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April 14, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The two sides in the Caterpillar Inc. strike got together with a federal mediator in hopes of ending the five-month walkout. Negotiators for Caterpillar and the United Auto Workers union met in separate rooms, and three mediators shuttled between them. There was no word on what specifically was discussed or if any progress was made. The parties came together at the invitation of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in the Chicago suburb of Hinsdale. The last talks were held March 26.
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BUSINESS
June 7, 2000 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, E. Scott Reckard covers tourism for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-7407 and at scott.reckard@latimes.com
Caterpillar Inc. will be allowed to sell its own brand of toys, shoes and other merchandise at a farm attraction it is sponsoring in Walt Disney Co.'s new California Adventure park, Caterpillar spokeswoman Rachele Kunz says. Usually, only Disney merchandise is sold at the park. Though unusual, the arrangement with Caterpillar is not without precedent: A Mattel Inc.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Caterpillar Inc. said it bought Rockwell International Corp.'s Kato Engineering unit. Terms were not disclosed. Mankato, Minn.-based Kato, which has 560 employees, makes electric generators used in primary and standby power systems. It reported sales of $70 million last year. Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar is the world's largest maker of construction and mining products, natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. It also produces a wide range of power generators.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Caterpillar Inc., the world's largest maker of bulldozers and excavators, said fourth-quarter earnings rose 11% as demand from China, Russia and South Africa helped overcome slower sales in the U.S., where recession is "a definite threat." Net income increased to $975 million, or $1.50 a share, from $882 million, or $1.32, a year earlier, the Peoria, Ill.-based company said. Sales gained 10% to $12.1 billion. Overseas sales accounted for about 56% of the year's $45 billion in revenue.
NEWS
October 16, 2003 | From Associated Press
Caterpillar Inc. has sued to block next week's U.S. release of Disney's "George of the Jungle 2," alleging that the direct-to-DVD movie damages the heavy equipment maker's reputation. The Peoria-based company's trademark infringement lawsuit contends the movie ties Caterpillar to an "evil attacking army" of industrialists seeking to destroy the jungle, a central theme of the Disney sequel.
BUSINESS
July 17, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Caterpillar Inc. said second-quarter net income fell 26%, far below estimates, and lowered its estimate for full-year profit because of declining spending on bulldozers and backhoes. Shares of the No. 1 maker of earthmoving equipment fell 4.9% after the company said net income fell to $200 million, or 58 cents a share, from $271 million, or 78 cents, in the year-earlier quarter. Sales fell 3.6% to $5.
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