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Let Britain Be a Warning to Trump -- Hillary

Llewellyn King | Posted 07.05.2016 | World
Llewellyn King

The blue Trump signs outside the modest but proud houses on my street may not get Trump elected, but -- and here is the danger -- they may draw his putative opponent, Hillary Clinton, towards the same trade poison that he is advocating.

The Art of the Steal: GE's Massive $270 Million Massachusetts Megadeal

Mike Leyba | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Mike Leyba

Many at the State House, in City Hall, and in the local press are flat-out giddy to roll-out the red carpet for GE. There is however, a growing resistance (both inside the State House and outside) to hold our elected leaders accountable for squandering public funds.

Feds Helped General Electric Escape Pressure Over Pollution

International Business Times | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business

When Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called for General Electric to remove all of the chemicals it had pumped into the Hudson River, ...

Is the World Bank Snatching Climate Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?

Carl Pope | Posted 04.11.2016 | Green
Carl Pope

While clean energy is cheaper to buy and operate than fossil, it requires more capital at the front end -- because the benefits of free sun and wind flow over time, while the expenses of turbines, panels and batteries come all at once. 

The Three Box Solution: A Strategy For Leading Innovation

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.29.2016 | Business
Lisa Chau

I met Vijay Govindarajan (VG) several years ago when I was an Assistant Director at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is a Wall St...

Why GE Is Moving its Headquarters to Boston

Lou Shipley | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Lou Shipley

Moving a company, especially a large one, is neither easy nor simple. There are many reasons for a firm not to relocate its headquarters. GE, which is the largest manufacturing company based in the United States, needed compelling reasons to pull up stakes in Connecticut and move to Boston.

Five Challenges CIOs Will Be Facing Over The Next Five Years

Quora | Posted 03.04.2016 | Business
Quora

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-state-of-the-global-economy-today/answer/Gary-Reiner

Yahoo, Google, LinkedIn, Viacom, and the Rise of Bernie Sanders

Richard Finger | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Richard Finger

That Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have rocked the political world conveys to me that many voters, including me, think most establishment politician...

Beware of the Loving Embrace of the Government

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

I am not a government-basher per se. As a reporter, I have covered it too long to say the bureaucracy is always incompetent and lazy. But I have also ...

Nation's Water, Air and Health at Stake in Whether EPA Completes Hudson River Cleanup

Ned Sullivan | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Lead poisons drinking water in Flint, Michigan... Dangerous levels of perfluorooctanoic acid contaminate water supplies in Hoosick Falls, New York... ...

GE To Sell Appliances Business To Chinese Firm For $5.4 Billion

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business

Jan 15 (Reuters) - General Electric Co agreed to sell its appliances business to China's Qingdao Haier Co Ltd for $5.4 billion in cash, the companies ...

The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don't Let Them!

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics
Bill Moyers

After three decades of engineering a winner-take-all economy, and buying the political power to consummate their hold on the wealth created by the system they had rigged in their favor, America's plutocrats have been taking the final and irrevocable step of separating themselves permanently from the common course of American life.

ExxonMobil, Peabody Coal Lobbying for Bill Preventing Climate Change Accounting in US Trade Deals

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe day before global leaders and diplomats passed a climate change deal in Paris at the United Nations climate summit, th...

Lone Star State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My recent trip to Houston had me wondering about women who changed America who had ties to Texas - the Lone Star State. And, I was not disappointed w...

Designing Prosthetics That Give Female Veterans Confidence

Shelley Zalis | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Shelley Zalis

Over the past decade, the aftermath of military combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has seen an increase in the number of veteran amputees. Female veterans face additional challenges as standard prosthetics tend to be ill suited for their bodies, which are naturally narrower at the shoulder and wider at the hips.

The Story Behind the Least and Highest Taxed Companies

Kevin Price | Posted 10.23.2015 | Business
Kevin Price

Every year the media is plastered with reports about the disparity in the amounts of money companies pay in taxes. The following is a list of the highest and lowest paying businesses when it comes to total taxes on all layers of government, according to the WalletHub report.

Who Will Be the First Female CEO in Big Pharma?

Jessica Federer | Posted 10.16.2015 | Business
Jessica Federer

So now the only question is, who will be the first female CEO of a big Pharma company? I cannot wait to find out. And I will be waiting in line to give her my support to help deliver great results, and open more doors for more women in our industry, and in all industries.

Big Business Holding Profits Offshore To Avoid Paying Billions In Taxes

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business

The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an esti...

A Tale of Three Governors and a Tainted River

Ned Sullivan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Green
Ned Sullivan

In 1976 New York Gov. Hugh Carey approved a deal with General Electric exonerating the company from responsibility under New York State law for cleaning up the toxic mess it had created by dumping PCBs in the Hudson River over a 40-year span.

GE's Ecomagination Turns 10: How a Brand Can Be a Driver for Change

Dr. Alexander Haldemann | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Dr. Alexander Haldemann

Some consider Ecomagination a brand-makeover to solve a bad environmental reputation. Others call it a PR strategy. I believe Ecomagination is a best practice of how a brand can be a powerful driver of change.

Bury the Export-Import Bank: Reduce Federal Liabilities, Increase Economic Fairness

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Export-Import Bank died when its charter expired at the end of June. After 81 years, what is commonly known as Boeing's Bank headed toward Washington's trash bin.

Business Must Lead Collaboration to Meet the G7's Fossil Fuel Ambitions

Barry Parkin | Posted 06.12.2016 | Business
Barry Parkin

This week, the G7 leaders convened in a Bavarian castle and announced a landmark commitment to phase out fossil fuels by 2100. This is a hugely important step on the road to, as Angela Merkel put it, 'decarbonizing the global economy in the course of this century.'

Why Food Safety Matters

Brian Kennell | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Brian Kennell

Eating local, urban farming, clean labels, ethical sourcing, natural ingredients and concerns about quality, additives and preservatives motivate consumers to seek supply chain transparency.

Daniel Marans

Connecticut Passes Progressive Budget Over Corporate Objections

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Marans | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

Connecticut passed a two-year, $40 billion budget on Thursday that will raise taxes and increase infrastructure spending despite the objections of maj...

Back to the Future: GE's Retooling Into an Industrial Powerhous

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
Helen I. Hwang

Signaling the end of a chapter when financial risk was rife, General Electric has announced it's selling off the bulk of GE Capital, divesting out of the financial-services market within the next two years.