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GE's Jeffrey Immelt is a finalist for Uber CEO, sources say

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DETROIT — Former GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt is among the finalists under consideration to run Uber, according to two people briefed on the startup's search for a new CEO. But they say there's no clear consensus on Uber's board about a front-runner.

The people didn't want to be identified because the search is confidential. They say some board members want to fill the position quickly to bring stability to the ride-hailing company. Others want to keep looking. Both people said a Labor Day timeline for filling the job is possible but not entirely firm. Neither would identify candidates other than Immelt.

The 61-year-old Immelt stepped down as GE's CEO on July 31. His experience running a giant corporation and dealing with a corporate board is a big plus to some Uber board members who want experienced leadership.

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