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Apple Computer, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of personal computers and related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions worldwide. It also offers a line of portable digital music players, accessories, and services. The company's products and services include Macintosh line of desktop and notebook computers; iPod digital music player; Xserve G5 server and Xserve RAID storage products; a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications; Mac OS X operating system; iTunes Music Store; and a portfolio of peripherals that support and enhance the Macintosh and iPod product lines. The company also sells various third-party products, including computer printers and printing supplies, storage devices, computer memory, digital camcorders and still cameras, personal digital assistants, iPod accessories, and various other computing products and supplies. In addition, it engages in the online distribution of music, audio books, music videos, short films, and television shows. Further, the company offers products and services for the educational industry, which include eMac, iMac, and iBook; video creation and editing solutions; wireless networking; student information systems; curriculum and professional development solutions; and one-to-one learning solutions. It sells its products primarily to education, creative, consumer, and business markets primarily through online, retail stores, wholesalers, resellers, and cataloguers. As of September 24, 2005, the company operated 116 stores in the United States; and 8 stores in Canada, Japan, and the U.K. Apple Computer was co-founded by Steven P. Jobs in 1976. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, California.


Schlumberger Limited, an oilfield services company, supplies technology, project management, and information solutions to oil and gas industry in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Schlumberger Oilfield Services and WesternGeco. Schlumberger Oilfield Services segment supplies a range of technology services and solutions to the international petroleum industry. It provides exploration and production services required during the life of an oil and gas reservoir. This segment offers a range of products and services from formation evaluation through directional drilling, well cementing and stimulation, well completions, and productivity to consulting, software, information management, and information technology infrastructure services that support core industry operational processes. WesternGeco segment provides reservoir imaging, monitoring, and development services. Its services range from 3D and time-lapse (4D) seismic surveys to multicomponent surveys for delineating prospects and reservoir management. Schlumberger Limited was founded in 1927 and is based in New York City.


EMC Corporation offers systems, softwares, and services for information lifecycle management worldwide. It operates in four segments: Information Storage Products, Software Group Products and Services, Information Storage and Management Services, and VMware Software Products and Services. The Information Storage Products segment offers networked information storage systems used in a storage area network, networked attached storage, content addressed storage, or direct attached storage environment, as well as platform-based software that controls and enables functions that take place within the networked storage system. The Software Group Products and Services segment develops storage management software that automates, protects, and manages multivendor storage infrastructures; and content management software that enable users to create, manage, deliver, and archive unstructured content, including documents, Web pages, and media. The Information Storage and Management Services segment offers technology solutions, and customer service and education to enable its customers build and manage information technology infrastructures. It also provides consulting, assessments, implementations, integration, operations management, support, and maintenance. The VMware Software Products and Services segment offers software that provides a layer of abstraction between the computing, storage, and networking hardware, as well as the software that runs on it. The company's products and services are used in various computing platforms, storage systems, and software applications, including transaction processing, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, data warehousing, e-commerce, content management, business intelligence, email, and Web hosting. EMC was founded in 1979 by Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino. The company is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.


Google, Inc. provides Web search and online advertising services on the Internet. It offers advertising solutions and global Internet search solutions through its Web site, and Intranet solutions via an enterprise search appliance. The company's products and services include, Google AdWords, Google AdSense, and Google Search Appliance. Its Google AdWords program is used by advertisers to promote their products and services on the Web with targeted advertising. The company's Google AdSense program is used by the third party Web sites to deliver ads relevant to the content on their sites. It also provides enterprise search appliances to search corporate systems through the Google Search Appliance. In addition, the company provides email services through Gmail, which offers a gigabyte of free storage for each user along with email search capabilities and relevant advertising. Google was co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.


Allegheny Technologies Incorporated produces a range of specialty materials for global markets. It operates in three segments: Flat-Rolled Products, High Performance Metals, and Engineered Products. The Flat-Rolled Products segment produces, converts, and distributes stainless steel, nickel-based alloys, and titanium and titanium-based alloys, in various product forms, including plate, sheet, strip, engineered strip, and precision rolled strip products, as well as silicon electrical steel sheet, and tool steels. The company's High Performance Metals segment produces, converts, and distributes a range of high performance alloys, including nickel and cobalt based alloys, and superalloys; titanium and titanium-based alloys; exotic alloys, such as zirconium, hafnium, niobium, nickel-titanium, tantalum, and their related alloys; and other specialty materials, primarily in long product forms, such as ingot, billet, bar, rod, wire, and seamless tube. The Engineered Products segment engages primarily in the production of tungsten powder, tungsten heavy alloys, tungsten carbide materials, and carbide cutting tools. It also produces carbon alloy steel impression die forgings, large grey and ductile iron castings, and provides precision metals processing services. The company primarily offers its products to aerospace, construction and mining, chemical processing, oil and gas, automotive, electrical energy, food processing equipment and appliances, machine and cutting tools, transportation, medical, and defense industries. It markets it products in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada, China, and Japan. Allegheny Technologies is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


The Williams Companies, Inc. engages in finding, producing, gathering, processing, and transporting natural gas. The company operates in four segments: Gas Pipeline, Exploration and Production, Midstream Gas and Liquids, and Power. The Gas Pipeline segment comprises interstate natural gas pipelines, as well as investments in natural gas pipeline-related companies. The Gas Pipeline segment includes Northwest pipeline, which extends from the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado to Oregon and Washington, and Transcontinental gas pipe line, which extends from the Gulf of Mexico region to the northeastern United States. The Exploration and Production includes natural gas development, production, and gas management activities primarily in the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions of the United States and in Argentina. The Midstream Gas and Liquids segment comprises natural gas gathering, processing, and treating facilities in the Rocky Mountain and Gulf Coast regions of the United States, oil gathering and transportation facilities in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, majority-owned natural gas compression and transportation facilities in Venezuela, and assets in Canada, including a natural gas liquids extraction facility and a fractionation plant. The Power segment provides buys, sells, stores, and transports energy and energy-related commodities primarily power and natural gas, on a wholesale level. The company's had proved natural gas reserves of 2,986 one billion cubic feet of gas equivalent and owned interests in 10,001 gross producing wells, as of December 31, 2004. The Williams Companies was founded in 1908 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Honeywell International, Inc. provides aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; automotive products; specialty chemicals; fibers; and electronic and advanced materials. It operates in four segments: Aerospace, Automation and Control Solutions, Specialty Materials, and Transportation Systems. The Aerospace segment supplies aircraft engines, avionics, and related products and services for commercial airlines, business and regional aircraft, manned and unmanned military aircraft, and spacecraft. Its portfolio includes engines, systems, and services; aerospace electronic systems; and aircraft landing systems. The Automation and Control Solutions segment provides environmental controls and combustion; sensing and controls; security and life safety products and services; and industrial automation solutions. This segment also offers building solutions. The Specialty Materials segment develops and manufactures chemicals and materials for applications in the automotive, healthcare, agricultural, packaging, fibers, refrigeration, semiconductor, wax, and adhesives markets. Its product portfolio includes fluorocarbons, specialty films, advanced fibers, research chemicals and intermediates, and electronic materials and chemicals. The Transportation Systems segment provides charge-air systems; thermal systems; aftermarket filters, spark plugs, electronic components, and car care products; and friction materials aftermarket brake hard parts. Honeywell International has a joint venture with Rockwell Collins, Inc. The company operates in the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Honeywell International was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Morris Township, New Jersey.


Chevron Corporation operates as an energy company worldwide. Its petroleum operations consist of exploring for, developing, and producing crude oil and natural gas; refining crude oil into finished petroleum products; marketing crude oil, natural gas, and various products derived from petroleum; and transporting crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products by pipeline, marine vessel, motor equipment, and rail car. The company, through its joint venture with Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., manufactures petrochemicals and plastics, as well as markets chemicals products, including olefins, polyolefins, aromatics, and specialty products. In addition, Chevron, through its joint venture with Chevron Oronite Company, develops, manufactures, and markets performance additives for fuels and lubricating oils. Further, the company engages in coal mining, power generation, insurance, and real estate activities. As of December 31, 2004, its oil-equivalent reserves comprised 8.2 billion barrels. It also had 21 wholly owned and affiliated refineries and approximately 25,700 retail outlets worldwide, as of the above date. The company was founded in 1879 under the name Pacific Coast Oil Co. and later changed its name to ChevronTexaco Corporation. Further, it changed its name to Chevron Corporation in May 2005. Chevron Corporation is headquartered in San Ramon, California.


