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General Electric Co. said fourth-quarter profit rose 15 percent on higher international sales of jet engines and power- plant turbines, drawing more than half its annual revenue from overseas for the first time.

GE Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt's push into global markets was led by a 30 percent jump in the GE Infrastructure group's sales, as developing countries built cities, hospitals and airports, and the dollar weakened.

``Every place we went there's a need for power, there's a need for planes, there's lots of capital being invested, and there's just no sign this global infrastructure boom is slowing at all,'' Immelt told a conference call Jan. 18.

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