Story updated with look at Caterpillar's third-quarter financials.BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Caterpillar's ( CAT) third-quarter earnings report is a sign the global economy won't suffer a double-dip recession. Caterpillar, the world's largest construction- and mining-equipment maker, reported a third-quarter profit of $1.71 a share, an increase of 40% from a year earlier. Revenue jumped 41% to $15.7 billion, although the results include the company's acquisition of mining company Bucyrus International. Excluding that, revenue of $14.6 billion was an all-time record.
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