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Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

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1 Petroleum Refining 3,508,432.1
2 Pipelines 2,814,185.6
3 Real Estate 2,247,652.8
4 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 2,083,092.8
5 Energy 2,077,764.7
6 Wholesalers: Health Care 2,031,354.0
7 Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 1,268,650.2
8 Homebuilders 1,251,817.7
9 Insurance: Life, Health (stock) 1,087,042.8
10 Securities 1,070,718.1
11 Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 1,011,599.6
12 Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 962,797.9
13 Utilities: Gas and Electric 880,405.1
14 Diversified Financials 833,739.2
15 Insurance: Property and Casualty (stock) 802,940.5
16 Wholesalers: Diversified 731,612.5
17 Automotive Retailing, Services 705,814.0
18 Metals 687,443.2
19 Network and Other Communications Equipment 561,196.6
20 Entertainment 540,092.9
21 Chemicals 539,050.8
22 Internet Services and Retailing 496,104.9
23 Pharmaceuticals 458,953.2
24 Beverages 429,872.4
25 Commercial Banks 416,188.5
26 Computers, Office Equipment 405,643.3
27 Telecommunications 404,163.9
28 Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components 366,199.8
29 Household and Personal Products 363,844.4
30 Food Consumer Products 355,959.3
31 Airlines 335,898.0
32 Packaging, Containers 332,896.5
33 Railroads 315,627.7
34 Medical Products and Equipment 303,890.9
35 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 303,010.9
36 Scientific, Photographic, and Control Equipment 285,594.9
37 Aerospace and Defense 283,516.4
38 Motor Vehicles and Parts 278,962.3
39 Financial Data Services 273,798.9
40 Industrial and Farm Equipment 271,314.4
41 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 265,607.9
42 Engineering, Construction 250,317.8
43 Home Equipment, Furnishings 247,394.7
44 Specialty Retailers 225,905.9
45 Food Production 224,719.4
46 Publishing, Printing 219,550.5
47 Food and Drug Stores 218,807.5
48 Information Technology Services 188,237.4
49 Health Care: Medical Facilities 166,819.9
50 General Merchandisers 155,481.5
51 Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 106,393.8
52 Food Services 57,142.0
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