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Jeff Immelt, GE CEO: Resource-Rich Countries Don't Want To Be 'Colonized' By China

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At a private dinner in Rome, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt blasted China and took a shot at President Obama and the pending financial reform eff...

VAT and The Great Tax Swap

Pat Choate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pat Choate

My proposal herein is simple. Eliminate the existing U.S. personal and corporate income tax system altogether and replace it with a VAT -- a great tax swap of historic proportions.

Howcast Sells GE "Takeover" Ad of its YouTube Page in Big, Branded Vid Program (video)

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

LAS VEGAS -- Founded by three ex-Googlers, Howcast is the New York-based video production and distributor of "how to" videos on a wide range of su...

Jack Welch: Europe's Debt Crisis Will NOT Hurt America

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch was nothing if not optimistic in an interview with CNBC early Wednesday. Welch, appearing on "Squak Box," said ...

Obama's Speech: An Enormous Wasted Opportunity

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Tonight's speech was a real disappointment. How could Obama not use this opportunity to call on us to do some hard things? What's scary about the speech is that it almost could have been any president in the last four decades.

GE Ignored Omniscan Safety Advice And May Have Hid Evidence From FDA, Documents Show

ProPublica | Jeff Gerth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GE Healthcare ignored the advice of its own safety experts to "proactively" restrict use of its imaging drug, Omniscan, after reports in Europe linked...

17 Years GE Light Bulb: Smart LED Bulb Introduced

SmartPlanet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

General Electric has announced a new nine-watt LED light bulb that promises a lifespan of 17 years. GE says its Smart LED bulb, which replaces a trad...

The New Kids on the Internet

Courtney Boyd Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Courtney Boyd Myers

As founders of two of the most hedonistic and bohemian "addictive digital platforms," 22-year-old Christopher Poole and 17-year-old Andrey Ternovskiy are this generation's Internet legends.

Of Death and Taxes

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

We are more than willing to accept an increase in taxes that would make it possible for people under sixty-five to get the same healthcare we do. The only alternative is national bankruptcy.

New Vending Machines Keep Drinks Cold Without Warming Planet

Mother Nature Network | Robynne Boyd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The kingpin of soda, the Coca-Cola Co., is changing the face, and footprint, of the refrigeration industry by replacing its conventional fleet of vend...

Innovations that Change the World

Jenny Darroch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jenny Darroch

I often feel that when an innovation is successful, I can't imagine life without it. I feel like that about many of the products and services from companies that made Fast Company's World's 50 Most Innovative Companies list.

Green Business Misconceptions Revealed: Wendy's Perceived As Greener Than Nike

The New York Times | SINDYA N. BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

According to a recent report, released last week by Maddock Douglas, a business consultancy based in Chicago, some companies with extensive green prac...

Health Care Innovation Now

Mark M. Little, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark M. Little, Ph.D.

While health care debates run on, technology and innovation are accelerating. I believe we are at a point of inflection where we can look to a world of better, more affordable health care.

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...

Comcast, GE Rain Campaign Cash In Anticipation Of Merger Hearing

The Hill | Kim Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Comcast and NBC Universal's parent company have showered campaign contributions on members of two panels holding hearings Thursday on the cable giant'...

GE 4Q Profit Falls 19 Percent

AP | STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Electric Co.'s fourth-quarter net income fell 19 percent, but the industrial bellwether is seeing signs of stability as it moves into a key re...

More Questions About the US Chamber's Membership Number Claim

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

With more voices saying clearly that US Chamber of Commerce does not represent them, the Chamber's membership numbers are looking more and more questionable.

GE To Buy $345 Million In Ads From NBC Universal

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — General Electric Co. has promised to buy at least $345 million in advertising from NBC Universal over five years after selling a ...

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...

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...

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...

The Year of the Man-Child

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Catie Lazarus

What Did You Learn in 2009? Test your knowledge by answering these objectively scientific questions about the celebrities, politicians and fifteen minute famers who made headlines.

Comcast's NBC Deal Price: $13.75 Billion

AP | DEBORAH YAO and STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Corp. is expected to pay $13.75 billion in cash and assets to gain control of NBC Universal from General Electric Co., Th...

Award-Winning Health Care Ads? A New Kind Of Clio Award (VIDEO)

Carlos Cagin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While health care reform continues to be something of a national obsession, ad industry bigwigs were recently honored with the first-ever Clio awards ...

Vscan Handheld Ultrasound: GE Unveils 'Stethoscope Of The 21st Century'

AP | RACHEL METZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — The future of ultrasound technology, as interpreted by General Electric Co., looks a bit like a flip phone crossed with an iPod....