Fortune 500 rank: 41 (Previous rank: 46)
2006 Revenues (millions): $47,979
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
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The San Francisco-based bank has been experiencing double digit growth for the past 20 years - earnings and revenues have averaged 14% and 11% growth, respectively. So 2006 was no big surprise: Revenues were up 19% and profits grew 11% to $8.5 billion, aided by high-yielding consumer loans, customer service fees, and wholesale banking. Still, the bank's subprime lending operations could hurt next year's results.
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