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Our annual ranking of America's largest corporations

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Top industries: Fast growers
1 Real Estate 29.9
2 Engineering, Construction 19.7
3 Securities 18.7
4 Internet Services and Retailing 18.5
5 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 18.4
6 Network and Other Communications Equipment 15.6
7 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 13.5
8 Wholesalers: Diversified 12.8
9 Metals 12.5
10 Financial Data Services 11.9
11 Commercial Banks 11.9
12 Pharmaceuticals 11.5
13 Telecommunications 10.6
14 Household and Personal Products 10.6
15 Wholesalers: Electronics and Office Equipment 10.4
16 Aerospace and Defense 10.3
17 Petroleum Refining 9.7
18 Energy 9.0
19 Medical Products and Equipment 8.9
20 Chemicals 8.9
21 Industrial and Farm Equipment 8.3
22 Food Services 8.3
23 Wholesalers: Health Care 8.0
24 Health Care: Insurance and Managed Care 7.9
25 Health Care: Medical Facilities 7.9
26 Packaging, Containers 7.8
27 Food Consumer Products 7.8
28 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 6.7
29 Computers, Office Equipment 6.5
30 Beverages 6.5
31 Semiconductors and Other Electronic Components 6.4
32 Hotels, Casinos, Resorts 6.4
33 Food and Drug Stores 6.2
34 Information Technology Services 5.8
35 Food Production 5.2
36 Automotive Retailing, Services 5.2
37 Specialty Retailers 4.8
38 Railroads 4.7
39 Insurance: Life, Health (stock) 4.5
40 Entertainment 4.4
41 Health Care: Pharmacy and Other Services 4.3
42 Motor Vehicles and Parts 4.2
43 Airlines 4.2
44 Scientific, Photographic, and Control Equipment 3.9
45 Utilities: Gas and Electric 3.8
46 General Merchandisers 3.3
47 Diversified Financials 2.7
48 Insurance: Property and Casualty (stock) 1.9
49 Publishing, Printing 0.7
50 Home Equipment, Furnishings -2.0
51 Pipelines -5.5
52 Homebuilders -24.5
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