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GE Brings Bad Things to Light


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If nothing else, General Electric Chief Executive Officer Larry Culp has a keen grasp of investor psychology. A little more than a week after he let slip at a conference that industrial free cash flow at the troubled conglomerate would be negative this year, he attached specific, ugly numbers to that expectation in a Thursday morning investor update. GE shares rose sharply anyway as the glimmers of hope and specific action Mr. Culp outlined lifted spirits.

(Read the rest of this column in the WSJ).