France says GE’s Alstom bid is improved after pledging jobs

PARIS – French President Francois Hollande’s government said General Electric Co. improved its proposal for Alstom SA’s energy business as CEO Jeffrey Immelt pledged to create new jobs, softening its stance on the U.S. company’s takeover plans. The French government, which has openly advocated a European solution, said GE’s plans are now more precise and…

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