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Banks, Caterpillar and industrial companies boost US stocks

 

October 25, 2017



NEW YORK (AP) — Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar and Post-it note maker 3M led a rally in industrial companies Tuesday after they made strong third-quarter reports. Other U.S. stocks finished the day with smaller gains.

Caterpillar and 3M both raised their forecasts for the rest of the year after they did better than analysts had expected, and their stocks jumped. Combined the two companies were responsible for almost all of the 167-point gain in the Dow Jones industrial average, which sent the 30-stock index to a record high. Bond yields and interest rates rose, which...



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