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Smart Manufacturing: A Path to Profitable Growth

Brian Kennell | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

A bullet train is leaving the station, and it promises to transform and propel U.S. manufacturers who climb on board--in a wave of information technology known as smart manufacturing.

The Internet of Things Is Coming to Light: An Interview with Corey Egan of Ilumi

Phil Simon | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

We're talking about much more than proper computers, smartphones and tablets here. Doorknobs, garage doors, cars and appliances will all talk to other devices -- and to us. The possibilities are limitless.

Is There an Actual 'Too Big to Fail' List?

Kevin Price | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Kevin Price

Recently I was visiting with a friend of mine who happened to discuss a "too big to fail" list that the federal government has created and sanctioned....

Zach Carter

General Electric Hands Dodd-Frank Its Biggest Victory Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON --General Electric said Friday it will sell off most of its banking operations, an acknowledgment that the company needs to transform itsel...

WATCH LIVE: Massive Fire Engulfs GE Plant In Kentucky

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.03.2015 | Crime

Firefighters are battling a blaze that engulfed a GE plant overnight, while residents within a half-mile in Louisville, Kentucky were ordered to stay ...

Meet Lean In's Big Sister -- She's All About 'Powership'

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 04.01.2015 | Books
Heidi Mulligan Walker

For me, its true power lies in reading between the lines about how the partnership framework can be applied both formally and informally across the corporate infrastructure. Women, and companies who want to hire and retain them, should take note, this book is a welcome game changer.

Selling Out for Big Business: Business as Usual on Capitol Hill

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.21.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

In coming weeks, we can expect the Republican-controlled Congress to push two Obamacare bills that would hike profits for some businesses. What we can't expect, from either Republicans or Democrats, unfortunately, is any effort to help families, even those with insurance, to stay out of bankruptcy court because of mounting medical bills.

Meritocracy in the Modern World

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

All businesses have hierarchies, of course - without order, there is chaos. But some hierarchies are more rigid than others. The danger for employees stuck in stricter environments is that they actually become accustomed to not speaking up.

2014 Doing Business in Algeria Conference Concludes in Washington

Sasha Toperich | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Sasha Toperich

U.S. companies have significant presence in Algeria's oil and gas industry but they are gearing to expand their footprint in Algeria in other sectors, and this superbly organized road show greatly assisted the effort.

Sowing Seeds for Girls in STEM

Amelia Gandara | Posted 12.03.2014 | Technology
Amelia Gandara

So is one of the missing links between successfully creating a new generation of rocket scientists, computer programmers and technology geniuses simply that they aren't exposed to any role models? Are we not lifting up scientists and engineers? Where is the Serena Williams of the STEM world?

GE Will Give Penn State Millions For Gas Drilling Center

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State University said Wednesday that General Electric Co. will give the school up to $10 million to create a new center for n...

Electrolux To Buy GE's Appliances Business For $3.3 Billion

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Sweden's Electrolux (ELUXb.ST) said on Monday it would buy General Electric Co's (GE.N) appliances business for $3.3 billion in cash to do...

Left and Right Agree -- Let Ex-Im Expire

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The function of Ex-Im is to subsidize businesses that export American products. The major problem with this agency comes from the fact that a big bulk of Ex-Im funds go to huge, wealthy companies, such as the Ex-Im's largest beneficiary Boeing, which in 2013 received 30 percent of its loans and guarantees.

GE CDO: Use Data to Deliver Better Customer Outcomes

Vala Afshar | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

In our data-driven culture, organizations run the risk of collecting data for data's sake. Ganesh Bell, Chief Digital Officer and GM of Commercial Sof...

One Percenter Sacrifices Some of His Wealth to Raise Minimum Wage

Carl Gibson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Who knew that a former executive at General Electric, a company widely-known for its tax dodging and outrageous lobbying expenses, would take a bold, selfless stand against income inequality as president of a public university?

The Entitlement of the Very Rich

Dean Baker | Posted 10.11.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

Last week we got another opportunity to see the thinking of the very rich when Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric, complained at a summit with African heads of state and business leaders that there is even an argument over the reauthorization of Export-Import Bank.

Green Billionaires Club? David Vitter Owns Stock in Coal Utilities Fighting EPA Carbon Rules

Steve Horn | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics of the report say it is propaganda designed to skewer the Obama EPA and environmental philanthropists for "conspiring to help the environment."

GE: Don't Leave Before the Job Is Done

Ned Sullivan | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Now is the time for the state and federal agencies responsible for the long-term health of the river to come together to forge an agreement with GE to achieve a clean Hudson. And now is the time for GE to "bring good things to life" in this American Heritage River.

Mark Cuban Threatens To Dump Companies That Move Offshore

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Corporate greed is getting out of hand, and Mark Cuban isn't going to take it anymore. The billionaire investor and owner of the NBA's Dallas Maver...

Zach Carter

How A House Holy War Over 'Corporate Welfare' May Shut Down The Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is gearing up for another government shutdown, this time over a minor federal agency that most Americans have never heard of: t...

Climate Change This Week: Hot Action, Forest Drones, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures May 1, 2014 How unusua...

U.S. Corporations Have Over $2 Trillion Stashed Overseas

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business

* U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Wyden calls for reform * Total of profits stashed abroad up 93 percent 2008-2013 ...

Congress Should Keep Lights Off on Tax Package That Nets GE Billions in Tax Breaks

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Sometimes, the inability of Congress to get things done is a blessing in disguise -- like, for example, failing to renew a bevy of tax breaks that overwhelmingly benefit big corporations and wealthy individuals.

Organizational Culture Meets Porn

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Create a sense of purpose. Which is the dream? It must be something that wakes up emotions, that makes us jump out of bed every morning and run to work -- and don't dare tell me the dream is to increase sales by 10 percent.

Natural Gas No Fit for GE's Ecomagination

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Natural gas delays the transition away from fossil fuels and into a survivable future at a critical moment.