General Electric Co. disclosed Oct. 30 that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has expanded an ongoing investigation into its accounting practices to include the company’s recent $23 billion writedown in its power division.

GE (NYSE: GE) made the disclosure as part of its third-quarter earnings report. Shares of the Boston-based company, which also reported a decrease in earnings and revenue, were down more than 10 percent in late afternoon trading on Oct. 30. The firm’s market cap sank…

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GE says SEC is investigating B writedown in power unit