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Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

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1 Lockheed Martin 57 41,862.0 Bethesda
2 Constellation Energy 117 21,193.2 Baltimore
3 Marriott International 197 13,342.0 Bethesda
4 Coventry Health Care 266 9,879.5 Bethesda
5 Black & Decker 372 6,563.2 Towson
6 Host Hotels & Resorts 440 5,461.0 Bethesda
7 Legg Mason 524 4,343.7 Baltimore
8 W.R. Grace 657 3,115.2 Columbia
9 McCormick 689 2,916.2 Sparks
10 T. Rowe Price 831 2,233.1 Baltimore
11 USEC 912 1,928.0 Bethesda
12 HealthExtras 926 1,857.7 Rockville
From the May 5, 2008 issue
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