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GE Makes Big Move Into Oil Business

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(By Megan Davies): General Electric Co (GE.N) is to buy a unit of British energy services firm John Wood Group (WG.L) for about $2.8 billion, the ...

Mourning the Silence of True Liberalism

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Somewhere between the civil rights movement and the anti-Vietnam protest, liberalism lost its voice. And by tangible indicators it has yet to regain its voice -- at least not in any comprehensible way.

Grading GE's CEO: The Verdict Isn't Good

CNN Money | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When the business world woke up on Jan. 21 and heard about the White House's overnight announcement -- that General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt would ...

In the Dark: Crimes, Capital Crimes, And GE Capital Crimes

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

If individuals committed crimes at GE, they should pay for their actions. That would be a service to GE's other employees, who would no longer be tainted by the misdeeds of a few senior-level people.

How BP Can Clear its Name: Invest 30% in Clean Energy

Jackie Savitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

If BP ever wants consumers to think of the company as something other than that oil company that put profits before safety, they'll have to get in the clean energy driver's seat.

Tax Policies 'The Worst Of All Worlds' As Big Companies Pay Little

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt has an excellent piece out diving into the paradox of the American corporate tax code -- "the worst of all wo...

Key Investors Tout Immelt as Vehicle for Corporations to Sculpt Obama's Economic Policy

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

For Obama, appointing the CEO of General Electric to a top administration postion isn't about creating jobs. No, this is about cold hard cash -- and campaign contributions in specific.

How Business Interests Hijacked US-China Relations

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Instead of taking the opportunity to up the ante of a US commitment to renewable energy by setting strong policy signals, Obama has largely left energy discussion to CEOs.

Obama Calls For Corporate Tax Cuts, But Paying For Them Is The Hard Part

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Barack Obama called on Congress to lower corporate tax rates in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, suggesting the measures could ...

Our Civil Cold War

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

Political horror film: Sarah Palin is put into a time machine and unleashed on John F. Kennedy in the 1960s. "How's that 'civility's not a signy of we...

Help Wanted! -- (But Not Here)

Dan Rather | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Rather

We're not just creating overseas jobs at an astounding rate, we're off-shoring the innovation and the know-how that we need to lay the groundwork for the future of the American economy.

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's New Pick For Jobs Panel Sends Work Overseas | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jeffrey R. Immelt, the chairman and chief executive of General Electric Co. tapped by President Barack Obama as his next top outside economic adviser,...

GE Posts Big Quarter On Equipment Orders

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — General Electric Co. said Friday that fourth-quarter net income increased 52 percent as the company made more money in both its lendi...

Immelt To Head Obama Economic Advisory Board

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — More than half the nation disapproves of President Barack Obama's policies to reduce stubbornly high unemployment, a new Ass...

Controversial Outsourcing In Construction Of Boeing's Much-Hyped Dreamliner

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

EVERETT, Washington (By Kyle Peterson) - On a blustery and drizzly December afternoon in the Pacific Northwest, about 20 airplanes sat engineless and...

11 Companies That Are Hoarding The Most Cash

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Instead of building plants or hiring workers, corporate America is clinging to its cash. Companies are sitting on $1.93 trillion in cash and liquid...

'Same Old Script' With China's Latest Visit To The U.S.

Washington Post | Steven Pearlstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Here we go again. China's Supreme Leader visits Washington, and administration officials declare in the run-up to the visit that the United States ha...

G.E. To Share Jet Technology With China In New Joint Venture

The New York Times | David Barboza, Christopher Drew and Steve Lohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As China strives for leadership in the world's most advanced industries, it sees commercial jetliners -- planes that may someday challenge the best fr...

The Most Sued Companies In America

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Believe it or not, BP, which oversaw the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, did not draw the most federal lawsuits in 2010. Industrial fi...

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...

GE Makes Huge Technology Bet On China

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — General Electric Co. plans to sink more than $2 billion into its efforts in China through 2012 as the conglomerate looks to tackle th...

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...

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.