Markets had a mixed start to the week Monday after closing Friday's session on a strong note. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was the lone major index to close the day in the red, falling 0.05%, or 12.94 points, to 25,282.93 points. The tech-heavy Nasdaq led the way, climbing 0.29%, or 20.83 points, to 7,157.39 while the S&P 500 rose  0.17%, or 4.55 points, to 2,747.70. 

Here are three strories that help explain the markets' movements today. 

GE Continues Surprisingly Strong 2018 Run

Shares of General Electric Co. (GE) - Get Report are up nearly 5% year-to-date, turning the page on a tumultuous 2017 when the stock was one of the Dow Jones' biggest decliners. 

TheStreet's Jonas Elmerraji has some thoughts on how GE can keep the good times rolling.

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Bitcoin Adds PayPal to Its List of Haters

PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) - Get Report CEO Dan Schulman is not on board with the crypto-craze. Schulman says bitcoin is "unsuitable" in an exclusive interview with TheStreet.

TheStreet's Kinsey Grant has the story here.

Nvidia Is Developing AI for Driverless Tech 

Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) - Get Report shares jumped 3% after the company announced deals with Uber and Volkswagen (VLKAY) . The chip-maker's market cap is now over $130 billion. 

Kinsey Grant has a rundown of the chipmaker's presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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