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General Electric Company
Type Public (NYSEGE)
Founded Schenectady, New York (1878)
Founder(s) Thomas Edison
Elihu Thomson
Edwin J. Houston
Headquarters Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.[1]
Key people Jeffrey R. Immelt (Chairman and CEO)
Keith Sherin (Vice Chairman and CFO)
Gary M. Reiner (SVP and CIO)
Beth Comstock (SVP) and CMO)
Industry Conglomerate
Products GEnie
Aviation
Jet engines
Electricity
Entertainment
Finance
Gas turbines
GE Jenbacher gas engines
Generation
Industrial Automation
Lighting
Medical imaging equipment
Medical technology
Health informatics
Electric motors
Locomotives
Wind turbines
TV
motion pictures
Revenue US$ 182.515 billion (2008)[2]
Operating income US$ 19.141 billion (2008)[2]
Net income US$ 17.410 billion (2008)[2]
Total assets US$ 797.769 billion (2008)[2]
Total equity US$ 104.665 billion (2008)[2]
Employees 323,000 (2008)[2]
Subsidiaries GE Energy Infrastructure
GE Technology Infrastructure
GE Capital
NBC Universal[3][4]
Website GE.com
.The General Electric Company, or GE (NYSEGE), is a multinational American technology and services conglomerate incorporated in the State of New York.^ General Electric is the epitome of a holding company.
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[5] .In 2009, Forbes ranked GE as the world's largest company.^ In 2009, Forbes ranked General Electric as the world's largest company.
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^ According to the Forbes Global 2000 it is the world's second-largest company.
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^ By the mid-1990s GE had become the strongest company in the United States and the most valuable company in the world, as measured in market capitalization.
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[6][7] .The company has 323,000 employees around the world.^ The company has 323,000 employees around the world.
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^ Founded in 1878, the company had 2008 revenue of about $182.5 billion and has about 323,000 employees.
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^ This brings out the best of the best for innovative wind turbine design from companies all around the world.
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Contents

History

Formation

.By 1890, Thomas Edison had brought together several of his business interests under one corporation to form Edison General Electric.^ General Electric has one of the most valuable corporate brands in the world.
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^ By 1890, Thomas Edison had brought together several of his business interests under one corporation to form Edison General Electric.
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^ General Motors Corporation : electric cars .
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.At about the same time, Thomson-Houston Company, under the leadership of Charles A. Coffin, gained access to a number of key patents through the acquisition of a number of competitors.^ At about the same time, Thomson-Houston Company, under the leadership of Charles A. Coffin, gained access to a number of key patents through the acquisition of a number of competitors.
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^ Thomson-Houston Company incorporated.
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^ Same day shipping, excluding holidays, if ordered by 3:00 PM Central Standard Time Monday Through Friday.
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.Subsequently, General Electric was formed by the 1892 merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Company.^ It all started in 1890 when Edison General Electric Company was founded.

^ View General Electric Company review .
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^ He named the new company General Electric.
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[8]

Public company

.In 1896, General Electric was one of the original 12 companies listed on the newly-formed Dow Jones Industrial Average and still remains after 113 years, the only one remaining on the Dow (though it has not continuously been in the DOW index).^ The company is one of the Generated products for every generation!
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^ General Electric still has spark more .
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^ In 1996 the company celebrated its 100th year as part of the Dow Jones Index; GE was the only company remaining from the original list.
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23 Ton diesel electric locomotive made at the General Electric Corp.
^ General Electric's stock has also gotten a lift from expectations for the completion of its complex deal to sell a majority stake in its NBC Universal to Comcast Corp.
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^ By Jon Friedman Comcast is in the process of acquiring NBC Universal from General Electric NBC kills Jay Leno show, but Conan's fate unclear 11:23 a.m.
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^ General Electric (GE) is one of the world's largest conglomerates and maker of aircraft engines, power generators, railroad locomotives, and TV shows.
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plant in Schenectady, N.Y.
.In 1911 the National Electric Lamp Association (NELA) was absorbed into General Electric's existing lighting business.^ In 1911 the National Electric Lamp Company (NELA) was absorbed into General Electric's existing lighting business.
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^ General Electric articles from the Business Courier .
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^ Nela Park is still the headquarters for General Electric's lighting business.
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.GE then established its lighting division headquarters at Nela Park in East Cleveland, Ohio.^ GE then established its lighting division headquarters at Nela Park in East Cleveland, Ohio.
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^ GE Appliances & Lighting division has received $58 million in Clean Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits for six new product development projects at four of its U.S. facilities, including Louisville s Appliance Park.
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^ The headquarters of the GE energy division will be moved from New York to Brazil.
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.Nela Park is still the headquarters for GE's lighting business.^ GE then established its lighting division headquarters at Nela Park in East Cleveland, Ohio.
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^ In September 2002, when GE merged its appliances and lighting businesses, he assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of GE Consumer Products.
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^ In 1924 GE and Westinghouse were forced out of the power generating business, and a later antitrust action forced GE to make its light bulb patent available to competitors.
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RCA

.The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was founded by GE in 1919 to further international radio.^ The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was founded by GE and American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) in 1919 to further international radio .
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^ GE, AT&T, and Westinghouse form the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) to develop radio technology.
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^ The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was founded by GE in 1919 to further international radio.
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.GE used RCA as its retail arm for radio sales from 1919, when GE began production, until separation in 1930.[9] RCA would quickly grow into an industrial giant of its own.^ The company also produces and retails its own solar energy systems for commercial and personal use and has a strong, vertically integrated chain between production and end users.
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^ The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was founded by GE and American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) in 1919 to further international radio .
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^ Also during 2002, the GE Appliances and GE Lighting units were combined into a new GE Consumer Products unit.
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Power generation

.GE's long history of working with turbines in the power generation field gave them the engineering know-how to move into the new field of aircraft turbosuperchargers.^ GE moves into its Ark .
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^ Field Engineer 6 General Electric salaries .
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^ GE Is Imagination at Work From jet engines to power generation, financial ...
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.Led by Sanford Moss, GE introduced the first superchargers during WWI, and continued to develop them during the Interwar period.^ GE opened the first industrial research and development laboratory in the United States.

^ The company also introduced new consumer products during this period, such as hair dryers and electric ovens, and developed new technology for the aerospace industry .
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^ In its early years GE developed and manufactured the technology that introduced electric power to the United States on a wide scale.
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.They became indispensable in the years immediately prior to WWII, and GE was the world leader in exhaust-driven supercharging when the war started.^ GE volunteers teach the programs, as they reinforce educators' in-class efforts by sharing their own, real-world experiences with disadvantaged youth.
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^ (February 2005) *GE was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index as one of the world's leaders in environmental, social and economic programs.
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^ GE was about to install a huge two-hundred-kilowatt machine when the United States entered the First World War.
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.This experience, in turn, made GE a natural selection to develop the Whittle W.1 jet engine that was demonstrated in the US in 1941. Although their early work with Whittle's designs was later handed to Allison Engine Company, GE Aviation emerged as one of the world's largest engine manufacturers second only to the well founded, and older, British company; Rolls-Royce plc, who led the way in innovative, reliable, and efficient high performance heavy duty jet engine design and manufacture.^ This is the only jet fighter engine that is on the horizon.
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^ GE is one of the largest manufacturers of major appliances in the world.
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^ In 2009, Forbes ranked GE as the world's largest company.
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Computing

