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Rank Company 500 Rank 2008 %
1 Dollar Tree 499 60.8
2 Family Dollar Stores 359 38.9
3 Nash-Finch 492 29.6
4 World Fuel Services 137 28.3
5 Amgen 168 24.4
6 Omnicare 392 22.2
7 Wal-Mart Stores 2 20.0
8 Rohm & Haas 281 19.4
9 Ross Stores 384 17.6
10 AutoZone 380 16.3
11 Gilead Sciences 444 11.1
12 General Mills 193 9.4
13 McDonald's 107 8.5
14 AECOM Technology 458 7.6
15 Sherwin-Williams 322 5.6
16 Pulte Homes 393 5.1
17 W.R. Berkley 490 4.9
18 Waste Management 201 4.7
19 Darden Restaurants 374 4.4
20 C.H. Robinson Worldwide 300 3.4
21 Wells Fargo 41 2.4
22 Affiliated Computer Services 401 1.9
23 BJ's Wholesale Club 269 1.3
24 Kroger 22 0.2
25 Southern 149 0.0
26 DirecTV Group 126 -0.9
27 Quest Diagnostics 341 -1.0
28 Abbott Laboratories 80 -2.6
29 Aon 307 -2.9
30 SAIC 266 -3.2
31 Lowe's 47 -3.5
32 Molson Coors Brewing 487 -3.8
33 Chubb 203 -4.0
34 Winn-Dixie Stores 340 -4.6
35 Norfolk Southern 256 -4.7
36 Emcor Group 370 -5.1
37 BB&T Corp. 260 -5.5
38 Marsh & McLennan 232 -5.6
39 Baxter International 219 -6.4
40 PG&E Corp. 176 -6.4
41 Comcast 68 -6.6
42 Ball 336 -6.7
43 Leggett & Platt 493 -7.2
44 Bristol-Myers Squibb 120 -7.3
45 Qualcomm 244 -7.6
46 Burlington Northern Santa Fe 142 -7.7
47 UGI 377 -7.8
48 Johnson & Johnson 29 -7.8
49 W.W. Grainger 366 -8.1
50 Hershey 463 -9.0
Issue date: May 4, 2009
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New York 56
California 51
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Exxon Mobil $45,220.0
Chevron $23,931.0
Microsoft $17,681.0
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