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  • Electrolux to Buy GE Appliances Business for $3.3 Billion

    09/08/2014 12:47:59 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 27 replies
    online.wsj.com ^ | 09/08/2014 | Jens Hansegard and James R. Hagerty
    Electrolux AB has agreed to pay $3.3 billion to acquire General Electric Co.'s appliances business, a move that would put the Swedish group head-to-head with Whirlpool Corp. at the top of the U.S. market for white goods. The deal is the largest ever by Electrolux and comes amid consolidation among makers of stoves, dishwashers and washing machines. Whirlpool agreed to pay more than $1 billion this summer to acquire a majority stake in Italian company Indesit Co. , a purchase that would roughly double Whirlpool's business in Europe. Electrolux shares surged 5.1% in Stockholm on news of the deal.
  • GE wants part in domestic fighter jet development (South Korea)

    08/21/2014 4:33:38 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Korea Herald ^ | 2014-08-21
    General Electric Korea on Thursday expressed its willingness to join the South Korean government’s plan to develop a double-engine platform for its next generation of fighter jets. The U.S.-based conglomerate said it could do more good when collaborating with Korean companies in the KFX project, while promoting its rich history and competitiveness in the global aerospace industry. “GE has played a significant role in the development of Korea’s aerospace defense industry by providing jet engines, avionics and integrated systems,” said Khang Sung-wook, president and CEO of GE Korea, at a press conference in Seoul. “Through the KFX program, GE seeks...
  • GE in talks to sell historic appliance division

    08/14/2014 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 14, 2014 4:20 PM EDT | Jonathan Fahey
    General Electric confirmed that it is considering the sale of its historic appliance division, part of its effort to focus on selling more complex and profitable industrial equipment. The confirmation came after the Swedish appliance maker Electrolux released a statement Thursday that it was in discussions to buy the business from GE, which is based in Fairfield, Connecticut. …
  • GE-Sponsored Site Accuses Israel of War Crimes

    07/02/2014 8:19:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/2/14 | Adam Kredo
    The General Electric-sponsored explanatory website Vox.com is again facing criticism for biased and hostile reporting about Israel following a Wednesday article that accused the Jewish state of committing war crimes against the Palestinians following the murder by Hamas of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers earlier this week. Vox writer Max Fisher accused Israel of waging “collective punishment” against the Palestinians and preferring war to peace following Israel’s targeted military strikes on Hamas terrorists responsible for murdering the children and launching rocket attacks on citizens. Fisher argued that air strikes against Hamas are not justified because the killings were carried out by...
  • USN study revives GE's hopes for major F414 upgrade

    04/28/2014 9:34:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 04/28/2014 | STEPHEN TRIMBLE
    A major engine upgrade for the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fleet is being seriously considered by the US Navy for a programme launch in Fiscal Year 2016. GE Aviation and the navy jointly funded a one-year study – which kicked off last October – to examine the details of implementing a nearly 15-year-old proposal to upgrade the F414-GE-400 with the “enhanced durability engine” (EDE) kit. Following a decade of component and rig testing and several false starts on the export market, the study may be GE Aviation’s best hope of salvaging a programme that could improve the thrust of the...
  • GE: We Bring Bad Karma to Life. Obamacare dragging down their health care division's profits

    04/25/2014 7:20:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/25/2014 | Ed Driscoll
    “General Electric to investors: Obamacare is hurting our medical business,” Patrick Howley writes at the Daily Caller: General Electric is telling its investors that Obamacare is to blame for recent losses in the company’s health care division, The Daily Caller has learned.“Hospitals and clinics appear to be delaying purchases and responses to the ACA [Affordable Care Act],” stated GE senior vice president and CFO Jeffrey S. Bornstein in the company’s first-quarter earnings call.General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, an outside economic adviser to President Obama, confirmed at a shareholder meeting Wednesday that the health sector is experiencing uncertainty.Asked at the...
  • GE Boss Jeff Immelt Says ObamaCare Hurting Business

