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  • GE pares off financial unit and returns to industrial roots

    General Electric is leaving the lending business, a major source of both profit and risk, as it continues to whittle its focus down to an industrial core. The company said Friday that it will sell most of its GE Capital assets over the next two years,...
  • US close higher for second week; GE soars on deal news

    U.S. stocks advanced Friday, capping off a second straight weekly advance for the market. Investors were encouraged by the latest corporate deal news, that General Electric would be selling its long-struggling lending business. Investors are turning...
  • GE casting off lending business in return to its industrial roots

    GE casting off lending business in return to its industrial roots
      After a 30-year fling with finance, GE is going back to its workbench. General Electric Co. said it is selling the bulk of its giant GE Capital unit and returning to its roots as a “simpler” industrial company. Friday's announcement by...
  • Review: 'Electric City' by Elizabeth Rosner

    Review: 'Electric City' by Elizabeth Rosner
    Before the name Electric City there were other names, and before those names there were no names at all. The river carved itself into the valley, remembering everything. … The story repeated and repeated, the same and yet not the same, year in...
  • World's fairs help us appreciate history and imagine the future

    More than 51 million people visited the 1964 World's Fair in New York City. Not everyone's trip was news-worthy, but one especially famous visitor was science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov. Being of a speculative nature, Asimov asked himself, what might the...
  • Dad took sons, 3 and 12, on burglary job, cops say

    Dad took sons, 3 and 12, on burglary job, cops say
    Lending new meaning to the "Take Your Child to Work" concept, detectives said a man brought his two sons, ages 3 and 12, with him Monday on the job — which involved breaking into houses and stealing appliances. Like a modern-day Fagin, the...
  • Columbia man's air conditioner invention picked by Quirky

    Columbia man's air conditioner invention picked by Quirky
    Perseverance can indeed pay off. Just ask Garthen Leslie. For years, the 60-year-old Columbia resident has been trying to sell his invention ideas: a skateboard with an odometer and a speedometer, a sensory-equipped life vest for toddlers, and more. He...
  • Firm After Cheaper Wind Power Wants To Build A Better Turbine

    Firm After Cheaper Wind Power Wants To Build A Better Turbine
    GRISWOLD — To Jim Bardia, the path to a better wind turbine is the same as the one to a faster race car. It is incremental improvements here and there that shave seconds from a lap time and cents from a kilowatt hour. Bardia, a former race car...
  • Bob Greenblatt Leads NBC Back to No. 1

    Two minutes before NBC's May 12 upfront presentation was scheduled to start, Bob Greenblatt ducked into Jimmy Fallon's dressing room for a quick pre-show hello. It was an instinctive move for Greenblatt. Producers like to keep a close eye on their...
  • Upfronts 2014: All Eyes On NBC To Set Market Prices

    Everyone wants to know how the Peacock will strut. In the still-embryonic "upfront" market of 2014, most buyers and sellers have yet to move off of the sidelines. Part of the reason for that is that many advertisers have not registered ad budgets,...
  • Could Microsoft quietly be winning the tech wars?

    Could Microsoft quietly be winning the tech wars?
    Is Microsoft actually beating its high-tech competitors? That could be the hidden message in the presentation by Cisco Systems Chairman and CEO John Chambers at a company conference this week.  Chambers, striding into the audience of current and...