GE quarterly profit rises 21 percent

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BOSTON (Reuters) - General Electric Co reported a 21.6 percent rise in earnings, boosted by strong demand outside the United States for its heavy equipment including jet engines and electric turbines.

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The largest U.S. conglomerate said on Friday that second-quarter profit attributable to common shareholders came to $3.69 billion, or 35 cents per share, compared with $3.03 billion, or 28 cents per share, a year earlier.

(Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)