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Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

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1 Bank of America Corp. 9 119,190.0 Charlotte
2 Wachovia Corp. 38 55,528.0 Charlotte
3 Lowe's 48 48,283.0 Mooresville
4 Nucor 151 16,593.0 Charlotte
5 Duke Energy 204 13,134.0 Charlotte
6 Progress Energy 248 10,714.0 Raleigh
7 BB&T Corp. 250 10,668.0 Winston-Salem
8 Reynolds American 290 9,023.0 Winston-Salem
9 Sonic Automotive 298 8,849.1 Charlotte
10 VF 335 7,415.5 Greensboro
11 Family Dollar Stores 358 6,834.3 Matthews
12 Goodrich 375 6,535.8 Charlotte
13 Pantry 405 6,015.1 Sanford
14 SPX 466 5,118.1 Charlotte
15 Hanesbrands 510 4,474.5 Winston-Salem
16 Laboratory Corp. of America 547 4,068.2 Burlington
17 Belk 570 3,824.8 Charlotte
18 Ruddick 587 3,639.2 Charlotte
19 Carlisle 693 2,889.0 Charlotte
20 Ingles Markets 701 2,851.6 Black Mountain
21 R.H. Donnelley 732 2,680.3 Cary
22 Martin Marietta Materials 835 2,213.4 Raleigh
23 Alliance One International 899 2,004.1 Morrisville
24 CommScope 909 1,930.8 Hickory
25 Piedmont Natural Gas 972 1,711.3 Charlotte
26 Sealy 973 1,702.1 Trinity
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