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GE Will Give Penn State Millions For Gas Drilling Center

AP | KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State University said Wednesday that General Electric Co. will give the school up to $10 million to create a new center for n...

Electrolux To Buy GE's Appliances Business For $3.3 Billion

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Sweden's Electrolux (ELUXb.ST) said on Monday it would buy General Electric Co's (GE.N) appliances business for $3.3 billion in cash to do...

Left and Right Agree -- Let Ex-Im Expire

Ralph Nader | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The function of Ex-Im is to subsidize businesses that export American products. The major problem with this agency comes from the fact that a big bulk of Ex-Im funds go to huge, wealthy companies, such as the Ex-Im's largest beneficiary Boeing, which in 2013 received 30 percent of its loans and guarantees.

GE CDO: Use Data to Deliver Better Customer Outcomes

Vala Afshar | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology
Vala Afshar

In our data-driven culture, organizations run the risk of collecting data for data's sake. Ganesh Bell, Chief Digital Officer and GM of Commercial Sof...

One Percenter Sacrifices Some of His Wealth to Raise Minimum Wage

Carl Gibson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Who knew that a former executive at General Electric, a company widely-known for its tax dodging and outrageous lobbying expenses, would take a bold, selfless stand against income inequality as president of a public university?

The Entitlement of the Very Rich

Dean Baker | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Dean Baker

Last week we got another opportunity to see the thinking of the very rich when Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of General Electric, complained at a summit with African heads of state and business leaders that there is even an argument over the reauthorization of Export-Import Bank.

Green Billionaires Club? David Vitter Owns Stock in Coal Utilities Fighting EPA Carbon Rules

Steve Horn | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics of the report say it is propaganda designed to skewer the Obama EPA and environmental philanthropists for "conspiring to help the environment."

GE: Don't Leave Before the Job Is Done

Ned Sullivan | Posted 08.07.2014 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Now is the time for the state and federal agencies responsible for the long-term health of the river to come together to forge an agreement with GE to achieve a clean Hudson. And now is the time for GE to "bring good things to life" in this American Heritage River.

Mark Cuban Threatens To Dump Companies That Move Offshore

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business

Corporate greed is getting out of hand, and Mark Cuban isn't going to take it anymore. The billionaire investor and owner of the NBA's Dallas Maver...

Zach Carter

How A House Holy War Over 'Corporate Welfare' May Shut Down The Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is gearing up for another government shutdown, this time over a minor federal agency that most Americans have never heard of: t...

Climate Change This Week: Hot Action, Forest Drones, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures May 1, 2014 How unusua...

U.S. Corporations Have Over $2 Trillion Stashed Overseas

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business

* U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Wyden calls for reform * Total of profits stashed abroad up 93 percent 2008-2013 ...

Congress Should Keep Lights Off on Tax Package That Nets GE Billions in Tax Breaks

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Sometimes, the inability of Congress to get things done is a blessing in disguise -- like, for example, failing to renew a bevy of tax breaks that overwhelmingly benefit big corporations and wealthy individuals.

Organizational Culture Meets Porn

Eduardo P. Braun | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Eduardo P. Braun

Create a sense of purpose. Which is the dream? It must be something that wakes up emotions, that makes us jump out of bed every morning and run to work -- and don't dare tell me the dream is to increase sales by 10 percent.

Natural Gas No Fit for GE's Ecomagination

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Natural gas delays the transition away from fossil fuels and into a survivable future at a critical moment.

Occupation of Crimea, Is this a Sea of Change?

Elena Ulansky | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Elena Ulansky

One of the responses of the Obama administration to the largest crisis in contemporary relations between Russia and the United States might be to curtail America's largest oil company Exxon Mobil from continuing its joint venture with Russia's largest oil company Rosneft.

The Power of the Private Sector to Save Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Good news travels fast. This week's announcement by CVS Caremark that they will stop selling tobacco products by October 1 was front-page news and a topic of conversation everywhere. My first thought? What a great example of a company voluntarily doing the right thing.

Obama To Visit Costco

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A steel plant and a Costco store are among the places President Barack Obama plans to visit on a four-state tour after the State o...

WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF WISDOM?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

There are not many people who have a lot of experience AND the fairly rare human capability to crystallize that experience into practical ideas which ...

Is Your Nest Egg Radioactive?

Natalie Pace | Posted 12.30.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

For investors, it's always a good idea to get out of the old and into the new. You wouldn't want to be invested in the horse and buggy when cars were invented, and you don't want to be left holding a bag of uranium when everyone else is solar gazing.

Tomorrow Is D-Day for Health Insurers: The Beginning of Disintermediation

Wendell Potter | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

I've often said that the Affordable Care Act is the end of the beginning of reform. Starting tomorrow, October 1, 2014, that law will signify the beginning of the end of the health insurance industry as we know it.

Rio Tinto's Opportunity: Leave the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine is opposed by over 80 percent of the region's residents who, along with the region's wildlife, depend on the health of the wild salmon fishery for their survival, as their ancestors have for millennia.

Zach Carter

Third Of Richest CEOs Were Getting Paid Taxpayer Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than one-third of the nation's highest-paid CEOs from the past two decades led companies that were subsidized by American taxpayers...

Racial Justice, Not Racist Justice

Carl Gibson | Posted 09.16.2013 | Crime
Carl Gibson

The sooner we acknowledge that the current justice system is a farce and only works for the privileged, the sooner we'll be able to change it for the better.

Inside Edison Nation: Charlotte's Willy Wonka-Style Warehouse Of Inventions

Nate C. Hindman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Small Business
Nate C. Hindman

Hop the ragged chain-link fence behind Panthers stadium, scale a gravel embankment, and you'll come upon a nondescript warehouse with an unmarked door. This is Edison Nation, and inside, you'll find a winding labyrinth of high-tech design studios, 3-D printing labs, and ultra-modern offices.