Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard (HP), spoke at an associates meeting of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) on Monday evening, in front of a nearly full Koret-Taube Conference Room at the Gunn-SIEPR Building.
“There are one billion potential customers in emerging markets that we have to tap into,” CEO of General Electric (GE) Jeffrey Immelt said Friday evening to the nearly 400 attendees of the 2012 Stanford Institute for Economic Policy and Research (SIEPR) Economic Summit. The dinner and Immelt’s keynote speech were held at the Arrillaga Alumni Center.
Campus voters faced long lines at the Graduate Community Center (GCC) as hundreds cast their ballot in Tuesday’s election, which saw a defeat of California Propositions 19 and 23 and a shift in the House of Representatives to Republican control.
Democrats took over Sacramento’s top spots as Attorney General Jerry Brown won the California gubernatorial race and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom won the lieutenant governor’s race. Democrat Barbara Boxer retained her Senate seat in a tight race against former HP chief executive Carly Fiorina ’76, the Republican nominee.
Facing a 12.4 percent unemployment rate and a budget deficit of $19.1 billion, California’s next governor will have to make important decisions from day one…. Continue Reading »
Republican nominee for California secretary of state, Damon Dunn, dishes on his political platform and campaign strategies.
Three weeks before the Nov. 2 election, California gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman, Republican and former CEO of eBay, and Democrat Attorney General Jerry Brown met for a final war of words. It wasn’t long before Brown and Whitman began sparring with each other.