Alcoa, Inc. produces primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina. It also markets consumer brands to its customers. The company offers flat rolled products, including sheet and plate, foil products, and can reclamation products; engineered products that include aerospace products, auto components, architectural extrusions, castings, extrusion, tube, and fasteners; and packaging and consumer products, which include consumer products, flexible packaging products, closures, machinery, graphics, food service packaging, protective packaging, polymerization, and extrusion. The company's other products include telecommunications, auto engineering, and home exteriors. In addition, Alcoa offers nonaluminum products, including precision castings, industrial fasteners, vinyl siding, consumer products, food service and flexible packaging products, plastic closures, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. Its products are used in aircraft, automobiles, commercial transportation, packaging, consumer products, building and construction, and industrial applications. The company has operations in Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, and the United States. Alcoa has strategic partnership with Ferrari S.p.A. to develop aluminum spaceframe technology for Ferrari vehicles; and a joint venture with CITIC. The company was formed in 1888 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


ConocoPhillips operates as an integrated energy company worldwide. It operates in six segments: Exploration and Production, Midstream, Refining and Marketing, LUKOIL Investment, Chemicals, and Emerging Businesses. The Exploration and Production segment primarily explores for, produces, and markets crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. It also mines deposits of oil sands in Canada and upgrades into a synthetic crude oil. The Midstream segment gathers and processes natural gas; and fractionates and markets natural gas liquids, primarily in the United States, Canada, and Trinidad. The Refining and Marketing segment purchases, refines, markets, and transports crude oil and petroleum products, mainly in the United States, Europe, and Asia. LUKOIL Investment segment consists of 10% interest in LUKOIL, an international, integrated oil and gas company. The Chemicals segment manufactures and markets petrochemicals and plastics. The Emerging Businesses segment encompasses the development of new businesses, including new technologies related to natural gas conversion into clean fuels and related products. In addition, the company provides technological solutions in deepwater exploration and production, reservoir management and exploitation, 3-D seismic technology, petroleum coke upgrading, and sulfur removal. It operates in the United States, Norway, the United Kingdom, Canada, Venezuela, Indonesia, offshore Timor Leste in the Timor Sea, Australia, Vietnam, China, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates, and Russia. ConocoPhillips was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


McDonald's Corporation engages in the operation and franchising of McDonald's restaurants worldwide. Its restaurants offer hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Big N' Tasty, Filet-O-Fish, several chicken sandwiches, Chicken McNuggets, Chicken Selects, french fries, salads, milk shakes, McFlurry desserts, sundaes, soft serve cones, pies, cookies, and soft drinks and other beverages. Its restaurants also provide breakfast menu that would include Egg McMuffin, Sausage McMuffin with Egg, McGriddle, biscuit and bagel sandwiches, hotcakes, and muffins. In addition, the company operates Boston Market and Chipotle Mexican Grill. McDonald's Chipotle Mexican Grill serves gourmet burritos and tacos; and Boston Market serves chicken, meatloaf, and various other side dishes. As of September 30, 2005, the company had 31,706 restaurants, including 9,213 operated by the company, 18,298 operated by franchisees, and 4,159 operated by affiliates. McDonald's Corporation was founded by Ray Kroc. The company is based in Oak Brook, Illinois.


Halliburton Company provides engineering, construction, and maintenance services to energy, industrial, and government customers worldwide. It operates in six segments: Production Optimization, Fluid Systems, Drilling and Formation Evaluation, Digital and Consulting Solutions, Government and Infrastructure, and Energy and Chemicals. The Production Optimization segment primarily tests, measures, and provides means to manage well production in the energy sector. It also consists of production enhancement services, and completion tools and services. The Fluid Systems segment provides services and technologies to assist in the drilling and construction of oil and gas wells. The Drilling and Formation Evaluation segment primarily engages in drilling and evaluating the formations related to bore-hole construction and initial oil and gas formation evaluation. The Digital and Consulting Solutions segment provides integrated exploration and production software information systems, consulting services, real-time operations, subsea operations, value-added oilfield project management, and other integrated solutions. It also offers Landmark Graphics, which supplies integrated exploration and production software information systems, as well as professional and data management services. The Government and Infrastructure segment operates as government logistics and services contractors with civil infrastructure capabilities. It represents construction, maintenance, and logistics services for government operations, facilities, and installations. Further, this segment includes civil engineering; consulting; project management services for state and local governments and private industries; integrated security solutions; dockyard operation; and maintenance. The Energy and Chemicals segment provides engineering, procurement, construction, technology, and services for the energy and chemicals industries. Halliburton was founded in 1919 and is based in Houston, Texas.


Entergy Corporation, an integrated energy company, engages primarily in electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Utility, Non-Utility Nuclear, and Energy Commodity Services. The U.S. Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power. It also operates a small natural gas distribution business. The Non-Utility Nuclear segment owns and operates 5 nuclear power plants in the northeastern United States; and sells the electric power produced by those plants to wholesale customers. It also provides services to other nuclear power plant owners. The Energy Commodity Services segment sells the electric power produced by power plants to wholesale customers. The company owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatt of electric generating capacity, and nuclear power generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The company is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Hewlett-Packard Company provides products, technologies, solutions, and services to individual consumers, small and medium sized businesses, and large enterprises worldwide. The company provides industry standard servers and business critical servers. It also offers entry-level, mid-range, and enterprise arrays; storage area networks; network attached storage; storage management software; and virtualization technologies, as well as tape drives, tape libraries, and optical archival storage. In addition, Hewlett-Packard provides multivendor information technology (IT) services, such as technology services, consulting and integration, managed services, and other services. In addition, the company offers management software solutions that enable enterprise customers to manage their IT infrastructure, operations, applications, IT services, and business processes, as well as carrier-grade platforms for developing and deploying voice, data, and converged services to network and service providers. It offers commercial and consumer personal computers, workstations, handheld computing devices, digital entertainment systems, calculators and other related accessories, and software and services; inkjet printers, LaserJet printers, digital photography and entertainment, graphics, and imaging and printer supplies for printer hardware, printing supplies, and scanning devices; and network infrastructure products, including Ethernet switch products. Further, Hewlett-Packard provides financial life cycle management services. The company sells its products through retailers, distribution partners, independent distributors, original equipment manufacturers, systems integrators, and systems integrators. Hewlett-Packard was founded in 1939 by William R. Hewlett and David Packard. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.


Cisco Systems, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of networking and communications products worldwide. The company provides products for transporting data, voice, and video within buildings and across campuses. It offers routers, which interconnect computer networks by moving data, voice, and video from one network to another; and switching systems that are used to build local-area networks (LAN), metropolitan-area networks, and wide-area networks. Cisco's technology products comprise home networking products, which enable users to share Internet access, printers, music, movies, and games; Internet protocol telephony products for transmitting voice communications; optical networking products, which provide a path for telecommunications carriers, as well as for carriers and enterprises; and security products, which protect information systems from unauthorized use. It also offers storage networking products that deliver connectivity between servers and storage systems. In addition, the company offers wireless LAN and outdoor wireless bridging products. These products include access points; an integrated wireless and wireline switching system; wireless LAN client adapters; bridges; antennas; and accessories. Cisco offers its products and services primarily through its direct sales force, as well as through distributors and retail partners. The company has strategic alliances with AT&T Corp.; BearingPoint, Inc.; Bell South Corporation; Cap Gemini S.A.; Electronic Data Systems Corporation; Fujitsu, Ltd.; Hewlett-Packard Company; Intel Corporation; International Business Machines Corporation; Italtel SpA; Microsoft Corporation; Motorola, Inc.; SBC Communications, Inc.; and Sprint Corporation. Cisco was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.


