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General Electric Co. is a technology and financial services company that develops and manufactures products for the generation, transmission, distribution, control and utilization of electricity. Its products and services include aircraft engines, power generation, water processing, security technology, medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and industrial products. The company operates through eight segments: Power & Water, Oil & Gas, Energy Management, Aviation, Healthcare, Transportation, Home & Business Solutions and GE Capital. The Power & Water segment serves power generation, industrial, government and other customers worldwide with products and services related to energy production. The Oil & Gas segment supplies mission critical equipment for the global oil and gas industry, used in applications spanning the entire value chain from drilling and completion through production, liquefied natural gas and pipeline compression, pipeline inspection, and downstream processing in refineries and petrochemical plants. The Energy Management segment provides integrated electrical products and systems used to distribute, protect and control energy and equipment. It manufacture electrical distribution and control products, lighting and power panels, switchgear and circuit breakers that are used to distribute and manage power in a variety of residential, commercial, consumer and industrial applications. The Aviation segment produces, sells and services jet engines, turboprop and turbo shaft engines, and related replacement parts for use in military and commercial aircraft. Its military engines are used in a wide variety of aircraft including fighters, bombers, tankers, helicopters and surveillance aircraft and as well as marine applications. The Healthcare segment provides healthcare technologies such as medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, disease research, drug discovery and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies. This segment predicts and detects disease earlier; monitoring its progress and informing physicians, and helping physicians tailor treatment for patients. The Transportation segment provides technology solutions for customers in various industries, which include railroad, transit, mining, oil and gas, power generation and marine. It also provides portfolio of service offerings designed to improve fleet efficiency and reduce operating expenses, including repair services, locomotive enhancements, modernizations, and information-based services like remote monitoring and diagnostics. The Home & Business Solutions invests in the development of differentiated products such as energy efficient solutions for both consumers and businesses. Its products include major appliances and subsets of lighting products are primarily directed to consumer applications, while other lighting products and automation solutions are directed towards commercial and industrial applications. The GE Capital segment's services include commercial loans and leases, fleet management, financial programs, home loans, credit cards, personal loans and other financial services. It provides its services for all sizes of businesses worldwide. The company was founded by Thomas A. Edison in 1878 and is headquartered in Fairfield, CT.