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General Electric

General Electric
Company nameGeneral Electric Company
Company typePublic company
SloganImagination at work
FoundedSchenectady, New York, US (, 1892)
Founder(s)Charles Coffin, Edwin Houston, Elihu Thomson, Thomas Edison
HeadquartersFairfield, Connecticut
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleJeffrey Immelt
(Chairman & CEO)
ProductsAppliances, aviation, consumer electronics, electrical distribution, electric motors, energy, entertainment, finance, gas, healthcare, lighting, locomotives, oil, software, water, weapons, wind turbines
Revenue(-) US$ 150.211 billion (2010)
Operating income(+) US$  15.166 billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$  12.163 billion (2010)
Total assets(-) US$ 751.216 billion (2010)
Total equity(-) US$ 124.198 billion (2010)
Employees287,000 (2010)
SubsidiaryGE Capital, GE Energy,
GE Home & Business Solutions,
GE Technology Infrastructure,
NBCUniversal (49%)
GE Aviation

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General Electric Company ( ), or GE, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in Schenectady, New York and headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. The company operates through four segments: Energy, Technology Infrastructure, Capital Finance and Consumer & Industrial.

In 2011, Fortune ranked GE the 6th largest firm in the U.S., as well as the 14th most profitable. Other rankings for 2011 include #7 company for leaders (Fortune), #5 best global brand (Interbrand), #82 green company (Newsweek), #13 most admired company (Fortune), and #19 most innovative company (Fast Company).

