3M Co.’s Inge Thulin, named today to become chief executive officer Feb. 24, pledged to keep the strategy set by predecessor George Buckley of using research and development and emerging-market expansion to drive growth.
General Electric Co. investors eager to find out when the finance unit will resume sharing some of its free cash with the parent company, one indicator of renewed health and safety, will have to wait until the Federal Reserve finishes an inaugural review.
General Electric Co.’s Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt aims to deliver consistent profit growth after the recession by concentrating $25 billion of stockpiled cash on industrial businesses, some of which date to the company’s founding by Thomas Edison .
Atlanta has always prided itself on its forward-looking perspective. As one business leader put it in the late 1980s, “Atlanta is a city of the future, not the past.” Today, however, Atlanta’s past is ensnaring it in a nasty conflict over water -- a kind of fight that’s likely to be more common in the future.