    04/23/2014 4:36:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 23, 2014 | BY PAUL BEDARD
    A week after General Electric blamed Obamacare for hurting its medical business, the company's chairman on Wednesday warned that uncertainty in the health care field will persist for much longer. “I think that there's still a lot of uncertainty in health care and we'll just have to see that over time,” warned Jeff Immelt during a shareholders' meeting in Chicago. Last week, the firm released financial figures which showed a rise in profits, but a cut in its medical business. That was blamed on companies and hospitals holding back on purchases of GE equipment out of concern over how bad...
  • Arming the Mullahs: Boeing and GE given export licenses to sell aircraft components to Iran.

    04/08/2014 7:26:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/08/2014 | Michael Ledeen
    Somebody on Twitter posted an upbeat message saying the US delegation to the latest round of talks with Iranian officials was quite optimistic. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a born optimist and I love optimism, but I’d rather revel in victory than hope for good news, and the Iranians have every reason to revel. The Obama crowd has just ok’d something the Tehran tyrants have desperately wanted since the eighties: spare parts [1] for their long-grounded American passenger aircraft. Boeing and General Electric were given export licenses by the Treasury Department and everyone involved has been chanting “we take...
  • Matthew Yglesias is Juice Vox Media’s Village Idiot and Liar-in-Chief

    03/27/2014 10:03:22 AM PDT · by shepardspie33 · 2 replies
    Red State ^ | March 27, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Well, now we know why the Washington Post did not want to invest in Ezra Klein’s “explanatory journalism” nonsense. Turns out it is just a left-wing propaganda tool trying to spin instead of explain. Let us turn our attention to Matthew Yglesias, the Executive Editor of Ezra Klein’s new site. As my friend Pejman Yousefzadeh has well documented, Yglesias is just not that bright. He thinks Joe Lieberman is a dumb Jewish politician; was shocked to discover Senators represent the states as opposed to populations; was unaware of a black conservative tradition; couldn’t understand why Miami didn’t expand westward (hint:...
  • Scarborough To Rich Who Shield Money Abroad: 'You're Not Welcome in the USA: Leave!'

    01/21/2014 6:13:09 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is Joe Scarborough taking tips from NY Governor Andrew Cuomo? Cuomo recently declared that conservatives who are pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and opposed to gay marriage "have no place in the state of New York." On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough took things a step further, telling rich people who shield money abroad to reduce their taxes "you're not welcome in the United States of America." Thundered the self-righteous Scarborough: "Follow your damn money. Leave! Go!" Wonder if Scarborough's banishment order applies to corporations as well as individuals? If so, say sayanora to Apple, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard . ....
  • Hudson River town wonders what's next as GE plant heads south in latest NY manufacturing loss

    12/29/2013 7:28:10 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 49 replies
    FORT EDWARD, New York — When General Electric moves jobs from its capacitor plant in this Hudson River town next year, worker Mark Rock figures he might have to leave, too. About 200 jobs will head south as soon as September when GE sends local operations to Florida to cut costs. While New York has had successes in the constant geographical tug of war for jobs, manufacturing jobs like these have been dwindling for decades. People in this area south of the Adirondack Mountains are the latest to wonder what comes next.
  • Hudson River town wonders what's next as GE plant heads south in latest NY manufacturing loss

    12/28/2013 7:15:01 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 50 replies
    The Republic.com ^ | December 21, 2013 | MICHAEL HILL
    FORT EDWARD, New York — When General Electric moves jobs from its capacitor plant in this Hudson River town next year, worker Mark Rock figures he might have to leave, too. About 200 jobs will head south as soon as September when GE sends local operations to Florida to cut costs. While New York has had successes in the constant geographical tug of war for jobs, manufacturing jobs like these have been dwindling for decades. People in this area south of the Adirondack Mountains are the latest to wonder what comes next. "The high-paying jobs that we have now in...
  • The FSOC Expands 'Too Big To Fail'