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GE (General Electric) released a TV ad promoting wind energy: Capturing the wind and putting it to good use - Wind Energy from GE, the cleanest renewable energy on earth. The ad has been nominated for the most outstanding commercial in the Emmy Awards 2007. The General Electric Jar ad was developed at BBDO, New York by chief creative officer David Lubars and Bill Bruce, creative director/art director John Leu, creative director/copywriter Brad Roseberry, executive producer Regina Ebel, assistant producer Filomena Lovecchio, executive music producer Melissa Chester. Filming was directed by Traktor (Pontus & Patrik) via Partizan with director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki (Children of Men). Editor was Gavin Cutler of Mackenzie Cutler. FX was done at Mass Market. Music in the ad is 'Catch the Wind', performed by Donovan.
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General Electric ecomagination commercial featuring an elephant dancing to Singing In The Rain
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General Electric biggest Jet Engine for B-777
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Wizard of Schenectady Howard Hart explains how the MRI works. Howard Hart pioneered MRI design with General Electric by the Edison Exploratorium
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I dubbed out the audio in the first part of the video for the pilots privacy and out of respect. He gave a very good/magnanimous/honest critique of his flight. He did not fully understand the ground warning system (he misunderstood), he also forgot to reset the altitude on the warning system. The fact that F-16 survived is a testament to General Dynamics. Since this is only a single-engine fighter fact the engine was able to run and run long enough after ingesting parts of the tree to get the plane back safely is a credit to the engine manufacturer. I am not sure which engine this aircraft had at the time, General Electric or Pratt & Whitney. They are all excellent manufacturers. The consensus is that it was a Pratt & Whitney engine. Note: Every time his collision warning came on he was less then 50 feet off the ground, trees are not normally detected as ground, that is part of the reason for the mishap. A lot of trees are higher then 50 feet. Don't be fooled by the funny filler music, I love this plane. You might have seen part of this clip before, but I doubt the GP has seen all this before.
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Global Deejays Feat. technotronic - Get Up general electric remix PANDA DANCE VERSION By Enladance
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Global Deejays feat. Technotronic - Get Up (General Electric Mix)
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The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm, hydraulically-driven seven-barrel Gatling-type rotary cannon that is mounted on the United States Air Force's A-10 Thunderbolt II. It is among the largest, heaviest and most powerful aircraft cannons in the United States military. Designed specifically for the anti-tank role, the Avenger delivers a very powerful round at a high rate of fire. History The GAU-8 was created as a parallel program with the AX (or Attack Experimental) competition that produced the A-10. The specification for the cannon was laid out in 1970, with General Electric and Philco-Ford offering competing designs. Both of the AX prototypes, the YA-10 and the Northrop YA-9, were designed to incorporate the weapon, although it was not available during the initial competition, and the M61 Vulcan was used as a temporary replacement. Once completed, the entire GAU-8 assembly (correctly referred to as the A/A 49E-6 Gun System) represents about 16% of the A-10 aircraft's unladen weight. The gun is placed slightly off center in the nose of the plane with the front landing gear positioned to the right of the center line, so that the actively firing cannon barrel is directly on the aircraft's center line. The Russian Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-30 is a similar class of weapon, although it is lighter with a higher fire rate, but has a lower muzzle velocity and overheats more quickly. GAU-8 closeupThe A-10 and its GAU-8/A gun entered service in 1977. It was produced by <b>...</b>
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A General Electric Cell Phone commercials from 1989.
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This is a 30 second spot where I was given an edited piece of video with a script. What I had to do was find music and sound fx, record foley and voice over, and then design and mix the entire thing. I had a total of about four [3hour] sessions to complete the final product. this is it.
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GE is Team Lotus' new partner in F1 - Malaysia Star Tweet this news
Malaysia Star--PETALING JAYA: Formula One's Team Lotus has gained a new partner with the signing of -General Electric- (-GE-) as its premium partner. In a statement posted on the team's website last night, the -GE- brand would be seen on the tea - Date : Tue, 14 Jun 2011 23:28:00 GMT+00:00
From Filter to Fridge, GE Can Recycle it All - Business Wire (press release) Tweet this news
Business Wire (press release)--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NYSE:-GE-) -GE- Appliances & Lighting is once again leading the way with the announcement of its new refrigeration water filter recycling program, the first of its kind among appliance manufacturers - Date : Tue, 14 Jun 2011 14:51:57 GMT+00:00
GE Provides Credit to LS Power - Tweet this news Energy Financial Services, a unit of -General Electric- Company (-GE- - Analyst Report), announced that it will provide $73 million for three merchant generating facilities owned by an affiliate of LS Power in Illinois and Connecticut. ... - Date : Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:38:29 GMT+00:00
RBS said to be in talks with GE to sell vehicle-leasing business - Danbury News Times Tweet this news
Danbury News Times--Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Britain's biggest government-owned bank, is in talks to sell its vehicle-leasing business to Fairfield-based -General Electric- Co.'s finance unit, two people familiar with the matter said. . - Date : Wed, 15 Jun 2011 01:55:03 GMT+00:00
General Electric To Open New Software R&D Center In California - Wall Street Journal Tweet this news
Wall Street Journal--Mark Little, senior vice president of -GE- Global Research, mentioned the initiative Tuesday during a presentation at a Deutsche Bank conference in Chicago, although he revealed few details. ... - Date : Tue, 14 Jun 2011 18:00:04 GMT+00:00
GE Sells Forged Ring Line to Precision Castparts - American Machinist Tweet this news
American Machinist---General Electric- Corp. is divesting a manufacturing subsidiary of its -GE- Aviation business unit. Unison Engine Components will be acquired by Precision Castparts Corp. for an undisclosed cash price, subject to regulatory approval. - Date : Wed, 15 Jun 2011 05:05:07 GMT+00:00
GE, unions seek a deal - Albany Times Union Tweet this news
Albany Times Union--SCHENECTADY -- The tango between -General Electric- Co. and its two largest unions is starting to speed up as their current four-year contract is set to expire Sunday night. Officials with the United Electrical, ... - Date : Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:35:16 GMT+00:00
GE air conditioners and heaters recalled for repairs - Reuters Tweet this news
Reuters--WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Around 90600 -General Electric- Zoneline air conditioners and heaters have been voluntarily recalled due to a fire hazard, the government said on Tuesday. An electrical component in the heating system can fail, the Consumer - Date : Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:12:58 GMT+00:00
The sweet solar week in review - Clean Energy Authority Tweet this news
Clean Energy Authority--First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) and -General Electric- (NYSE: -GE-) made some pretty sweet announcements last week. But the news for US-based SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB) was more bittersweet. Some tantalizing occurrences on th - Date : Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:34:14 GMT+00:00
Turkey To Use GE Natural-Gas Plant Design With Renewable Features - Wall Street Journal Tweet this news
Wall Street Journal--NEW YORK (Dow Jones)-- -General Electric- Co. (-GE-) unveiled Tuesday a new power-plant design that integrates natural-gas generation with intermittent sources of solar and wind power as a way to tap into the broader trends toward cle - Date : Tue, 07 Jun 2011 20:23:01 GMT+00:00

General Electric Co.

