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Autism and Chemicals, Cancer Report Under Fire and Kudos!

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Congratulations to these amazing visionaries; we are so grateful for their support and thankful as they continue to expand the healthy parenting movement!

Corporate Tax Rate and a Busy Lame Duck Session

Ted Kaufman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

Since Japan lowered its rate last April, our corporate tax rate has been the highest in the world. There is no disagreement in Washington, believe it or not, that a 35% rate is too high. What complicates things is that very few if any corporations actually pay that rate.

Holy Grails! The 20 Best Internships (And The Dollars They Pay)

Posted 05.04.2012 | College

Who says internships are nothing more than unpaid slave labor? A new report from Glassdoor details 20 of their highest rated companies which not on...

What States Can Learn from Michigan's Recovery

Jeff Mason | Posted 06.26.2012 | Detroit
Jeff Mason

When the national economy was hemorrhaging jobs, Michigan faced an especially difficult climate. Through resolve, creative thinking and cooperation between public and private entities, GE's leaders breathed new life into our future.

Protesters Pour Into Detroit For GE Stockholders' Meeting

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | Detroit

* Several hundred assemble outside meeting * Protesters call on GE to "pay your fair share" * "We pay our taxes," says G...

'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. ...

1% Vs. 99% Battle Comes to GE Detroit Shareholder Meeting Tomorrow

Dave Johnson | Posted 06.24.2012 | Detroit
Dave Johnson

The cause of our terrible economic inequality is clear: the 1% have too much power, and use that power to enrich themselves at the expense of the rest of us -- the 99%.

'99 Percent' Get Set To Protest GE

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | Detroit

* GE shareholders to meet in Detroit on Wednesday * "99 Percent" group says to protest low GE tax bill * GE CFO says "tr...

GE Profits Plunge

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

April 20 (Reuters) - General Electric Co posted an 11.6 percent decline in quarterly profit, weighed down by a charge for the company's exit of its ...

Social Ethics: A Peek Into 2012

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Business as usual is changing. Or at least the way business leaders think about philanthropy is changing.

Jay-Z, a Social Fridge and Cats vs. Humans: The Best Brand Activations at SXSW 2012

Matthew Knell | Posted 05.16.2012 | Technology
Matthew Knell

Marketers were out in force again this year, competing in a noisier than ever atmosphere. But for me, the brands who "won" SXSW were the ones who cut through the noise by telling their brand stories in the most actionable way possible.

Major CEO's Pay Takes Huge Plunge

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business

-- General Electric Co. Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt's compensation fell 24 percent in 2011 after it spiked in 2010. GE, which makes products ran...

GE Breaks Law, Avoids Taxes. Gets Billions From Gov't, Avoids Taxes. Gets White House Post -- Ah, You Know The Rest.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

GE has probably avoided paying its fair share of taxes in a "legal" way -- if the word "legal" can be used to describe a system where corporations pay for the privilege of influencing politicians to bend the law in their favor.

Alexander Eichler

General Electric Paid A Tiny, Tiny Tax Rate This Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business

General Electric again finds itself the focus of a politically-charged battle over corporate taxes. A new analysis of the mega-corporation's tax f...

GE Launches Program Aimed At Hiring Thousands Of Veterans

AP | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — General Electric Co. plans to hire 5,000 veterans over the next five years and invest $580 million to expand its aviation business....

12 Reasons To Avoid GMOs

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics I love talking to people about food. And these days at my restaurant, I inevi...

Gloves Come Off in Genetically Engineered Food Fight

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 03.27.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

When is a salmon not a salmon? It sounds ridiculous, but that's one of the most important issues in the food world, where the gloves are off in the fight about genetically engineered foods.

GE Ordered To Defend Lawsuit Alleging It Misled Investors During Crisis

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business

(Adds details from lawsuit, background, bylines) * GE accused of overstating health during financial crisis * Judge allo...

Just Label It! So We Know When It's GMO

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.10.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

Manufacturers have decided that, if given the choice, we might not choose to buy GMO products. So, they've decided not to give us a choice, which doesn't seem very American.

With Metlife Deal, GE Takes On $7.5 Billion In Consumer Banking Deposits

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

(BEN BERKOWITZ and TANYA AGRAWAL, Reuters) - General Electric Co jumped into the retail deposits business on Tuesday, buying the online bank fro...

GE Admits Former Traders Rigged Bids, Agrees To Pay Millions To Stop Probes

Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Electric Co acknowledged that three former traders at a finance unit engaged in bid-rigging of municipal bonds and...

Put Shorts On The Board

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

Boards are biased, too like-minded, made up of friends who are typically cronies uncomfortable with conflict. Worse still, in most of our leading corporations today, the positions of Chairman and CEO are held by the same person.

William Alden

Wall Street Banks Sued For Massive Fraud In Subprime Deals

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

America Is GE's Tax Haven

Reuters | David Cay Johnston | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Washington politicians say high corporate tax rates are driving U.S. companies to invest offshore where tax rates are lower. But that is not General E...