GE 4Q profit falls 46 pct, adjusted net meets view (AP)

In this Nov. 18, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, discusses healthcare information technology at a news conference in New York. General Electric says its fourth-quarter earnings dropped 46 percent as it restructured its troubled lending arm. The news comes as the conglomerate says it expects 2009 to be 'extremely difficult' amid the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file)AP – General Electric said Friday its fourth-quarter earnings dropped 46 percent as it restructured its troubled lending arm. The news comes as the conglomerate says it expects 2009 to be “extremely difficult” amid the financial crisis.

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