Baker Hughes Incorporated supplies wellborerelated products, and technology services and systems to the worldwide oil and natural gas industry. It provides products and services for drilling, formation evaluation, completion, and production of oil and natural gas wells. The company operates in seven divisions: Baker Atlas, Baker Hughes Drilling Fluids (BHDF), Baker Oil Tools (BOT), Baker Petrolite, Centrilift, Hughes Christensen, and INTEQ. Its Baker Atlas division provides formation evaluation and wireline completion, and production services for oil and natural gas wells. The company's BHDF division provides drilling fluids, completion fluids, and fluids environmental services. BOT division offers downhole completion, workover, and fishing equipment and services. Its Baker Petrolite division provides specialty chemicals primarily to oil and natural gas production, refining, pipeline transportation, petrochemical, agricultural, and iron and steel manufacturing industries. This division also offers polymer-based products to a range of industrial and consumer markets. The company's Centrilift division manufactures and supplies electrical submersible pump systems and progressing cavity pump systems. Its Hughes Christensen division offers drill bits, primarily Tricone roller cone bits and fixed-cutter polycrystalline diamond compact bits, to the oil and natural gas industry. INTEQ division supplies drilling and evaluation services, which include directional drilling, measurement-while-drilling, and logging-while-drilling services. Baker Hughes Incorporated is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) operates as an information technology (IT) company worldwide. Its Global Services segment provides consulting services for application and systems integration, client relationship management, financial management, human capital, business strategy and change, supply chain management, and transformation of business processes. The company's Systems and Technology Group segment provides system and component design services, outsourcing of clients' design teams, and technology and manufacturing consulting services. It also offers data storage products, including disk, tape, and storage area networks. In addition, this segment provides semiconductor technology and products, packaging solutions, and engineering technology services to original equipment manufacturer clients. IBM's Personal Systems Group segment offers desktop and notebook computers, production print solutions, on demand print-related solutions, enterprise workgroup print technologies, and print management software and services. Its Software segment provides middleware and operating systems software. Middleware software enables clients to integrate systems, processes, and applications across their enterprises. It also offers collaboration and messaging software to engage in asynchronous communication and knowledge management. The company's Global Financing segment provides lease and loan financing to end users and internal customers. IBM's Enterprise Investments segment develops and provides industry-specific IT solutions supporting the hardware, software, and global services segments of the company. Its product lines include product life cycle management software and document processing technologies. The company was founded in 1910. It was formerly known as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. and changed its name to International Business Machines Corporation in 1924. IBM is based in Armonk, New York.


Exxon Mobil Corporation operates as a petroleum and petrochemicals company. It primarily engages in the exploration, production, and sale of crude oil and natural gas; and manufacture, transportation, and sale of petroleum products. The company also manufactures and markets basic petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene, fluids, synthetic rubber, oriented polypropylene packaging films, plasticizers, synthetic lubricant basestocks, zeolite catalysts, and polypropylene plastics; and various specialty products. In addition, Exxon Mobil has interests in electric power generation facilities. Its other products include lube basestocks and petroleum specialties, such as waxes, process oils, and asphalt. The company operates approximately in 200 countries worldwide, including the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, South America, the Middle East, and the Caspian area. Exxon Mobil is based in Irving, Texas.


Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide investment banking, securities, and investment management services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Investment Banking, Trading and Principal Investments, and Asset Management and Securities Services. Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, which include advisory assignments with respect to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, and spin-offs; and underwriting services that include public offerings and private placements of equity, equity-related, and debt instruments. Trading and Principal Investments segment markets and trades interest rate and credit products, trade equities and equity-related products, mortgage-backed securities and loans, currencies and commodities, and derivatives, as well as executes and clears customer transactions on stocks, options, and futures exchanges. This segment also involves in the merchant banking investments. Asset Management and Securities Services segment offers a range of investment advice services, as well as provides brokerage, financing services, and securities lending services to mutual funds, pension funds, hedge funds, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals. The company serves institutions, such as pension funds, governmental organizations, corporations, insurance companies, and foundations and endowments, as well as high-net worth and retail investors. Goldman Sachs Group was founded in 1869 and is based in New York City.


The Coca-Cola Company engages in manufacturing, distributing, and marketing nonalcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups worldwide. The company also produces, markets, and distributes juices and juice drinks, as well as water products. It sells beverage concentrates and syrups to bottling and canning operators, distributors, fountain wholesalers, and fountain retailers. The company's beverage products comprise bottled and canned soft drinks and beverages, as well as concentrates, syrups, and not-ready-to-drink powder products. In addition, The Coca-Cola Company markets and distributes sports drinks, teas, coffees, and other beverage products. The company was organized in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


Raytheon Company provides defense and government electronics, technical services, and aircraft worldwide. The Integrated Defense Systems segment provides systems integration services, such as integrated air and missile defense, and maritime war-fighting solutions. Intelligence and Information Systems segment provides systems and software engineering services for national and tactical intelligence systems, as well as for homeland security and information technology (IT) solutions. It offers signal intelligence sensors and mission management systems; and integrated solutions for government IT requirements. The Missile Systems segment manufactures missiles. It operates in strike, air-to-air, naval weapon systems, kinetic energy interceptor, missile defense and directed energy, and land combat areas. The Network Centric Systems segment produces solutions for networking, command and control, battlespace awareness, and air traffic management. The Space and Airborne Systems segment provides electro-optic/infrared sensors, airborne radars, precision guidance systems, electronic warfare systems, and space-qualified systems for civil and military applications. It also develops unmanned aerial operations; electronic warfare; active electronically scanned array radars; airborne processors; weapon grade lasers; missile defense; and surveillance and reconnaissance systems. The Technical Services segment provides technical, scientific, and professional services for defense, federal, and commercial customers. Its area of operation includes system and product support solutions, depot operations, engineering support, and logistics and training systems. The Aircraft segment provides business and special mission aircraft; and jet, turboprop, and piston-powered airplanes to individual, corporate, and government. Raytheon was founded as American Appliance Company by Laurence K. Marshall, Vannevar Bush, and Charles G. Smith in 1922. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.


CIGNA Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides employee benefits offered through the workplace in the United States, Asia, and Europe. The company operates in two segments, Health Care, and Disability and Life. The Health Care segment offers various managed care, and indemnity products and services, including dental benefit plans; managed behavioral health care services and employee assistance programs; medical management and utilization management services; pharmacy programs and pharmaceutical fulfillment services; and disability and life insurance products. It also provides disability and life insurance products to employers, multiple employer groups, unions, government-sponsored programs, and other groups. Disability and Life segment provides long- and short-term disability insurance, disability and workers' compensation case management, group life insurance, and accident and specialty insurance products. CIGNA also offers personal accident insurance coverage, which consists primarily of accidental death and dismemberment, and travel accident insurance to employers. In addition, the company offers corporate life insurance products, which include permanent life insurance contracts sold to corporations to provide coverage on the lives of certain of their employees. Its corporate life insurance products include universal life and variable universal life policies. CIGNA also provides individual and group life, accident and health insurance, and health care products primarily in South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and Spain. As of December 31, 2004, CIGNA's medical health maintenance organizations networks included approximately 354,000 physicians and 3,100 hospitals. The company was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


3M Company operates as a diversified technology company. It has seven segments: Health Care; Industrial; Display and Graphics; Consumer and Office; Safety, Security, and Protection; Electro and Communications; and Transportation. Health Care segment offers medical and surgical supplies, pharmaceuticals, drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and microbiology products. Industrial segment offers tapes, coated and nonwoven abrasives, adhesives, and supply chain execution software solutions to electronics, paper, packaging, and food and beverage markets. Display and Graphics segment provides optical film and lens solutions for electronic displays; touch screens; reflective sheeting for transportation safety; and graphics systems to traffic safety and graphics markets. Consumer and Office segment provides office supply and stationery products, construction and home improvement products, protective material products, and visual systems products to education, home improvement and maintenance, and food service markets. Safety, Security, and Protection segment offers personal protection products, safety and security products, energy control products, cleaning and protection products, and roofing granules for asphalt shingles. Electro and Communications segment offers electronic and interconnect solutions, micro interconnect systems, telecommunications products, and electrical products. Transportation segment provides components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair, and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft, and other vehicles. 3M sells its products directly, as well as through wholesalers, retailers, jobbers, distributors, and dealers worldwide. 3M was founded in 1902. It was formerly known as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company and changed its name to 3M Company in 2002. 3M is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota.


