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U.S. 153
Japan 64
France 39
U.S. Postal Service 785,929
Sinopec 634,011
Hon Hai Precision Industry 550,000
Exxon Mobil $40,610
Royal Dutch Shell $31,331
General Electric $22,208
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Top industries: Most profitable
1 Pharmaceuticals 10.9
2 Food Consumer Products 9.8
3 Mining, Crude-oil production 9.6
4 Household and Personal Products 8.7
5 Network and Other Communications Equipment 8.5
6 Petroleum Refining 7.4
7 Specialty Retailers 7.3
8 Shipping 6.9
9 Computers, Office Equipment 6.7
10 Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 6.4
11 Industrial and Farm Equipment 6.3
12 Building Materials, Glass 6.3
13 Aerospace and Defense 6.1
14 Metals 5.9
15 Chemicals 5.9
16 Beverages 5.6
17 Telecommunications 5.4
18 General Merchandisers 4.8
19 Entertainment 4.4
20 Food and Drug Stores 4.2
21 Energy 4.2
22 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 3.9
23 Wholesalers: Health Care 3.8
24 Motor Vehicles and Parts 3.5
25 Trading 3.5
26 Utilities 3.2
27 Engineering, Construction 2.8
28 Airlines 2.2
29 Insurance: Property and Casualty (stock) 1.4
30 Mail, Package and Freight Delivery 1.0
31 Insurance: Life, Health (stock) 0.7
32 Banks: Commercial and Savings 0.7
33 Securities 0.5
34 Food Services 0.0
34 Food Production 0.0
34 Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components 0.0
34 Railroads 0.0
34 Pipelines 0.0
34 Miscellaneous 0.0
34 Insurance: Property and Casualty (mutual) 0.0
34 Insurance: Life, Health (mutual) 0.0
34 Information Technology Services 0.0
34 Computer Software 0.0
34 Wholesalers: Food and Grocery 0.0
34 Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 0.0
34 Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 0.0
34 Tobacco 0.0
34 Automotive Retailing, Services 0.0
34 Temporary Help 0.0
34 Forest and Paper Products 0.0
34 Diversified Financials -0.2
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