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Dow Jones Today Jumps 160 Points as Caterpillar and United Technologies Beat Earnings

This morning, Caterpillar Inc. and United Technologies Corp. pushed the Dow Jones today up 160 points after reporting stronger than expected earnings.

Both reports issued a strong vote of confidence for the global economy, significantly increasing annual production and profit forecasts.

Investors are likely to break the Dow's four-day losing streak today in anticipation of additional earnings reports.