FoundersThomas Edison * Edwin J. Houston * Elihu Thomson
James Cash, Jr. * Ann Fudge * Claudio Gonzalez * Susan Hockfield * Jeffrey Immelt * Andrea Jung * Alan Lafley * Robert Lane * Ralph Larsen * Rochelle Lazarus * Sam Nunn * Roger Penske * Robert Swieringa * Douglas A. Warner III * Bob Wright
GE Capital * GE Technology Infrastructure * GE Energy * GE Home & Business Solutions * NBC Universal (80%)

NBC Universal, Inc. (a joint venture of General Electric 80% and Vivendi 20%)

Universal StudiosFocus Features * United International Pictures * Illumination Entertainment * Universal Animation Studios * Universal Studios Home Entertainment * Universal Playback * Geneon Universal (80.1%) * Universal Pictures
Universal Parks & ResortsIslands of Adventure * Universal Orlando Resort * Universal Studios Hollywood * Universal Studios Florida * Universal Studios Japan * Universal Studios Singapore * Universal Studios Dubailand * Universal Studios South Korea * Universal CityWalk
Broadcast TV assetsNBC * Telemundo * NBC News * NBC Sports * Universal Sports (50%)
NBC Universal CableA&E Television Networks (15%) * Bravo * Chiller * CNBC * MSNBC * Mun2 * Oxygen * Syfy * ShopNBC (30%) * Sleuth * Telemundo Puerto Rico * The Weather Channel * Universal HD * USA Network * Universal Sports (50%) * Weatherscan
CNBC global channelsCNBC (US) * CNBC World * CNBC Latin America * CNBC Europe * CNBC Asia * CNBC Africa
CNBC Europe branchesClass CNBC (20%) * CNBC-e * CNBC Arabiya (according to [ CNBC Europe]) * CNBC Nordic * CNBC Africa * TVN CNBC Biznes
CNBC Asia branchesNikkei CNBC * CNBC-TV18 * CNBC Awaaz * CNBC Pakistan * CNBC Australia * CNBC Hong Kong * CNBC Singapore * SBS-CNBC
NBC Universal
global networks
Syfy * 13th Street * Universal Channel * Hallmark Channel * Movies 24 * KidsCo * Diva TV * Steel * Das Vierte * Studio Universal
Syfy global channelsUS * UK * Germany * France * Australia * Spain * Benelux * Philippines * Poland * Portugal * Romania * Russia * Latin America * Asia * Japan
NBC Universal
Television Group
NBC Studios * NBC Universal Television Distribution * Telemundo Television Studios * RTI Production * Telemundo of Puerto Rico Studios * Universal Media Studios
Spanish independent
TV stations
Internet * iVillage * Television Without Pity * * * * * Hulu
Other assets:qubo * EMKA, Ltd. * WSI Corporation
Defunct properties:NBC Weather Plus (2004-2008) * Trio (1997-2005)

Dow Jones Industrial Average components

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Altria Group * American International Group * American Telephone & Telegraph * American Tobacco Company * Bethlehem Steel * Citigroup * Colorado Fuel and Iron * Eastman Kodak * General Foods * General Motors * Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company * Honeywell * International Harvester * International Paper * Johns-Manville * Nash Motors * Navistar International * North American Company * Owens-Illinois * Sears, Roebuck and Company * Union Carbide * United States Rubber Company * U.S. Steel * F. W. Woolworth Company

Principal owners of the Houston Astros franchise

Houston Colt .45's (1962-1964)Roy Hofheinz
Houston Astros (1965-present)Roy Hofheinz * General Electric & Ford Motor Company * John McMullen * Drayton McLane, Jr.

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