Oracle's bold moves

Smart buys, the right message, and big hires: three big reasons why Larry Ellison's Oracle rejoins our Most Admired Companies.

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Top 50 winners Which companies have the best reputations? Apple tops the list for the third year in a row. Who else made the top 50 this year? More
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