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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...

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.