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Caterpillar reports record sales and profit for the fourth quarter and full-year 2011; 2011 profit up 83 percent from 2010

(Caterpillar News Release) PEORIA, Ill.— Driven by outstanding execution and stronger global demand, Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) delivered record-breaking 2011 sales and revenues of $60.138 billion, an increase of 41 percent from $42.588 billion in 2010. Profit in 2011 was $4.928 billion, an increase of 83 percent from $2.700 billion in 2010.

Finning to acquire portion of Bucyrus distribution

Finning International Inc. (TSX:FTT) and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) today announced the companies have reached an agreement for Finning to acquire from Caterpillar the distribution and support business formerly operated by Bucyrus in portions of South America and Western Canada and in the U.K.
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Caterpillar to Present Broadest Range of Mining Equipment in the Largest Exhibit at MINExpo 2012

No matter what their interests—surface or underground, hard rock or soft rock—MINExpo visitors will find the machines and technology at the Caterpillar exhibit to help them mine and move minerals safely and productively.