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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

News summary: GE earnings edge up, outlook bright

MODEST RESULTS: GE eked out a small gain in profit for the second quarter — the company earned $3.13 billion, up from $3.11 billion a year earlier. The earnings equated to 30 cents per share, up from 29 cents. Full story

Friday's market roadmap

   The "Squawk on the Street" news team reports on today's top business headlines, including a slew of earnings from such notables as GE and Honeywell, which beat, as well as Microsoft and Google, which didn't fare quite as well.

General Electric profit, revenue drop on finance unit weakness

(Reuters) - General Electric Co <GE.N> posted a decline in quarterly profit and revenue on Friday on weakness in its finance unit, but its order book rose, sending shares up 2.4 percent in early trading. Full story

Earnings Preview: Investors watch GE outlook

General Electric Co. is expected to post a dip in profit for the second quarter — but it is also expected to outline a robust outlook for the rest of the year when it reports results Friday. Full story

GE plans counterbid for Invensys: report

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. General Electric <GE.N> is gearing up for a 3.5 billion pound ($5.3 billion) counterbid for British engineer Invensys <ISYS.L> that would trump last week's offer from France's Schneider Electric <SCHN.PA>, a newspaper said on Sunday. Full story

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