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GE Capital chief exit puts spotlight on Immelt

May 30, 2013

Michael Neal may be leaving after eight years running the erstwhile high-flying lending unit. He got GE Capital back in shape after the financial crisis, but it’s no longer the company’s key division. Neal’s departure raises the question of who will succeed GE boss Jeff Immelt.

Can General Electric keep the activists at bay?

December 18, 2013

If the gates at Apple, Microsoft and P&G can be rattled, complacency just isn’t an option for a $270 bln conglomerate. While GE’s strategy looks more coherent than ever, it still has soft targets for uppity investors: its finance arm and long-standing leader Jeff Immelt.