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'It Hasn't Been Growing': Why Investors Came To Worry About General Electric's Financial Health04:50
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The General Electric logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (Richard Drew/AP)
The General Electric logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (Richard Drew/AP)
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Investors in Boston-based General Electric are worried net income and earnings are not meeting expectations. The company, which moved to Boston last year, lost $80 billion in market value in the same year. The company soon after announced a $2 billion cost-cutting program.

Still, GE is a corporate colossus, with 295,000 employees in 180 companies, it makes everything from locomotives, wind turbines and jet engines to devices that keep newborn babies and their moms warm. WBUR's Bruce Gellerman explains more about the how the company came to face its current struggles as it announces its third quarter earnings.

This segment aired on October 20, 2017.

Bruce Gellerman Twitter Senior Reporter
Bruce Gellerman is an award-winning journalist and senior correspondent, frequently covering science, business, technology and the environment.

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