.GE was one of the eight major computer companies through all of the 1960s — with IBM, the largest, called "Snow White" followed by the "Seven Dwarfs": Burroughs, NCR, Control Data Corporation, Honeywell, RCA, UNIVAC and GE. GE had an extensive line of general purpose and special purpose computers.^ General Electric Company (ge Energy) .
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^ GE had an extensive line of general purpose and special purpose computers.
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^ GE is one of the largest manufacturers of major appliances in the world.
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.Among them were the GE 200, GE 400, and GE 600 series general purpose computers, the GE 4010, GE 4020, and GE 4060 real time process control computers, and the Datanet 30 message switching computer.^ GE had an extensive line of general purpose and special purpose computers.
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^ Among them were the GE 200 , GE 400, and GE 600 series general purpose computers, the GE 4010, GE 4020, and GE 4060 real time process control computers, and the Datanet 30 message switching computer.
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^ Real-time Optimization Control Engineer .
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.A Datanet 600 computer was designed, but never sold.^ A Datanet 600 computer was designed, but never sold.
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.It has been said that GE got into computer manufacturing because in the 1950s they were the largest user of computers outside of the United States federal government.^ By the mid-1990s GE had become the strongest company in the United States and the most valuable company in the world, as measured in market capitalization.
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^ CIT was never admitted into the government’s temporary liquidity guarantee programme, while GE Capital is the largest issuer of long-term guaranteed debt, with $48bn to date.
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^ Offshore wind turbines haven't been built in the United States yet, but they are going up across European coastlines.
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.In 1970 GE sold its computer division to Honeywell.^ Sold mainframe computer business to Honeywell.
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^ The company had started making mainframes in 1956 and ended up as one of what were called the seven dwarfs trying to compete with industry giant IBM. In 1970 GE got tired of its losses in the business and sold out to Honeywell.
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^ This venture, however, proved to be such a drain on the company's profits that GE sold its computer business to Honeywell in 1971.
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This group, including Burroughs, UNIVAC, NCR, Control Data Corporation and Honeywell, were usually, within the industry itself, referred to as the "BUNCH", not as the "Seven Dwarfs".[citation needed]

Acquisitions

.In 1986 GE reacquired RCA, primarily for the NBC television network.^ In 1986 , GE re-acquired RCA, primarily for the NBC television network.
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^ GEs NBC Universal segment engages in the production and distribution of films and television programs; operation of television stations and cable/satellite television networks, as well as theme parks.
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^ In a separate deal, Bravo Network is acquired from a deal with Cablevision and MGM for $1.25 billion 2003 Deal announced between GE and Vivendi Universal to create NBC Universal.
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.The remainder was sold to various companies, including Bertelsmann and Thomson SA.^ The rest was sold to various companies, including Bertelsmann and Thomson .
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^ In 1987 GE also sold its own and RCA's television manufacturing businesses to the French company Thomson in exchange for Thomson's medical diagnostics business.
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(Bertelsmann acquired RCA Records.)
.In 2002 Francisco Partners and Norwest Venture Partners acquired a division of GE called GE Information Systems (GEIS).^ Also during 2002, GE Specialty Materials acquired BetzDearborn, a leading maker of water treatment chemicals, from Hercules Inc.
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^ GE has started a joint venture called Greenhouse Gas Services, which invests in — and hopes to manage the trade in — greenhouse gas credits.
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^ Following the merger of GE Consumer Products and GE Industrial Systems in January 2004, Campbell became president and chief executive officer of GE Consumer & Industrial-Americas, a $9 billion division.
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.The new company, named GXS, is based in Gaithersburg, MD.^ The new company was named NBC Universal .
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GXS is a leading provider of B2B e-Commerce solutions. GE maintains a minority ownership position in GXS.
.In 2004 GE bought 80% of Universal Pictures from Vivendi and Vivendi bought 20% NBC forming the company NBC Universal.^ CNNMoney: GE, Vivendi near NBC Universal deal - reports .
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^ Vivendi agreed to sell its 20% stake in NBC Universal for $5.8 billion.
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^ The new company was named NBC Universal .
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.GE then owned 80% of NBC Universal and Vivendi owned 20%.^ NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable...
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^ CNNMoney: GE, Vivendi near NBC Universal deal - reports .
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^ GE, Vivendi reach NBC Universal deal .
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.In 2004 GE completed the spin-off of most of its mortgage and life insurance assets into an independent company, Genworth Financial, based in Richmond, Virginia.^ With the sales of GE Life, GE Insurance Solutions, and Genworth, the company completely exited the insurance business in 2006.
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^ Also in 2004 , GE completed the spinoff of most of its life and mortgage insurance assets into an independent company, Genworth Financial , based in Richmond, Virginia .
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^ The same year, the company also created Genworth Financial using its mortgage and life insurance divisions.
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.Genpact formerly known as GE Capital International Services (GECIS) was established by GE in late 1997 as its captive India based BPO.^ In its 1998 annual report, GE reported that it had expended $81 million for capital projects related to the environment in 1998 and $80 million in 1997.
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^ Expanded aircraft engine services business by acquiring Greenwich Air Services and UNC. GE Capital continued growth in Europe with acquisitions of Woodchester and Cargowaggon.
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^ It sounds like GE Capital’s returns were based on a leveraged portfolio and not a rosy as management would like to portray it.
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.GE sold 60% stake in Genpact to General Atlantic and Oak Hill Capital Partners in 2005 and hived off Genpact into an independent business.^ It has been said that GE got into the computer manufacturing business because in the 1950s they were the largest user of computers outside of the United States federal government .
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^ General Electric's operations were divided into three business groups in the early 1990s: technology, service, and manufacturing.
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^ This venture, however, proved to be such a drain on the company's profits that GE sold its computer business to Honeywell in 1971.
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.GE is still a major client to Genpact getting its services in customer service, finance, information technology and analytics.^ GE Consumer & Industrial spans the globe as an industry leader in major appliance lighting and integrated industrial equipment systems and services.
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^ We combine our process expertise, information technology expertise and analytical capabilities, together with operational insight derived from our experience in diverse industries, to provide a wide range of services using our global delivery platform.
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^ With products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing and security technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and advanced materials, GE serves customers in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.
  • General Electric Entry Level, Intern, and Masters Jobs and Internships – Collegegrad.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.collegegrad.com [Source type: News]

.In May 2008, GE announced it was exploring options for divesting the bulk of its Consumer and Industrial business.^ GE Consumer & Industrial spans the globe as an industry leader in major appliance lighting and integrated industrial equipment systems and services.
  • General Electric PEM31SMSS - Microwave Ovens - Shopping.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: General]

^ Mind you, while this piece will be published Thursday, I'm typing it on Monday, 24 hours before CEO Jeffrey Immelt's Tuesday update on GE's industrial businesses.
  • Best Stock for 2009: General Electric (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.fool.com [Source type: General]

^ General Electric Company (GE) - Business Insider CNBC just announced that it has scored Nicole Lapin as an anchor on CNBC 's "Worldwide Exchange" based in the U.S. .
  • Latest Analyst Comments on General Electric Company - Alacra Street Pulse 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC pulse.alacra.com [Source type: News]

.For a complete list of acquisitions and divestitures, see General Electric timeline.^ For a complete list of acquisitions and divestitures, see General Electric timeline .
  • General Electric at AllExperts 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ General Electric timeline .
  • General Electric - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ See all guides for General Electric .

