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Immelt, Whitman speak at SIEPR

“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.

The Daily brief: Aug. 27, 2010

Bloomberg set to speak on campus… John Mayer compares HuffPo to Stanford Law alum?… Caltrain nixes weekend cuts idea… New trustees named… Stanford scholars talk Beck rally… Football team elects captains… Wie has hole-in-one… Schneider memorial date set… Pakistan floods fundraising gets underway… Stanford news from around the Web for Friday, Aug. 27, 2010.

J.P. Morgan CEO defends big business

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research kicked off its annual economic summit with a speech by Jamie Dimon, the chief executive officer of J.P. Morgan Chase. Dimon recapped the financial crisis and discussed regulatory changes that would help prevent such a crisis from happening again.