    07/22/2013 6:54:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    American Enterprise Institute. ^ | July 18, 2013 | Peter J. Wallison
    The FSOC’s decision to expand the too-big-to-fail designation to nonbank firms will be seen as the most damaging action taken under Dodd-Frank. It was no surprise that the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) decided last week to cite a number of nonbank firms as systemically significant, placing them in line for greater regulatory scrutiny by the Federal Reserve. What was a surprise is that — in the midst of a huge outcry in Congress about banks that are too big to fail (TBTF) — neither Congress nor the administration asked the FSOC to stop the designation process until the too-big-to-fail...
  • Honeywell introduces city-controlled thermostat system for homes

    06/12/2013 7:03:14 AM PDT · by biggerten · 119 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 06/11/2013 | Julio Ojeda-Zapata
    Honeywell has announced a new Wi-Fi-controlled thermostat that is intended to be distributed by municipalities instead of purchased at retail by consumers in order to better manage energy consumption across a town or city. South Sioux City, Neb., will be the first community to deploy the new thermostat to help its 13,000 residents manage electricity costs, which are said to have risen steadily there in the past three years. In the future, other municipalities will recruit residents to reduce energy consumption when demand spikes, a strategy known as automated demand response, or ADR. As part of this, the residents would...
  • As Towns Say No, Signs of Rising Resistance to Smart Meters

    05/28/2013 7:21:52 PM PDT · by opentalk · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 18, 2013 | Chris Hooks
    BRADY, Tex. — In October, the City Council of this Central Texas town voted unanimously to purchase advanced electric meters, known as smart meters, for the city-owned electric utility. But some residents resisted, and the smart meter vote played a large role in last weekend’s recall of the city’s mayor and the electoral defeat of two council members. Voters here passed a referendum last weekend to enshrine in the City Charter the right of residents to refuse the installation of smart meters on their property. Sheila Hemphill, an organizer of the effort, called the victory her “San Jacinto.” The reaction...
  • Smart Meters – Not a Smart Idea Health & Safety Risks of Wireless Utility Meters

    05/07/2013 4:05:52 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 28 replies
    Right Side News ^ | May 7, 2013 | Rick Haymow
    There are now 322 million cell phone subscribers in the U.S. and 4 billion worldwide with over 5 million cell towers and antennas scattered across the planet. 20 million Americans currently use wireless laptops, tablets, and routers, and according to the Wireless Association, that number has increased by 50% in just the last two years. Wireless devices emit radio frequency radiation (RFR) that consists of low intensity high frequency radio waves of non-ionizing radiation in the microwave range of approximately 900 MHz to 2.4 GHz. Wireless RFR now permeates most cities and rural areas and is spreading at lightning speed...
  • GE Capital Quietly Cuts Off Lending to Gun Shops

    04/25/2013 7:31:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/24/2013 | Jason Howerton
    General Electric, Co. has been quietly informing gun shop owners that the company will no longer be providing lending services to them, the Wall Street Journal reports. GE Capital is apparently reconsidering its relationship to firearms companies following the Sandy Hook shooting.
  • GE Capital stops lending to gun shops: WSJ

    04/24/2013 12:30:39 PM PDT · by MulberryDraw · 54 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 4/24/2013 | Jim Jelter
    SAN FRANCISO (MarketWatch) -- General Electric Co' GE +2.36% financial unit, GE Capital, is cutting off lending to guns shops, according to a report Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal that cited letters sent by the company to several gun shop owners. "Industry changes, new legislation and tragic events" led GE Capital to reexamine its policies on financing firearms, spokesman Russell Wilkerson told the Journal.
  • GE to Cut Back Trains (Cut 950 Jobs, Some Go to Texas)

    04/10/2013 6:58:10 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09 April 2013 | Kate Linebaugh
    General Electric Co. GE +0.35%plans to cut 950 jobs at its unionized locomotive plant in Pennsylvania and shift one-sixth of the employment to a newer facility in Texas, citing weaker North American locomotive demand due to falling coal prices. The job cuts will begin in October pending a 60-day period of talks with union leaders. GE met with representatives from the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers union Tuesday. The company plans to add 160 jobs in Texas. GE's factory in Fort Worth, Texas—which isn't unionized and began locomotive production in January—is 20% more productive per employee than the more-than-100-year-old...
  • Fools to the left of us, Fools on the right - stuck in the middle with Amnesty!

