Circa 2009, lots of top performers (financially) in the U.S.A. Look at "Barron's500" (05.11). Top of the heap includes: Mastercard. (#1). Research In Motion. Western Digital. Oracle. Apple. Google. Microsoft. HP. Fluor. Philip Morris. Jacobs Engineering. Ingersoll-Rand. CVS Caremark. Charles Schwab. Best Buy. Deere. Etc.
BusinessWeek (04.27), tech companies sitting on cash: Cisco, $27 Billion. Apple, $26B. Microsoft, $21B. Google, $16B. IBM, $13B. Intel, $12B. HP, $10B.
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