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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...

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...

Comcast Buying NBC Universal? Comcast Calls Report "Inaccurate," May Be In Talks For NBCU Stake

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Update 2:30 PM ET: CNBC's David Faber reports that GE and Comcast are in talks "about a deal in which GE would spin off its NBC Universal unit into a ...

Health Care: Let's Liberate the Masses

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

The cost of health insurance is not only keeping millions from accessing proper medical care, but it is also hobbling our large companies and strangling at birth many of the small businesses we need for job growth.

Exxon is Green? CFL's "Probably" Reduce Energy Use?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Winston

There's a rise in ridiculous cover stories and op-eds in the green world.

The Human Element: Is Your Internship Program Helping or Hurting?

Jon Younger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jon Younger

A strong internship program is a powerful tool for attracting top talent; companies can build a strong relationship with schools or other talent pools. But they can also be a reputational WMD.

My GE Dishwasher Tragedy, Manufacturer Parts, Car Repairs and Doctor Visits: Let's Be Mad as Hell and Not Take it Anymore!

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Russnow

Manufacturing CEOs do very little to reduce the need for maintenance work and perhaps there should be legislative enforcement requiring them to do so.

Keith Olbermann: Bill O'Reilly Should Be Fired (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Keith Olbermann named Bill O'Reilly his Worst Person in the World Wednesday night, continuing to shatter any supposed truce between the rival cable ne...

GE: Bill O'Reilly's Report "Maliciously False"

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — The General Electric Co. called a Fox News Channel report about the company supplying terrorists with material used in bombs "irrespo...

Bill O'Reilly-Keith Olbermann Feud Ends with a Corporate Handshake?

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Corporate honchos at GE and News Corp making back-room editorial decisions for the "news" subsidiaries they control? I can't help but think it might not be the best thing for the integrity of journalism.

GE Moves Green Jobs To China

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

In the last decade, GE has closed over fifteen factories in Ohio and downsized numerous others. Since 1980, employment in GE Lighting has dropped by 68 percent.

GE To Exit Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program

AP | STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — General Electric Co. said Wednesday that it has begun to exit a program that allows companies to issue debt backed by the federal g...

GE Promotes Manufacturing Jobs in US, Then Ships 'em Overseas

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

Without a new American manufacturing policy there will be no economic recovery. We need to move beyond a bubble economy built on debt and financial speculation and into a real economy that actually makes products.

GE Plans Tools To Reduce Household Energy Costs

BusinessWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

General Electric Co. said Tuesday that it is developing a package of energy saving and generating tools that could help homeowners achieve zero cost o...

Obama VS GE: Getting Tough with Corporations

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Obama's closing of the rescue plan loophole is a good step, but it's only one step.

Loophole Helps GE Benefit From Bank Rescue Program

washingtonpost.com | Jeff Gerth and Brady Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Electric, the world's largest industrial company, has quietly become the biggest beneficiary of one of the government's key rescue programs fo...