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GM Saves Energy With Smart IT

Andrew Winston | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Opportunities for improving energy efficiency -- and saving real money -- are everywhere. The proverbial low-hanging fruit are actually, in the words of energy guru Amory Lovins, fruit on the ground.

Fukushima 2.0

Marvin Resnikoff | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Marvin Resnikoff

With the decision to entomb four Fukushima reactors in concrete, Tokyo Electric is moving the disaster into uncharted waters. The heat producing fuel rods cannot be turned off.

Obama's Fatal Addiction

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

Obama seems fatally addicted to the notion that the heavy hitters who got us into this financial mess are the very folks to be trusted to get us out of it.

GE Buys French Company For $3.2 Billion

Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

BOSTON (By Scott Malone) - General Electric Co reached a $3.2 billion agreement to acquire a maker of automation systems used in the oil and gas s...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Rips GE, Obama Over Taxes

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.29.2011 | Comedy

On Monday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart did another edition of his "I Give Up" series in regards to the recent news about GE not paying any federa...

GE: Forget CSR, Pay Your Taxes

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

It seems to me that before we start celebrating corporate social responsibility, we should require of our corporations that they do one basic thing: they should pay their taxes.

Plutocracy: GE Doesn't Pay Taxes -- Taxpayers Pay GE

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Not only did GE, the highly-profitable recipient of federal contracts and bailout money, not pay taxes, we paid them $3.2 billion.

G.E.'s Tax Bill for 2010: $0

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Merchants of Danger

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The ugly truth, here and in Japan, is this: Unless government regains the will and the ability to regulate private industry, more catastrophes are all but inevitable.

Safety on the Cheap

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Reich

Profit-making corporations have every incentive to underestimate the probabilities of potential disasters and lowball the likely externalized harms. This is why it's necessary to have such things as government regulators.

Buffett Admits Berkshire's "Bountiful Years Will Never Return"

Robert Lenzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Lenzner

The challenge to the nation's greatest investment genius has become more difficult; "to increase per-share intrinsic value at a rate greater than the increase (including dividends) of the S&P 500."

Elise Foley

House Votes To Kill F-35 Second Engine Program | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Amanda Terkel contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- More than half of the House Republicans voted on Wednesday to earmark $450 million in funds for a ...

F-35 Engine Battle Breaks Out On GOP Spending Bill

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Determined to reduce deficits, impatient House Republican freshmen made common cause with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, scor...

In the Dark: Crimes, Capital Crimes, And GE Capital Crimes

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If individuals committed crimes at GE, they should pay for their actions. That would be a service to GE's other employees, who would no longer be tainted by the misdeeds of a few senior-level people.

Business Doesn't Need American Workers

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Kuttner

America now has about 25 million people either out of work or underemployed. Meanwhile, corporate profits continue to set records. What's going on?

The F Word: No Solutions at State of the Union

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Obama will deliver his take on the State of the Union tonight, and while Congress has bickered about bipartisan seating, it doesn't matter where anyon...

Help Wanted! -- (But Not Here)

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Rather

We're not just creating overseas jobs at an astounding rate, we're off-shoring the innovation and the know-how that we need to lay the groundwork for the future of the American economy.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's New Pick For Jobs Panel Sends Work Overseas | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jeffrey R. Immelt, the chairman and chief executive of General Electric Co. tapped by President Barack Obama as his next top outside economic adviser,...

GE Posts Big Quarter On Equipment Orders

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — General Electric Co. said Friday that fourth-quarter net income increased 52 percent as the company made more money in both its lendi...

Immelt To Head Obama Economic Advisory Board

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — More than half the nation disapproves of President Barack Obama's policies to reduce stubbornly high unemployment, a new Ass...

Innovation in Managing Water

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Managing water will become a critical business skill for the 21st century. Need drives innovation, so this week we want to highlight some of what is happening in the new markets in water.

Dan Coats, Senator-Turned-Lobbyist, Headed Back To Senate With Business Victories

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As part of the Republican wave in this year's midterm elections, Mr. Coats will join the Senate again and is seeking a coveted spot on the Finance Com...

CES 2011: Government and Business Driving U.S. Innovation and Jobs

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Shapiro

As the person heading the association producing CES, I had a front row seat to judge the state of innovation. I'm pleased to report that the United States has leaders who focus on results before politics.

GE Makes Huge Technology Bet On China

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — General Electric Co. plans to sink more than $2 billion into its efforts in China through 2012 as the conglomerate looks to tackle th...

Eureka! GE's New Energy Smart LED

Mother Nature Network | Matt Hickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GE's new light bulb is designed to serve as a direct replacement for the beloved but energy-wasting 40-watt incandescent light bulb used in many house...