General Electric's Schenectady, New York facilities (including GE's original headquarters) are assigned the ZIP code 12345. (All Schenectady ZIP codes begin with 123, but no others begin with 1234.)
.On December 3, 2009, it was announced that NBC Universal will become a joint venture between GE and cable TV operator Comcast.^ GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between GE ...
  • General Electric - Ge Technology Infrastructure, Technology Infrastructure - Enterprise Solutions jobs - washingtonpost.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC nationaljobs.washingtonpost.com [Source type: News]

^ CNNMoney: GE, Comcast announce joint NBC deal .
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ (MSNBC is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC, which is a GE company.
  • Green Electric? GE unveils eco-strategy - Green Machines- msnbc.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: News]

.The cable giant will hold a controlling interest in the company, while GE retains a 49% stake and will buy out shares currently owned by Vivendi.^ March 4, 2005 Software giant may be talking to NBC about selling its stake in the cable network the two founded together, according to a report.
  • General Electric Co. news on CNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC mcall.com.com [Source type: General]

^ The company had started making mainframes in 1956 and ended up as one of what were called the seven dwarfs trying to compete with industry giant IBM. In 1970 GE got tired of its losses in the business and sold out to Honeywell.
  • General Electric | Crocodyl 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.crocodyl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • CorpWatch : General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.corpwatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GE volunteers teach the programs, as they reinforce educators' in-class efforts by sharing their own, real-world experiences with disadvantaged youth.
  • General Electric Company 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.csrglobe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[10]
.Vivendi will sell its 20% stake in NBC Universal to GE for US$5.8 billion.^ Based on the $5.8 billion GE will pay for Vivendi's 20% stake, NBC Universal is now worth about $29 billion.

^ CNNMoney: GE, Vivendi near NBC Universal deal - reports .
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Vivendi agreed to sell its 20% stake in NBC Universal for $5.8 billion.
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]

.Vivendi will sell 7.66% of NBC Universal to GE for US$2 billion if the GE/Comcast deal is not completed by September 2010 and then sell the remaining 12.34% stake of NBC Universal to GE for US$3.8 billion when the deal is completed or to the public via an IPO if the deal is not completed.^ Which brings us back to Comcast NBC Universal.
  • Latest Analyst Comments on General Electric Company - Alacra Street Pulse 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC pulse.alacra.com [Source type: News]

^ Comcast to take over NBC Universal in $30 billion deal .
  • General Electric News - Topix 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: News]

^ Comcast-NBC deal moves closer after GE to buy Vivendi's NBC stake for $5.8B .

[11][12]
.On 01, March, 2010, General Electric (GE) is announced that company is planing to sell its 20.85 per cent stake in Turkey-based Garanti Bank.^ Home > Sell Offers > general electric .
  • general electric - offers from general electric manufacturers, suppliers, exporters, wholesalers & distributors 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.tradekey.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The General Electric Company , or GE () is a multinational technology and services company.
  • General Electric at AllExperts 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ TAGS: stake , General Electric Co.
  • General Electric Co. news on CNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC espn.com.com [Source type: General]

[13]

Corporate affairs

Classic GE neon sign
.GE is a multinational conglomerate headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut.^ The General Electric Company, or GE (NYSE: GE), is a multinational American technology and services conglomerate incorporated in the State of New York.
  • General Electric - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]
  • General Electric, Company - News - Evri 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric, Company - News - Evri 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: News]

^ Moved corporate headquarters from New York City to Fairfield, Connecticut.
  • General Electric Company - New York 1940's 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.scripophily.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The General Electric Company, or GE ( NYSE: GE), is a multinational American technology and services conglomerate incorporated in the State of New York.
  • General Electric - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

.Its New York main offices are located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Rockefeller Center, known as the GE Building for the prominent GE logo on the roof.^ GE will have to flog plenty of turbines and television commercials to pay for half-empty office buildings it cannot sell.
  • FT.com / Lex - General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.ft.com [Source type: News]

^ AM 12/01/09 By Peter Cohan General Electric , Comcast In July 2007 , I joined a group of journalists at the General Electric ( GE ) offices in Rockefeller Center to ask CFO Keith Sherin some questions.

^ In an attempt to reassure investors, the company will deliver a detailed, five-hour presentation on GE Capital to investors in New York this Thursday.
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.NBC's headquarters and main studios are also located in the building.^ A marquee advertises the Rainbow Room, the Observation Deck, and NBC Studios at the GE building in New York Nov.
  • General Electric returning to industrial roots» Abilene Reporter News 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.reporternews.com [Source type: News]

Through its RCA subsidiary, it has been associated with the Center since its construction in the 1930s.
.The company describes itself as composed of a number of primary business units or "businesses."^ The company describes itself as composed of a number of primary business units or "businesses."
  • General Electric at AllExperts 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No matter what the size of your company, where it is located or the business you are in, transactions can help your company grow, prosper or reinvent itself.
  • General Electric Company News - Congoo 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.congoo.com [Source type: General]

^ In the following years the company went through a massive reorganization, reducing the number of its operating units from some 200 to several dozen.
  • General Electric | Crocodyl 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.crocodyl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • CorpWatch : General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.corpwatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Each unit is itself a vast enterprise, many of which would, even as a standalone company, rank in the Fortune 500[citation needed].^ Each "business" is itself a vast enterprise, many of which would, even as a standalone company, rank in the Fortune 500 .
  • General Electric at AllExperts 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rank # of Fortune 500 Companies .
  • Fortune 500 2008: General Electric - GE 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC money.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Thus a company such as Coca-Cola (KO) that has a Low Qualitative Risk Assessment and a Quality Ranking of A would be represented as an A2 company in my system.
  • Dividends4Life: Search results for "(GE)" 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.dividends4life.com [Source type: General]

.The list of GE businesses varies over time as the result of acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations.^ The list of GE businesses varies over time as the result of acquisitions , divestiture s and reorganization s.
  • General Electric at AllExperts 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For a complete list of acquisitions and divestitures, see General Electric timeline .
  • General Electric at AllExperts 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Business Courier - Cincinnati OH GE reorganizing Louisville unit .
  • GE: GENERAL ELECTRIC CO Blogs 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC finance.aol.com [Source type: General]

.GE's tax return is the largest return filed in the United States; the 2005 return was approximately 24,000 pages when printed out, and 237 megabytes when submitted electronically.^ Local Green: The Austin City Council approved what it says is the largest solar plant (30 megawatts) in the United States .
  • Apollo Daily Digest » General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC apolloalliance.org [Source type: News]

^ GE was about to install a huge two-hundred-kilowatt machine when the United States entered the First World War.
  • General Electric Company - New York 1940's 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.scripophily.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Johnson filed the suit on behalf of the United States under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.
  • General Electric | Crocodyl 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.crocodyl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • CorpWatch : General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.corpwatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[14]
.In 2005 GE launched its "Ecomagination" initiative in an attempt to position itself as a "green" company.^ In 2005, GE launched its " Ecomagination " initiative in an attempt to position itself as a "green" company.
  • General Electric at AllExperts 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Immelt has made GE’s “ecomagination” campaign a hallmark of his tenure as CEO and he said his focus at the company has been to marry capitalism and sustainability.
  • General Electric | Marc Gunther 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.marcgunther.com [Source type: News]

^ In 1996 he led the company's Six Sigma Quality initiative, driving process implementation and program execution across all GE businesses.
  • General Electric Co. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GE | BNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: News]

.GE is currently one of the biggest players in the wind power industry, and it is also developing new environment-friendly products such as hybrid locomotives, desalination and water reuse solutions, and photovoltaic cells.^ Developed new AC locomotives.
  • General Electric Company - New York 1940's 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.scripophily.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ General Electric established an industrial research laboratory in 1900, and many of its later products were developed by in-house scientists.
  • General Electric Co. (GE) (American corporation) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

^ A technology, media & financial services company, with products & services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing & security technology to medical imaging, business & consumer financing, media content & industrial products.
  • GE Investment Analysis Report & Stock Research, General Electric Company 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.ockhamresearch.com [Source type: News]

.The company has set goals for its subsidiaries to lower their greenhouse gas emissions.^ We have crushed our greenhouse gas emission goals.
  • General Electric | Marc Gunther 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.marcgunther.com [Source type: News]

^ First, restraining greenhouse gas emissions will cost Americans dearly.
  • Obama’s hidden bailout of General Electric | Washington Examiner 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.washingtonexaminer.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The regulations, called Calgreen, will help the state meet its goal of trimming greenhouse gas emissions by 33 percent by 2020.

