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7/17/15 GE: July 27’s biggest name to report earnings will be DJIA component General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), which makes its first major report after a series of deals to unload its financial businesses. The company didn't disappoint investors, reporting that its industrial profits jumped 5%, while it raised its 2015 financial outlook for its industrial manufacturing businesses. The firm said that its manufacturing unit saw an 11% jump in profits, despite worries about a strong dollar and costs associated with merger and acquisition activity. Shares were up 1.3% in pre-market trading.