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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.

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...

"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 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,...

Stocks Fall Sharply Following GE Results

AP | TIM PARADIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Wall Street stumbled Friday after a disappointing first-quarter report from General Electric Co. surprised the market and stoked conc...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

G.E. Recalls 92,000 Microwave Ovens

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Electric recalled 92,000 combination wall and microwave ovens after at least 35 incidents of fire that damaged property, the company and the C...

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...