[15]
.On May 21, 2007, GE announced it would sell its GE Plastics division to petrochemicals manufacturer SABIC for net proceeds of $11.6 billion.^ He subsequently became vice president of worldwide marketing product management for GE Appliances in 1991, vice president and general manager of GE Plastics Americas commercial division in 1992, and vice president and general manager of GE Plastics Americas in 1993.
  • Jeffrey R. Immelt Profile - Forbes.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC people.forbes.com [Source type: News]

^ In 2009 it was announced that GE had agreed to sell a majority stake in NBC Universal to Comcast .
  • General Electric Co. (GE) (American corporation) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

^ The company's troubled finance division, GE Capital earned $1.1 billion in the quarter.
  • General Electric // Current 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC current.com [Source type: News]

The transaction took place on August 31, 2007, and the company name changed to SABIC Innovative Plastics, with Brian Gladden as CEO.[16]

CEO

Jeffrey Immelt is the current chairman of the board and chief executive officer of GE. He was selected by GE's Board of Directors in 2000 to replace John Francis Welch Jr. (Jack Welch) following his retirement. .Previously, Immelt had headed GE's Medical Systems division (now GE Healthcare) as its President and CEO. He has been with GE since 2001 and is on the board of two non-profit organizations.^ He then became president and CEO of GE Healthcare International based in Paris.
  • General Electric Co. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GE | BNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: News]

^ CEO of GE, 1981-2001 .
  • General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.nndb.com [Source type: News]

^ John Dineen is president and CEO of GE Healthcare.
  • General Electric Co. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GE | BNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: News]

.His tenure as the Chairman and CEO started at a time of crisis — he took over the role on September 7, 2001[17] four days before the terrorist attacks on the United States, which killed two employees and cost GE's insurance business $600 million — as well as having a direct effect on the company's Aircraft Engines sector.^ Generator SuperMarket United States 17.
  • Ge Turbines, Ge Turbines Manufacturers & Suppliers 23 September 2009 0:54 UTC www.alibaba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GE has always been a multi-business company.
  • General Electric Company - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on General Electric Company 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.referenceforbusiness.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Portland Business Journal - Portland OR GE CEO: Company undergoing rebuilding after crisis .
  • GE: GENERAL ELECTRIC CO Blogs 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC finance.aol.com [Source type: General]

.Immelt has also been selected as one of President Obama's financial advisors concerning the economic rescue plan.^ Political influence (national and international): On February 6, 2009, GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt was appointed by President Obama to the White House Economic Recovery Advisory Board .
  • General Electric | Crocodyl 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.crocodyl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the day before President Barack Obama's inauguration, Jeffrey R. Immelt tried to give General Electric (GE)...
  • General Electric Co. - Business Exchange 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC bx.businessweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Cary then became the Corporate Vice President for Financial Planning and Analysis for GE until February 2004, when he was named the Vice President of Corporate Investor Communications.
  • General Electric Co. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GE | BNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: News]

Brand

.GE has the fourth most recognized brand in the world, worth almost $48 billion.^ Morgan Stanley may face almost $1 billion in annual fees, while GE Capital, the financial-services unit of General Electric Co .
  • General Electric - MarketWatch.com Topics 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.marketwatch.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric - MarketWatch.com Topics 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC screamingmedia.com [Source type: News]

^ Most CIOs complain about their budgets' getting squeezed, but Reiner's is growing and, at $4 billion, is almost the size of a Fortune 500 company.
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ General Electric has one of the most valuable corporate brands in the world.
  • General Electric at AllExperts 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[18]
.CEO Jeffrey Immelt had a set of changes in the presentation of the brand commissioned in 2004, after he took the reins as chairman, to unify the diversified businesses of GE. The changes included a new corporate color palette, small modifications to the GE Logo, a new customized font (GE Inspira), and a new slogan, "imagination at work" replacing the longtime slogan "we bring good things to life", composed by David Lucas.^ CNNMoney: GE not bringing good things to life .
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Jeffrey Immelt: Change vs. Social Change .

^ We bring good things to life .
  • General Electric - Company | Juggle.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.juggle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The standard requires many headlines to be lowercased and adds visual "white space" to documents and advertising to promote an open and approachable company.^ As in many companies, managers were hesitant to promote highly gifted subordinates who could later become rivals.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: DEMOCRACY, GENERAL ELECTRIC STYLE 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.midtod.com [Source type: News]

^ These and other companies purchasing the green power product will receive marketing support from PGE ranging from window decals to promotion in utility advertisements.
  • Green Power Network: Green Pricing: Portland General Electric Company 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC apps3.eere.energy.gov [Source type: General]

^ Related Articles Powered by Relegence - Over 3,000 Sources View More Headlines Advertisement Add to: Portfolio · Alerts .
  • GE: GENERAL ELECTRIC CO Stock Quote 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC finance.aol.com [Source type: General]

.The changes were designed by Wolff Olins and are used extensively on GE's marketing, literature and website.^ By using this strategy to enter and exit various industries, GE adjusts its portfolio of offerings in order to take advantage of profitable conditions in any one market or industry.
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]

^ In addition, GE has mastered design and supply chain management to shorten the time between inspiration and time to market.
  • Disruptive Forces: General Electric - Infrastructure 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.baselinemag.com [Source type: General]

.The value of the brand is reinforced by ownership of the two letter domain ge.com.^ Tuesday that the two companies will team up to design, manufacture and distribute a line of GE-branded digital cameras.
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
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.Among the millions of domain names that exist today GE.com is the 20th domain to have been registered [19] on August 5, 1986.[20] GE is one of the few corporations worldwide to own a two letter domain name.^ GE is one of the few companies left with a solid Triple-A rating, and the company has been very clear about its intent to keep it that way.
  • General Electric – 24/7 Wall St. 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC 247wallst.com [Source type: General]

^ Given that GE has been one of the few stocks that has not had dramatic drops in the past few weeks, I thought it would be good to have a look at this massive company.

