Tag Archives: General Electric

My merit badge is missing

In case you missed it, here’s a link to my column in the business section of Sunday’s Knoxville News Sentinel.

In a nutshell, the column asserts that the economy remains painfully slow, but it is creating jobs and isn’t as bad as some on the far right suggest.

Not all readers shared my point of view, but thanks to all who took the time to post a comment.

Some readers posted a few questions that I will attempt to answer.

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How GE games the tax code and what it really pays

ProPublica offers an in-depth look at how General Electric games the system to pay as little federal taxes as possible.

It’s not illegal for GE to use using the tax code to its advantage. But it’s interesting to see how much GE spends on tax avoidance.

Here are the ProPublica stories:

5 Ways GE Plays the Tax Game

Setting The Record Straight on GE’s Taxes

Host electric vehicle charging station at your business

Knoxville area businesses interested in hosting an electric vehicle charging station can learn
011610nissan.jpg.jpgeverything they need to know on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at a seminar at the Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square.

The information session will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The agenda includes an overview of the electric vehicle program that eventually will place hundreds of charging stations in publicly accessible locations throughout the Knoxville area.

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