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Nov 24, 2014

United Tech CEO steps down, replaced by CFO in abrupt change

By Lewis Krauskopf

(Reuters) – United Technologies Corp (UTX.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Chief Executive Officer Louis Chenevert has retired immediately and is being replaced by the company’s finance chief, the diversified U.S. manufacturer said on Monday, an abrupt change that caught Wall Street off guard.

The maker of Otis elevators, Pratt & Whitney jet engines and Sikorsky helicopters said in a press release that Chenevert, 57, informed the United Tech board of his retirement.

Nov 19, 2014

GE wind-power business looks to global expansion, data services: executive

By Lewis Krauskopf

(Reuters) – General Electric Co looking to grow its wind-power business by increasing installations of turbines globally while providing services such as data analytics to improve their performance, a top company energy executive said on Wednesday.

The U.S. conglomerate plans to have a presence with its wind turbine business in 35 or more countries next year, up from eight in 2003.

Nov 19, 2014

GE wind-power business looks to global expansion, data services- exec

Nov 19 (Reuters) – General Electric Co looking to
grow its wind-power business by increasing installations of
turbines globally while providing services such as data
analytics to improve their performance, a top company energy
executive said on Wednesday.

The U.S. conglomerate plans to have a presence with its wind
turbine business in 35 or more countries next year, up from
eight in 2003.

Nov 12, 2014

GE says infrastructure demand to boost orders for developing markets

NEW YORK (Reuters) – General Electric Co (GE.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) expects developing markets to be a “huge engine” of growth due to demand for the company’s products that provide infrastructure in these countries, GE’s top international executive said on Wednesday.

GE, which is increasingly focused on industrial products such as jet engines, power turbines and oil and gas equipment, should see double-digit percentage increases in orders in developing countries for the “foreseeable future,” said John Rice, vice chairman and president of GE’s global growth organization.

Nov 11, 2014

Keeping consumer foothold, GE launches ‘connected home’ products

NEW YORK, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Despite General Electric Co’s
impending sale of its appliances business, the company is
not abandoning the consumer.

The U.S. conglomerate, along with startup invention company
Quirky, on Tuesday revealed seven “connected home” retail
products that allow people to remotely control and monitor such
things as temperature, doors and windows, water leakage and
energy usage.

Nov 10, 2014

GE ties cash, margin goals to compensation of CEO Immelt

By Lewis Krauskopf

(Reuters) – General Electric Co Chief Executive Officer Jeff Immelt will personally profit if the U.S. conglomerate reaches certain cash and operating profit margin targets over the next three years.

According to a U.S. securities filing on Monday, the compensation committee of GE’s board granted Immelt 200,000 “performance share units,” or PSUs, that will convert into GE stock at the end of three years based on two equally weighted goals.

Nov 6, 2014

Honeywell misclassified Illinois uranium plant leak, regulators say

Nov 6 (Reuters) – Honeywell International Inc did
not properly classify a uranium hexafluoride leak at its
Metropolis, Illinois, plant last month, according to a U.S.
regulatory event report on Thursday.

According to the report, Honeywell should have classified
the Oct. 26 incident as an “alert,” the less serious of two
official emergency event designations by the U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, instead of declaring it a “plant
emergency,” which is an internal company classification.

Nov 5, 2014

GE says Alstom power deal on pace for mid-2015 closing

Nov 5 (Reuters) – General Electric Co’s $16.9 billion
purchase of the power assets of France’s Alstom is on
pace for closing in the middle of next year after passing
several steps, the head of GE’s power business said on
Wednesday.

The U.S. conglomerate’s biggest-ever acquisition had
encountered fierce resistance from the French state earlier this
year, but Alstom said on Wednesday that the deal won official
clearance from the country’s government, as well as support from
European works councils.

Nov 3, 2014

U.S. judge denies EEOC bid to stop Honeywell wellness penalty

Nov 3 (Reuters) – In a victory for Honeywell International
Inc, a U.S. judge rejected a bid by the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission to stop the company from imposing
penalties on workers who refuse to be tested as part of a
corporate wellness program.

U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery in Minneapolis denied the
EEOC’s request for a temporary restraining order, according to a
court filing on Monday.

Oct 30, 2014

Stratasys sees robust 3D-printing market as HP reveals plans

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A day after Hewlett-Packard Co revealed plans for ground-breaking 3D printing technology, 3D-printing manufacturer Stratasys Ltd said it is expecting more competition and pointed to its strong position in a market expected to explode by the end of the decade.

Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday said it had developed 3D-printing technology that can print 10 times faster at considerably less expense than current products, and that it plans to launch the technology broadly in 2016.

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