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8. AT&T

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Which Fortune 500 company will emerge from the recession with the most respect?
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  • Wal-Mart
  • Chevron
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Rank # of Fortune 500 Companies
Texas 64
New York 56
California 51
Company 2008 $ (millions)
Exxon Mobil $45,220.0
Chevron $23,931.0
Microsoft $17,681.0
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