    03/22/2013 9:25:43 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | Mar 22, 2013 | TheTownCrier
    We would all do well to acknowledge just who the power brokers are who are pushing amnesty. Please note below from Open Secrets, Microsoft's big issues. Gates gives most of his $$$ to democrats, except for lobbying. He supported Obama, is a fan of amnesty. He likes cheap labor. Microsoft - TOP ISSUES LOBBIED, 2012 1. Taxes 2. Immigration 3. Telecommunications 4. Computers & Information Tech 5. Copyright, Patent & Trademark Do you know who his biggest lobbyists are.....The K St. goons who facilitate his liberal agenda? That might surprise you. [SNIP]”Yesterday, Grover Norquist’s weekly Americans for Tax Reform conclave...
  • Ed Schultz to Radio Show Caller: I Don't Shill for GE! I Shill for Obama!

    03/08/2013 6:00:53 PM PST · by chessplayer · 3 replies
    Ed Schultz touts his radio program as the place "where America comes to talk" -- providing that "America" agrees with Schultz. Good example of the habitually acerbic Schultz's response to criticism was heard on the show yesterday when a caller questioned the basis for Schultz's support of President Obama's use of drones to kill suspected terrorists. (audio clip after page break) The caller alleged that Schultz backs Obama's drone policy because General Electric, which unloads its 49 percent share of MSNBC parent company NBCUniversal at the end of March, profits from selling drones. Schultz has appeared on "The Ed Show"...
  • General Electric gets out of the TV business

    02/12/2013 9:19:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2013 9:31 PM EST | Scott Mayerowitz
    General Electric is saying goodbye to 30 Rock—the building and the TV business born there. It’s another step in GE’s efforts to focus on less glamorous—but theoretically more profitable—ventures such as manufacturing medical imaging equipment, airplane engines and electrical generators. … GE is giving up its stake in one of America’s best-known brands. The sale includes the NBC broadcast network, which airs everything from “Law & Order” to “The Office” and “The Biggest Loser.” The company also owns cable networks Bravo, CNBC, Telemundo, USA and the Golf Channel. There’s also Universal Pictures, which over its 100 years has offered movies...
  • Obammunist Hacks at NBC BLACK-OUT Hagel Confirmation Hearing Meltdown

    02/01/2013 4:01:17 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 February 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Ruh-Ro! Seems 'Two-buck Chuck's Senate confirmation hearing was such an unmitigated disaster, NBC actually censored the live event when it started to get ugly for Hagel... In their -and their brain-dead viewers'- minds, Hagel's getting crispy-fried by GOP senator Lindsay Graham yesterday didn't even happen... you know, just like Bob 'Young-n-Fresh' Menendez's little (lil') girl problem (that also doesn't exist): Doug Ross: NBC is America's answer to the Soviet Union's Pravda. It serves as an unofficial public relations arm of the Obama administration.  It has been caught -- on numerous occasions (e.g., here and here) -- editing video and audio...
  • 2 Naperville (Illinois) smart meter activists arrested during installation

    01/30/2013 4:34:14 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    Beacon News/Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 23, 2013 | SSUSAN FRICK CARLMAN and BILL BIRD
    Two Naperville residents who have long opposed the city’s Smart Grid Initiative clashed with police Wednesday afternoon as municipal employees attempted to install an electric smart meter at one of their homes. Malia K. “Kim” Bendis, president of the grass roots Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group, and board member Jennifer A. Stahl face trial in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton on misdemeanor charges. Bendis was cited for attempted eavesdropping and resisting a peace officer, and Stahl for interfering with police and “preventing access to customer’s premises,” according to a city of Naperville community relations officer. (snip) Stahl allegedly resisted...
  • GE Capital: More gun control from the banks

