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What Buffett Is Buying: A Look At Berkshire Hathaway's Portfolio

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B, BRK-A) and Warren Buffett have just released the latest holdings of U.S.-listed equities as of September 30, 201...

How Crowdsourcing Can Help Clean Energy

Beth Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Beth Comstock

Ideas spring from the gaps between the technology of today and the needs of tomorrow. In the global energy economy, we face a chasm between nascent id...

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

Green News Report: December 30, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The Green N...

The Top 10 Green Business Stories of 2010

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Here's my attempt to capture the most important stories that affected the greening of business in 2010 and my predictions for the future.

Obama, CEO Lovefest Produces No Pledges to Create Jobs, Stop Union Busting

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

Obama reportedly asked business leaders what he could do to help create more jobs in America. Perhaps he should have asked these CEOs why, despite numerous pledges to keep good jobs in America, they continue to ship them overseas.

Thank You, Jeffrey Immelt: Making Stuff Is Sexy Again

Andrea Kates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrea Kates

Making stuff isn't just a nice-to-have for business these days -- it's a must-have for many one-time manufacturing leaders and entrepreneurs hoping to bring innovative products to consumers.

GE Increasing Its Dividend For Second Time In 6 Months

Bloomberg | Rachel Layne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt may show his confidence in General Electric Co.'s growth prospects next week by outlining investment plans incl...

The 10 Companies That Will Signal An Economic Rebound

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The recession is, by the standard measurement, over. The National Bureau of Economic Research's Business Cycle Dating Committee said the downturn ende...

GE Awards First Winners Of Green Innovation Challenge With $55 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At a General Electric event in New York on Monday, GE and four venture capital partners announced 12 investments, totaling $55 million, in the first d...

California's Global Warming Law Is Here to Stay

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

On Tuesday November 2 the voters of California will not capitulate to big Texas Oil interest.

The Money Season

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Campion

This country has always been schizophrenic when it comes to the rich; We worship them, dream of becoming them, but despise them to the point of wanting to siphon their funds to lighten our tax burden.

Let's Be Honest: About Jobs and the Economy

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

There's not a thing that Obama or any other politician can do to lower unemployment in the private sector as long as CEOs and shareholders of our largest companies are getting richer and richer.

US Companies Rethink China Ambitions

The New Republic | James Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A couple of weeks ago, Jeffrey Immelt, the chief executive of General Electric, complained indignantly about China's current and bitter hostility towa...

There's Just No Pleasing Some Robber Barons

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Game over, Wall Street has won big-time, and the Bush-Obama policy has made the financiers whole while largely ignoring the deep plight of the true victims of the economic collapse, the unemployed and the foreclosed.

Ryan McCarthy

GE Launches $200 Million Innovation Contest For Cleantech Entrepreneurs | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The entrepreneurs who are looking to reinvent our nation's electricity infrastructure need a little helping hand, says General Electric CEO Jeffrey Im...

Geithner Works To Mend Administration's Business Ties | Charlie Gasparino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner has launched an economic charm offensive, attempting to assure banking and corporate executives that the Obama adminis...

I Love America Because No One Murdered Jay Leno

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Chris Kelly

As I watched the fireworks with my kids on the Fourth, I realized I still believe in this system. If the people in charge were really as evil as the cynics and the conspiracy nuts say, Jay Leno would be dead as an unfunny doornail.

Jeff Immelt, GE CEO: Resource-Rich Countries Don't Want To Be 'Colonized' By China

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At a private dinner in Rome, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt blasted China and took a shot at President Obama and the pending financial reform eff...

VAT and The Great Tax Swap

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Choate

My proposal herein is simple. Eliminate the existing U.S. personal and corporate income tax system altogether and replace it with a VAT -- a great tax swap of historic proportions.

The Shrimp Has Hit the Fan

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Douglas Forbes

Lots of folks are dissecting Obama's Oval Office speech and delivering diatribes on what's right and wrong with him and the oil world. So I figured I might as well join the fracas since it's the thing to do.

Jack Welch: Europe's Debt Crisis Will NOT Hurt America

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch was nothing if not optimistic in an interview with CNBC early Wednesday. Welch, appearing on "Squak Box," said ...

Goldman's Loyal Following | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite all the bad headlines -- the accusations of fraud, the talk of a big settlement, the risk, however remote, of criminal charges -- there's an i...

GE Ignored Omniscan Safety Advice And May Have Hid Evidence From FDA, Documents Show

ProPublica | Jeff Gerth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GE Healthcare ignored the advice of its own safety experts to "proactively" restrict use of its imaging drug, Omniscan, after reports in Europe linked...

Naming Names: Every Bank and Business That Is a Subprime Lender

Gary Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Rivlin

How many of the country's largest, best-known banks and corporations took huge, deep gulps at the well of the poverty industry? Well, how much time do you have?