Fortune 500 rank: 1 (Previous rank: 2)
2006 Revenues (millions): $351,139
Headquarters: Bentonville, AR
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The retail giant reclaims the top spot on the Fortune 500, making it the largest company in the United States for the fifth time in six years. The company suffered a series of public relations gaffes last year, but has launched a crusade to spruce up its image. It now employs 1.9 million people worldwide and revenues are up 11% over last year, but profits grew less than 1%, amid a slowdown in same-store sales.
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