    01/23/2013 7:06:53 PM PST · by kiryandil · 26 replies
    Ticker Forum - FedUp ^ | January 23, 2013 | Bud's Gun Shop
    as posted on Buds Gun Shops facebook It's official....we received our letter from GE Capital today that our merchant agreement will be terminated effective 2/18/2013. Although they originally told us this would only affect online sales, the letter indicates they are terminating both online and retail merchant business. We still accept credit cards and ACH/Echeck as well as checks by mail....and also offer our 90 day layaway plan....so we do have several other payment options. GE was just our only deferred interest finance option. ACH/Echeck is the preferred payment option as you can quickly and securely pay online and still...
  • GE’s Immelt: The Damndest Scoundrel and the Damndest Fool

    12/12/2012 5:20:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | John Ransom
    “Jim Jett always used to say that his brother was the damndest scoundrel that was ever borne,” drawled Abraham Lincoln, “but by the infinite mercy of providence he was also the damndest fool.” Jeffrey Immelt, the modern version of Jim Jett’s brother and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric, should be fired. Actually, if it’s possible, he should be fired twice: once because he’s a scoundrel and another time because he’s a fool. As a fool and as a scoundrel, the guy has wonderful timing; timing that can only be attributed to the vast Left-Wing conspiracy that aims to convince Americans...
  • The Insourcing Boom

    12/02/2012 6:55:58 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 25 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Dec 2012 | Charles Fishman
    One key difference between the U.S. economy today and that of 15 or 20 years ago is the labor environment—not just wages in factories, but the degree of flexibility displayed by unions and workers. Many observers would say these changes reflect a loss of power and leverage by workers, and they would be right. But management, more keenly aware of offshoring’s perils, is also trying to create a different (and better) factory environment. Hourly employees increasingly participate in workplace decision making in ways that are more like what you find in white-collar technology companies. In late 2008, Dirk Bowman and...
  • GE Healthcare to Eliminate 2 Percent of Jobs in Wisconsin

    11/20/2012 5:27:09 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 11 replies
    hispanicbusiness.com ^ | Nov 19, 2012 | Rick Barrett
    GE Healthcare said Friday it is cutting 2 percent of its jobs in Wisconsin, where it has 6,500 employees, and 10 percent of its workforce in Vermont, where it employs about 500 people. The Waukesha-based medical equipment manufacturer said it needs to make "tough decisions in the current economic climate" and was looking for ways to streamline its operations and lower costs. "This will reduce complexity, speed up decision making and help us become more accessible to our customers," said GE spokesman Benjamin Fox. "It also addresses the continued economic challenges in Europe and the U.S., and it will position...
  • Mika Dismayed As Obama Czar Rattner Roots For Scott Brown

    10/02/2012 6:09:52 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski played Dem re-education camp counselor on Morning Joe today. When former Obama "car czar" Steve Rattner wandered off the reservation, expressing support for Scott Brown over Elizabeth Warren in the Massachussetts senate race, Brzezinski tried to herd him back into line, asking him to agree that Warren is a "fantastic" candidate. But Rattner would not obey. While conceding that she was "fantastic," Rattner made clear that he disagrees with her "on about 75% of her views on how the economy and the financial sector should be managed." View the amusing video here.
  • Anti-Obama video protests ‘our taxpayer dollars promoting Communism’ in China

    10/02/2012 1:26:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 1, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Internet users in four swing states will begin to see a video that faults President Obama for allowing taxpayer dollars to finance communism based on reports that Shanghai GM backed a Chinese propaganda film. “The Chinese Government recently released a propaganda movie on the Founding of the Communist Party. And who was the movie’s primary sponsor? General Motors. Yes. Our taxpayer dollars that President Obama gave General Motors in the auto-bailout are helping promote communism,” the Let Freedom Ring (LFR) ad narrator says, citing the General Motors bailout. GM has denied any connection to the Chinese company that funded the...
  • CBS Radio News "Now at least Federal authorities might be able to punish the filmmaker"... "

