Rank: 40 (Previous rank: 20)
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CEO: Lloyd C. Blankfein
Address: 85 Broad St.
New York, NY 10004
It's good to be Goldman Sachs. The investment bank is riding out the financial meltdown better than many of its Wall Street peers. Although it accepted $10 billion in government bailout money in October, Goldman is looking to repay that money sooner rather than later so that it won't be subject to new restrictions on executive pay and other oversight.
Despite its relatively strong position among financial firms, Goldman has not escaped the shock of sharply lower M&A activity. The bank's sales and earnings have plunged this year, but so far Goldman is still way ahead of the pack. - S.K.
Industry: Commercial Banks
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