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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,...

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.

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...

Separated at Worth

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

This is the eighth in a series of 12 posts expounding on the 2011 forecasts in the annual trends report from Salzman, president of Euro RSCG Worldwide...

If Harry Potter Ran General Electric

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tom Morris

As I've watched Jeff Immelt, the CEO of GE over the years, I've been impressed that he has so many of Harry Potter's defining qualities.

The F Word: The Big Float's a Big Scam

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Wednesday's mammoth release of documents pertaining to the Fed's bank bail out program could well spark the most outrage, at least among those not fortunate enough to head a firm on Wall Street.

Competitions Galore: And the Winner Is...

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

TV game shows may have declined in recent years, but idea contests are riding a wave among big corporations. That's because competitions arise when problems loom large -- so no surprise they're currently on the uptick.

Pentagon to Review 21-Year-Old Test Program

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Department of Defense stated that it would be conducting an evaluation and study of a program designed to increase subcontracting opportunities available to small businesses.

Journalism in the World of Citizens United: the Keith Olbermann Lesson

Teri Szucs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Teri Szucs

Keith Olbemann is not a fraud, and no one is objective. From "gotcha" questions to softball ones, from editing to news prioritization, humans are bias in nature. Reporters should never pretend otherwise.

What the Election Means (Or Doesn't) For Sustainability

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

For those of us who are working for a more sustainable, healthy, and profitable future for companies, communities, and our country, we should channel Martin Luther King, Jr. who once said, "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."

Congress to Investigate Pentagon Comprehensive Test Program

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

On Thursday, October 21, five members of the House of Representatives, lead by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY) asked the U.S. Government Accountabi...

Monsanto: The World's Poster Child for Corporate Manipulation and Deceit - Part 10

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith When Forbes magazine declared Monsanto as the Company of the Year for 2009, millions of surprised people...

Rude Awakening

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

There's overwhelming evidence showing that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are unsafe. And there are plenty of sources for non-GMO corn.

PLU Codes Do Not Indicate Genetically Modified Produce

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Smith

No, the 5-digit PLU codes on produce do not tell you what is genetically modified or natural. These numbers, organized by the Produce Marketing Association, have nothing to do with you.

Weekly Mulch: When Will Our Water Be Clean?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Ed. Note: The Mulch is participating in Blog Action Day 2010, an initiative led by Media Consortium member...

GE Salmon? Are You Out of Your Minds?!

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey Smith To help stop GE salmon, please sign petitions to the food industry and Congress. Has the FDA gone compl...

An Interview With Phil Bereano: The Complex Ethics of Genetic Engineering

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Philip Bereano is Professor Emeritus in the field of Technology and Public Policy at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been an active and outspoken proponent of democratic social ethics in technology for decades.

Vilsack Mistakenly Pitched "GMOs-Feed-the-World" to an Audience of Experts--Oops

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

It is clear to the experts that the current generation of GMOs do not live up to the hype continuously broadcast by biotech companies and their promotional East Coast wing--the federal government.

Time for GE to Commit to Cleaning Up its Pollution in the Hudson River

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

GE can successfully clean up its mess and finally return a healthier Hudson River to millions of area residents. But if GE starts dragging its heels now, we will lose the momentum achieved over the past 18 months.