Top 10 for financial soundness
Exxon Mobil and Intel are among the most respected for financial strength this year. Which other admired companies get top marks from their peers?
2008 was a rough year for corporate earnings--unless you're Fortune 500 giant Exxon Mobil. The oil and gas producer extracted $45 billion in profits last year, more than any U.S. company has ever earned in a single year.
Unsurprisingly, profits tumbled last quarter when gas prices finally came down. But Exxon hedged its losses with sales of refined profits like gasoline, where profits fell less. --M.K.
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Last updated March 04 2009: 10:55 AM ET
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