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Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

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Top industries: Most bang for the buck
1 Wholesalers: Health Care 11.98
2 Airlines 8.13
3 Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 8.09
4 Automotive Retailing, Services 7.66
5 Food and Drug Stores 6.40
6 Household and Personal Products 5.95
7 Wholesalers: Diversified 5.59
8 Food Production 5.33
9 Specialty Retailers 5.03
10 Food Consumer Products 4.77
11 Food Services 4.77
12 Engineering, Construction 4.61
13 Motor Vehicles and Parts 4.57
14 Petroleum Refining 4.32
15 Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 4.25
16 General Merchandisers 3.94
17 Packaging, Containers 3.86
18 Health Care: Medical Facilities 3.77
19 Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 3.71
20 Industrial and Farm Equipment 3.34
21 Metals 3.25
22 Information Technology Services 3.13
23 Real Estate 2.99
24 Home Equipment, Furnishings 2.90
25 Energy 2.86
26 Pipelines 2.83
27 Chemicals 2.83
28 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 2.82
29 Homebuilders 2.73
30 Computers, Office Equipment 2.71
31 Beverages 2.60
32 Aerospace and Defense 2.53
33 Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 2.30
34 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 2.22
35 Telecommunications 1.84
36 Securities 1.82
37 Diversified Financials 1.60
38 Utilities: Gas and Electric 1.56
39 Scientific, Photographic, and Control Equipment 1.45
40 Insurance: Property and Casualty (stock) 1.41
41 Insurance: Life, Health (stock) 1.39
42 Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components 1.39
43 Financial Data Services 1.38
44 Pharmaceuticals 1.33
45 Medical Products and Equipment 1.14
46 Railroads 1.10
47 Network and Other Communications Equipment 0.86
48 Commercial Banks 0.86
49 Entertainment 0.85
50 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 0.75
51 Internet Services and Retailing 0.73
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