Earnings so far: not so great, but we promise they'll be better in the second half! That's the bottom line from some companies this morning: sound familiar? The mess from Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) is being muted by modest beats from big Industrial companies.» Read More
The following is a transcript of a CNBC interview with General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt on CNBC's "Morning Call" today at 10:10 AM ET.
Apple’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Steve Jobs is the “ultimate CEO who matters,” according to a ranking by Barron’s magazine. The annual ranking of top CEOs from around the world seeks to identify the corporate leaders who have top-notch reputations in the financial community and would be missed by investors if they unexpectedly left their jobs.
General Electric is affirming its earnings estimate for this year, and forecasting profit growth of 10-13% in 2007. The parent company of this network also boosting its quarterly dividend by 12%. This morning--GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt spoke with The Squawk Box team – explaining how he'll deliver a "high-visibility, low-risk" year.