GE results tied to industrial growth; Photograph: Reuters

General Electric boosted the low end of its 2015 industrial profit forecast as the company accelerated efforts to shrink its GE Capital finance unit. (...)

Aaron Levie, chief executive of cloud computing services company Box, which conducted an initial public offering in January that raised more than $500 million, with employees Evelyn Shaw, left, and Rosetta Phan at offices in Los Altos, Calif. Levie and his company are nearing a make-or-break point others in this generation of young companies are also likely to soon face: Find a way to cut those losses and stay ahead of deep-pocketed competition or disappear. Photograph: Matt Edge/The New York Times

About 10 years ago, Aaron Levie dropped out of college to start a Silicon Valley company called Box. Before long, he was one of those young technology(...)

General Electric said the company would respond to the French government’s “legitimate demands” that Alstom’s nuclear unit remained French. Photograph: EPA/Etienne Laurent

General Electric, seeking France’s approval for its $17 billion bid for Alstom’s energy division, said it will keep the power-equipment maker’s nuclea(...)

The Alstom board considers its options as GE and Siemens eye up the French engineering group that makes turbines for the energy industry and TGV high-speed trains.

General Electric of the US and Siemens of Germany ­yesterday launched charm offensives to win France’s socialist government over to their compe(...)

Siemens considers Alstom’s energy assets to have an enterprise value of €10 billion to €11 billion.  Photograph:  Etienne Laurent/EPA

The French government has postponed a meeting with General Electric to discuss the US manufacturer’s bid for French rival Alstom’s energy busin(...)

Former CEO of Russian oil gaint Yukos Mikhail Khodorkovsky stands behind bars during a trial in Moscow.

A business owner in Russia has a better chance of ending up in the penal colony system once known as the gulag than a common burglar does. More than 1(...)