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General Electric to cut 600 jobs in France: union

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. technology and financial services firm General Electric <GE.N> is to cut 600 jobs in France, mostly at its finance arm, a union official said, seeking to further shrink the division's activities in the wake of the banking crisis.Full story

FTC approves GE purchase of Avio's aviation business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Electric <GE.N> won U.S. antitrust approval for its $4.3 billion bid for Italian plane components maker Avio, the Federal Trade Commission said on Friday. Full story

GE order book surges; may bode well for global manufacturing

(Reuters) - General Electric Co <GE.N> on Friday unveiled a surprise jump in its backlog of orders for dishwashers, X-ray machines and scores of other industrial products, boosting the conglomerate's shares and stoking hopes for gains in manufacturing around the world. Full story

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  Cramer: GE going higher from here

GE's strong earnings and improving margins are a sign that the company is joining the group of companies heading higher this year, Cramer said.

  GE reports Q2 EPS $0.36 ex-items vs. $0.35 est.

Jack De Gan, Harbor Advisory, breaks down General Electric's second quarter results and discusses where the company is likely to find challenges and growth prospects.

  Steady-Eddy Stock Ideas: Expert

Fast Money traders Mike Murphy and Josh Brown debate the bull versus bear case on Nike. And Ron Sloan, Invesco, reveals his "good news is good news" stock plays in companies like, Macy's, General Electric, Parker Hannifin, and UnitedHealth Group.

  General Electric CFO to Become CEO: DJ

General Electric's chief financial officer Keith Sherin is going to be the CEO of GE Capital, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  GE's Transformation

General Electric is paying $3.3 billion for Lufkin Industries to expand its oil and gas equipment business, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson. What this means for the company, with Daniel Holland, Morningstar, and Christopher Glynn, Oppenheimer & Co.

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Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit (L-R), German Chancellor Angela Merkel and CEO of General Electric Jeff Immelt attend a ground-breaking ceremony for a new trainee centre of General Electric in Berlin July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EDUCATION)

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Berlin mayor Wowereit and German Chancellor Merkel attend ground-breaking ceremony for new trainee centre of General Electric in Berlin

Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a ground-breaking ceremony for a new trainee centre of General Electric in Berlin July 8, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EDUCATION)

Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric appears at a news conference announcing the Head Health Initiative along with the National Football League (NFL) in New York
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Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric appears at a news conference in New York March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar