The Biggest Companies in the World

The Biggest Companies in the World

Fifty-seven years ago, meatpacking giant Swift was the 15th largest public company in the world.  Today that 15th spot is held by American health insurer UnitedHealth.  Apple sits in the 12th position formerly held by Texaco, now part of Chevron. ...
America’s Highest Profit Companies 1994-2019

America’s Highest Profit Companies 1994-2019

This week we present another of our animated charts based on Fortune magazine’s annual lists of the 500 largest US public companies (based on revenues).  This time, our focus is on the companies which made the highest dollar profits, from 1994 through 2019. You can...
125 Free Downloadable Books on Business History!

125 Free Downloadable Books on Business History!

At the American Business History Center, we continually seek new sources of information on business history.  We have put a lot of links to other history websites on our links page. This week, we introduce our big selection of 125 free books in PDF form which you...
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