The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which analyst John Reeves discusses topics across the investing world. GE is one of the greatest American businesses of all time.

Founded in 1892, it was recently chosen as the most innovative company of the 20th century. The financial crisis hurt GE considerably, and resulted in it slashing its dividend. It has been able to raise the dividend in recent years, however, and now has a yield of 3.9%. With the situation possibly improving at GE Capital, there might be an increase in the dividend in 2012. GE might be worth a closer look by investors.

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