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July 20, 1995 | ROBERT X. CRINGELY, Robert X. Cringely is a columnist for Infoworld and the author of "Accidental Empires."
As manager of active equity investments at John Deere & Co., Jim Hall handles more than $100 million in pension funds for the farm equipment giant. And he's pretty good at it, thanks largely to a "neural network" computer program he wrote that searches for buying opportunities among some 1,200 stocks. What's remarkable about Hall's story, though, is that stock picking wasn't even on his mind when he created the software.
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August 18, 1995 | From Times Wire Servcies
Two of the nation's largest heavy equipment makers reported stronger earnings Thursday, but Wall Street was unimpressed as investors looked ahead to what they feared would be weaker markets in the next fiscal year. Farm equipment maker Deere & Co. reported record quarterly earnings, and truck maker Navistar International Corp. said its profits nearly doubled. Deere reported record earnings of $180.1 million, or $2.07 a share, in its fiscal third quarter ended July 31. Sales rose to $2.
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August 18, 1995 | From Times Wire Servcies
Two of the nation's largest heavy equipment makers reported stronger earnings Thursday, but Wall Street was unimpressed as investors looked ahead to what they feared would be weaker markets in the next fiscal year. Farm equipment maker Deere & Co. reported record quarterly earnings, and truck maker Navistar International Corp. said its profits nearly doubled. Deere reported record earnings of $180.1 million, or $2.07 a share, in its fiscal third quarter ended July 31. Sales rose to $2.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1995 | ROBERT X. CRINGELY, Robert X. Cringely is a columnist for Infoworld and the author of "Accidental Empires."
As manager of active equity investments at John Deere & Co., Jim Hall handles more than $100 million in pension funds for the farm equipment giant. And he's pretty good at it, thanks largely to a "neural network" computer program he wrote that searches for buying opportunities among some 1,200 stocks. What's remarkable about Hall's story, though, is that stock picking wasn't even on his mind when he created the software.
REAL ESTATE
March 5, 1989 | MARILYN HOFFMAN, The Christian Science Monitor
Great barns are an important part of the rural landscape. They are familiar landmarks that speak of seedtime and harvest, of hay and horses, milk and memories. Many barns in the United States represent the building traditions of settlers from many other parts of the world. Numerous ethnic groups came to be identified by their distinctive old-country barn types.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1986
The Justice Department said that the Vancouver, Canada-based company should conduct the search before it sells its North American agricultural equipment operations to John Deere & Co. of Moline, Ill. The Justice Department said that as long as certain conditions are met, it won't bring suit under U.S. antitrust laws to block Deere's proposed acquisition of part of Versatile's business.
BUSINESS
August 24, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Deere Posts Strong Earnings: Citing strong sales in North America and overseas, the Moline, Ill.-based company, the world's largest maker of agricultural equipment, reported record earnings for its fiscal third quarter. John Deere & Co. said it earned $157.8 million, or $1.82 a share, for the three-month period ended July 31, up from $90.9 million, or $1.19 a share, for the 1993 period. Sales climbed to $2.3 billion from $2 billion. Deere stock soared $3.625 to $69.
BUSINESS
May 18, 1999 | Times Wire Services
New Holland, a Dutch maker of farming equipment, reached an agreement to buy U.S. rival Case Corp. for $4.3 billion, a deal that would create a formidable competitor to industry leader John Deere Co. The combination of the two companies, which together had sales of $11.8 billion last year, also creates the third-largest producer of construction equipment in the world. Under the agreement, New Holland will pay $55 a share for Case's outstanding stock, a 23% premium over Friday's closing price.
BUSINESS
October 26, 2004 | From Associated Press
In a trailblazing pairing of robotics and tractor companies, IRobot Corp. and John Deere & Co. announced plans Monday to build a 9-foot-long semi-autonomous battlefield vehicle. IRobot will adapt the artificial intelligence technology used in its Roomba vacuums and portable PackBot military robots for a two-seat John Deere utility vehicle similar to ones the Pentagon already uses.
BUSINESS
July 5, 1994 | DONALD W. NAUSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the picket line outside Caterpillar's sprawling tractor plant, John McCoy uses his head to display his disdain for his employer of 29 years: He wears a John Deere cap. Just up the street, a union billboard painted in Caterpillar's bold yellow colors announces: "You are entering a war zone. Caterpillar vs. its UAW employees." Such are the symbols of the nation's longest ongoing labor confrontation.
BUSINESS
July 30, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
Several major airlines are among the corporate winners in the tax and budget agreement reached by President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders. So are broadcasters such as Walt Disney Co.'s ABC network, corporate bondholders, pharmaceutical companies and Amtrak.
BUSINESS
April 28, 1992 | HARRY BERNSTEIN
Maybe when corporate bosses smash a union, there's dancing in the street--Wall Street, that is. At least, that seemed to happen, figuratively, after Caterpillar Inc. won what many believed was a complete victory over the United Auto Workers on April 14. That was the day the union unexpectedly called off its five-month strike. Stock market gamblers have since pushed up Cat's stock by 12%.
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