Emil Moritz Rathenau founds Deutsche Edison-Gesellschaft für angewandte
Elektrizität in Berlin, which becomes Allgemeine
Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG) in 1887.
Emil Rathenau, father of
Rathenau, was born in Berlin, into a wealthy Jewish
merchant family based on
Viktoriastrasse by the Tiergarten.
Morgan & Co., a company founded by JP Morgan and Anthony J. Drexel,
finances Edison's research.
Electric is formed through the merger of Edison General Electric
Company of Schenectady, New York, and Thomson-Houston Electric
Company of Lynn, Massachusetts, with the support of Drexel, Morgan &
1896 General Electric is one of the original
12 companies listed on the newly formed Dow Jones Industrial
General Electric trademarks the name Mazda for the tungsten filament
Mazda is used from 1909 through 1945 in the US by GE
Mazda brand light bulbs were made for decades after 1945 outside the
The company chose the name due to its
Ahura Mazda, the
transcendental and universal God of Zoroastrianism whose name means
in the Avestan language.
1911 General Electric
absorbs the National Electric Lamp Association.
Radio Corporation of America founded by
Osram is founded by the merger of the
lighting businesses of Auergesellschaft, Siemens & Halske and Allgemeine
January 15, 1925
Phoebus Cartel founded to control the manufacture and sale of incandescent
Increasing international competition led to negotiations
between all the major companies to control and restrict their respective
activities in order not to interfere in each other's spheres.
Phoebus Cartel included manufacturers Osram, General Electric, Associated
Electrical Industries, Tungsram, Compagnie des Lampes, and
Phoebus Cartel creates a notable landmark in the history of the
global economy as it engaged in
obsolescence to generate repeated sales and maximize profit.
Electric Theater debuts, sponsored by GE's Department of Public
Electric Department of Public Relations Services sends Ronald Reagan
to twelve cities with GE plants to
promote the program idea
and further his identity as GE spokesman.
Theater Ronald Reagan has visited 135 research and manufacturing
facilities, and has met some 250,000 individuals.
The tour provided a
platform for Ronald Reagan to sharpen his rhetorical skill.
made at this time give him the foundation to run for President.
General Electric reacquires
RCA, primarily for the
2004 General Electric purchases
Vivendi's television and movie assets to become the third largest media
amalgamation in the world.
The new corporation is named NBC Universal.
The divisions of
General Electric include GE Capital, GE
Technology Infrastructure, GE Energy Infrastructure, GE Consumer &
Industrial and NBC Universal.
Universal includes: NBC Network Television stations which are WNBC - New
York, KNBC - Los Angeles, WMAQ - Chicago, WCAU - Philadelphia, KNTV - San
Jose/San Francisco, KXAS - Dallas/Fort Worth, WRC - Washington, WTVJ - Miami,
KNSD - San Diego, WVIT - Hartford; NBC News; NBC Sports; NBC Studios; NBC
Universal Television; Universal Media Studios; NBC Universal Television
Distribution; NBC Universal International Television.
NBC Universal Cable includes the A&E Television Networks
which consist of A&E, The Biography Channel,
The History Channel, History Channel International, The
History Channel en Español, Military History Channel,
Crime & Investigation Network, Bravo, Chiller,
CNBC & CNBC World (co-owned with
MSNBC (co-owned with Microsoft), NBC WeatherPlus, mun2,
Sci Fi Channel, ShopNBC, The Sundance Channel,
Sleuth, USA Network, Universal HD, The Weather Channel,
NBC Universal Global
Networks include LAPTV (Latin America) - co-owned with Paramount
Pictures (Viacom), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (owned by MGM Holdings) and 20th Century
Fox (News Corp); Telecine
co-owned with Globosat Canais, Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks (Viacom), MGM and
20th Century Fox Film
Corporation; Universal Channel Latin America (except Brazil); Universal
Channel Brazil (co-owned with Globosat Canais); Sci Fi Channel Latin America;
NBC Universal Global Networks España.
