Financial News: GE Healthcare sees 9% rise in earnings

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GE Healthcare reported a jump in profits in Q4 2006 with $4.85 billion, up 8 percent compared with the $4.48 billion for the same period in 2005. Annual income was up 9 percent, with the company reporting $16.56 billion at the closing of Dec. 31, up from $15.15 billion in 2005.

Segment profit grew 16 percent in Q4 with $1.15 billion, up from $995 million during Q4 2005. For the year, the segment profit hit $3.14 billion, up 18 percent from $2.66 billion.