Exelon Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as an electric utility company. It has three segments: Energy Delivery, Generation, and Enterprises. The company's energy delivery segment engages principally in the purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania counties. Its Generation segment consists of the owned and contracted for electric generating facilities and energy marketing operations of Exelon Generation Company, LLC; a 50% interest in Sithe Energies, Inc.; and a retail sales business of Exelon Energy Company. Exelon's Enterprise segment engages in the design, installation, and servicing of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning facilities for commercial and industrial customers throughout the midwest. It provides energy-related services, including performance contracting and energy management systems. In addition, it offers retail electric and gas services in Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and other areas in the midwest and northeast United States; district cooling and related services to offices and other buildings in the central business district of Chicago and in other cities in North America; local and long-distance, point-to-point voice and data communications, internet access, and enhanced data services for businesses and institutions in eastern Pennsylvania. As of August 10, 2004, Exelon distributed electricity to approximately 5.1 million customers in northern Illinois and Pennsylvania; and gas to approximately 460,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


United Technologies Corporation (UTC) provides products and services to the commercial and aerospace businesses worldwide. It operates in six segments: Otis, Carrier, UTC Fire & Security, Pratt and Whitney, Hamilton Sundstrand, and Sikorsky. The Otis segment provides passenger and freight elevators, as well as escalators and moving walkways to customers in the commercial and residential property industries. The Carrier segment provides heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; commercial and transport refrigeration; food service equipment; building controls; and energy management and air quality systems. The UTC Fire & Security segment provides electronic security, fire detection and suppression, monitoring and rapid response systems and service, and security personnel services, as well as aircraft fire protection systems to commercial, industrial, aerospace, and retail customers. The Pratt and Whitney segment supplies commercial, general aviation, and military aircraft engines. It provides spare parts and aftermarket and fleet management services primarily for the engines it produces, along with power generation and space propulsion systems. The Hamilton Sundstrand segment offers aerospace products and aftermarket services, including power generation, management, and distribution systems; flight, engine, and environmental control systems; auxiliary power units and propeller systems; and industrial products, including air compressors, metering devices, fluid handling equipment, and gear drives. The Sikorsky segment manufactures military and commercial helicopters. Its aftermarket services include spare parts sales, overhaul and repair services, maintenance contracts, and logistics support programs for helicopters and other aircraft. The company also engages in fuel cell production and development for commercial, transportation, and space applications. UTC was incorporated in 1934 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.


CVS Corporation operates retail drugstores in the United States. It offers prescription drugs, as well as general merchandise, including over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, film and photofinishing services, seasonal merchandise, greeting cards, and convenience foods. The company sells its products through CVS/pharmacy retail stores and online through It also provides pharmacy benefit management, mail order services, and specialty pharmacy services. As of October 1, 2005, the company operated 5,461 retail and specialty pharmacy stores in the United States. CVS Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.


Verizon Communications, Inc. provides broadband and other communication services to wireline and wireless customers in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Domestic Telecom, Domestic Wireless, and Information Services. The Domestic Telecom segment provides local telephone services, including voice and data transport, enhanced and custom calling features, network access, directory assistance, private lines, public telephones, digital channel service, and integrated services digital network. It also provides long distance services, customer premises equipment distribution, data solutions and systems integration, Internet access services, and inventory management services. The Domestic Wireless segment offers wireless voice and data services, as well as sells related equipment. The Information Services segment engages in print and online directory publishing, as well as provision of content for electronic communications products and services, and Web site creation services. The company also provides voice switching/processing services, end-user networking services, personal computer-based conferencing, internetworking, data transmission, network integration services, and network monitoring services. Verizon provides communication services to approximately 49.3 million voice and data customers in 28 states. Its international presence includes wireline and wireless communications operations and investments, primarily in the Americas and Europe. In addition, Verizon has teamed up with Yahoo! Inc. to launch a high-speed Internet service. The company was incorporated in 1983 under the name Bell Atlantic Corporation. It changed its name to Verizon Communications, Inc. in 2000. Verizon is based in New York City.


Oracle Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and servicing of computer software that enables organizations manage their businesses worldwide. It offers database and middleware software, and applications software. Database software and middle ware software is used for developing and deploying applications on the Internet and on corporate Intranets, and includes database management software, application server software, development tools, data hubs, and collaboration software. Applications software is used to automate business processes and to provide business intelligence for financials, projects, marketing, sales, order management, procurement, supply chain, manufacturing, service, and human resources. The company also offers software license updates and product support, and other services, including consulting, advanced product services, and education. The company's consulting services provide the design, implementation, deployment, upgrade, and migration services for its database technology and applications software. Its advanced product services consist of Oracle On Demand and advanced product support services. Its Oracle On Demand offers various services, including hosting, monitoring, administration, up gradation, and maintenance of database, middleware, and applications software. Its advanced product support services assist customers in configuration and performance analysis, personalized support, and annual on-site technical services. In addition, the company provides training to customers and partners. In the United States, the company markets its products and services primarily through its own direct sales and service organization, and internationally through the companies that are members of the Oracle Partner Network. The company was founded by Lawrence J. Ellison in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.


The Bank of New York Company, Inc., through its principal subsidiary, The Bank of New York, provides various financial products and services to financial institutions, corporations, government entities, endowments, and foundations worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Servicing and Fiduciary, Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, and Financial Markets. The Servicing and Fiduciary segment includes securities servicing, global payment services, private client services, and asset management. The Corporate Banking segment provides lending and credit-related services to public and private financial institutions and corporations, as well as to public and private mid-size businesses in the New York metropolitan area. The Retail Banking segment includes retail deposit services, branch banking, and consumer and residential mortgage lending. The company operated 341 branches and 375 automated teller machines in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, as of March 31, 2005. The Financial Markets segment includes trading of foreign exchange and interest rate risk management products, investing and leasing activities, and treasury services to other segments. The company is headquartered in New York City.


Caterpillar, Inc. manufactures construction and mining equipment; diesel and natural gas engines; and industrial gas turbines. It operates its business in Machinery, Engines, and Financial Products lines. Machinery line involves in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sale of construction, mining, and forestry machinery, such as track and wheel tractors, track and wheel loaders, pipelayers, motor graders, wheel tractor-scrapers, track and wheel excavators, backhoe loaders, log skidders, log loaders, off-highway trucks, articulated trucks, paving products, telescopic handlers, skid steer loaders, and related parts. It also offers logistics services for other companies. Engines line offers engines for the company's machinery; electric power generation systems; on-highway vehicles and locomotives; marine, petroleum, construction, industrial, agricultural, and other applications; and related parts. Financial Products line provides a range of retail financing alternatives to customers and dealers for Caterpillar machinery and engines, solar gas turbines, as well as other equipment and marine vessels. The company also offers various forms of insurance to customers and dealers to help support the purchase and lease of equipment, as well as invests in independent power projects using Caterpillar power generation equipment and services. It markets its products through various distribution centers and dealers in the United States and worldwide. The company was formed as Caterpillar Tractor Co. in 1925 and changed its name to Caterpillar, Inc. in 1986. Caterpillar, Inc. is headquartered in Peoria, Illinois.


Merck & Co., Inc. engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of products to improve human and animal health. The company's products consist of therapeutic and preventive agents, sold by prescription, for the treatment and prevention of human disorders. It offers atherosclerosis products, which include Zocor; hypertension/heart failure products, including Cozaar, Hyzaar, and Vasotec; anti-inflammatory/analgesics, agents that specifically inhibit the COX-2 enzyme, which is responsible for pain and inflammation; an osteoporosis product, Fosamax, for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis; a respiratory product, Singulair, a leukotriene receptor antagonist for treatment of asthma and for relief of symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis; vaccines/biologicals, a live virus vaccine of chickenpox and hepatitis B vaccine; anti-bacterial/anti-fungal products, which include Primaxin, Cancidas, and Invanz; a urology product, Proscar, for treatment of symptomatic benign prostate enlargement; and HIV products, including Stocrin and Crixivan for the treatment of human immunodeficiency viral infection in adults. Its other products include Maxalt, for the treatment of acute migraine headaches in adults; and Propecia, for the treatment of male pattern hair loss. Merck & Co. has a collaboration agreement with Celera Diagnostics to develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease; and with Foxhollow Technologies, Inc. to focus on analyzing atherosclerotic plaque removed from patient arteries as a means of identifying biomarkers of atherosclerotic disease progression for use in the development of cardiovascular compounds. The company sells its products to drug wholesalers and retailers; hospitals; clinics; government agencies; and managed health care providers, such as health maintenance organizations and other institutions through its professional representatives. Merck & Co. was established in 1891 and is headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey.


Intel Corporation operates as a semiconductor chip maker that supplies technology solutions for the computing and communications industries. The company's products include microprocessors; chipsets; motherboards; flash memory; communications infrastructure components, including network and embedded processors; wired and wireless connectivity products; products for networked storage; application processors; and cellular baseband chipsets. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers who manufacture computer systems, cellular handsets and handheld computing devices, and telecommunications and networking communications equipment. Intel's customers also include personal computer and network communications products users, including individuals, large and small businesses, and service providers, as well as manufacturers of a range of industrial and communications equipment. It markets its products primarily in Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company has a strategic alliance with Alcatel to develop mobile WiMAX solutions. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.


