Several headwinds are staring the industrial average straight in the face.
A decline in mining activity worldwide and a drop in purchases by dealers prompts the big machinery maker to lower its 2012 forecast.
Other industries shed workers even as the US economy continues to heal.
Stocks are mixed as a less-than-stellar earnings season continues.
But the company is cautious about the global economy.
With not much news on the economic front but more major earnings, Wall Street looks ready to recover.
25 years after the infamous Black Monday crash, markets still prove to be volatile at a moment's notice.
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