Telemundo which includes KVEA/KWHY - Los Angeles, WNJU - New
York, WSCV - Miami, KTMD - Houston, WSNS - Chicago, KXTX - Dallas/Fort Worth,
KVDA - San Antonio, KSTS - San Jose/San Francisco, KTAZ - Phoenix, KBLR - Las
Vegas, KNSO - Fresno, KDEN - Longmont, Colorado, WNEU - Boston/Merrimack, KHRR
- Tucson, WKAQ - Puerto Rico, TiVo.
Universal Studios (co-owned with Vivendi), Universal Pictures,
Focus Features, Rogue Pictures, Working Title Films, Universal Studios
Licensing, Universal Animation Studios, Universal Interactive, Universal
Pictures International, Universal Home Entertainment, Universal Home
Entertainment Productions, United International Pictures (co-owned with
Paramount Pictures/Viacom); Universal Operations Group, Universal Production
Studios, Universal Parks & Resorts, qubo - Qubo Venture
"Despite a volatile environment, our fundamentals
remain very strong."
"Does anyone really believe that GE "brings good
things to life?" John
Francis "Jack" Welch, Jr. was Chairman and CEO of
Electric between 1981 and 2001.
In 1980, the year before Jack Welch
became CEO, GE recorded revenues of roughly $26.8 billion; in 2000, the year
before he left, revenues were nearly $130 billion.
When Jack Welch left
GE had gone from a market
value of $14 billion to one of more than $410 billion at the end of 2004,
making it the most valuable and largest on Earth.
Jack F. Welch had a
record salary of $94 million a
year, followed by his record
retirement plan of $8 million a year not including perks such as the use of the
GE Moves To Cut Back Its Private Jets
An Extra Private Jet Following His Private Jet Just In
The full story behind GE's fleet of private jets
127-year journey from cutting-edge American icon to fraud
March 27, 1990: Wilmington, North
Carolina: GE fined $20,000 for
employees who reported safety violations.
July 27, 1990:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: GE fined $30 million for defrauding government in
October 11,1990: Waterford, New York: GE fined
$176,000 for pollution at silicone products plant.
Washington, D.C.: GE ordered to pay $1 million in damages over improperly
tested aircraft parts for air force and navy.
February 27, 1992:
Allentown, Pennsylvania: GE ordered to pay $80 million in damages for design
flaws in nuclear plants.
March 4,1992: Orange County, California: GE
fined $11,000 for violating worker safety rules on handling
March 13, 1992:
Wilmington, North Carolina: GE fined $20,000 for safety violations at nuclear
May 22, 1992: Illinois: GE ordered to pay $65 million in
damages for design flaws in nuclear
July 22,1992: Washington, D.C.: GE fined $70 million for
money laundering and fraud related to
the illegal sale of fighter jets to Israel.
September 13, 1992: Chicago,
Illinois: GE ordered to pay $1.8 million in damages for an airplane crash.
October 12, 1992: Nashville, Tennessee: GE ordered to pay $165,000 in
damages for deceptive advertising of light bulbs.
October 27, 1992:
Washington, D.C.: GE ordered to pay $576,215 in damages for overcharging on
May 12, 1992: Washington, D.C.: GE ordered to pay
$13.4 million in damages to whistleblower on illegal sale
of fighter jets to Israel.
March 2, 1993: Riverside, California: GE and others ordered to pay $96
million in damages for contamination from dumping of
September 16, 1993: New York: GE ordered to compensate
commercial fisherman $7 million for PCB
contamination of the Hudson
October 11, 1993: San Francisco, California: GE ordered to offer
$3.25 million in rebates to consumers after
deceptive advertising of
February 2,1994: Perry, Ohio: GE settles with utility
companies on defective Perry Nuclear Plant.
