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GE Needs To Sell More Businesses, Says Analyst

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Electric has already sold off a baker's dozen of units, including the plastics unit where two of its former chief executives once worked. And ...

O'Reilly Irrational Jihad #472: General Electric

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Kim

O'Reilly's new fatwa has more to do with his running feud with MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who has been relentless in his efforts to expose O'Reilly as the lying, ignorant, ridiculous blowhard he is.

Welch Backpedals On Immelt "Ass-Kicking" Insult

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Yesterday morning, ex-CEO of GE (GE) Jack Welch blasted his handpicked successor Jeff Immelt on CNBC, laying responsibility for GE's first quarter bom...

Jack Welch: His Final Transformation Isn't Pretty

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Was Jack helping GE by doing this? Is there any objective, rational reason that such statement be made as the company is trying to fight its way out of a problem that we are ALL suffering from at this point? In a word, NO.

Welch On GE's Immelt: "He's Getting His Ass Kicked"

Silicon Alley Insider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What does former GE (GE) boss and straight-from-the-gut management superstar Jack Welch think caused GE's first quarter bomb? Is GE's model broken? (C...

Violence! Shame! And A Little Career Advice...

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

It's an Ask Bing day today. I admit it's been a little while since I stepped up to the bar and answered some of the many questions that pour into my d...

Stock Market Recovery? Not So Much

Silicon Alley Insider | Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Friday's GE bomb notwithstanding, the US stock market has bounced off its lows, and bulls are triumphantly proclaiming that we're off to the races aga...

Good News? What A Surprise!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Wasn't everybody pretty surprised by this stagflationary recesso-depression? The banks! The lenders! The real estate brokers! Everybody, I guess, but the financial media that's paid to scare people.

"Shocking" GE Results Prove Depth Of Financial Crisis

Financial Times | Francesco Guerrera, Justin Baer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Electric underlined the depth of the global financial crisis on Friday, announcing its worst quarter in five years and slashing full-year fore...

GE's Immelt: Time To Go?

24/7 Wall Street | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It is time for Jeff Immelt to leave. His plans for GE's long-term future are a wreak. GE's pitch that being in many businesses is better than one and...

Feeble GE Profits Shake Markets

Bloomberg | Raychel Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Electric Co. reported its first decline in quarterly profit since 2003, missing analyst estimates with a 12 percent drop in earnings as a free...

GE's Shocking Tumble: Analysts React

Wall Street Journal | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street analysts, at least in their research, tend to display a measured tone, but General Electric Co.'s surprising earnings miss has brought out...

GE Blows First Quarter

Silicon Alley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GE just missed its Q1, by a lot, and lowered estimates for 2008. First reports are pinning the blame on its financial services businesses. But don't ...

Pathetic GE: Blame Bear Stearns For Our Mess

Silicon Alley Insider | Michael Learmonth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Good news for NBC U: they're not GE's (GE) only problem anymore. Bad news for GE: CEO Jeff Immelt suddenly sounded like the just another American CEO,...

G.E.'s Immelt: NBC Not For Sale

New York Times | Bill Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Now hear this: NBC Universal is not for sale. No how, no way. Jeffrey R. Immelt, left, the chairman of General Electric, and Jeff Zucker, the preside...

GE Meets Profit Expectations

Reuters | Scott Malone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Electric Co (GE.N) posted a 4 percent rise in net profit on Friday, matching Wall Street expectations, with strong demand for heavy equipment ...

Landmark Explores Sale Of Weather Channel

Reuters | Paul Thomasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Media company Landmark Communications said on Thursday it was exploring the sale of its publishing and television businesses including cable network T...

Source: Weather Channel For Sale

New York Times | Andrew Ross Sorkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Weather Channel, one of the last privately owned cable channels, is being put up for sale and could fetch more than $5 billion, according to peopl...

Dogs Of The Dow

24/7 Wall Street | John C. Ogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Dogs of the Dow aren't necessarily the worst performers of the prior year, but they pay the highest the dividend yields. We wanted to review the ...

The Best Stocks For 2008

Fortune | Jon Birger and Katie Benner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

We'll say this for the U.S. economy: It can take a punch. Consider the blows it has absorbed just this year. The worst real estate crash since the Gr...

Grove: To Innovate, Established Giants Need To Transform Other Markets

Portfolio | Andy Grove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I usually try to control myself and resist giving compliments or unsolicited advice to people I don't know well. But I recently did just that. I email...

GE Moves To Uncharted Waters Overseas

24/7 Wall Street | Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GE has been hoping that growth in the developing world would begin to offset slower sales in places like the US and Europe. It may be that they are fi...