The following video is part of our nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show, with host Chris Hill talking to Motley Fool advisors Ron Gross, James Early and Jeff Fischer about the week's business and investing stories. In this segment the guys analyze earnings from Caterpillar and 3M. As with last week's earnings results from Intel and IBM, the guys discuss what the company forecasts mean for the U.S. economy.

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