March 14, 1994: Fort
Edward, New York: GE ordered to clean up contamination of sediment in the
September 14, 1994: Washington, D.C.: GE fined $20
million for overcharges on defense contracts.
Waterford, New York: GE fined $1.5 million for
air pollution and contamination of
September 15, 1995: Brandon, Florida: GE fined $137,000
for groundwater contamination.
September 9, 1996: Waterford, New York:
GE fined $60,000 for Clean Air Act
October 7, 1996: Hendersonville, North Carolina: GE
ordered to clean up contaminated soil and groundwater contamination.
October 8, 1996: Cook County, Illinois: GE ordered to pay $15 million
as settlement for airline crash in Sioux City, Iowa.
February 22, 1997:
Somersworth, New Hampshire: GE and others ordered to clean up
groundwater and public water supply.
February 1998: Waterford, New York: GE fined $234,000 for
April 20, 1998: Waterford,New York: GE fined $204,000 for pollution
October 1998: United Kingdom: GE ordered to pay £2
billion for asbestos cleanup
and related pollution claims.
January 24, 1999: Chicago, Illinois: GE
ordered to reimburse consumers $147 million for unfair
debt collection practices.
September 17, 1999: Moreau, New York: GE ordered to build
drinking water system after PCB
October 9, 1999:
Pittsfield, Massachusetts: GE ordered to clean up PCB pollution in Housatonic
October 18, 2000: New York, New York: GE and others ordered to
clean up contamination of
January 2001: New York: GE and others ordered to refund $4
million in overcharges on mortgage insurance.
2005 23 US Senators and 79
United States Represenatives owned stock in
This is the main reason that the corporate
plutocracy continues to complain
about those 'activist judges'. Without those 'activist judges' General Electric
would have far less fines to pay and would have had at least $2,529,553,215
more profit between
1990 and 2001 as well as smaller lawyer bills.
(Some fines may have been
or may be reduced or overturned on appeal.)
1996 Ameriquest settles charges of
practices with Justice Department for $4 million.
Archer Daniels Midland pays $100 million
in fines for the lysine price-fixing case and
several executives are imprisoned.
Lysine makes chickens fat, dumb, and
and Kyowa Hakko Kogyo of Japan, and Sewon Corporation and Cheil Jedung of Korea
with Archer Daniels Midland form a cartel to
restrict production of
lysine to boost the market price.
Archer Daniels Midland
violates the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 by fixing the price of three
commodities - lysine, citric acid, high
fructose corn syrup - in the late 1980's and early 1990's.
1998 Bank of America pays $187.5
million to settle charges that it illegally kept unclaimed bond proceeds from
the state of California and more than 1,000 cities, counties and public
Wyeth pays a $30
million fine for failing to comply with good manufacturing
2001 Archer Daniels Midland is
one of five companies fined by the European Commission for operating a
worldwide cartel for citric acid, used as a food preservative, from 1991 to
the maker of Claritin®, is fined $500 million by the FDA for
quality-control problems at four of its factories.
2003 Cephalon pleads guilty
in an off-label marketing
scheme and pays a $375 fine for the off-label marketing the narcotic
lollipop Actiq® ("fentanyl citrate") as well as Gabitril® (an
epilepsy medication) and
Provigil® (a narcolepsy
Sales representative, Bruce Boise, fails to follow
sales strategies to convince doctors to prescribe Actiq®, Gabitril® and
Provigil® for off-label
Cephalon reaches a $425 million settlement with Bruce
Boise over mandated illegal sales practices touting
Archer Daniels Midland agrees to pay $400 million to settle class-action
lawsuit of fixing prices of high fructose corn syrup.
Midland fined $48.3 million by the European Commission for fixing citric
Ameriquest settles class-action lawsuit charging it
had defrauded borrowers in four states for $50 million.
Ameriquest is controlled by billionaire
Roland E. Arnall through
ACC Capital Holdings.
