Commodity Crash Beating Caterpillar Comes With $2.3 Billion Boon

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  • Cost of goods sold drops on inputs, manufacturing efficiencies
  • `It’s all been helped by lower commodity prices,' DeWalt says

Caterpillar Reports Better-Than-Estimated Earnings

Much has been said about how the commodities collapse is pummeling Caterpillar Inc. Less obvious is how the world’s top machinery producer benefits via costs savings on everything from steel to energy. 

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