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Paulson's Book Contradicts GE CEO's Claims, Could Affect Court Case

ProPublica | Jeff Gerth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the financial crisis worsened toward the end of 2008, chief executive Jeffrey Immelt and other leaders at General Electric repeatedly assured the p...

Turning Swords into High Speed Rail - Obama's iAmerica

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

President Obama wants to bulk up high-speed rail, and scale down defense spending. FDR converted peace-time manufacturers into a dominating wartime pr...

GE Brings Great Things to Rwanda

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Josh Ruxin

What comes to mind when you think of senior US corporate officials taking a trip to Africa? Exploitation? A sinister grab for assets or natural reso...

Why Counting Latinos in Schenectady (and Small Town USA) Matters

Josh Norek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Norek

After the 2010 Census, new members of Congress in states like Georgia and South Carolina, as well as Arizona and Texas, will owe their positions, in part, to the expanding Latino population.

Products Launched During A Recession Have Great Stamina

Mainstreet | Seth Fiegerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than half of the companies on this year's Fortune 500 list were founded during a recession or bear market. The next breakthrough business could b...

GE, Comcast Deal For NBC Universal Is Complete, Reports CNBC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The deal between General Electric and Comcast over a majority stake in NBC Universal is complete, and there is nothing left to do but process paper, a...

Stimulus Fuels Gold Rush For Electronic Health Systems

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Fred Schulte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Editor's note: This story is published in conjunction with American University's Investigative Reporting Workshop. The government's $45 billion pl...

Turning Up the Pressure on the U.S Chamber of Commerce

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Companies should only be members of the Chamber of Commerce if they support hyper-conservative anti-regulatory policies across the board, and aren't afraid to show it.

Can Strong Brand Management Practices Hinder Career Opportunities?

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jenny Darroch

While strong brands need to stay relevant, strong brands do not constantly change what they stand for.

The Spectre Haunting GE

BusinessWeek | Jeff Gerth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Many MRI patients are injected with a GE dye to enhance images. If they have weak kidneys, they might develop a rare and sometimes fatal disease. n...

Jeffrey Immelt: Change vs. Social Change

Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D.

GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt, a 1978 Dartmouth graduate, says that to consider "change" and "social change" separately is a "losing proposition."

Haiti Relief: Corporate Donations - See How Much Major Companies Are Donating

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HAITI RELIEF UPDATES: The Latest Corporation Donations In response to the crisis in Haiti, companies around the world are scrambling to donate to t...

GE, Vivendi's NBC Talks STALLED

New York Times | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Talks between General Electric and Vivendi over the future of NBC Universal have stalled, according to people involved in the discussions who spoke on...

Comcast-NBC Deal Close, Could Be

New York Times | MICHAEL J. De La MERCED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

General Electric and the cable giant Comcast have moved closer to a deal giving control of NBC Universal to Comcast, and a formal announcement could b...

Ten Thousand Apply For Ninety Job Openings In Louisville

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As part of the Huffington Post's efforts to bear witness to the effects of the current economic environment on ordinary Americans, we're rounding up s...

FDA May Tighten Rules On Omniscan, A GE MRI Drug

BusinessWeek / ProPublica | Jeff Gerth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is weighing further regulation of three drugs used to create high-contrast images on MRI scans, based on a new a...

GE, Comcast Agree: NBC Valued At $30 Billion

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co. and Comcast Corp have agreed on a valuation of around $30 billion for a joint venture between NBC Universal ...

Jeff Immelt: Jeff Zucker "As Good As Anyone Running A Media Company Today"

BusinessWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Would General Electric CEO (GE) Jeff Immelt like to see NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker stick around, even if GE sells off majority control of its broad...

What Will Happen To Jeff Zucker If GE Makes NBC Deal?

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker could be about to get a new boss -- and asked to explain a three-year run when his company expanded its cable business a...

Jeffrey Immelt, GE CEO: Era Of Meanness, Greed Drawing to End

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt has come clean about the financial crisis. In prepared remarks during a speech at the U.S. Military Academy in West...

Mega-Media Era Begins: GE/Vivendi Deal Clears Way for Comcast/NBC Merger

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Obama has promised to finally begin enforcing antitrust laws to prevent unreasonable consolidation of market power. If ever a media deal posed such a threat, this is it.

Obama Small Business Plan Falls Short of Real Solutions

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

Today, President Barack Obama held a press conference in Landover, MD to announce the administration's plans for a, "New Small Business Lending Initia...

Comcast Buying NBC Universal? Comcast Calls Report "Inaccurate," May Be In Talks For NBCU Stake

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Update 2:30 PM ET: CNBC's David Faber reports that GE and Comcast are in talks "about a deal in which GE would spin off its NBC Universal unit into a ...

Buffett's Down $25 Billion, But His Crisis Bets Could Pay Off Big | GRAHAM BOWLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When so many others were running scared last autumn, Mr. Buffett invested billions in Goldman Sachs, and got a far better deal than Washington. He the...

Obama Administration Policies Will Divert Funds From Middle Class Economy

Chris Gunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Gunn

We project that by counting big businesses in the United States and Europe as small businesses the Obama Administration may be shortchanging middle class firms out of as much as $100 billion a year in contracts.