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In today's edition, Brendan and David discuss recent news from one of the largest corporations in the world, General Electric (NYSE: GE). The company's GE Capital segment announced that it had struck a deal with MetLife to buy its U.S. retail deposit business. This should help the company reduce its risk and shore up its funding base. But do we like GE going forward?

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