Global 500 rank: 6 (Previous rank: 8)
Profits (millions): $14,056
Change from 2005: 16.0%
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As Toyota storms the U.S. market, it's learning a few tricks from GM and Ford. Thanks to aggressive pricing and offers of incentives to consumers, Toyota's North American earnings fell 9.3% last year. But profits in Europe and Asia both grew double digits, leading total profits to climb 16% last year.
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