El Paso Corporation provides natural gas and related products in North America. The company conducts both regulated and nonregulated operations through five segments: Pipelines, Production, Marketing and Trading, Power, and Field Services. The Pipelines segment owns or has interests in approximately 56,000 miles of pipeline and approximately 420 billion cubic feet of storage capacity, providing customers with interstate natural gas transmission and storage services. The Production segment had interests in approximately 3.6 million net developed and undeveloped acres; and approximately 2.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalents of proved natural gas and oil reserves worldwide, as of December 31, 2004. The Marketing and Trading segment markets its natural gas and oil production. The Power segment owns and operates international and domestic power generation facilities, as well as the restructured power contracts. The Field Services segment conducts midstream activities, which include gathering and processing of natural gas for natural gas producers, primarily in the south Louisiana production area. El Paso was founded in 1928. It was formerly known as El Paso Natural Gas Company and changed its name to El Paso Corporation in 2001. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


AT&T, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services in the United States and internationally. It provides Internet protocol (IP)-based communications services for businesses, including a portfolio of virtual private network, voice over IP, and other offerings. The company also provides hosting solutions and supporting services for small, medium, and enterprise businesses, including shared, managed and server collocation, and enhanced services. Its services also include Web services, Web site acceleration, caching, content distribution, streaming, enterprise messaging, and uninterrupted access to critical data and applications. In addition, the company provides broadband DSL, and long distance and local voice services; network integration and consulting; contact management services; directory publishing and advertising services; data and managed data services; wireless voice and data services; and a range of conferencing solutions for businesses, including audio conferencing, videoconferencing, and Web conferencing. The company was founded in 1983. It was formerly known as Southwestern Bell Corp. and changed its name to SBC Communications, Inc. in 1995. Further, the company changed its name to AT&T, Inc. in November 2005, subsequent to the acquisition of AT&T Corp. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.


General Motors Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of cars and light trucks worldwide. It operates through Automotive, and Financing and Insurance Operations (FIO) segments. The Automotive segment designs, manufactures, and markets passenger cars, trucks, and locomotives, as well as related parts and accessories. The company offers its vehicles primarily under the brands Chevrolet, Pontiac, GMC, Oldsmobile, Buick, Cadillac, Saturn, and HUMMER. The FIO segment provides a range of financial services, including consumer vehicle financing; full service leasing and fleet leasing; dealer financing; car and truck extended service contracts; residential and commercial mortgage services; vehicle and homeowners' insurance; and asset-based lending. The company's automotive-related products are marketed through retail dealers and distributors primarily in the United States, Canada, and Mexico; and through distributors and dealers overseas. The company has partnerships with Fiat Auto SpA of Italy; DaimlerChrysler AG of Germany; and Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd., Isuzu Motors, Ltd., and Suzuki Motor Corp. of Japan. General Motors was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.


Avon Products, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of beauty and related products for women primarily in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Its products are classified into three product categories: Beauty, which consists of cosmetics, fragrances, skin care, and toiletries; Beauty Plus, which includes fashion jewelry, watches, apparel, and accessories; and Beyond Beauty, which comprises home products, gift and decorative products, candles, and toys. Avon product lines include various brand names, such as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques Hair Care, Avon Naturals, Mark, and Avon Wellness. The company sells its products principally through direct selling channel, as well as through its consumer Web site, Avon was founded by David H. McConnell in 1886 under the name California Perfume Company. It changed its name to Avon Products, Inc. in 1939. The company is based in New York City.


The Boeing Company operates in the aerospace industry worldwide. It has four segments: Commercial Airplanes, Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC), and Other. The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft, as well as provides related support services primarily to the commercial airline industry. This segment's family of commercial jet aircraft includes the 717 and 737 narrow-body models, as well as the 747, 767, 777, and 787 wide-body models. The IDS segment involves in the research, development, production, modification, and support of military aircraft, helicopters and missiles, space systems, missile defense systems, satellites and satellite launching vehicles, rocket engines, and information and battle management systems. The BCC segment facilitates, arranges, structures, and/or provides selective financing solutions. The Other segment provides two-way broadband data communications service to commercial airlines and their passengers. The Boeing Company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


General Electric Company engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of various products for the generation, transmission, distribution, control, and utilization of electricity. The company operates through 11 segments: Advanced Materials, Commercial Finance, Consumer Finance, Consumer and Industrial, Energy, Equipment and Other Services, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Insurance, NBC Universal, and Transportation. Through these segments, it delivers network television services; operates television stations; and provides cable, Internet, and multimedia programming services. In addition, the company offers various financial and other services, including consumer financing, commercial and industrial financing, real estate financing, asset management and leasing, mortgage services, consumer savings and insurance services, and specialty insurance and reinsurance. GE's products include major appliances; lighting products; industrial automation products; medical diagnostic imaging equipment; motors; electrical distribution and control equipment; locomotives; power generation and delivery products; nuclear power support services and fuel assemblies; commercial and military aircraft jet engines; chemicals for treatment of water and process systems; and engineered materials, such as plastics, silicones, and superabrasive industrial diamonds. The company provides various services, such as product services; electrical product supply houses; electrical apparatus installation, engineering, repair, and rebuilding services; and computer-related information services. GE has a strategic alliance with Harrison Western Process Technologies, Inc. to provide process recovery, water reuse, and wastewater solutions to serve the mining market. GE operates in approximately 100 countries worldwide. General Electric Company was created pursuant to the merger of Edison General Electric Company and Thomson-Houston Electric Company in 1892. The company is based in Fairfield, Connecticut.


Rockwell Automation, Inc. provides industrial automation power, control, and information products and services. The company's Control Systems segment consists of two groups, the Components and Packaged Applications Group (CPAG) and the Automation Control and Information Group (ACIG). CPAG offers motor starters, contactors, push buttons, signaling devices, termination and protection devices, relays and timers, adjustable speed drives, motor control centers, and drive systems, and condition sensors. ACIG provides controllers, control platforms, input/output devices, rotary and linear motion control systems, electronic operator interface devices, sensors, industrial computers, and machine safety components. In addition, this segment offers multivendor customer support, training, automation systems integration, asset management, and manufacturing information solutions for batch process industries. The Control Systems segment serves consumer products, transportation, oil and gas, mining, metals, and forest products markets. The Power Systems segment provides mechanical products, including mounted bearings, gear reducers, mechanical drives, conveyor pulleys, couplings, bushings, clutches, and motor brakes, as well as electrical products, such as industrial and engineered motors, adjustable speed drives, repair services, motor and mechanical maintenance solutions, training, and consulting services to original equipment manufacturers, end-users, and distributors. This segment serves mining, cement, aggregates, environmental, forest products, food/beverage, oil and gas, metals, and material handling markets. Rockwell Automation has operations primarily in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The company was founded in 1928 and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Colgate-Palmolive Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of consumer products. It operates through two segments, Oral, Personal, and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Oral, Personal, and Home Care segment provides toothpaste, oral rinses and toothbrushes, bar and liquid hand soaps, and shower gels. It also offers shampoos, conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants, shave products, laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, cleansers and cleaners, bleaches, and other similar items. These products are sold primarily to wholesale and retail distributors worldwide. Pet Nutrition segment manufactures and markets pet food products for veterinarians and specialty pet retailers. The company has operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia/Africa. Colgate-Palmolive was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York City.


PepsiCo, Inc. operates as a global snack and beverage company. It manufactures, markets, and sells carbonated and noncarbonated beverages; various salty, sweet, and grain-based snacks; and food products worldwide. Its beverage product suite includes beverage concentrates, fountain syrups, and finished goods under various beverage brands, including Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Gatorade, Tropicana Pure Premium, Sierra Mist, Mug, Tropicana Juice Drinks, Propel, SoBe, Slice, Dole, Tropicana Twister, and Tropicana Season's Best. It also manufactures, markets, and sells ready-to-drink tea and coffee products through joint ventures with Lipton and Starbucks. PepsiCo's snack product suite includes Lay's potato chips, Doritos flavored tortilla chips, Cheetos cheese flavored snacks, Tostitos tortilla chips, Fritos corn chips, Ruffles potato chips, Rold Gold pretzels, Sunchips multigrain snacks, Munchies snack mix, Grandma's cookies, Quaker Quakes corn and rice snacks, and Cracker Jack candy coated popcorn. In addition, the company licenses the Aquafina water brand to its bottlers and markets this brand. PepsiCo also offers cereals, rice, pasta, and other products, including Crunch and Life ready-to-eat cereals, Rice-A-Roni, Pasta Roni, and east side dishes. The company distributes its products through direct store delivery, broker warehouse, and food service and vending distribution networks to its customers, including franchise bottlers, distributors, and retailers. PepsiCo was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.


