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1 Liberty Mutual Insurance Group 94 25,961.0 Boston
2 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance 99 25,268.2 Springfield
3 Raytheon 112 22,426.0 Waltham
4 Staples 128 19,372.7 Framingham
5 TJX 132 18,647.1 Framingham
6 EMC 201 13,230.2 Hopkinton
7 State Street Corp. 225 11,818.0 Boston
8 Thermo Fisher Scientific 269 9,746.4 Waltham
9 BJ's Wholesale Club 291 9,005.0 Natick
10 Boston Scientific 310 8,357.0 Natick
11 Global Partners 364 6,757.8 Waltham
12 Perini 499 4,628.4 Framingham
13 Genzyme 572 3,813.5 Cambridge
14 NSTAR 631 3,261.8 Boston
15 Biogen Idec 648 3,171.6 Cambridge
16 Hanover Insurance Group 712 2,786.8 Worcester
17 Analog Devices 718 2,739.8 Norwood
18 Iron Mountain 722 2,730.0 Boston
19 Cabot 751 2,616.0 Boston
20 Commerce Group 902 1,982.4 Webster
21 PerkinElmer 943 1,787.3 Waltham
22 Beacon Roofing Supply 994 1,645.8 Peabody
From the May 5, 2008 issue
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