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No, I don't know who the companies are, but keep in mind that GE was founded by Thomas Edison with funding from JP Morgan to make light bulbs and electric power generation and distribution equipment. They and Westinghouse are the originals and still see power equipment as a core business. Hence, you can expect that GE will have its fingers on the pulse of all these new energy businesses and will buy in and expand whenever they think the timing is right and the opportunity is attractive.

If you read the annual report and webpages, you will get a pretty good idea where they are most active now. But the investment opportunity could be minimal. They will buy key players or create their own technologies when they need to. It can be difficult for individual investors to participate.

But keep in mind, GE is the largest single stock in the S&P 500. It is one of the largest US corporations, not likely to grow very fast, but not a bad core blue chip to hold in your portfolio. You won't get rich at it, but you probably will keep up with the S&P 500. GE is a very well managed company and does quite well in its effort to grow from a large base.

GE common stock is not a bad core investment for your retirement accounts.
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