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Mine safety nomination follows history as coal executive

The retired coal company executive from West Virginia chosen by President Trump to oversee U.S. mining safety says his first priority is preventing people from getting hurt and that he replaced the managers of a mine plagued by safety violations in 2010 and 2011 where a miner died.

Three major takeaways from GE's earnings

General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) stunned investors Friday morning when it reported a major miss in third-quarter earnings despite higher revenue. For the quarter, adjusted EPS came in at $0.29 versus expectations for $0.49. Revenue was $33.47 billion, slightly above analysts' expectations of $32.56 billion.