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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 est...

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 07.22.2015 | 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 06.12.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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 | 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 05.28.2015 | 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.

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 06.26.2015 | 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 | 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...