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Jack Welch, iconic General Electric CEO, dead at 84

Mar 03, 2020 - 8:31 AM

'There was no corporate leader like Neutron Jack,' President Donald Trump tweets, referring to a nickname Welch earned for his ruthless job cuts

REST IN PEACE. Former business executive, author, and chemical engineer Jack Welch. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for LinkedIn/AFP

Chinese-American engineer charged with stealing GE technology

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:10 AM

The FBI allegedly found a handbook detailing 'resources' Beijing would grant to individuals providing certain technologies, court documents say

GE. A General Electric Co. logo is displayed on the door of one of the company's microwave ovens being offered for sale at a Sears store January 22, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. File photo by Scott Olson/AFP

GE to cut 12,000 jobs in power unit

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:38 PM

General Electric announces it will cut approximately 1/5 blue collar and white collar jobs in its GE Power unit, in a bid to cut costs

GENERAL ELECTRIC. The logo of US company General Electric is seen at a factory of the group, on November 21, 2017 in Montoir-de-Bretagne, western France. Loic Venance/AFP

General Electric announces retirement of CEO Jeff Immelt

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Immelt who has served in the role since 2001 will hand his chief executive position over to John Flannery on August 1 the company says

RETIRING. In this file photo, Chairman and CEO of US industrial giant General Electric (GE) Jeffrey Immelt smiles as he takes part in a GE forum 'Ecomagination' on October 29, 2015 in Paris. Eric Piermont/AFP

Sweden to scrap taxes on solar energy in 2017

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:54 PM

Solar energy is currently marginal in the Nordic nation accounting for less than 0 1 of electricity production Sweden relies mostly on hydropower 39 and nuclear power 36

SOLAR ENERGY. A partial solar eclipse is visible behind a statue of Sweden's King Gustav III through a break in the cloud cover over Stockholm's old town in Sweden on March 20, 2015. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Indonesia expects power projects from GE

Sep 16, 2015 - 10:26 AM

With Ex Im bank shut GE is expected to move 500 jobs overseas

EXPORT. GE plans power projects in a number of international markets, including Indonesia.

PLDT to invest over $30 million in 'Big Data' services

May 13, 2015 - 8:18 PM

In the long run these Big Data solutions will help improve PLDT s bottom line and increase the subscriber base of the group PLDT chief strategy officer Winston Damarillo says

PLDT now has a network of 6 data centers with close to 2,500 racks...By 2016, we will have a full capacity to 8,000 racks, PLDT Chairman Manuel Pangilinan says. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Challenging climate crisis, shifting power to people

Apr 11, 2014 - 2:26 PM

We need to change the direction where our country’s climate change narratives are heading

COA: P115M in neglected PGH equipment now junk

Feb 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM

Not that the state run hospital didn t have money it just didn t attend to repairs and maintenance requirements according to auditors

NEGLECTED EQUIPMENT. A September 2012 picture of the Philippine General Hospital. Photo by Faisal Hermogeno Jackarain from Wikipedia

Japan study looks to big data for signs of Alzheimer's

Feb 12, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Researchers are hoping to develop an epoch making method to find predictors of brain disorder by analyzing massive amounts of data with new software

Fortune 500 profits near record; Wal-Mart is #1

May 07, 2013 - 5:19 AM

The 500 largest US companies scored near record profits in 2012 and retailer Wal Mart replaced ExxonMobil as the biggest revenue maker on the annual list

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'Powerhouse' business delegation to visit PH

Jan 21, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Top business executives from Citigroup Chevron Coca Cola General Electric JP Morgan Chase and Procter Gamble are visiting Manila from January 23 to 25 to scout for investment and trade opportunities in the Philippines