General Electric (GE) has not been a favorite among investors lately, but the company's first quarter results, which preceded questions about the tenure of CEO Jeff Immelt, proves that you can't keep a good company down.
There is something to be said, at times, for shareholders who advocate breaking up conglomerates like the industrial giants General Electric (NYSE: GE ) or Honeywell. Both are sprawling operations, subject to the ebbs and flows of vastly different ...
Formed from a merger of the Edison General Electric Company and the Thomson-Houston Company, a manufacturer of dynamos and electric light, the company went on to produce a wide range of products for transportation, energy and household use.
GE names former Vanguard mutual fund group chairman John Brennan as lead independent director on its board, a potential signal that the company is listening to shareholders as it seeks to restore its share price from its plunge during the financial crisis.