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Jeffrey Immelt

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.

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.

Cole Stangler

Obama's Jobs Council Packed With Outsourcers

HuffingtonPost.com | Cole Stangler | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the past two weeks, President Barack Obama's campaign has blasted Republican challenger Mitt Romney as an “outsourcer,” focus...

Wall Street's City Bid-Rigging Racket: Who Ran It? How Many Billions Are Missing? Where's the Investigation?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A recent court case proves what many of us have long suspected: Big banks have been ripping off this nation's towns and cities for years in an old-fashioned racketeering scam.

Greg Rosalsky

Bernie Sanders Accuses 18 Fed Directors Of Conflicts

HuffingtonPost.com | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At least 18 current and former directors of Federal Reserve banks received a stunning total of $4 trillion in near-zero-interest Fed loa...

'We Totally Pay Taxes'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

General Electric's CEO has a message for people angry about reports that the company isn't paying enough in taxes: Move along, nothing to see here. ...

Major CEO's Pay Takes Huge Plunge

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business

-- General Electric Co. Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt's compensation fell 24 percent in 2011 after it spiked in 2010. GE, which makes products ran...

GE Breaks Law, Avoids Taxes. Gets Billions From Gov't, Avoids Taxes. Gets White House Post -- Ah, You Know The Rest.

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

GE has probably avoided paying its fair share of taxes in a "legal" way -- if the word "legal" can be used to describe a system where corporations pay for the privilege of influencing politicians to bend the law in their favor.

For a Sane Economy in 2012, How About a Little Shame?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The other day I was asked what one single thing could do the most to save our economy. What one idea or tool might help us create a more just society? My answer was "shame."

The "Banker Gangs" Are Still on the Loose, and the Justice Department Still Won't Come Clean

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The country deserves action to stop Wall Street crime. If it takes a new team at the Justice Department to make that happen, then the country deserves that too.

GE CEO: 'Our Employees Basically Like Us'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric CEO and President Barack Obama’s job czar, said he wants the American public to root for him and his company -- jus...

If a Republican Were President

Robert Scheer | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

No doubt many reasonable Americans will view Obama as the lesser evil come election time, and for some that will prove compelling. But I take the dreary choices to be one akin to a form of slow torture. Better to support the Occupy Wall Street protests as an inspiring alternative.

Obama's Jobs Council: Infrastructure Improvements Top List Of Priorities

Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Decrying the human toll of the nation's economic and financial crisis, a group of corporate and lab...

Starbucks, General Electric Seek Cover In Arms Of Small Business

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2011 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Facing talk of "class warfare" in Washington and protest marches on Wall Street, some of the biggest players in corporate America are link...

Drew Westen's Tension

Mike Bonifer | Posted 10.11.2011 | Media
Mike Bonifer

Drew Westen's leaving race out of his critique of how Barack Obama is playing the game is like leaving computers out of Bill Gates' story, or leaving love out of Paris.

Jennifer Bendery

Immelt Won't Call On Corporations To Be Part Of 'Shared Sacrifice' In Deficit Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jeffrey Immelt, the chairman of President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, joined Chamber of Commerce president Tom D...

Of Snake Oil, Puff Balls, and the Need for a Real Jobs Plan From the President

Robert Reich | Posted 08.14.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

If the choice for salvaging the American economy is between Republican snake oil and the puff ball proposals of the president's CEO-laden jobs council, America will be in deeper and deeper trouble. And so will the president.

On the GOP's Absurd Claim That Obama Is Strangling Business

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The egregious mis-characterization of Obama's outlook has profound consequences for our nation's well-being. Three areas in particular warrant scrutiny.

The New Corporate World Order

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Robert Scheer

It is argued that multinational corporations have the right to arrange their business as they see fit in order to maximize profit. But if that is the case, do beleaguered American taxpayers have to foot the bill?

General Electric Leading the Way to Avoid Taxes by Off Shoring

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

It's no secret that General Electric (GE) has avoided paying any taxes this year. GE made $14.2 billion but paid zero taxes in 2010. It infuriates mos...

Jason Linkins

Media Taken In By Fake General Electric Press Release

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media

It would appear that once again, a Yes Men-style prank has caught us all napping. Earlier today, news broke that General Electric had agreed, amid public outcry, to "donate" the entirety of their $3.2 billion tax refund to the federal government.

The Tax Man Cometh -- Just Not for Everybody

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Tax avoidance becomes inappropriate when it is the nation's major corporations that, through the efforts of their lobbyists, become the architects of the very tax avoidance schemes that they then take advantage of.

Just Campaigning

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 06.08.2011 | Business
Sen. Fritz Hollings

President Obama needs to get the country out of the Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya wars and get into the trade war. Appointing Jeffrey Immelt is just campaigning.

News Nobody Else Will Tell You!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.31.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld asserted today that the U.S. mission in Libya was "confused," as he accepted a lifetime-achievement award from the American Chutzpah League.

Russ Feingold: GE CEO Must Go

The Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

In his post-Senate life, Russ Feingold is staking out a role as a leading voice urging the Democratic Party to adopt a feistier posture towards corpor...