^ Time.com: GE to Cut Water Usage by 20% .
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
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[21] .The brand is also reflected by the GE New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol.^ A: The company's ticker symbol is "GE" listed on the NYSE stock exchange.
  • General Electric - Company | Juggle.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.juggle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Meanwhile, also in 1892, GE's stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • General Electric Company - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on General Electric Company 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.referenceforbusiness.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • General Electric Company -- Company History 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.fundinguniverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Q: What is the stock symbol and exchange for General Electric?
  • General Electric - Company | Juggle.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.juggle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The very first GE trademark, filed July 24, 1899
The original GE logo, trademarked at the USPTO, and used by General Electric
The U.S. trademark for "GE" was first filed on July 24, 1899. The description for GE provided to the USPTO in their filing was, "dynamo-electric machines, induction devices, electric translating devices, electric lamps, electric measuring instruments, electric protective devices, switchboards appliances, wiring devices, and supplies." Their application indicates that the GE trademark was continuously used in their business since May, 1899. Trademark registration date for GE was September 9, 1900. [22]

Businesses

.GE's divisions include GE Capital (including GE Commercial Finance and GE Money and GE Consumer Finance[23]), GE Technology Infrastructure (including GE Aviation,the former Smiths Aerospace and GE Healthcare), GE Energy Infrastructure (including GE Energy Financial Services), GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms and NBC Universal, an entertainment company.^ The company's troubled finance division, GE Capital earned $1.1 billion in the quarter.
  • General Electric // Current 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC current.com [Source type: News]

^ GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between GE ...
  • General Electric - Ge Technology Infrastructure, Technology Infrastructure - Enterprise Solutions jobs - washingtonpost.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC nationaljobs.washingtonpost.com [Source type: News]

^ GE Australia and New Zealand is made up of 6 business units including GE Consumer Finance (GE Money), GE Commercial Finance, GE Industrial, GE Infrastructure, GE Healthcare and NBC Universal.
  • General Electric Co. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GE | BNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: News]

.Through these businesses, GE participates in a wide variety of markets including the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity (eg.^ GE is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing a wide variety of products for the generation, transmission, distribution, control and utilization of electricity.

^ General Electric Company (ge Energy) .
  • Employment Based Green Card: General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.myvisajobs.com [Source type: Reference]

^ These are matches for general electric spacemaker .
  • Shopzilla - General Electric Spacemaker Microwave Ovens shopping - Appliances online 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.shopzilla.com [Source type: General]

.Nuclear, gas and solar), lighting, industrial automation, medical imaging equipment, motors, railway locomotives, aircraft jet engines, and aviation services.^ Self Clean Oven, QuickSet IV Oven Controls and Warming Drawer: Stainless Steel GE Consumer and Industrial spans the globe as an industry leader in major appliance, lighting and integrated industrial equipment systems and services.
  • General Electric stainless steel range 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ A technology, media & financial services company, with products & services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing & security technology to medical imaging, business & consumer financing, media content & industrial products.
  • GE Investment Analysis Report & Stock Research, General Electric Company 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.ockhamresearch.com [Source type: News]

^ Some of GE’s products include major appliances; lighting products; industrial automation products; medical diagnostic imaging equipment; motors; electrical distribution and control equipment; locomotives; power generation and delivery products.

.It co-owns NBC Universal with comcast, the National Broadcasting Company.^ NBC is owned by General Electric Co.
  • General Electric | ajc.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]
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^ By Jon Friedman Comcast is in the process of acquiring NBC Universal from General Electric NBC kills Jay Leno show, but Conan's fate unclear 11:23 a.m.
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^ As rumored from the start, Comcast will now own 51 percent of NBC to GE's 49 percent, and the new company will fold in Comcast's various content assets, which means the new NBC will rival Disney in size.
  • General Electric // Current 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC current.com [Source type: News]

.Through GE Commercial Finance, GE Consumer Finance, GE Equipment Services, and GE Insurance it offers a range of financial services as well.^ The new units were: GE Commercial Finance, GE Consumer Finance, GE Equipment Management (involved in equipment leasing and loans), and GE Insurance.
  • General Electric Company - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on General Electric Company 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.referenceforbusiness.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • General Electric Company -- Company History 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.fundinguniverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A technology, media & financial services company, with products & services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing & security technology to medical imaging, business & consumer financing, media content & industrial products.
  • GE Investment Analysis Report & Stock Research, General Electric Company 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.ockhamresearch.com [Source type: News]

^ Morgan Stanley may face almost $1 billion in annual fees, while GE Capital, the financial-services unit of General Electric Co .
  • General Electric - MarketWatch.com Topics 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.marketwatch.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric - MarketWatch.com Topics 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC screamingmedia.com [Source type: News]

It has a presence in over 100 countries.
GE gauges to control a railway locomotive[24]
.Since over half of GE's revenue is derived from financial services, it is arguably a financial company with a manufacturing arm.^ GE is a diversified technology, media and financial services company.
  • Contractor Profile - Federal Contractor Misconduct Database - POGO 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.contractormisconduct.org [Source type: Reference]

^ He became chief financial officer for GE Aircraft Engine Services in 1996 and vice president in 1998.
  • General Electric Co. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GE | BNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: News]

^ He is a graduate of the Financial Management Program (FMP) with assignments in GE International; GE Shared Services; Nuovo Pignone and Consolidated Financial Insurance in a variety of financial and operational roles.
  • General Electric Co. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GE | BNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: News]

.It is also one of the largest lenders in countries other than the United States, such as Japan.^ Local Green: The Austin City Council approved what it says is the largest solar plant (30 megawatts) in the United States .
  • Apollo Daily Digest » General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC apolloalliance.org [Source type: News]

^ The motors were the largest manufactured by General Electric at the time and were so successful that orders soon began to flow in from other industries such as cement, paper, and steel.
  • General Electric Company - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on General Electric Company 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.referenceforbusiness.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • General Electric Company -- Company History 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.fundinguniverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The company has protected its financial interests by involving itself through active intervention and bribes in Indonesia, Mexico, Lesotho, Egypt, Israel, and Japan, among other countries.
  • WEB EXCLUSIVE: DEMOCRACY, GENERAL ELECTRIC STYLE 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.midtod.com [Source type: News]

.Even though the first wave of conglomerates (such as ITT Corporation, Ling-Temco-Vought, Tenneco, etc) fell by the wayside by the mid-1980s, in the late 1990s, another wave (consisting of Westinghouse, Tyco, and others) tried and failed to emulate GE's success.^ Despite a wave of corporate distrust after Enron and Tyco, as well as the terrorist attacks of 9/11, CEO and Chairman, Jeffrey R. Immelt appears to be successfully adapting GE to the changing business environment.
  • General Electric, Law Firm Life, Business Environment 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.lawcrossing.com [Source type: News]

^ While appliances are not the most exciting or profitable of GE’s businesses—the company tried, without success, to sell off its appliance business a couple of years ago—GE does have a history of innovation in the business.
  • General Electric | Marc Gunther 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.marcgunther.com [Source type: News]

^ Like many longstanding companies, GE reacted cautiously when the Internet began its late 1990s explosion.
  • General Electric Company - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on General Electric Company 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.referenceforbusiness.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • General Electric Company -- Company History 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.fundinguniverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was announced on May 4, 2008 that GE would auction off its appliances business for an expected sale of $5–8 billion.^ The venerable GE Appliances business is up for sale.
  • General Electric Microwave review 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC personafile.com [Source type: General]

^ While appliances are not the most exciting or profitable of GE’s businesses—the company tried, without success, to sell off its appliance business a couple of years ago—GE does have a history of innovation in the business.
  • General Electric | Marc Gunther 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.marcgunther.com [Source type: News]

^ Campbell joined GE in 1981 as a sales/marketing trainee for the Northeast Region of GE Appliances.
  • General Electric Co. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GE | BNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: News]

[25] .GE appliance brands in the United States include: GE, GE Profile, GE Cafe, Monogram and Hotpoint.^ General Electric (NYSE: GE ) brings imagination to work, selling products under the Monogram, Profile GE , ...
  • General Electric - Ge Technology Infrastructure, Technology Infrastructure - Enterprise Solutions jobs - washingtonpost.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC nationaljobs.washingtonpost.com [Source type: News]

^ GE is one of the largest manufacturers of major appliances in the world, producing Monogram, GE Profile Performance, GE Profile, GE and Hotpoint brands...
  • eBay - Kitchen Cooktops Gas and Electric: General Electric Reviews & Guides 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC search.reviews.ebay.com [Source type: General]