    09/28/2012 10:14:41 AM PDT · by Tirian · 119 replies
    CBS news ^ | Sep 28, 2012 | Dan Raviv
    Short CBS newscast at noon (ET) Friday on the filmmaker taken into custody on probation violations. I was taken aback by Raviv say, and I checked the broadcast posted at the URL to make sure I had heard right. Asterisks indicate spoken emphasis in the broadcast: ANCHOR (Steve Kathan) "The man behind the anti-Islam video that sparked outrage in the Muslim world is still in jail in Los Angeles for a probation violation. RAVIV "I'm Dan Raviv in Washington. The short movie posted on YouTube has had a lot of diplomatic impact. It was *clearly* designed to insult the Prophet...
  • Pat Caddell Says: Media Have Become “Enemy of the American People”

    09/28/2012 5:52:41 AM PDT · by opentalk · 57 replies
    AIM ^ | September 27, 2012 | Roger Aronoff
    In remarks to the AIM conference, “ObamaNation: A Day of Truth,” on September 21 st , former Democratic pollster and analyst Pat Caddell said, “I think we’re at the most dangerous time in our political history in terms of the balance of power in the role that the media plays in whether or not we maintain a free democracy.” Caddell noted that while First Amendment protections were originally provided to the press so they would protect the liberty and freedom of the public from "organized governmental power,” they had clearly relinquished the role of impartial news providers. ...Caddell added that...
  • It’s Obama’s Turn To Release Some Documents

    09/25/2012 11:55:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 28 replies
    CBS local ^ | September 25, 2012 | Scott Paulson
    Last Friday, GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney disclosed his tax returns and health records. In particular, the release of the tax information was a pleasant surprise –released without pre-announcement or fanfare. Romney gave information that dates back to 1990 which ought to close Harry Reid’s mouth for a time .....–it would be absolutely wonderful if the “right” would get such a disclosed-documentary surprise from President Barack Obama. ...What are Americans on the “left” afraid of learning about Obama? Simple curiosity would demand that Obama’s academic records be released –let alone really wanting to know about the past of the man...
  • Business Icon Jack Welch: “Romney’s Going to Win – Don’t Get Weak-Kneed” (Video)

    09/20/2012 8:25:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 20, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric Jack Welch told Neil Cavuto today that Mitt Romney will win. “Mitt Romney will win and I don’t want you to get weak-kneed like this last discussion with Charlie about Wall Street getting weak-kneed. Nobody’s getting weak-kneed.” That’s some sage advice from an American hero. (VIDEO AT LINK)
  • Reporters attacking Romney for Libyan, Cairo Attacks

    09/12/2012 7:29:53 AM PDT · by pabianice · 106 replies
    Fox News Channel | 9/12/12
    Romney on now regarding yesterday's attacks on the US. Reporters are barking like mad dogs in their rage to hurt Romney, bombarding him with questions about his strong denunciation of the attacks yesterday and Obama's craven apology to the Muslim world. 'Do you feel you were wrong when you denounced the attacks yesterday?' 'Do you feel you were unfair to President Obama in your remarks?' 'How would a President Romney have acted?' Disgusting.
  • Obama's Jobs Council chief, GE CEO Immelt says he will vote for Romney.

    08/23/2012 5:15:21 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 30 replies
    TheFounderskeeper ^ | August 23, 2012
    Obama's Jobs Council chief, GM CEO Jeff Immelt says he will vote for Romney. Obama has had no jobs meetings in months.
  • GE recalls 1.3 million dishwashers due to fire hazard

    08/13/2012 7:20:41 PM PDT · by deltaromeo11 · 12 replies
    Consumer Reports ^ | August 9, 2012 | Consumer Reports
    GE Appliances has recalled about 1.3 million of its GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile, and Hotpoint dishwashers because an electrical failure in the heating element can pose a fire hazard. GE has received 15 reports of heating element failures, including seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. None of these recalled dishwashers are in our current Ratings. Sold for $350 to $850 at appliance dealers, builder distributors, and other stores nationwide from March 2006 through August 2009, the recalled dishwashers came in...
  • List of Foreign Countries Receiving BILLIONS in Obama Stimulus Funds, American Jobs