American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEC), a public utility holding company, which principally engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power in the United States. The company offers its electric services to the natural gas and oil production, oil refining, steel processing, aircraft maintenance, paper manufacturing and timber products, glass, chemicals, cement, plastics, aerospace manufacturing, telecommunications, rubber goods, concrete products, food processing, transportation equipment, electrical and electronic machinery, fabricated metal products, and various other industries. It offers its services primarily in the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. AEC also operates as an energy marketer in North America and the United Kingdom. The company was incorporated in 1906. It was formerly known as American Gas and Electric Company and changed its name to American Electric Power Company, Inc. in 1958. American Electric Power Company is based in Columbus, Ohio.


Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS) engages in the discovery, development, license, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of pharmaceutical and other health care products. The company primarily operates in three segments: Pharmaceuticals, Nutritionals, and Other Healthcare. The Pharmaceuticals segment provides branded pharmaceutical products for cardiovascular, virology, including human immunodeficiency virus, infectious diseases, oncology, affective disorders, and metabolics. It offers its products primarily to wholesalers, retail pharmacies, hospitals, government entities, and the medical professionals. The Nutritionals segment manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells infant formulas and other nutritional products, including a line of ENFAMIL products. The nutritional products are generally sold by wholesalers and retailers to healthcare professionals. The company's Other Healthcare segment consists of ConvaTec, Medical Imaging, and Consumer Medicines businesses. ConvaTec provides ostomy, and wound and skin care products. Medical Imaging offers cardiovascular imaging products, including radiopharmaceuticals and ultra-sound agents. Consumer Medicines provides consumer health care products for headache relief, analgesics, cold, cough, flu, and moisturizers, as well as for diabetics. BMS has strategic alliances with Sanofi-Aventis; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; ImClone Systems Incorporated; and Sankyo Company, Ltd. The company has a collaboration agreement with Ambit to discover kinase inhibitors; and with Domantis Limited to develop dAb therapeutics for uses in the fields of immunology and oncology. The company was founded in 1887. It was formerly known as Bristol-Myers Company and changed its name to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1989. Bristol-Myers is headquartered in the New York City.


Baxter International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, assists healthcare professionals and their patients with the treatment of complex medical conditions, including cancer, hemophilia, immune disorders, kidney disease, and trauma worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Medication Delivery, BioScience, and Renal. The Medication Delivery segment provides various intravenous solutions and specialty products that are used in combination for fluid replenishment, general anesthesia, nutrition therapy, pain management, antibiotic therapy, and chemotherapy. The BioScience segment develops biopharmaceuticals, biosurgery products, vaccines and blood collection, and processing and storage products and technologies for transfusion therapies. The Renal segment develops products and provides services to treat end-stage kidney disease. The company's products are used by hospitals, clinical and medical research laboratories, blood and plasma collection centers, kidney dialysis centers, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, doctors' offices, and by patients at home under physician supervision. It distributes its products through independent distributors, drug wholesalers acting as sales agents, and specialty pharmacy or homecare companies. Baxter International has collaborative agreements with Nektar Therapeutics to develop PEGylated therapeutic forms of blood clotting proteins for patients with hemophilia, in order to reduce the frequency of injections required to treat blood clotting disorders, such as hemophilia; and with Lipoxen Technologies, Ltd. to develop longer acting therapeutic forms of blood clotting proteins. The company was founded in 1931 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.


General Dynamics Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and support of technology products and services for information systems and technologies, land and expeditionary combat systems, shipbuilding and marine systems, and business aviation. It operates in four segments: Information Systems and Technology, Combat Systems, Marine Systems, and Aerospace. The Information Systems and Technology segment provides tactical and strategic mission systems, which include command, control, communication, and computing systems and products; information assurance; intelligence mission systems that include information warfare systems, battle space information management systems, signal and information collection and processing systems, and special purpose computing; and network infrastructure and information technology services that include enterprise-wide software and hardware integration, networking, and information technology support services. The Combat Systems segment offers tracked and wheeled armored combat vehicles, tracked main battle tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, guns and ammunition-handling systems, ammunition and ordnance, reactive armor, mobile bridge systems, radomes and other composite parts for aerospace systems, and chemical and biohazard detection products. The Marine Systems segment provides the U.S. Navy with attack submarine, surface warfare ships, auxiliary and combat-logistics ships, engineering design support, and overhaul and repair services. The Aerospace segment offers a fleet of business-jet aircraft and aircraft for both executive transport and special-mission platforms to governments and government agencies. The company also provides construction aggregates, and operates coal mines. Its primary customers include the U.S. military, other government organizations, the armed forces of allied nations, and various corporate and industrial buyers. General Dynamics Corporation is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia.


The Procter & Gamble Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of various consumer products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: P&G Beauty, Health Care, Baby Care and Family Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Snacks and Coffee. The P&G Beauty segment offers antiperspirants or deodorants, colognes, cosmetics, feminine protection, hair care, hair color, personal cleansing, and skin care. The Health Care segment offers health care, oral care, and various drugs. The Baby Care and Family Care segment offers kids' personal care products, diapers, pampers, detergents, toilet tissues, paper towels, and tissues. The Fabric Care and Home Care segment offers dish care, laundry, and special fabric care products, as well as household cleaners. The Snacks and Coffee segment offers snacks and beverages. The company's customers include merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, and drug stores. It markets approximately 300 branded products in approximately 160 countries. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded by William Procter and James Gamble in 1837. The company is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Medtronic, Inc. engages in the development and manufacture of medical devices for the treatment of various diseases. Cardiac Rhythm Management segment offers implantable devices, external defibrillators, leads, ablation products, electrophysiology catheters, navigation systems, and information systems for heart rhythm disorders and heart failure. Spinal, Ear, Nose, and Throat and Surgical Navigation Technologies segment provides thoracolumbar cervical and interbody, and spinal devices; bone growth substitutes; surgical navigation tools; and surgical products for spinal, ear, nose, and throat disorders. Neurological and Diabetes segment offers implantable neurostimulation systems, external and implantable drug administration devices, neurosurgery products, urology products, gastroenterology products, hydrocephalic shunts and drainage devices, surgical instruments, functional diagnostic and sensing equipment, and medical systems for neurological disorders, diabetes, gastroentrological disorders, and urological disorders. Vascular segment provides coronary, endovascular, and peripheral stents and related delivery systems; stent graft systems; distal embolic protection systems; and balloon angioplasty catheters, guide catheters, guidewires, and diagnostic catheters and accessories for coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and aortic aneurysms. Cardiac Surgery segment offers positioning and stabilization systems for beating heart surgery; perfusion systems; products for the repair and replacement of heart valves; surgical accessories; and epicardial ablation products. The company sells its products to physicians, hospitals, medical institutions, and group purchasing organizations worldwide, through direct sales representatives and independent distributors. Medtronic was founded in 1949 by Earl E. Bakken and Palmer J. Hermundslie. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Dell, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, sale, and support of a range of computer systems and services worldwide. The company provides products and services that enable customers to build their information-technology and Internet infrastructures. It offers a range of products, including enterprise systems, which include servers, storage, workstations, and networking products; client systems, such as notebook and desktop computer systems; printing and imaging systems; and software and peripherals, including titles, monitors, plasma and LCD televisions, MP3 players, handhelds, and notebook accessories. The company also offers various services, including information technology management services; professional services in technology consulting, application development, solutions integration, and infrastructure design; deployment services; support services; and training and certification services. In addition, it offers a range of financing alternatives, asset management services, and other customer financial services for its business and consumer customers in the United States. The company's customers include large corporate, government, healthcare, and education accounts, as well as small-to-medium businesses and individual customers. Dell markets and sells its products and services directly to its customers. The company was founded by Michael S. Dell in 1984 under the name Dell Computer Corporation. Later, it changed its name to Dell, Inc. in 2003. Dell is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.


Clear Channel Communications, Inc. operates as a diversified media company. It operates in three segments: Radio Broadcasting, Outdoor Advertising, and Live Entertainment. The Radio Broadcasting segment owns, programs, and sells airtime generating under local marketing agreements or joint sales agreements. It also operates radio networks. The Outdoor Advertising segment owns or operates advertising display faces domestically and internationally. Its display faces include billboards of various sizes, wallscapes, mall displays, transit displays, and street furniture displays. The Live Entertainment segment engages in the promotion, production, and operation of venues for live entertainment events. It produces various events, including music concerts, theatrical shows, museum exhibitions, and specialized sporting events. As of December 31, 2004, the company owned 1,189 domestic radio stations and a national radio network; owned or operated 151,603 domestic outdoor advertising display faces and 671,977 international outdoor advertising display faces; owned or operated 75 live entertainment venues domestically and 29 live entertainment venues internationally; and owned or programmed 40 television stations. The company also engages in the sports representation business. Its sports marketing and management operations specialize in the representation of professional athletes, integrated event management, and marketing consulting services. In addition, the company owns the Katz Media Group, a media representation firm that sells national spot advertising time for clients in the radio and television industries in the United States. Clear Channel Communications was founded in 1972 by Lowry Mays and B.J. Red McCombs. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.