^ GE is one of the largest manufacturers of major appliances in the world, producing Monogram, GE Profile Performance, GE Profile, GE and Hotpoint brands as well as several...
  • eBay - Kitchen Cooktops Gas and Electric: General Electric Reviews & Guides 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC search.reviews.ebay.com [Source type: General]

.The Finnish RFI filter firm DICRO Oy was founded in 1987 and bought out an older rival RFI filter firm named GE Procond Oy on February 13, 2006, which was renamed to Procond Oy and until then part of GE,[26] but now may be sold off too.^ He was named vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Industrial in 2005 and was named vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Infrastructure in 2006.
  • General Electric Co. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GE | BNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: News]

^ On July 21, 2006, the Department of Justice announced (#06-457) that GE and two subcontractors would pay $11.5 million to resolve allegations that they had sold defective aircraft parts to the Department of Defense.
  • General Electric | Crocodyl 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.crocodyl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On February 3, 1990 GE was convicted in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia of defrauding the government out of $10 million for a battlefield computer system.
  • General Electric | Crocodyl 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.crocodyl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Corporate recognition

.In 2004, GE was named number one company for employers and employees on the Forbes 500 Global Player list.^ GE Finance and Insurance Group, a lender on a number of projects promoted by collapsed investment company Blue Chip, has reported a $151.6 million ...
  • General Electric Company | Related Topics | National Post 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: News]

^ Global Fortune 500 position: 11 Ownership status: Publicly traded Number of employees worldwide: 315,000 Chief executive officer: Jeff Immelt Website: http://www.ge.com Tel: 203-373-2211 Corporate accountability Accountability overview: Enronomics .
  • CorpWatch : General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.corpwatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Given that GE has been one of the few stocks that has not had dramatic drops in the past few weeks, I thought it would be good to have a look at this massive company.

Over the years GE has received several awards honoring them for their accomplishments, values and reputation:
.
  • In Fortune Magazine's 2005 "Global Most Admired Companies" list, GE ranked first overall.^ While appliances are not the most exciting or profitable of GE’s businesses—the company tried, without success, to sell off its appliance business a couple of years ago—GE does have a history of innovation in the business.
    • General Electric | Marc Gunther 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.marcgunther.com [Source type: News]

    ^ As the oldest company listed in the Dow Jones Industrial Index, General Electric consistently ranks among the highest ranks of Fortune 100 companies and has recently been chosen as "World's Most Respected Company" in a survey of 903 global CEOs conducted by Financial Times .
    • General Electric, Law Firm Life, Business Environment 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.lawcrossing.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Most Accountable Big Companies Fortune Magazine 70.2 #2 of 20 Most Profitable Companies Fortune Magazine #3 of 20 Most Admired Companies Fortune Magazine #6 of 1000 Fortune Companies 2008 Revenue: $176,656,000,000 #11 of 25 Most Saught Companies by MBAs Fortune Magazine #12 of 500 Fortune's Global 500 Revenue: $176,656,000,000 Top Advertiser by Spending Dollars: $807,869,688 Slogans .
    • General Electric - Company | Juggle.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.juggle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .(February 2005)
  • In Fortune Magazine's 2006 "America's Most Admired Companies" list, GE ranked first overall.^ FORTUNE's list of America's largest corporations.
    • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
    • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Most Accountable Big Companies Fortune Magazine 70.2 #2 of 20 Most Profitable Companies Fortune Magazine #3 of 20 Most Admired Companies Fortune Magazine #6 of 1000 Fortune Companies 2008 Revenue: $176,656,000,000 #11 of 25 Most Saught Companies by MBAs Fortune Magazine #12 of 500 Fortune's Global 500 Revenue: $176,656,000,000 Top Advertiser by Spending Dollars: $807,869,688 Slogans .
    • General Electric - Company | Juggle.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.juggle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ While appliances are not the most exciting or profitable of GE’s businesses—the company tried, without success, to sell off its appliance business a couple of years ago—GE does have a history of innovation in the business.
    • General Electric | Marc Gunther 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.marcgunther.com [Source type: News]

    .(March 2006)[27]
  • GE was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index as one of the world's leaders in environmental, social and economic programs.
  • GE ranked ninth on Fortune Magazine's "50 Most Desirable MBA Employers" list.^ In 1896, General Electric was one of the original 12 companies listed on the newly-formed Dow Jones Industrial Average and still remains after 113 years, the only one remaining on the Dow (though it has not continuously been in the DOW index).
    • General Electric - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

    ^ General Electric (GE) is one of the world's largest conglomerates and maker of aircraft engines, power generators, railroad locomotives, and TV shows.
    • General Electric - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]
    • General Electric Co.: Blog - Business Exchange 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC bx.businessweek.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In 2008, Ms. Jung was ranked #19 on the Forbes list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”, and #6 on Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in Business” list, which she has been on since the list’s inception.
    • General Electric Co. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GE | BNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: News]

    (April 2004)

Environmental record

.GE has a history of large-scale air and water pollution.^ GE carries a full line of refrigerators and freezers, venting systems, water systems, air conditioning systems, and other appliances that serve the commercial builder with HVACR needs.
  • Buy General Electric Motors, 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.hvacplus.com [Source type: Academic]

^ GE Enterprise Solutions offers security systems, plant automation, and other large-scale solutions needed by industry.
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]

^ NYSE : GE) is a multinational conglomerate that manufactures large-scale industrial products, produces consumer appliances, and provides financial services.
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]

.Based on year 2000 data,[28] researchers at the Political Economy Research Institute listed the corporation as the fourth-largest corporate producer of air pollution in the United States, with more than 4.4 million pounds per year (2,000 Tonnes) of toxic chemicals released into the air.^ FORTUNE's list of America's largest corporations.
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ News Corporation $28,655,000,000 9.
  • General Electric - Company | Juggle.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.juggle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There’s more growth outside the United States than there is inside the United States.
  • General Electric | Marc Gunther 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.marcgunther.com [Source type: News]

[29] GE has also been implicated in the creation of toxic waste. .According to EPA documents, only the United States Government, Honeywell, and Chevron Corporation are responsible for producing more Superfund toxic waste sites.^ At the same time two other companies in the United States were producing electric devices for the home.
  • General Electric Company - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on General Electric Company 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.referenceforbusiness.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • General Electric Company -- Company History 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.fundinguniverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The importance of research at General Electric cannot be underestimated, for GE has been awarded more patents over the years than any other company in the United States.
  • General Electric Company - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on General Electric Company 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.referenceforbusiness.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ They not only represent tremendous growth opportunities for our China platforms but also support jobs in the United States.
  • General Electric // Current 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC current.com [Source type: News]

[30]
.In 1983, New York State Attorney General Robert Abrams filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York to compel GE to pay for the cleanup of what was claimed to be more than 100,000 tons of chemicals dumped (legally, at the time) from their plant in Waterford.^ There’s more growth outside the United States than there is inside the United States.
  • General Electric | Marc Gunther 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.marcgunther.com [Source type: News]

^ GE operates in more than 100 countries worldwide and generates approximately 45 percent of its revenues outside the United States.
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^ New York Times, July 2, 1929.
  • CHAPTER THREE: General Electric Funds Hitler 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.reformed-theology.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[31] .In 1999, the company agreed to pay a $250 million settlement in connection with claims it polluted the Housatonic River and other sites with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other hazardous substances.^ Pittsfield MA - GE ordered to clean up PCB pollution in Housatonic River - $250 million .
  • CorpWatch : US: The Case Against General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.corpwatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pittsfield MA -GE ordered to cleanup PCB pollution in Housatonic river $250-750 million .
  • CleanUpGE.org | GE Misdeeds 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.cleanupge.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The company agreed to pay a $50 million fine to settle the charges.
  • General Electric | Crocodyl 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.crocodyl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[32]
.From approximately 1947 to 1977, GE discharged as much as 1.3 million pounds of PCBs from its capacitor manufacturing plants at the Hudson Falls and Fort Edward facilities into the Hudson River.^ US460 million to dredge PCBs it had dumped into the Hudson River.
  • General Electric Co. - Company profile & brands 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.transnationale.org [Source type: Reference]

