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GE Healthcare's Q3 Revenues Rise 9 Percent as Earnings Jump 19 Percent

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - GE Healthcare today said that third-quarter revenues climbed 9 percent as earnings increased 19 percent.
 
For the quarter ended Sept. 30, GE Healthcare generated $3.9 billion in revenues, up from $3.6 billion during the same quarter in 2005.
 
GE Healthcare's earnings for the quarter increased to $700 million from $589 million in the third quarter of 2005.
 
GE's total revenues for the quarter were $40.9 billion, up from $36.4 billion during the same period last year.
 
GE did not break out its research and development expenses for the Healthcare segment.
 
As of Sept. 30, GE reported $59.4 billion in cash and marketable securities.

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