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GE Ordered To Defend Lawsuit Alleging It Misled Investors During Crisis

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

(Adds details from lawsuit, background, bylines) * GE accused of overstating health during financial crisis * Judge allo...

Just Label It! So We Know When It's GMO

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.10.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

Manufacturers have decided that, if given the choice, we might not choose to buy GMO products. So, they've decided not to give us a choice, which doesn't seem very American.

With Metlife Deal, GE Takes On $7.5 Billion In Consumer Banking Deposits

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

(BEN BERKOWITZ and TANYA AGRAWAL, Reuters) - General Electric Co jumped into the retail deposits business on Tuesday, buying the online bank fro...

GE Admits Former Traders Rigged Bids, Agrees To Pay Millions To Stop Probes

Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Electric Co acknowledged that three former traders at a finance unit engaged in bid-rigging of municipal bonds and...

Put Shorts On The Board

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

Boards are biased, too like-minded, made up of friends who are typically cronies uncomfortable with conflict. Worse still, in most of our leading corporations today, the positions of Chairman and CEO are held by the same person.

William Alden

Wall Street Banks Sued For Massive Fraud In Subprime Deals | William Alden | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

The federal government late Friday filed lawsuits against 17 financial institutions, including some of the nation’s largest banks, alleging a patter...

Zach Carter

Obama's Close Ties To CEOs Whose Firms Dodge Taxes | Zach Carter | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the nation struggles with a stagnant economy, President Barack Obama has preached overhauling the U.S. tax code to spur economic grow...

America Is GE's Tax Haven

Reuters | David Cay Johnston | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Washington politicians say high corporate tax rates are driving U.S. companies to invest offshore where tax rates are lower. But that is not General E...

Drew Westen's Tension

Mike Bonifer | Posted 10.11.2011 | Media
Mike Bonifer

Drew Westen's leaving race out of his critique of how Barack Obama is playing the game is like leaving computers out of Bill Gates' story, or leaving love out of Paris.

Augmented Reality: Three Applications That Change How We See Things

Bryce Maddock | Posted 10.05.2011 | Technology
Bryce Maddock

Augmented reality. The term still sounds futuristic, but the applications, like Yelp's Monocle, are already sitting in our pockets. But there are three particular uses of augmented reality that struck me as more substance, and social change.

GE Surveys Future Of Flight And The World's Most Popular Airports

AOL Travel News | Posted 11.08.2011 | Travel


General Electric Boosts Earnings, Beating Expectations

Posted 09.21.2011 | Business

BOSTON (Scott Malone) - General Electric Co notched a better-than-expected 21.6 percent rise in earnings, helped by strong demand for jet engines ...

Plug-In 2011: Rising Tide for Electric Cars

Michael Carmichael | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Michael Carmichael

Even in the midst of the worst recession since the 1930s, the trend to electric cars and plug-in hybrid is growing stronger. While the market is not yet flooded with plug-in electric cars, manufacturers are accelerating their design, development and production.

Taibbi: No Uproar Over Potential Tax Holiday Deal In Debt Ceiling Deal?

Rolling Stone | MATT TAIBBI | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business

I’ve been in and out of DC a few times in recent weeks and one thing I keep hearing is that there is a growing, and real, possibility that a second ...

The Debt Ceiling Debate Provides an Opportunity for Change

Steve Garcia | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics
Steve Garcia

There is no better time for Democrats and Republicans to come together and show that they are greater than the politics that separate them.

Microsoft and GE Celebrate With Walmart

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 08.23.2011 | Women
Margaret Heffernan

The Walmart victory is depressing and disheartening. But after the rage, two issues stand out which women should pay attention to. It's Not Just Walm...

Collaborative Innovation as a Business Strategy: Ask Anything, Challenge Everything

Beth Comstock | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business
Beth Comstock

Innovators find each other and accomplish great things with a little help from their friends. And it should be remembered that eco-innovation doesn't live within borders, and that this is just the beginning.

10 Companies That Radically Transformed Their Businesses | JOSH SANBURN | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

IBM turned 100 today, the rare company to thrive a century after it was founded. But in the 1980s and 1990s, many people had written the company off. ...

Matt Sledge

Ted Turner Says Coal, Oil Industries Need 'A Good A** Kicking' | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green

ANAHEIM, C.A. -- Philanthropist and CNN founder Ted Turner has turned his sights to renewable energy -- and he had some fighting words for the wind in...

Companies On Obama's Jobs Council Have Doubled Investments Overseas

Bloomberg | Mike Dorning | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business

Seven publicly traded U.S. corporations represented on President Barack Obama's advisory council for jobs and competitiveness -- including General Ele...

Amanda Terkel

Corporations That Got Massive Tax Breaks Spent Millions In 2010 Elections | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- The top five recipients of large federal corporate tax breaks in 2009 are also among the biggest spender...

Does Corporate America Now Grovel Before China?

Posted 06.27.2011 | Business

SHEBOYGAN, Wisc. (Nick Carey and James B. Kelleher) - China's rise as a manufacturing power has benefited American factory owners in at least one ...

Defense Secretary Completes Cancellation Of Targeted Weapons Programs

Posted 06.25.2011 | Business

By Colin Clark Editor, AOL Defense Robert Gates today crowned his tenure as Defense Secretary by formally cancelling the last major weapons system...

GE's Profit Smashes Wall Street Expectations

Posted 06.21.2011 | Business

BOSTON (Scott Malone) - General Electric Co posted quarterly results that blew past Wall Street expectations, joining a wave of better-than-expected...

The New Corporate World Order

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

It is argued that multinational corporations have the right to arrange their business as they see fit in order to maximize profit. But if that is the case, do beleaguered American taxpayers have to foot the bill?