^ Environment and product safety: Persistent concerns about PCB contamination of the Hudson River from two GE manufacturing plants in Hudson Falls and Fort Edward have caused EPA to study the issue on a continuous basis since the site was listed on the nation’s Superfund priority site list in the early 1980s.
  • General Electric | Crocodyl 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.crocodyl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Environment and product safety: Persistent concerns about PCB contamination of the Hudson River from two GE manufacturing plants in Hudson Falls and Fort Edward have caused EPA to study the issue on a continuous basis since the site was listed on the nations Superfund priority site list in the early 1980s.
  • CorpWatch : General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.corpwatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[33] .Spending millions over many years, GE fought a media and political battle to avoid cleaning up the river: GE attacked the Superfund law in court, and launched an extensive media campaign to refute the benefits of cleaning up the river, claiming that dredging the river would actually stir up PCBs.^ Edward/Hudson Falls - GE ordered to clean up PCB contamination of Hudson River - $10 million .
  • CorpWatch : US: The Case Against General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.corpwatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hudson Falls NY - GE ordered to clean up PCB contamination of Hudson R. - $2.5 million .
  • CorpWatch : US: The Case Against General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.corpwatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Over 1.3 million pounds of PCB's were dropped in the Hudson river by GE. .
  • CleanUpGE.org | GE Misdeeds 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.cleanupge.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[34] .In 2002, GE was ordered to clean up a 40-mile (64 km) stretch of the Hudson River it had contaminated.^ Orders were up 40 percent.
  • General Electric posts - Green Tech - CNET News 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC news.cnet.com [Source type: News]

^ Up to 40-mile charge .
  • 2011 Volt | Electric Car | Chevrolet.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.chevrolet.com [Source type: General]

^ Finally, on December 6, 2000, after 16 years of studies, proposals and more studies, EPA announced a 5-year plan to dredge 2.65 million cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sediment along a 40-mile stretch of the river.
  • General Electric | Crocodyl 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.crocodyl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • CorpWatch : General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.corpwatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[35]
.In 2003, acting on concerns that the plan proposed by GE did not "provide for adequate protection of public health and the environment," the United States Environmental Protection Agency issued a unilateral administrative order for the company to "address cleanup at the GE site" in Rome, Georgia, also contaminated with PCBs.^ Shepherdsville KY- GE and others ordered to cleanup PCB contamination of soil and water .
  • CleanUpGE.org | GE Misdeeds 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.cleanupge.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shepherdsville KY - GE and others ordered to cleanup PCB contamination of soil and water .
  • CorpWatch : US: The Case Against General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.corpwatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Established more than 100 years ago and headquartered in Pennsylvania, GE Transportation, a unit of NYSE-listed General Electric Company, is supplier to the railroad, marine, drilling, and mining and wind industries that provides ...
  • General Electric - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

[36]

Environmental initiatives

In May 2005 GE announced the launch of a program called "Ecomagination," intended, in the words of CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt "to develop tomorrow’s solutions such as solar energy, hybrid locomotives, fuel cells, lower-emission aircraft engines, lighter and stronger durable materials, efficient lighting, and water purification technology,”[37] prompting the The New York Times to observe that, "while General Electric's increased emphasis on clean technology will probably result in improved products and benefit its bottom line, Mr. Immelt's credibility as a spokesman on national environmental policy is fatally flawed because of his company's intransigence in cleaning up its own toxic legacy."[38]
.GE has said that it will invest $1.4bn in cleantech research and development in 2008 as part of its Ecomagination initiative.^ Immelt has made GE’s “ecomagination” campaign a hallmark of his tenure as CEO and he said his focus at the company has been to marry capitalism and sustainability.
  • General Electric | Marc Gunther 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.marcgunther.com [Source type: News]

^ Perhaps GE's most important development in the early part of this century was its participation in the development of the high-speed steam turbine in conjunction with English, Swedish, and other inventors.
  • General Electric Company - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on General Electric Company 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.referenceforbusiness.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • General Electric Company -- Company History 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.fundinguniverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Having said that, Immelt made clear that neither his position on climate change, nor his belief in GE’s much-hyped EcoMagination initiative , spring from any personal love for the outdoors.
  • General Electric | Marc Gunther 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.marcgunther.com [Source type: News]

.As of October 2008, the scheme had resulted in 70 green products being brought to market, ranging from halogen lamps to biogas engines.^ GE is one of the largest issuers of commercial paper - short term financing in the money markets - with $88 billion outstanding as of October 2008.
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]

.In 2007, GE raised the annual revenue target for its Ecomagination initiative from $20bn in 2010 to $25bn following positive market response to its new product lines.^ We are investing in new products and are positioned to win in key global markets.
  • GE Reports 2Q '09 EPS of $.26; Industrial Cash Flow of $7.1B for 1H '09, Ahead of Plan; Capital Finance Earns $590MM; Infrastructure Earnings Flat; Total Backlog at $169B; Contractual Service Backlog at $122B, a Record High - Yahoo! Finance 23 September 2009 0:54 UTC finance.yahoo.com [Source type: News]

^ Glenn Crowther, operating with a new title of GE Performance Fabrics global product line leader for consumer and professional, told SNEWS® that yes, the company is going to pull back on marketing, but it is going to amplify investment in developing innovation.
  • SNEWS -- An Active Interest Media Company -- Log In 16 September 2009 23:24 UTC www.snewsnet.com [Source type: General]

^ It's a GE initiative to aggressively bring to market new technologies that help customers and consumers meet pressing environmental challenges to deliver comfort, convenience and electrical protection...
  • General Electric stainless steel range 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

[39]
.GE Energy’s renewable energy business has expanded greatly, to keep up with growing U.S. and global demand for clean energy.^ GE eventually pulled out of all aspects of the nuclear power business except for providing service and fuel to existing plants and conducting research on nuclear energy.
  • General Electric Company - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on General Electric Company 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.referenceforbusiness.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Now, with energy demand rising twice as fast as supply, it's finally happening, thanks to a rare alignment of interests - government, business, consumer, and environmental.
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company: News & Videos about General Electric Company - CNN.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Insurance GE has been selling off its insurance businesses in order to concentrate on expanding its other divisions' presence in emerging markets .
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]

.Since entering the renewable energy industry in 2002, GE has invested more than $850 million in renewable energy technology.^ Established more than 100 years ago and headquartered in Pennsylvania, GE Transportation, a unit of NYSE-listed General Electric Company, is supplier to the railroad, marine, drilling, and mining and wind industries that provides ...
  • General Electric - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ They provide solutions for commercial, industrial and residential use in more than 100 countries which uses innovative technologies and "ecomagination."
  • General Electric stainless steel range 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

^ GE produced more than 50 different types of radar for the armed forces and over 1,500 marine power plants for the Navy and merchant marine.
  • General Electric Company - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on General Electric Company 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.referenceforbusiness.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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.In 2009, GE’s renewable energy initiatives, which include solar power, wind power and GE Jenbacher gas engines using renewable and non-renewable methane-based gases, employ more than 4,900 people globally and have created more than 10,000 supporting jobs.^ It is also powered by electricity created by its gas-engine generator.
  • 2011 Volt | Electric Car | Chevrolet.com 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.chevrolet.com [Source type: General]

^ Established more than 100 years ago and headquartered in Pennsylvania, GE Transportation, a unit of NYSE-listed General Electric Company, is supplier to the railroad, marine, drilling, and mining and wind industries that provides ...
  • General Electric - Kosmix : Reference, Videos, Images, News, Shopping and more... 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.kosmix.com [Source type: General]

^ They provide solutions for commercial, industrial and residential use in more than 100 countries which uses innovative technologies and "ecomagination."
  • General Electric stainless steel range 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.shopwiki.com [Source type: General]

[40]
.GE Energy and Orion New Zealand Limited (Orion) have announced implementation of the first phase of a GE network management system to help improve power reliability for customers.^ What makes GE so unique and popular is that they are always implementing new technology and designs.

