What Happened To GE? General Electric used to be a household name — a pillar of the U.S. economy. Now, it's fighting to survive.
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What Happened To GE?

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What Happened To GE?

What Happened To GE?

What Happened To GE?

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General Electric used to be a household name — a pillar of the U.S. economy. Now, it's fighting to survive.

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President Barack Obama looks at a turbine during a tour in 2011 of the General Electric plant in Schenectady, N.Y., with then GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt (left) and plant manager Kevin Sharkey.
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