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General Electric Co. is a heavyweight competitor. So no one foresaw the Sisters of St. Francis in Philadelphia taking on GE. The 1,100 nuns have ordered their college, high school, and 12 hospitals to avoid GE products. Their pension funds have divested all but a token amount of GE stock. And they've given GE competitors $2 million in orders for such big-ticket items as medical CT scanners. Explains Sister Miriam Eileen Murray: "We consider this a peace and justice issue."

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