    08/13/2012 2:56:23 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 6 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-13-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    If you are not aware that Obama's obscene $787 BILLION stimulus program now stands at $1.2 TRILLION and growing, please read that story here, but not before taking a look at the foreign companies receiving your tax money from the ever growing Obama Stimulus. Let your friends know the BILLIONS intended to stimulate the American economy, stimulated the rest of the world, and in the tsunami that resulted, thousands of Americans lost their jobs: A record of a President's stimulus failure goes round the world:AUSTRALIA: $162,000 for Melanoma Tumor Samples to be sent to the National Cancer Institute CHINA: Outsourced jobs to China. ●...
  • Taxpayers Help Fund Chevy Volt Village (This is outrageous)

    07/31/2012 4:00:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 31, 2012 | Mark Modica
    Well, I really have to hand it to the Obama Administration and General Motors when it comes to promoting green energy initiatives and the Chevy Volt; if nothing else, they are persistent. Unfortunately, that persistence continues to come at the expense of US taxpayers. The latest folly, as reported by Edmunds Inside Line , involves a $10.4 million grant from the Energy Department to create what Edmunds calls "Chevrolet Volt-ville." GM and OnStar have joined a partnership (which includes GE Energy, of course) that had been formed to create a community in Texas called Pecan Street Inc. GM says the...
  • 787 suffers "engine issue" on Charleston runway

    07/29/2012 7:07:57 PM PDT · by WeatherGuy · 17 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | July 29, 2012 | Staff
    The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an engine malfunction in a 787 that may have caused a grass fire at Charleston International Airport, shutting down the runway for more than an hour Saturday afternoon. A Boeing statement emailed late Saturday confirmed that "a 787 experienced an engine issue today while undergoing preflight runway testing in North Charleston. As the NTSB investigates, Boeing and GE are working closely with the agency and are committed to resolving the issue appropriately."
  • Barack Obama: Crony Capitalist in Chief? Part 1

    07/21/2012 6:28:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2012 | Political Calculations
    President Obama opened a controversy when he made the following comments during a campaign stop at a fire station in Roanoke, Virginia: If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business. you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money...
  • Obama has investments in companies that ship jobs overseas

    07/17/2012 11:35:25 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 17, 2012 | Philip Klein
    President Obama has accused Mitt Romney of raking in profits from investing in companies that ship American jobs overseas, but according to his most recent financial disclosure, he and First Lady Michelle Obama have hundreds of thousands of dollars in a mutual fund that has large holdings in corporations that outsource jobs. “(Romney) invested in companies that have been called ‘pioneers’ of outsourcing,” Obama said at a Saturday campaign event in Glen Allen, Va. “I don’t want a pioneer in outsourcing. I want some insourcing.” But Obama’s own portfolio shows a willingness to invest in American corporations that have shifted...
  • Vast F.D.A. Effort Tracked E-Mails of Its Scientists

    07/16/2012 8:43:16 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7-14-2012 | ERIC LICHTBLAU and SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — A wide-ranging surveillance operation by the Food and Drug Administration against a group of its own scientists used an enemies list of sorts as it secretly captured thousands of e-mails that the disgruntled scientists sent privately to members of Congress, lawyers, labor officials, journalists and even President Obama, previously undisclosed records show. What began as a narrow investigation into the possible leaking of confidential agency information by five scientists quickly grew in mid-2010 into a much broader campaign to counter outside critics of the agency’s medical review process, according to the cache of more than 80,000 pages of...
  • NBC News to GOP Rep: 'You're Not Entitled To Those Documents'

    06/20/2012 10:20:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/12 | staff
    NBC News' Thomas Roberts accuses Rep. John Mica (R-FL) of "sour grapes" and having "an axe to grind" for requesting Fast and Furious documents that, according to Roberts, Congress is "not entitled to." s
  • MSNBC Guest: Would A White President Get Heckled?

