GE Capital (GE) was a burden to the company during the financial crisis, but the finance arm is...

|By:, SA News Editor

GE Capital (GE) was a burden to the company during the financial crisis, but the finance arm is now one of GE's best earners. GE Capital’s Q4 earnings soared 58% to $1.6B; for the year, its profit more than doubled to $6.5B, as its lending portfolio stabilized. CEO Jeffrey Immelt says the unit is poised to produce double-digit growth this year and resume its dividend in coming months.