Why General Electric Is a Top Dow Stock

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In today's edition, Austin looks at General Electric (NYS: GE) . The massive conglomerate has a lot going for it right now. A $4.5 billion dividend gift from GE Capital could cause a huge increase in quarterly dividends or a repurchasing of shares at a very reasonable price, and GE stands to benefit from a swelling of the global middle class and the fact that 25% of the world is still without electricity. Most importantly, its responsible management navigated the financial crisis well, making tough decisions that benefited the company for the long term.

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