Texas Instruments Incorporated engages in the manufacture, design, and sale of digital signal processors and analog semiconductors. It operates in three segments: Semiconductor, Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. The Semiconductor segment designs, manufactures, and sells integrated circuits. Its core products include analog semiconductors and digital signal processors. The Semiconductor segment also designs and manufactures other types of semiconductors, such as digital light processing devices, reduced instruction-set computing microprocessors, microcontrollers, and logic devices. The Sensors & Controls segment designs and manufactures sensors, electrical and electronic controls, and radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. Its sensor products include pressure sensing for the heating/ventilation/air conditioning, automotive, and industrial markets. The Sensors & Controls segment's control products include controls, motor protectors, circuit breakers, arc-fault circuit protectors, and thermostats, which prevent damage from overheating and fires in various applications, including aircraft, commercial heating and air-conditioning systems, refrigerators, cars, lighting, and industrial applications. Its RFID systems consist of a transponder, receiver, and other components, such as antennas. RFID technology is used in a range of applications, including access control to buildings, pay-at-the-pump gasoline sales, vehicle security, document tracking, livestock tracking and identification, product authentication, retail, sports timing, supply chain, ticketing, and wireless payment. The Educational & Productivity Solutions supplies graphing handheld calculators. It also provides business and scientific calculators; and a range of advanced classroom tools and professional development resources. The company operates in Asia, Europe, the United States, and Japan. Texas Instruments is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.


Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., through its subsidiary, Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., provides casino entertainment in the United States and internationally. As of September 30, 2005, it operated 36 casinos in 3 countries under the Harrah's, Caesars, and Horseshoe brand names, which included 19 land-based casinos, 11 riverboat or dockside casinos, 1 combination thoroughbred racetrack and casino, 1 combination greyhound racetrack and casino, and 4 managed casinos on Indian lands. In addition to casinos, its facilities include hotel and convention space, restaurants, and nongaming entertainment facilities. The company was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Abbott Laboratories engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of a line of health care products principally in the United States and Canada. The company operates through three segments: Pharmaceutical Products, Diagnostic Products, and Ross Products. The Pharmaceutical Products segment's products include a line of adult and pediatric pharmaceuticals, which are sold primarily on the prescription, or recommendation, of physicians. This segment sells its products directly to wholesalers, government agencies, health care facilities, and independent retailers in the United States through company-owned distribution centers and public warehouses. The Diagnostic Products segment's products consist of diagnostic systems and tests for blood banks, hospitals, commercial laboratories, alternate-care testing sites, plasma protein therapeutic companies, and consumers. These products are sold directly to hospitals, laboratories, clinics, and physicians' offices. The Ross Products segment's products include a line of pediatric and adult nutritionals. This segment sells its products directly to physicians, health care facilities, and government agencies through wholesalers. Abbott Laboratories has a strategic alliance with Myriad Genetics, Inc. in pharmacogenetics that would focus on identifying human genetic variation around drug targets in various stages of development. The company was founded by Wallace Calvin Abbott in 1888. Abbott Laboratories is based in Abbott Park, Illinois.


Norfolk Southern Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages principally in the rail transportation business. The company's railroads carry raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the United States and parts of Canada. Its railroads also transport overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. Its general merchandise traffic consists of five groups: Automotive; Chemicals; Metals and Construction; Agriculture, Consumer Products, and Government; and Paper, Clay, and Forest Products. The Automotive group includes finished vehicles and auto parts. The Chemicals group consists of sulfur and related chemicals, petroleum products, chlorine and bleaching compounds, plastics, rubber, industrial chemicals, chemical wastes, and municipal wastes. The Metals and Construction group comprises steel, aluminum products, machinery, scrap metals, cement, aggregates, bricks and minerals. The Agriculture, Consumer Products, and Government group includes soybeans, wheat, corn, fertilizer, animal and poultry feed, food oils, flour, beverages, canned goods, sweeteners, consumer products, ethanol, and items for the military. The Paper, Clay, and Forest Products group consists of lumber and wood products, pulp board and paper products, wood fibers, wood pulp, scrap paper, and clay. Norfolk Southern's coal traffic includes coal, coke, and iron ore. In addition, the company's intermodal traffic consists of shipments moving in trailers, domestic and international containers, and roadrailer equipment. These shipments are handled on behalf of intermodal marketing companies, international steamship lines, truckers, and other shippers. As of March 17, 2005, it operated approximately 21,300 rail route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Ontario, Canada. Norfolk Southern was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.


The Dow Chemical Company engages in the manufacture and sale of chemicals, plastic materials, agricultural, and other specialized products and services. Its performance chemicals products principally include glycol ethers and amines, and acrylics, which are used in various market applications, including coatings, household and personal care products, gas treating, and agricultural products. The company supplies synthetic latex for coating paper and paperboard that are used in magazines, catalogues, and food packaging. It also supplies water-based emulsions used as primary components in decorative and industrial paints, adhesives, textile products, and construction products, such as caulks and sealants. Its specialty chemicals products are used as functional ingredients or processing aids in various applications, including agricultural and pharmaceutical products and processing, building and construction, chemical processing and intermediates, food processing and ingredients, household products, coatings, pulp and paper manufacturing, and transportation. The specialty polymers products enable the physical and sensory properties of end-use products in a range of applications, including food, pharmaceuticals, oilfields, paints and coatings, personal care, and building and construction. Dow Chemical Company also develops, manufactures, and markets products for crop production; weed, insect, and plant disease management; and industrial and commercial pest management. The company sells its products primarily to food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction industries through its sales force and distributors principally in the United States and Europe. Dow Chemical Company also engages in the property and casualty insurance and reinsurance business primarily through its Liana Limited subsidiaries. The company is based in Midland, Michigan.


The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified entertainment company worldwide. It operates in four segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products. The Media Networks segment operates television networks that broadcast programs in dayparts; and radio networks, which produce and distribute news network programming, syndicated talk and music programs, music formats, and other programs. It also produces and distributes cable television programming; licenses programming; invests in foreign television broadcasting, production, and distribution entities; and operates Internet Web site businesses. The Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort, which includes theme parks, hotels, a sports complex, conference centers, golf courses, and water parks; other recreational facilities; and Disneyland Resort. It also operates ESPN Zone facilities in the United States; Disneyland Resort Paris in France and Hong Kong Disneyland in Hong Kong; and licenses the operations of the Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan. The Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures for distribution to the theatrical, home entertainment, and television markets; and produces stage plays and musical recordings. The Consumer Products segment licenses Walt Disney characters, and visual and literary properties to manufacturers, retailers, show promoters, and publishers; and publishes books and magazines for children and families, as well as film, video, and computer software products for the educational marketplace. The company distributes its products through its Disney Stores and online. As of October 1, 2005, it owned and operated 104 stores primarily in Europe and 315 stores in North America. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.


Weyerhaeuser Company principally engages in the growing and harvesting of timber, as well as in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of forest products principally in the United States and Canada. The company manages 6.4 million acres of company-owned and 0.8 million acres of leased commercial forestland in North America and in the southern Hemisphere. It produces and sells softwood lumber, plywood, veneer, composite panels, oriented strand board, hardwood lumber, and engineered lumber products. Weyerhaeuser also manufactures papergrade, absorbent, dissolving, and specialty pulp grades; and a range of coated and uncoated papers, and business forms; as well as offers liquid packaging board used primarily in the production of containers designed to hold liquid products. In addition, it manufactures linerboard, corrugating medium, and kraft paper primarily used to produce corrugated boxes, and paper bags and sacks; industrial and agricultural packaging; and inks, printing plates, graphics packaging, single-face and preprint products, and retail packaging displays; as well as engages in the recycling that include a wastepaper collection system and its sale to company mills and worldwide customers. Further, the company develops single-family housing and residential lots for sale, including development of master-planned communities primarily in metropolitan areas in southern California, Nevada, Washington, Texas, Maryland, and Virginia. Weyerhaeuser was founded in 1900 and is based in Federal Way, Washington.


