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General Electric's Response To Major Enduring Change

George Bradt | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
George Bradt

As legendary UCLA basketball coach Jack Wooden said, "Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out." General Electric CEO J...

Why the Real Winners in the GE Succession Race Were Boeing's Stockholders

George Bradt | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
George Bradt

At the end of the race to follow Jack Welch as CEO of General Electric (GE), Jeff Immelt became CEO and Bob Nardelli and Jim McNerney left the company. McNerney's just announced retirement from Boeing presents an opportunity to look at these three executives' longer-term impact.

'We Totally Pay Taxes'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

General Electric's CEO has a message for people angry about reports that the company isn't paying enough in taxes: Move along, nothing to see here. ...

William Alden

Wall Street Banks Sued For Massive Fraud In Subprime Deals | William Alden | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business

The federal government late Friday filed lawsuits against 17 financial institutions, including some of the nation’s largest banks, alleging a patter...

Zach Carter

Obama's Close Ties To CEOs Whose Firms Dodge Taxes | Zach Carter | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the nation struggles with a stagnant economy, President Barack Obama has preached overhauling the U.S. tax code to spur economic grow...

Jennifer Bendery

Immelt Won't Call On Corporations To Be Part Of 'Shared Sacrifice' In Deficit Deal | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeffrey Immelt, the chairman of President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, joined Chamber of Commerce president Tom D...

The Tax Man Cometh -- Just Not for Everybody

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Tax avoidance becomes inappropriate when it is the nation's major corporations that, through the efforts of their lobbyists, become the architects of the very tax avoidance schemes that they then take advantage of.

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...

The 2011 SOTU: A Report Card (Not a Very Good Grade)

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

The sad state of our economy today and the specificity of President Obama's campaign promises across the entirety of issues justify a rigorous examination of his new promises last week.

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,...

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.

You Can't Build a New Foundation with Dirty Energy

Billy Parish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Billy Parish

"New Foundation" is a good term, capturing both the unsustainable foundation of our past economic growth and framing out the kind of economy we need to build for the long-term.

Immelt Defends GE While Acknowledging "Tough" Criticism

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt defended his company's business model while acknowledging the tough c...