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It takes years to become an F-16 pilot, but only seconds to lose your plane – and perhaps your life – when things go haywire. On May 4, an Air Force pilot aboard...

Can GE Help Bring Common Core Standards to Life?

This morning the GE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the multinational General Electric Company, announced a landmark $18 million investment to support state...

General Electric Bets on the Solar-Power Market

It's good news for solar advocates and bad news for competitors: General Electric is breaking into the solar business in a major way. In April, GE announced it...

GE Picks Up the Slack on Green Tech

I have a piece in today's magazine about General Electric's big solar bet. The multinational behemoth—which has already built a $6 billion-plus wind turbine...

NBC

The powers that be are taking away Jack Donaghy's microwave ovens. The cast of "30 Rock" — a show about a fictional program on a very real TV network — will have...

In Defense of General Electric

Investors have deserted GE's stock over the last week like draft dodgers fleeing to Canada. The firm's shares fell more than 20% over the five trading days,...

The Weather Channel's Real Worth

The sky was apparently the limit when media conglomerate NBC Universal, along with private equity firms Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group, agreed on Sunday...

Abu Dhabi: Rising Power

To track Barack Obama's path through the Middle East in recent days was to stick a pin in the region's bloodiest spots: Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian...

A Reunion at the "MIT of India"

Google, Microsoft and General Electric came to Santa Clara, Calif., last weekend, and all but begged graduates of one of the world's top engineering schools to...

People to Watch In International Business

David Calhoun GOING PRIVATE Public companies, beware: private-equity firms are trolling for your top managers. General Electric became the latest prey in...