| Apr 12, 2015
| 9:55 PM
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,...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 9:06 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 6:42 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:44 AM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:14 AM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 3:15 AM
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...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 3:48 PM
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
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,...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:50 AM
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...