Archives: October 2008

Federal Court Rules in Bilski Business-Method Patent Case

Posted by: Diane Brady on October 30

Here's an entry from our legal affairs senior writer Michael Orey: A federal appeals court issued a decision today that appears likely to scale back the granting of controversial “business-method”...

Why are more middle-aged white women committing suicide?

Posted by: Michelle Conlin on October 21

I woke early Monday morning for a 7:30 a.m. breakfast at one of my all-time favorites: the St. Regis Hotel. My guest was management rock star Marcus Buckinham, the...

The 25 Most Overpaid and Underpaid

Posted by: Jena McGregor on October 16

With all the understandable anger over the outsized pay packages at failed financial firms--including the funds New York AG Andrew Cuomo is going after at AIG--it's easy to forget that...

AIG Borrows Another $12 Billion

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on October 16

The New York Federal Reserve Bank has published the latest accounting of how much American International Group's borrowed: a cool $82.9 billion so far. That's out of a total available...

CEOs on the Economic Crisis

Posted by: Jena McGregor on October 15

My colleague Cathy Arnst offers up a guest post from Cambridge, Mass., where she sat in on the Harvard Business School's Global Business Summit: What timing! Harvard Business School threw...

Immelt Keeps His Word

Posted by: Jena McGregor on October 10

This morning, General Electric chairman and chief executive officer Jeffrey Immelt met his lowered bar. The battered conglomerate, pummeled recently by its exposure to the financial services sector, reported third-quarter...

Damaging Capitol Hill Hearings on AIG

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on October 07

The House of Representative's Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is in the midst of its hearing on the decline of American International Group. The picture emerging is one...

AIG For Sale

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on October 03

Today Edward Liddy, AIG's new CEO, announced what the troubled insurance company is putting up for sale, and it's a lot. Other than the company's US property and casualty businesses,...

GE Announces $12 Billion Stock Offering; Investment of $3 Billion by Warren Buffett

Posted by: Jena McGregor on October 01

The Oracle of Omaha has done it again. After investing $5 billion in Goldman Sachs on Sept. 23, he’s now agreed to buy $3 billion of perpetual preferred stock from...

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