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How Rising Gas Prices Will Affect the 15 Biggest U.S. Companies

Thankfully, the largest stocks are largely insulated

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#7: General Electric

General Electric GEWorth more than $200 billion, General Electric (NYSE:GE) is a massive company — with its tentacles in a host of businesses, from health care to aerospace to nuclear energy to financial services. It is largely insulated from gas prices, except for the expense that rising energy costs will have on its manufacturing businesses. In fact, GE actually could see some strength in its alternative energy division if expensive oil persists and renews a push for nuclear energy or wind power as alternatives. Perhaps the only overt risk is that General Electric does supply airplane parts, so high jet fuel costs could hurt carriers and slow orders somewhat.

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