Rank in Electronics: 1
(Previous rank: 1)
Overall score: 6.43
Why it's admiredGeneral Electric took a beating during the financial crisis as its financial services division plunged the company deep into the red. Now, the company is doubling down on the business that made it an American icon in the first place -- making things.
And does it ever, with a hand in everything from smart lightbulbs to portable ultrasound technology to fuel cells.
Led by CEO Jeffrey Immelt, GE has promised to bring jobs to the U.S. and improve its infrastructure. That must have sounded good to President Barack Obama, who named Immelt to the top spot of his Presidential Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. --A.V.
Should General Electric be admired, or what?
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