General Electric

General Electric Company is an American multinational conglomerate incorporated in New York City and headquartered in Boston. As of 2018, the company operates through the following segments: aviation, power, renewable energy, digital industry, additive manufacturing, venture capital and finance and lighting. In 2018, GE ranked among the Fortune 500 as the 18th-largest firm in the U. S. by gross revenue. In 2011, GE ranked among the Fortune 20 as the 14th-most profitable company but has since severely underperformed the market as its profitability collapsed. Two employees of GE—Irving Langmuir and Ivar Giaever —have been awarded the Nobel Prize. During 1889, Thomas Edison had business interests in many electricity-related companies including Edison Lamp Company, a lamp manufacturer in East Newark, New Jersey. In 1889, Morgan & Co. a company founded by J. P. Morgan and Anthony J. Drexel, financed Edison's research and helped merge those companies under one corporation to form Edison General Electric Company, incorporated in New York on April 24, 1889.

The new company acquired Sprague Electric Railway & Motor Company in the same year. In 1880, Gerald Waldo Hart formed the American Electric Company of New Britain, which merged a few years with Thomson-Houston Electric Company, led by Charles Coffin. In 1887, Hart left to become superintendent of the Edison Electric Company of Missouri. General Electric was formed through the 1892 merger of Edison General Electric Company of Schenectady, New York, Thomson-Houston Electric Company of Lynn, with the support of Drexel, Morgan & Co. Both plants continue to operate under the GE banner to this day; the company was incorporated in New York, with the Schenectady plant used as headquarters for many years thereafter. Around the same time, General Electric's Canadian counterpart, Canadian General Electric, was formed. In 1896, General Electric was one of the original 12 companies listed on the newly formed Dow Jones Industrial Average, where it remained a part of the index for 122 years, though not continuously.

In 1911, General Electric absorbed the National Electric Lamp Association into its lighting business. GE established its lighting division headquarters at Nela Park in Ohio; the lighting division has since remained in the same location. Owen D. Young, through GE, founded the Radio Corporation of America in 1919, after purchasing the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America, he aimed to expand international radio communications. GE used RCA as its retail arm for radio sales. In 1926, RCA co-founded the National Broadcasting Company, which built two radio broadcasting networks. In 1930, General Electric was charged with antitrust violations and decided to divest itself of RCA. In 1927, Ernst Alexanderson of GE made the first demonstration of his television broadcasts at his General Electric Realty Plot home at 1132 Adams Rd, New York. On January 13, 1928, he made what was said to be the first broadcast to the public in the United States on GE's W2XAD: the pictures were picked up on 1.5 square inch screens in the homes of four GE executives.

The sound was broadcast on GE's WGY. Experimental television station W2XAD evolved into station WRGB which, along with WGY and WGFM, was owned and operated by General Electric until 1983. Led by Sanford Alexander Moss, GE moved into the new field of aircraft turbo superchargers. GE introduced the first set of superchargers during World War I, continued to develop them during the interwar period. Superchargers became indispensable in the years prior to World War II. GE supplied 300,000 turbo superchargers for use in bomber engines; this work led the U. S. Army Air Corps to select GE to develop the nation's first jet engine during the war; this experience, in turn, made GE a natural selection to develop the Whittle W.1 jet engine, demonstrated in the United States in 1941. GE was ranked ninth among United States corporations in the value of wartime production contracts. Although, their early work with Whittle's designs was handed to Allison Engine Company. GE Aviation emerged as one of the world's largest engine manufacturers, bypassing the British company, Rolls-Royce plc.

Some consumers boycotted GE light bulbs and other products during the 1980s and 1990s. The purpose of the boycott was to protest against GE's role in nuclear weapons production. In 2002, GE acquired the wind power assets of Enron during its bankruptcy proceedings. Enron Wind was the only surviving U. S. manufacturer of large wind turbines at the time, GE increased engineering and supplies for the Wind Division and doubled the annual sales to $1.2 billion in 2003. It acquired ScanWind in 2009. In 2018, GE Power garnered press attention when a model 7HA gas turbine in Texas was shut down for two months due to the break of a turbine blade; this model uses similar blade technology to GE's newest and most efficient model, the 9HA. After the break, GE developed heat treatment methods. Gas turbines represent a significant portion of GE Power's revenue, represent a significant portion of the power generation fleet of several utility companies in the United States. Chubu Electric of Japan and Électricité de France had units that were impacted.

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October Road Tour

October Road Tour is a tour by American singer James Taylor in support of his 2002 album of the same name. Fall 2002 Tour Dates were announced on August 27, 2002 followed by Australian Dates taking place in February 2003 Europe in March and April returning for the US for more dates which were announced in February 2003. 2002 "Secret O'Life" "Copperline" "October Road" "Whenever You're Ready" New Song "Mean Old Man" New Song "The Frozen Man" "Slap Leather" "Line'Em Up" "Mighty Storm "Fire and Rain" "Shower the people" Intermission "Jump up behind me" " Thinkin'Bout That" "On the 4th of July" "Raised up Family "Up on the Roof" "Carolina in my mind" "Country Road" "You've got a Friend" "Your Smiling face" Encore "Steamroller" "How Sweet it is " Encore "Sweet Baby James" 2003 "First of May" "Something in the way she Moves" "Copperline" "Shower the People" "Hour that the Morning Comes" "Mean Old Man" "Bittersweet" " Thinkin"bout That" "Shed a Little Light" "Jump up Behind Me "My Traveling Star" Intermission "Whenever You're Ready" "Oh Baby Don't you lose your Lip on Me" /Mescalito "Steamroller" "Carolina in My Mind" "Up on the Roof" "Fire and Rain" "How Sweet it is" Encore "Mexico" "Your Smiling Face" Encore "In the Midnight Hour" Encore "Sweet Baby James"

Days for Days

Days for Days is The Loud Family's fourth full-length album. The band's leader, Scott Miller, the bass guitar player, Kenny Kessel, are the only members of the band remaining from the previous album. Gil Ray, a member of Miller's 1980s band Game Theory, rejoined Miller for this album. Odd-numbered tracks on this album are soundscapes without names, while even-numbered tracks are named songs. While the odd-numbered tracks had no listed titles on this release, subsequent live recordings of the songs titled these tracks by number - so track 1 was "One", track 3 "Three", etc.. All tracks by The Loud Family Untitled - 1:04 "Cortex The Killer" – 5:00 Untitled – 1:01 "Good, There Are No Lions in the Street" – 4:17 Untitled – 1:20 "Deee-Pression" – 3:37 Untitled –:52 "Way Too Helpful" - 4:47 Untitled – 1:16 "Mozart Sonatas" – 2:01 Untitled –:15 "Businessmen Are Okay" – 4:42 Untitled –:47 "Crypto-Sicko" – 3:24 Untitled – 1:02 "Why We Don't Live in Mauritania" – 4:52 Untitled – 1:23 "Sister Sleep" - 8:25 From the CD sleeve: Kenny Kessel - bass guitar and vocals Alison Faith Levy - I Can't Believe It's Not Flute and Gee Your Cello Smells Acoustic Scott Miller - guitars and vocals Gil Ray - drums and maracaswith Jonathan Segel - bouzouki, slide guitar and violin on "Sister Sleep" and "Mauritania"