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GE Capital Pays Up For Denying Spanish Speakers Access To Credit Card Repayment Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Synchrony Bank, formerly known as GE Capital, has reached an agreement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Justice Dep...

Here's What's Important About the Internet of Things Day 2014

Beverly Macy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Beverly Macy

April 9, 2014 was the Global Internet of Things Day and people and organizations from all over gathered to talk about the next NEW thing. More than s...

We Are All Malala

Carl Pope | Posted 06.14.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

What is the best technology to supply remote Pakistani villages and urban slums with roof-top power? How can India use solar water pumping to slash its waste of water and power and liberate crop yields?

Supreme Court Right-Wingers Poison Majority-Rule Democracy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Squelching political corruption was the purpose of the campaign spending finance laws that the right-wing justices gutted. The spending limits shrank billionaires' ability buy politicians.

The Profitability of Good Health

Mark Chasan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Mark Chasan

Despite the groundswell of evidence supporting the profitability of health and sustainability programs, many executives today are stuck in an old mindset that categorically views such programs as "fluffy" cost centers not profit centers.

Organizational Culture Meets Porn

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Create a sense of purpose. Which is the dream? It must be something that wakes up emotions, that makes us jump out of bed every morning and run to work -- and don't dare tell me the dream is to increase sales by 10 percent.

So Fannie and Freddie Weren't the Problem...

Harlan Green | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

We are learning just how much mortgage fraud was committed by 18 national and international banks and other financial entities that the Federal Housin...

Natural Gas No Fit for GE's Ecomagination

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Natural gas delays the transition away from fossil fuels and into a survivable future at a critical moment.

Electrify Africa Act Needs To Change Course

Justin Guay | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

The direction Power Africa, President Obama's signature initiative to address energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, is headed is worrying. Worse, t...

Warning: Industry Spin May Be Hazardous to Your Health; Learn the Truth About GE Foods

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 02.11.2014 | Food
Elizabeth Kucinich

I've taken a tiny sampling of the industry's talking points and looked a little deeper. The following claims come from the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food. The arguments they are propagating are beyond flawed and incomplete: They are downright wrong.

USDA Greenlights Dow's 2,4-D Seeds

Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Food
Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman

USDA welcomed in the new year by presenting Dow AgroSciences with a bountiful gift: a virtual green light for the pesticide company's new genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean seeds. These crops are designed specifically to be used with Dow's infamous herbicide, 2,4-D.

Make CSR Hard Core

Jens Martin Skibsted | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Jens Martin Skibsted

Corporate ethics is booming. Every major company has its own Corporate Social Responsibility program. CSR consulting is big business, and more and more companies are following suit. But is social responsibility also economically sustainable?

Is There a Jacqueline Welch at Microsoft?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

What does Microsoft need? Probably not a vision. It needs a strong manager, who is slightly left-of-center and willing to break the rules, but has credibility with important constituents (i.e., software engineers).

Cities as Laboratories, Discovering America's Healthcare Solutions

Sue Siegel | Posted 12.02.2013 | Impact
Sue Siegel

What would happen if we applied that same type of curiosity -- that innovative laboratory mindset -- to our current healthcare system. Could we make a dent in the $2.8 trillion dollar health care bill we're expected this year?

Golden Rice Is Not So Golden

Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Dr. Marcia Ishii-Eiteman

Golden Rice is no closer to solving the complex societal and public health problems underlying micronutrient deficiencies than before.

Will Sochi 2014 Olympic Game Partners Walk Their Talk?

Soul Dancer | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Soul Dancer

According to Sochi2014.com the following companies are worldwide Olympic partners: Coca-Cola Atos Dow GE McDonalds Omega Panasonic P&G Samsung Visa ...

The Era of Corporate Silence on Climate Policy Is Ending

Andrew Winston | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

Shouldn't companies get involved now instead of waiting to see what governments come up with on their own?

GE's New Wind Turbines Have A Nifty Little Trick

Posted 08.07.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Sami Grover: I have something to confess. I am a huge fan of renewable energy, but I never paid much attention to sci...

The Killing Fields: Industrial Agriculture, Dead Zones and Genetically Engineered Corn

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Elizabeth Kucinich

Scientists are predicting one of the largest dead zones ever in the Gulf of Mexico this year, with estimates ranging from 7,286 to 8,561 square miles, or as large as the state of New Jersey.

Companies Labeled As Potential Threats To Financial System

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. regulators have labeled insurer American International Group Inc. and General Electric Co.'s finance arm as potential threats to th...

Vestas, GE Seek Domestic Wind Power Projects

The Greeley Tribune | Sharon Dunn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Denver

Orders for wind turbines for Vestas have ramped up worldwide, but projects in the United States are still relatively flat. But officials at Vestas an...

It's the Culture, Stupid!

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Strategy and culture are the two pillars for business success and for far too long we only paid serious attention to strategy. Now is the time to manage your culture!

Content Marketing Tips for Tech Brands: Attract New Business in Three Simple Steps

Amanda Fayer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Amanda Fayer

The old adage "you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar" holds true for digital marketers today. This is especially true for the technology industry, where the "honey" is valuable content that makes understanding technology, and its application, easy for consumers.

Video: Comcast Aims to Bring TV Programming to the Web with NBC Deal

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

In a deal just announced, Comcast, the nation's largest cable operator, will buy a controlling stake in NBC.  The deal will take a a year to ...

GE To Invest Billions In Controversial Drilling

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 07.27.2013 | Business

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of America's corporate giants is investing billions of dollars in the new boom of oil and gas drilling, or fracking. General E...