By Thomas Gryta The Wall Street Journal Ted Mann Fri., Dec. 14, 2018 They came by the dozens in luxury sedans, black Ubers and sleek helicopters. As they did each August, General Electric’s most important executives descended on a hilltop above the Hudson River for their annual leadership gathering. Just an hour’s drive from New York City or a short flight from Boston, Crotonville, N.Y., is the home of GE’s management academy, famed for culling and cultivating a cadre of leaders the company saw as its most valuable product. Crotonville is where Jack Welch, GE’s larger-than-life former chief executive, held his lecture sessions in “The Pit,” a large sunken auditorium where he coached the future CEOs of companies such as Boeing and Home Depot. Welch remade and expanded the campus during his two decades running GE. Opened in 1956, the 60-acre property is half conference center, half country retreat. Behind a guard house lolls a … [Read more...] about GE powered the American century—then it burned out
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Kathryn Miles August 24, 2016 ON OCTOBER 14, 2015, a forester from a private company began an inventory of trees on land used by the Navy’s remote SERE survival school in Redington Township, Maine. Starting at a point that had been randomly generated by computer, he walked a straight line, pausing periodically to count trees. At his third stop, on a narrow knoll about 100 yards inside the Navy property, he stumbled upon an old campsite: a collapsed tent, a green backpack. Not far away, he saw what looked like human remains swaddled in a sky-blue sleeping bag. The forester called his headquarters, which phoned the Navy, which alerted Maine law enforcement. The next morning, Lieutenant Kevin Adam, the search-and-rescue coordinator for the Maine Warden Service, walked into the lobby of the Comfort Inn in Wilton. It was not yet 6 a.m., and sunrise was still an hour … [Read more...] about ‘When you find my body’: The last days of hiker Gerry Largay
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments To Your Health by Kristine Phillips by Kristine Phillips Email the author May 5 Email the author Katie Holley, 29, of Melbourne, Fla., said a palmetto bug crawled into her ear, and much of the insect's remains stayed there for nine days. (Courtesy of Katie Holley) Katie Holley was jolted awake by a cold thing — what she had initially thought was a small piece of ice that somehow slid down her left ear. Disoriented, she … [Read more...] about A cockroach crawled into a Florida woman’s ear. It took nine days to get it out.
It has been quite some time since Brett Brown's most vocal critics have had ammunition to work with. The Sixers closed the regular season as the hottest team in basketball, and after a dominant five-game win over the Miami Heat in round one, the Sixers were being anointed as the new big thing in basketball, a potential threat to the Eastern Conference elite this season.A pair of losses at TD Garden later — the team's first two-game losing streak since February 27, by the way — and suddenly everyone realizes how vulnerable this young team can be. Nothing has changed about their construction, their inexperience, or even the primary figures, only the results. And hey, this is a results business after all, much as we all enjoyed yucking it up about "The Process" over the last few years.Brown, the man who has overseen all of it from the low of 10 wins to this year's high of 52, found himself caught in the crossfire after the brutal Game 2 defeat Philadelphia suffered at the … [Read more...] about Revisiting Brett Brown’s major decisions from Sixers’ crushing Game 2 loss
Qualified Dividends: Qualified dividends are the ordinary dividends subject to the same 0%, 15%, or 20% maximum tax rate that applies to net capital gain. They should be shown in box 1b of the Form 1099-DIV you receive. The maximum rate of tax on qualified dividends is the following. • 0% on any amount that otherwise would be taxed at a 10% or 15% rate. • 15% on any amount that otherwise would be taxed at rates greater than 15% but less than 39.6%. • 20% on any amount that otherwise would be taxed at a 39.6% rate. To qualify for the maximum rate, all of the following requirements must be met. • The dividends must have been paid by a U.S. corporation or a qualified foreign corporation. (See Qualified foreign corporation, later.) • The dividends aren't of the type listed later under Dividends that aren't qualified dividends, later. • You meet the holding period (discussed next). The joke is that we're not kidding. The above appears on the IRS' website … [Read more...] about Tax day