General Electric employee Brian Kirk prepares a GEnx-747 jet engine at the GE Aviation Peebles Test Operations Facility in Peebles, Ohio in this file photo taken November 15, 2013. General Electric Co... more 
General Electric employee Brian Kirk prepares a GEnx-747 jet engine at the GE Aviation Peebles Test Operations Facility in Peebles, Ohio in this file photo taken November 15, 2013. General Electric Co posted a 12 percent rise in overall industrial profits on Thursday, as strength in its businesses selling gas turbines, jet engines and oil industry equipment offset weakness in healthcare and transportation REUTERS/Matt Sullivan/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TRANSPORT BUSINESS) less 
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