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U.S. 153
Japan 64
France 39
U.S. Postal Service 785,929
Sinopec 634,011
Hon Hai Precision Industry 550,000
Exxon Mobil $40,610
Royal Dutch Shell $31,331
General Electric $22,208
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Money losers
Alcatel-Lucent and UBS are two of 24 Global 500 companies that lost money last year.
General Motors 9 38,732*
Sprint Nextel 176 29,580
KFW Bankengruppe 199 8,443
Merrill Lynch 100 7,777
U.S. Postal Service 83 5,142
Alcatel-Lucent 325 4,815*
UBS 31 3,654
Freddie Mac 162 3,094
Delphi 305 3,065*
Ford Motor 13 2,723*
GMAC 244 2,332
Fannie Mae 161 2,050
Tyco International 192 1,742
Pemex 42 1,675
Tokyo Electric Power 146 1,314
Rite Aid 328 1,079
Countrywide Financial 352 704
CFE 408 683
Flextronics International 292 639
EADS 127 611
Hitachi 48 509*
Stora Enso 407 294
Washington Mutual 318 67
Motorola 200 49
From the July 21, 2008 issue
* Also lost money in 2006.
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