Corporate bond sales worldwide totaled $3.19 trillion this year, as companies took advantage of the lowest yields on record.
The CEOs of 18 big companies, including Google, Boeing and General Electric, met with President Barack Obama to discuss the U.S. economy Wednesday. Several business leaders said they left with a sense of improved collaboration. But what will the talks actually accomplish?
Helped by the expansion of its industrial business, General Electric expect to boost its revenue in fiscal 2011, CEO Jeff Immelt said in a presentation to investors Tuesday.
Comcast has tapped former Showtime President Bob Greenblatt to run NBC Entertainment as the cable giant continues to reorganize the leadership at the network in advance of its proposed acquisition of NBC Universal from General Electric, Reuters reported.
Students helped columnist Peter Cohan come up with a fresh analysis that concludes that GE's parts would be worth 16% more, broken up, than the company's current market cap. Here's what the company should try to sell -- if investors were interested in buying.
General Electric plans to purchase 25,000 battery-powered vehicles during the next five years for its own use and to lease to commercial customers.
During his trip to India, President Obama announced a set of measures to increase trade between India and the U.S. That means new opportunities for a number of companies and a chance for smart investors to profit.
The conglomerate said Tuesday that it plans to invest more than $2 billion in China through 2012 in research and development, technology and financial services partnerships. The move marks GE's "confidence in China's long-term economic prospects."
It's looking more and more like the explosion of a Roll-Royce engine on a Qantas-owned Airbus A380 last week wasn't an anomaly, but a sign of an as-yet unidentified design flaw. So how deep are the problems at Rolls-Royce, and which of its competitors are most likely to benefit from its troubles?
General Electric will invest $432 million in its appliances division, resulting in the creation of 500 jobs. The conglomerate wants to expand its market share in the refrigerator market and boost the number of appliances made in the U.S.
The conglomerate's third-quarter results came in mixed, with earnings topping Wall Street estimates, but revenues missing by a long shot. Investors were hardly impressed - shares fell more than 5%.
These are among the big-name companies posting third-quarter results this week. Analysts are looking for increased profit growth from all of them. Also on tap: Producer prices, consumer sentiment and consumer prices.