^ The new units were: GE Commercial Finance, GE Consumer Finance, GE Equipment Management (involved in equipment leasing and loans), and GE Insurance.
  • General Electric Company - Company Profile, Information, Business Description, History, Background Information on General Electric Company 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.referenceforbusiness.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ You will design system modules that integrate GE wide platforms to minimize account management costs.
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.GE’s ENMAC Distribution Management System is the foundation of Orion’s initiative.^ You will design system modules that integrate GE wide platforms to minimize account management costs.
  • Jobs with General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.linkup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GEs business model can be considered a global system of management by stress , with the company viewing stress and the fear of job loss as the magic formula for productivity and efficiency.
  • CorpWatch : General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.corpwatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GE’s business model can be considered a global system of management by stress , with the company viewing stress and the fear of job loss as the magic formula for productivity and efficiency.
  • General Electric | Crocodyl 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.crocodyl.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The system of smart grid technologies will significantly improve the network company’s ability to manage big network emergencies and help it to restore power faster when outages occur.^ GEs business model can be considered a global system of management by stress , with the company viewing stress and the fear of job loss as the magic formula for productivity and efficiency.
  • CorpWatch : General Electric 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.corpwatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rice was named president and CEO of GE Energy, a leading supplier of power generation technology, energy services, and energy management systems in November of 2000 through June of 2005.
  • General Electric Co. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GE | BNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: News]

^ Clinical Systems is a $3.6 billion division, developing innovative technologies that improve clinical precision at every point of patient care.
  • General Electric Co. | Company News & Executive Profiles - GE | BNET 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: News]

[41]

Educational initiatives

.GE Healthcare is collaborating with The Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Medical College of South Carolina to offer an integrated radiology curriculum during their respective MD Programs led by investigators of the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity study.^ GE Aviation to expand in South Carolina .
  • General Electric Company Company Profile | GE Company Information 15 September 2009 7:14 UTC www.bizjournals.com [Source type: News]

^ GE Healthcare [16] offers healthcare and medical-related services and goods.
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]
  • General Electric Company (GE) 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC www.wikinvest.com [Source type: News]

^ GE Healthcare licenses Medical College technology .
  • GE: GENERAL ELECTRIC CO Blogs 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC finance.aol.com [Source type: General]

[42] .GE has donated over one million dollars of Logiq E Ultrasound equipment to these two institutions.^ PR-inside - Austria Fitch Upgrades Two Classes in GE Equipment Midticket LLC, Series 2006-1 .
  • GE: GENERAL ELECTRIC CO Blogs 17 January 2010 11:29 UTC finance.aol.com [Source type: General]

^ As a result, GE spent some $385 million to acquire Intersil, a semiconductor manufacturer; Calma, a producer of computer graphics equipment; and four software producers.
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^ GE was one of the few contractors that committed workplace violations -- GE failed to meet standards for personal protective equipment at a Springfield, Mo., plant.
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Legal issues

.On August 4, 2009 the SEC fined General Electric $50 million for breaking accounting rules in two separate cases, misleading investors into believing GE would meet or beat earnings expectations.^ General Electric may build $50 million R&D center in area .
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^ General Electric (GE) ranks no.
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^ Morgan Stanley may face almost $1 billion in annual fees, while GE Capital, the financial-services unit of General Electric Co .
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GE has faced criminal action regarding its defense related operations. .GE was convicted in 1990 of defrauding the U.S. Department of Defense, and again in 1992 on charges of corrupt practices in the sale of jet engines to Israel.^ D.C.- GE fined for defrauding Defense department on contracts $1.04 million .
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^ D.C.- GE fined for money laundering and fraud over illegal sale of fighter jets to Israel-$70 million .
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^ On July 23, 1992, GE pled guilty in federal court to civil and criminal charges of defrauding the Pentagon and agreed to pay $69 million to the U.S. government in fines one of the largest defense contracting fines ever.
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Media depiction

GE was the focus of a 1991 short subject Academy Award winning documentary, "Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons, and Our Environment"[47] that juxtaposed "GE's rosy 'We Bring Good Things To Life' commercials with the true stories of workers and neighbors whose lives have been devastated by the company's involvement in building and testing nuclear bombs."[48]
.GE's corporate culture and management practices are frequently lampooned in the NBC television series 30 Rock.^ KEYWORDS: General Electric , McDonalds , organizational structure , corporate culture , management , .
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^ WORDS: 1600 DATE: 2008 PRICE: 19.99 GBP The paper examines organizational structure, corporate culture and management styles at General Electric (GE) and McDonalds comparing their governance principles, i.e.
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^ RCA's National Broadcasting Company (NBC), the leading U.S. television network, brought GE into the broadcasting business in full force.
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.In the first season episode "The Rural Juror", character Jack Donaghy opens a complex organization chart that depicts the ownership structure of General Electric's subsidiaries.^ This is a partial list of the illegal activities perpetrated by General Electric under the leadership of Jack Welch.
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^ The Bell XP-59, the first U.S. jet aircraft, flew in 1942 powered by General Electric engines.
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^ By the end of the war this technology helped General Electric develop the nation's first turboprop engine.
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.The chart reveals that NBC is a subsidary of Sheinhardt Wig Company, and NBC in turn owns subsidiaries not related to broadcasting or entertainment production.^ NBC began its network broadcasting with a November 1926 gala production originating at the old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City and at other sites.
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^ It also owns the broadcasting network NBC. In terms of market capitalization, GE is the world's second largest company and also second in the BrandZ ranking.
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^ That same year a new entity called National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was formed to operate AT&T's former stations and RCA's outlets.
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In fiction

.In the early 1950s Kurt Vonnegut was a writer for General Electric.^ General Electric's operations were divided into three business groups in the early 1990s: technology, service, and manufacturing.
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^ The world’s conglomerate leader, General Electric (NYSE:GE), is set to report earnings on Friday morning early ahead of the opening bell.
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^ During the early decades of the 20th century General Electric made further progress in its established fields and also made its first major diversification.
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A number of his novels and stories (notably Cat's Cradle) refer to the fictional city of Ilium, which appears to be loosely based on Schenectady. The Ilium Works is the setting for the short story, Deer in the Works.

See also

References

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Further reading

  • Carlson, W. Bernard. Innovation as a Social Process: Elihu Thomson and the Rise of General Electric, 1870-1900 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991).
  • Woodbury, David O. Elihu Thomson, Beloved Scientist (Boston: Museum of Science, 1944)
  • Haney, John L. The Elihu Thomson Collection American Philosophical Society Yearbook 1944.
  • Hammond, John W. Men and Volts: The Story of General Electric, published 1941, 436 pages.
  • Mill, John M. Men and Volts at War: The Story of General Electric in World War II, published 1947.

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