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thefilmarchive.org February 24, 2009 In 2011, the 20 largest US-based companies by revenue were Walmart, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Fannie Mae, General Electric, Berkshire Hathaway, General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Cargill, McKesson Corporation, Bank of America, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Apple Inc., and Verizon, JPMorgan Chase, and Cardinal Health. In 2011, four of the world’s ten largest companies by market capitalization were American: Exxon Mobil, Apple Inc., Chevron Corporation, and Microsoft. According to Fortune Global 500 2011, the ten largest US employers were Walmart, US Postal Service, IBM, UPS, McDonald’s, Target Corporation, Kroger, Home Depot, General Electric, and Sears Holdings. Apple, Google, IBM, McDonald’s, and Microsoft are the world’s five most valuable brands in an index published by Millward Brown. A 2012 Deloitte report published in STORES magazine indicated that of the world’s top 250 largest retailers by retail sales revenue in fiscal year 2010, 32% of those retailers were based in the United States, and those 32% accounted for 41% of the total retail sales revenue of the top 250. Amazon.com is the world’s largest online retailer. Half of the world’s 20 largest semiconductor manufacturers by sales were American-origin in 2011. Most of the world’s largest charitable foundations were founded by Americans. American producers create nearly all of the world’s highest-grossing films. Many of the
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[We are experiencing audio sync issues on YouTube; this speech can be viewed properly at Vimeo www.vimeo.com President Obama lays out his comprehensive approach to addressing both the economic and fiscal crises facing the nation, and stresses the need to end the era of profound irresponsibility that has brought us to where we are today. Given on February 24, 2009, this was his first address to a joint session of Congress. (This video is public domain)
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