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Best companies by state
State No. of most admired cos.
California 39
New York 38
Texas 32
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Most admired for people management
Company Industry rank
Medco Health Solutions 1
Walt Disney 1
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Most admired for innovation
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Apple 1
Nike 1
Medco Health Solutions 1
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Industry champions
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Nestlé Consumer Food Products
BMW Motor Vehicles
McDonald's Food Services
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To appear below, a company must have scored in the top half of its industry survey.
3M Medical and Other Precision Equipment 7.43
Abbott Laboratories Pharmaceuticals 6.79
Accenture Information Technology Services 8.03
Adobe Systems Computer Software 7.28
Aetna Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 7.37
Air Products & Chemicals Chemicals 5.96
AK Steel Holding Metals 7.06
Alaska Air Group Airlines 5.81
Alcoa Metals 7.39
Allegheny Technologies Metals 7.19
Allstate Insurance: Property and Casualty 6.29
Altria Group Tobacco 8.12 Internet Services and Retailing 6.93
American Express Megabanks, Credit Card Cos. 7.85
AMR Airlines 5.20
Anheuser-Busch Beverages 8.16
Anixter International Wholesalers: Diversified 5.85
Apache Mining, Crude-Oil Production 6.39
Apple Computers 7.42
Applied Materials Semiconductors 6.91
Aramark Diversified Outsourcing Services 6.98
Arrow Electronics Wholesalers: Electronics 6.58
ArvinMeritor Motor Vehicle Parts 5.92
AT&T Telecommunications 7.46
Autoliv Motor Vehicle Parts 5.85
Automatic Data Processing Financial Data Services 7.06
AutoNation Automotive Retailing, Services 6.99
Avnet Wholesalers: Electronics 7.16
From the March 17, 2008 issue

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