Obama, labor parley on tax hikes for rich

Obama, labor parley on tax hikes for rich

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Labor and progressive leaders met with U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday to discuss his push for higher taxes on upper-income earners.
Stimulus game

Stimulus game

A deal on mortgage relief for homeowners caught up in a paperwork scandal is close to complete, officials are saying.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012.
By United Press International
Obama visits GE plant in New York

Obama visits GE plant in New York

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- President Obama toured a General Electric plant in Schenectady, N.Y., telling workers GE "has something to teach" all businesses.
Obama chooses GE's Immelt to lead panel

Obama chooses GE's Immelt to lead panel

SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- General Electrics Chief Executive Officer Jeff Immelt will head the new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, U.S. President Obama said Friday.
GE plans Detroit research center

GE plans Detroit research center

DETROIT, June 25 (UPI) -- Sources close to General Electric Corp. said the company planned to open a clean energy research center in Detroit that would create 1,200 jobs.
Committee to find Geithner's replacement

Committee to find Geithner's replacement

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is looking for a new head since since Tim Geithner was named as President-elect Barack Obama's pick for treasury secretary.

GE considers appliance division sale

FAIRFIELD, Conn., May 17 (UPI) -- General Electric Co. is weighing the option of selling its 101-year-old appliance division, a longtime signature of the U.S. manufacturing giant.

Fans support WGA strike with pencil stunt

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Fans and writers, looking for an end to the Writers Guild of America strike, sent more than 500,000 pencils to Hollywood's TV networks and movie studios.

AIM wants NBC's Capus fired

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 25 (UPI) -- The Accuracy in Media editor said he wants General Electric to fire NBC News President Steve Capus for his handling of the Virginia Tech killer's manifesto.

Corporate titans seek greenhouse gas caps

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Corporate titans including General Electric and Wal-Mart joined forces in New York Tuesday, demanding governments mandate caps on greenhouse gases.

Jeff Zucker formally named NBC CEO

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Jeff Zucker formally was named president and CEO of NBC Universal during a news conference in New York Tuesday.

Report: Zucker to top NBC Universal

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- NBC Universal is set to name Jeff Zucker to succeed chief executive Robert Wright, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Report: GE seeks buyer for plastics unit

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- General Electric Co., based in Fairfield, Conn., is putting its $10 billion plastics business on the block, it was reported Monday.

GE reorganizes for savings, transparency

NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- New York's General Electric Co. said Thursday its 11 business units would be reorganized into six for savings and transparency.

GE head: Now good time to invest in Russia

MOSCOW, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- General Electric head Jeffrey Immelt said Thursday now is a good time to invest in Russia, Interfax reports.

General Electric to invest more in S.Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- General Electric's chief executive officer, Jeffrey Immelt, said Friday in Seoul that he would expand the company's investment in South Korea.

GE to acquire solar company

FAIRFIELD, Conn., March 13 (UPI) -- In what the solar power industry sees as a major vote of confidence, General Electric will acquire the largest U.S.-owned maker of solar equipment.

GE to buy Aegon's TFC

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- General Electric said it would buy Aegon's Transamerica Finance Corp. for about $5.4 billion.

GE close to acquiring Instrumentarium

FAIRFIELD, Conn., July 29 (UPI) -- European regulators have given General Electric tentative approval to aquire Instrumentarium for a proposed $2.3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Feature: Global R&D base in India?

CALCUTTA, India, March 5 (UPI) -- India as a global base for corporate research and development?
INDRAJIT BASU, UPI Business Correspondent

Executive Business Briefing

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Stocks ease ahead of Fed meeting

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Investors worried that another interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve won't help improve corporate earnings anytime soon helped send the Dow Jones industrial average Monday back below the 10,000 level, and the Nasdaq composite index below the 2,000 mark

Stocks ease ahead of Fed meeting

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market were slightly lower in light trading at midday Monday in a continuation of Friday's weak