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Jack Welch

  1. American Consumers Now Part of the Vast ‘Improving Economy’ ConspiracyHow deep does this go??
  2. Jack Welch Takes Unemployment Conspiracy Theory to the WSJ Op-Ed PageJust as he’d do in Soviet Russia.
  3. Jack Welch Departing As Reuters Op-Ed Columnist After Jobs Conspiracy TweetThe former CEO of GE and his wife will no longer have their biweekly pulpit.
  4. Robert Gibbs Addresses Unemployment Rate Conspiracy TheoriesThe real jobs report is in a safe in Nairobi with President Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate.
  5. Jack Welch Would Like to Make a Slight Change to His Unemployment Rate TweetPunctuation is important.
  6. Jack Welch Just Doesn’t Feel RightDoes it feel like a 6 percent improvement in employment in the last 60 days?”
  7. Jack Welch and the Unemployment-Rate Truthers [Updated]Including formerly respected G.E. CEO Jack Welch!
  8. Sarah Palin Oozes Patriotism in Fox News Hosting DebutShe comes off as “competent, but generic,” says ‘Times’ critic.
  9. Introducing the DownturnaroundA digest of economic news that ISN’T despairingly negative!
  10. New York’s Greatest Divorces: Your Handy GuideChristie Brinkley and Peter Cook’s divorce will be messy, sure — but they’ve got nothing on Donald, Ron, and Rudy. Let’s talk about legends, people.
  11. If Murdoch Really Hires a New ‘WSJ’ Managing Editor, Who Will It Be?Citigroup’s ban on fruit, ice-cream-truck wars, praise for Frank Gehry, and more in our daily industry roundup.
  12. Jack Welch Has Some Letting Go to DoThe former GE chief won’t shut up about his old job, Andrew Cuomo goes on a subpoena rampage, Katie Couric may have a book in her, and a homeless man blunders on to some very special blueprints in our daily roundup of news from the world of finance, law, media, and real estate.
  13. Jack Welch Slams GE Successor With Vile Insult!Nah, just kidding, it was only a mild anatomical vulgarity, according to the ‘Times.’
  14. The ‘GQ’ Whipped List Includes Some of New York’s MeekestWe were just tipped off to GQ’s list of “the twenty-five most emasculated, disempowered, henpecked husbands on the planet” by Portfolio’s Jeff Bercovici. He was fascinated by the fact that Wendi Deng, our best friend, pushed Rupert Murdoch around so much. Well, yeah. Doesn’t everyone know that it’s the powerful men who love to be dominated? But what other New York men did GQ out as submissives? Despite the obvious and frankly just-for-show sexism (because everyone knows that all dudes who work for GQ are either gay or Sensitive) we clicked over, and we were not disappointed.
  15. Jack and Suzy Welch Envy Each Other Last night moguls and media types gathered to celebrate the revamp of Business Week. Henry Kissinger, Dylan Lauren, Atoosa Rubenstein, and Alexis Stewart (Martha’s daughter) all rallied at Guastavino’s to toast editor-in-chief Stephen Adler. Michael Eisner praised the redesign and then got down to business with us about — what else? — the Fox Business Network.”When you have Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes doing a project, you can’t discount it,” he told us. “So I suspect it will be competitive and successful.” Eisner reminded us that he has his own show on CNBC, a network he thinks is “pretty entrenched and well done.” “I think it will be a long time before they’re taken over the way CNN was taken over by Fox News,” he said. “It’s not really analogous.”
  16. Jack Welch (Unsurprisingly) Thinks Media Should Stop Focusing on High CEO Pay Jack Welch thinks people should stop complaining so much about the vast sums CEOs are paid these days. The former GE chief — who faced his own CEO-compensation scandal when the perks of his retirement package came to light — told a star-struck audience at the 92nd Street Y Thursday night that the current poster boy for plunder, former Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli, a longtime GE exec under Welch, shouldn’t be blamed for wanting what his contract said was his. “Bob took a sinking company and put it back together,” he said, his wife the writer Suzy Welch, at his side. “But unfortunately Bob believed through his toes that he deserved to be paid what was in his contract, and when the stock market did not reflect earnings, it turned out to be a lightning rod. He didn’t change with the times.”