Jack Welch: CEOs' Silence Isn't Golden

The former GE titan calls on America's business chiefs to denounce corporate abuses and says the NYSE's reforms aren't that bad

Most of the nation's CEOs have been conspicuously mum about charges of crooked accounting, tax evasion, and the other inglorious activities that have brought down a dozen or so of their peers. And Jack Welch, for one, is starting to get a little peeved. "Everyone is in a bunker," said the straight-talking former chief exec of General Electric (GE ) at a New York City conference on June 20.

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