    06/15/2012 12:43:58 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 110 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 15, 2012 | Julian Epstein
    "This is just so unprecedented and outrageous, that you have to ask the question, would the right-wing president be doing this if we had a white president there?" MSNBC guest and Democratic strategist Julian Epstein said on the channel this afternoon. "I think it's a very important question because I think this is the first African-American president. We've never had a white president been told by the opposing party to shut up in the middle of a major address to the Congress. We've never had a president like this heckled so disrespectfully. We've never had this otherness afforded to any...
  • NBC Worried About Romney Hanging Around With NBC Star Donald Trump

    05/29/2012 2:55:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    News Buster.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Kyle Drennan
    In an astonishing display of hypocrisy, NBC News repeatedly decried Mitt Romney using celebrity businessman Donald Trump to fundraise for his campaign. This is the same Donald Trump who hosts NBC reality shows The Apprentice and The Celebrity Apprentice and who routinely appears on the Today show to promote those programs, including just last week. On Tuesday's Today, correspondent Peter Alexander declared that Trump "causes heartburn for some in the Republican Party because of his insistence on renewing questions about where the President was born." He later wrapped up his report by parroting Obama campaign talking points: "The Obama campaign...
  • The 1992 Memo That Explains Why Obama's Going on Jimmy Fallon's Show

    04/25/2012 6:25:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 4/23/12 | Elspeth Reeve
    President Obama will be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC on Tuesday, and we can probably blame this on a 1992 memo from a Bill Clinton campaign staffer on the necessity of doing "UnPresidential" stuff to get voters to like the candidate. On Monday, Lapham's Quarterly posted an April 27, 1992 memo from Mandy Grunwald in which she encouraged the campaign to be openminded about getting free media from low-brow soft-focus interview shows like The Tonight Show, Late Night,and yes, The Arsenio Hall Show. Just over a month later, Clinton appeared on Arsenio and famously played the saxophone....
  • Localities Get Up to $33,000 in Subsidies per Chevy Volt (Outrageous tax dollar waste)

    04/23/2012 1:03:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 23, 2012 | Mark Modica
    A Jacksonville.com report gives a good explanation for why some Florida localities are purchasing Chevy Volts. When Jacksonville's chief of fleet management, Karim Kurji, was asked what the advantage of going green by purchasing Volts was he hit the nail on the head when he replied, "Federal money." The story goes on to reveal that the total federal taxpayer money used to subsidize one Chevy Volt purchased by Atlantic Beach was over $33,000. It now appears obvious that the Obama Administration and General Motors are willing to pay just about any price, even if the taxpayers are footing the...
  • Former GE CEO Jack Welch Hits Finger-Pointer In Chief

    04/15/2012 3:53:03 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    IBD editorials ^ | April 15, 2012
    Leadership: A business icon has ripped the administration's "divide and conquer" strategy, the president's refusal to take responsibility for his policies and for an enemies list that would make a disgraced ex-president proud. We now have the Obama Principle. It's like the Peter Principle, in which people rise to the level of their incompetence, except as redefined by this administration you refuse to recognize your incompetence and constantly blame others when things go wrong. Jack Welch, renowned former CEO of General Electric before it became the nontaxpaying sock puppet for the administration's green energy push, has penned an Op-Ed article...
  • WELCH ON OBAMA: IT'S ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE TO BLAME WITH THIS GUY...

    04/13/2012 3:39:14 PM PDT · by bramps · 30 replies
    HOTAIR DAILY EXPRESS ^ | 4/13/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Eh, what does this guy know about leadership, anyway? He’s only the most widely respected CEO of the last twenty years or so and the founder of a school that develops leaders in the business world, plus the author of a book or two on the subject. Former GE chief Jack Welch unloaded on Barack Obama yesterday for his chronic lack of leadership, manifest mainly through the ever-expanding universe of scapegoats that Obama cites for the failures of his economic policies. Welch thinks that Obama has become positively Nixonian — or maybe worse (via Instapundit):