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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...

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....

Jeff Immelt: Jeff Zucker "As Good As Anyone Running A Media Company Today"

BusinessWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Would General Electric CEO (GE) Jeff Immelt like to see NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker stick around, even if GE sells off majority control of its broad...

CEOs, Union Leader Agree: Manufacturing Strategy Crucial

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Since precious few Americans, even those in the same political party, agree on how to realign America, a typecast smack down between CEOs and unionists might have begun when they met. But it didn't.

Goldman Sachs Seizing Homes Subprime Mortgages Bought

McClatchy | Greg Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Goldman spent years buying hundreds of thousands of subprime mortgages, many of them from some of the more unsavory lenders in the business, and packa...

The US Chamber's Continuing Climate Credibility Crisis

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

If the media briefing late last week was supposed to make things better for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in the face of an onslaught of major defections over its climate extremism, it didn't.

Jeffrey Immelt, GE CEO: Era Of Meanness, Greed Drawing to End

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt has come clean about the financial crisis. In prepared remarks during a speech at the U.S. Military Academy in West...

Comcast, NBC Deal To Face Tough Antitrust Review

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Comcast Corp. will likely have to accept substantial conditions if the cable TV provider wants to win regulatory approval for contr...

GE, Comcast Agree: NBC Valued At $30 Billion

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co. and Comcast Corp have agreed on a valuation of around $30 billion for a joint venture between NBC Universal ...

US Chamber's Influence and Credibility on the Decline

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

One reason for the Chamber's decline may be the result of what the Chamber's positioning communicates to businesses and lawmakers alike.

Climate Controversy Damages Chamber's Reputation

Pete Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Pete Altman

The Chamber's tone-deaf response to the situation is contributing to reputation damage that is hurting the organization's credibility.

Lessons From NBC's Train Wreck

Dennis O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dennis O'Brien

Watching NBC implode must be great fun to Jeff Immelt and his colleagues at GE. Probably not so much fun for Brian Roberts and Comcast.

Comcast, NBC Deal: Comcast To Buy Controlling Stake In NBC Universal For $13.75 Billion

AP | DEBORAH YAO and RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Corp. is buying control of NBC Universal from GE largely because Comcast wants to own more movies and TV shows. The point...

GE, Vivendi Reach Tentative Deal For NBC Universal

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — General Electric Co. has reached an agreement to buy the 20 percent stake in NBC Universal held by French media conglomerate Vive...