Roland E. Arnall is appointed
US ambassador to the Netherlands by
Squibb is ordered by the SEC to pay $150 million to settle charges of
inflating its revenue by $1.5 billion in 2000 and 2001.
British Petroleum West Coast Products
agrees to fines, health programs and improvements totaling a $81 million for
thousands of pollution
violations over the past decade at its Carson, California oil refinery.
South Coast Air Quality Management District residents suffer
dizziness, headaches and respiratory
sulfide pollution affects 21 public schools between 1991 and 2001, forcing
three public schools to close.
Accounting firm KPMG, a professional
service incorporation and one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY
and PwC, agrees to pay $456 million to
the federal government for
creating bogus tax shelters for the wealthy.
Walmart is fined over $135
thousand for allowing children to operate heavy machinery.
Walmart settles charges by paying fine of $11 million for hiring
2006 AT&T agrees
to pay $25 million for failing to properly maintain a network of underground
storage tanks throughout California.
Boeing settles charges of contract rigging with
Justice Department for $615 million.
Prudential Financial admits
criminal wrongdoing and agrees to
pay a fine of $600 million for
improper mutual fund
Prudential Insurance agrees to pay $19 million in
restitution and penalties for bid rigging, price fixing and
As part of the settlement Prudential agrees to disclose broker
From 1999 to 2005 Prudential paid $60 in 'contingent
fees' to brokers on $18 billion worth of life, disability and long term care
Chase Bank and Trilegiant agreed to pay $14.5 million for
tricking customers with 'free' membership in discount programs.
was sent for $10, which when cashed enrolled the mark in the discount program.
After the initial 'free' period members were charged a fee of $99 for
annual membership in the discount program.
Trilegiant used Chase Bank
Fidelity agrees to
reimburse $42 million to it's mutual funds to cover losses by it's stock
traders caused by steering business to brokerages that
traders at Fidelity agrees to pay over $1 million to settle federal regulatory
claims that they had accepted gifts from brokers seeking business.
Farmers Insurance settled charges of replacing parts in vehicles
damaged in collisions with substandard parts for $17 million to the lawyers and
$20 to $40 to each plantiff in a class action suit.
is fined $37 million for dumping oil waste and sludge in
2007 Bayer settles with 30 states
for $8 million for failing to adequately warn
consumers of the risks
associated with the use of the cholesteral reducing drug
which was sold from 1998 to August 2001 when it was withdrawn from the
Pfizer pays $35
million for offering
kickbacks along with the illegal promotion of the
human growth hormone product
"Since May 2004, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Bristol-Myers
Squibb and four other drug companies have paid a total of $7 billion in
fines and penalties.
In September 2007, New York-based Bristol-Myers paid $515
million - without admitting or denying
to federal and state governments in a civil lawsuit brought by the Justice
Department." - David Evans
Walmart settles charges that it failed to pay
overtime agreeing to pay it's workers $33 million.
2008 Fidelity pays $8 million in
March 2008 to settle SEC claims that its
employees had received over $1.6 million in gifts for routing transactions
through brokers bearing gifts.
EPA fines Infineum, a joint
venture between ExxonMobil and
Shell Oil, $950,000 for using
a new chemical in its auto products before the chemical had undergone the
required 90-day review.
EPA fines Clorox $177,300 for the American
distribution of unregistered and mislabeled disinfectant bleach
intended only for Asian
Lonza Inc., the largest American manufacturer of
hospital disinfectants, is fined $202,500 for making the false claim that its
disinfectant products Formula 158 Lemon Disinfectant®, Fresh and Clean®
and REV® actually worked.
Formula 158 Lemon Disinfectant® and
Fresh and Clean® did not kill Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, and REV®
did not kill either the Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Staphylococcus
aureus, as claimed on the label.
Lonza Inc. is the
American subsidiary of the Lonza Group a Swiss chemicals and biotech
corporation, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland.
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