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AIG, GE Capital potential risks, US says

WASHINGTON — US regulators have labeled insurer American International Group and General Electric Co.’s finance arm as potential threats to the financial system, designations that bring stricter government oversight.

The Financial Stability Oversight Council on Tuesday announced the two companies would be the first to be designated ‘‘systemically important.’’ As a result, they must increase their cushion against losses, limit their use of borrowed money, and submit to inspections by examiners.

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