Fortune 500 rank: 6 (Previous rank: 7)
2006 Revenues (millions): $168,307
Headquarters: Fairfield, CT
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Thanks to a strong performance by NBC, and healthy sales in its medical equipment, turbine and engine units, the conglomerate's profit rose by 27% last year. Two restatements out of its financial services unit were cause for concern, but the juggernaut that Jack Welch built continues unbowed.
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