General Electric Company (NYSE:GE): Current price $23.49
On Monday, the GE Hispanic Forum Hispanic Affinity Group, hosted a leadership workshop for Hispanic students from communities in need in Chicago. Over 100 local Hispanic students from Junior Achievement, UNO Charter Schools, and the Midtown Educational Foundation participated in the event in which GE business leaders aided students in developing “elevator speeches” and also to refine their presentation skills for future job interviews. Students had the chance to tour a business fair and see firsthand an array of STEM-related industries in which GE works.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current price $34.47
Microsoft announced Monday the initial phase of its business-channel expansion plans for Surface PCs, together with AppsForSurface, which is a new Surface application-development program for independent software providers. As a portion of its measured and phased approach to the growth of the Surface division, Microsoft announced the Microsoft Devices Program, which permits customers to buy Surface and commercial services via authorized resellers. The two-tier program sets up SYNNEX Corp., Ingram Micro, and Tech Data Corp. as inaugural device-authorized distributors to sell Surface to a newly-designated number of device-authorized commercial resellers.
Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT): Current price $83.06
Caterpillar will purchase Johan Walter Berg, including its core brand Berg Propulsion, a maker of mechanically and electrically-driven propulsion systems and marine controls used in ships. With the acquisition, Caterpillar will switch from selling only engines and generators to supplying complete marine propulsion package systems. Berg is headquartered in Ockero Islands, Sweden, and has created and manufactured heavy-duty marine thrusters and controllable pitch propellers since 1929.
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