There was a time when big businesses started acquiring and building verticals that made them huge organizations. General Electric was one of them. GE was founded by Thomas Edison and one of the first companies ever traded on the Dow. Fast forward 118 years it is fascinating to read about the acquisitions that GE has made. Starting out as a company about electrical properties it has an investment, transportation,healthcare, oil and gas, home and business solutions, aviation, and global research vehicle. Due to many of the regulations that have been put into place after the last financial crisis, GE has opted to get out of the banking business.