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A Advertising, Marketing
  Aerospace and Defense
  Automotive Retailing, Services
B Beverages
  Building Materials, Glass
C Chemicals
  Commercial Banks
  Computer Peripherals
  Computer Software
  Computers, Office Equipment
D Diversified Financials
  Diversified Outsourcing Services
E Education
  Electronics, Electrical Equipment
  Engineering, Construction
F Financial Data Services
  Food and Drug Stores
  Food Consumer Products
  Food Production
  Food Services
  Forest and Paper Products
G General Merchandisers
H Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care
  Health Care: Medical Facilities
  Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services
  Home Equipment, Furnishings
  Hotels, Casinos, Resorts
  Household and Personal Products
I Industrial and Farm Equipment
  Information Technology Services
  Insurance: Life, Health (mutual)
  Insurance: Life, Health (stock)
  Insurance: Property and Casualty (mutual)
  Insurance: Property and Casualty (stock)
  Internet Services and Retailing
M Mail, Package and Freight Delivery
  Medical Products and Equipment
  Mining, Crude-Oil Production
  Motor Vehicles and Parts
N Network and Other Communications Equipment
O Oil and Gas Equipment, Services
P Packaging, Containers
  Payroll Services
  Petroleum Refining
  Publishing, Printing
R Railroads
  Real Estate
S Savings Institutions
  Scientific, Photographic, and Control Equipment
  Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components
  Specialty Retailers
T Telecommunications
  Temporary Help
  Toys, Sporting Goods
  Transportation and Logistics
  Transportation Equipment
  Trucking, Truck Leasing
U Utilities: Gas and Electric
W Waste Management
  Wholesalers: Diversified
  Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment
  Wholesalers: Food and Grocery
  Wholesalers: Health Care
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