After a disease-spreading bug wreaked havoc on Florida citrus groves this year, growers like Maury Boyd are seeing a new threat from the weatherman that would mean “pure hell” for orange-juice supplies.
Lloyd C. Blankfein , chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. , has sought to quell shareholder concerns about its bonuses and business practices at the past two annual meetings. Today, he will try again.
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 .
Jeffrey Immelt, saying he holds few regrets after leading General Electric Co. in 10 years bracketed by terrorism and a nuclear meltdown, predicts a payoff through 2013 as reinvigorated industrial units expand globally.