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(Reuters) – General Electric Co beat estimates for sales and cash flow in the fourth quarter and said on Thursday it had reached a tentative deal to settle a subprime mortgage case with U.S. regulators, sending its shares sharply higher. GE stock briefly soared as much as 18 percent as profits and sales rose in its aviation, healthcare and oil-and-gas businesses, offsetting $1 billion in cumulative losses at its power and capital units versace cufflinks with diamonds. GE’s bond prices also rose sharply. In afternoon trading, the stock was up about 12 percent at $10.22..

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve’s policy twist on Wednesday might seem just what the White House ordered, with a hold put on what President Donald Trump termed “loco” interest rate hikes, and an openness to ending the monthly runoff of up to $50 billion from the U.S ties and cufflinks. central bank’s balance sheet. But the story the Fed is telling about the economy should give the Trump administration pause. It isn’t the narrative of rebounding investment, higher productivity, and surging growth that administration officials offer, but one of shaky confidence, an economic recovery that may not be as sturdy as it seems, and risks that partly stem from Trump’s own actions..

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