Target Corporation operates general merchandise discount stores in the United States. The company's stores offer men's and women's clothing, home furnishings, electronic products, sports products, toys, and entertainment products. Target Corporation also sells its merchandise online. In addition, the company offers credit cards to its customers. As of October 29, 2005, the company operated 1,400 stores in 47 states. Target Corporation was incorporated in 1902 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides rail transportation services in North America. The company transports various products and commodities, including consumer, industrial, coal, and agricultural products. Consumer products include automotives, such as motor vehicles and vehicle parts, as well as perishables and dry boxcar products, including beverages, canned goods, and perishable food items. It also transports other consumer goods, such as cotton, salt, rubber, and tires. Industrial products include construction products, such as clays, sands, cements, aggregates, sodium compounds, and other industrial minerals; building products, including lumber, plywood, oriented strand board, particleboard, paper products, pulpmill feedstocks, wood pulp, and sawlogs; and chemical and plastic products, such as caustic soda, chlorine, industrial gases, acids, polyethylene, polypropylene, and polyvinyl chloride, which are used by automotive, housing, and packaging industries. Agricultural products include wheat, corn, bulk foods, soybeans, oil seeds and meals, feeds, barley, oats and rye, milo, oils, malt, and flour and mill products. As of December 31, 2003, the company operated a railroad system consisting of approximately 32,000 route miles of track, of which approximately 24,500 miles are owned route miles, through 28 states and 2 Canadian provinces. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation was incorporated in 1994 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.


The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. provides insurance and financial services in the United States and internationally. It engages in life, and property and casualty insurance (PCI) businesses. The life Insurance business operates in four segments: Retail Products Group (RPG), Institutional Solutions Group (ISG), Individual Life, and Group Benefits. RPG segment offers individual variable and fixed annuities, mutual funds, and retirement plan services. ISG segment offers retirement plan products and services to municipalities, institutional investment products, structured settlements, and private placement life insurance. Individual Life segment sells universal life, whole life, and term life insurance. Group Benefits segment sells group life and disability insurance, stop loss and supplementary medical coverage to employers and employer-sponsored plans, and accidental death and dismemberment and other risk coverages to employers and associations. PCI business operates in four segments: Business Insurance, Personal Lines, Specialty Commercial, and Others. Business Insurance segment provides workers' compensation, property, automobile, liability, umbrella, and marine coverages, as well as commercial risk management products and services. Personal Lines segment provides automobile, homeowners', and home-based coverages. Specialty Commercial segment offers customized insurance products and risk management services, as well as bond, professional liability, specialty casualty, and agricultural coverages. It also provides insurance products and services to captive insurance companies, pools, and self-insurance groups; and third-party administrator services for claims administration, integrated benefits, loss control, and performance measurement. Others segment consists of existing property and casualty insurance operations, including the company's asbestos and environmental exposures. The company was founded in 1810 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.


American Express Company (AEC) provides travel-related services, payment services, financial advisory services, and international banking services worldwide. Its travel-related services include global card network services; charge card and credit cards for consumers and businesses; consumer and small business lending products; travelers checks; business expense management products and services; business travel and travel management services; consumer travel services; transaction processing; tax, accounting, and business consulting services; and magazine publishing. The company also offers investment products and services to retail and institutional clients, including mutual funds, annuities, face-amount certificates, collective funds, real estate investment trusts, collateralized debt obligations, and hedge funds; and investment services, including wrap programs, financial planning services, and separately managed accounts. In addition, AEC offers individual retirement accounts, employer-sponsored retirement plans, and Section 529 college savings plans; personal trust services; and retail securities brokerage. It also provides life, disability income, long term care, and property and casualty insurance products. Further, the company offers banking and financial services to wealthy individuals, financial institutions, and retail customers. It provides interest-bearing deposits, unsecured lines of credit, installment loans, money market funds, mortgage loans, auto loans, and mutual funds, as well as offers investment management, and trust and estate planning. Its correspondent banking products include international payments processing; trade-related payments and financing; cash management; and investment products. It also provides treasury and capital market products and services, including foreign exchange, foreign exchange options and other derivatives, and interest rate risk management products. AEC was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York City.


Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and distribution of beer in the United States and internationally. It also distributes three nonalcohol beverages, O'Doul's, Busch NA, and O'Doul's Amber. In addition, the company manufactures beverage cans and beverage can lids. It also owns nine theme parks located in Florida, Virginia, Texas, California, and Pennsylvania. Further, the company engages in the development of real estate properties; and ownership and operation of The Kingsmill Resort and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Virginia, as well as a transportation service business. Anheuser-Busch Companies was founded in 1852 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.


H. J. Heinz Company and its subsidiaries engage in manufacturing and marketing processed food products worldwide. The company's principal products include ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, soups, beans and pasta meals, tuna and other seafood products, infant food, and other processed food products. The company sells its products through its own sales force and through independent brokers, agents, and distributors to chain, wholesale, cooperative and independent grocery accounts, convenience stores, bakeries, pharmacies, mass merchants, and club stores, as well as foodservice distributors and institutions, including hotels, restaurants, hospitals, healthcare facilities, and certain government agencies. H. J. Heinz Company was founded in 1869 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Xerox Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, service, and financing of a range of document equipment, software, solutions, and services. Its products include printing and publishing systems, digital multifunction devices, digital copiers, laser and solid ink printers, fax machines, document-management software, and supplies, such as toner, paper, and ink. The company also provides software and solutions that can help businesses print books, create personalized documents for their customers, and scan and route digital information. In addition, it offers a range of comprehensive document management services, such as operating in-house production centers, developing online document repositories, and analyzing how customers can create and share documents in the office. Xerox provides monochrome and color systems for three customer environments: production publishing, transaction printing, and enterprise-wide printing. It also serves global, national, and small to medium sized commercial customers, as well as government, education, and other public sector customers. The company operates in approximately 130 countries and distributes its products in the western Hemisphere through divisions, wholly owned subsidiaries, and third-party distributors. It also distributes its products, through its subsidiary, Xerox Limited and related companies, in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, and parts of Asia. The company was founded in 1906 as The Haloid Company and changed its name to Xerox Corporation in 1961. Xerox is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.


E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) operates as a science and technology company. It engages in a range of fields, including biotechnology, electronics, materials science, safety and security, and synthetic fibers. The company operates in seven segments: Agriculture and Nutrition, Coatings and Color Technologies, Electronic and Communication Technologies, Performance Materials, Safety and Protection, Pharmaceuticals, and Textiles and Interiors. The Agriculture and Nutrition segment offers hybrid seed corn and soybean seed, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, value enhanced grains, and soy protein. The Coatings and Color Technologies segment provides automotive finishes, industrial coatings, and white pigments. The Electronic and Communication Technologies segment offers fluorochemicals, fluoropolymers, photopolymers, and electronic materials. The Performance Materials segment provides engineering polymers, packaging and industrial polymers, films, and elastomers. The Safety and Protection segment provides specialty and industrial chemicals, nonwovens, aramids, and solid surfaces. The Pharmaceuticals segment includes the company's interest in two antihypertensive drugs, the Cozaar and Hyzaar. The Textiles and Interiors segment offers flooring systems, industrial fibers, polyester fibers, branded and unbranded elastane, textiles, and intermediates. The company serves various markets, including transportation, safety and protection, construction, motor vehicle, agricultural, home furnishings, medical, packaging, electronics, and nutrition and health. DuPont was founded in 1802 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.


The Southern Company, through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and supply of electricity in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, and Georgia. The company's retail activities are carried out by Southern Power Company, Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company, Gulf Power Company, Mississippi Power Company, and Savannah Electric and Power Company. Its other business activities include investments in synthetic fuels and leveraged lease projects, wireless telecommunication services, energy-related services, and natural gas marketing. The company serves approximately 4 million customers, as of April 26, 2005. Southern Company was incorporated in 1945 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It offers a range of supply chain solutions, such as freight forwarding, customs brokerage, fulfillment, returns, financial transactions, and repairs. The company's domestic operations include delivery of letters, documents, and packages in the United States; and international package operations include delivery of goods to approximately 200 countries and territories worldwide. UPS also offers various supply chain services, including logistics and distribution services, such as supply chain management, order fulfillment, inventory management, receiving and shipping, service parts logistics, reverse logistics, and cross docking, as well as distribution center design, planning, and management; and international trade management services, including freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and international trade consulting. It also provides transportation and freight forwarding, and consulting services, as well as electronic services, such as UPS CampusShip, Consignee Billing, Quantum View Manage, Delivery Confirmation, and UPS Returns to support automated shipping and tracking. In addition, it offers financial services that provide customers with short- and long-term financing, secured lending, working capital, government guaranteed lending, letters of credit, global trade financing, credit cards, and equipment leasing. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated a fleet of 268 aircraft, as well as a ground fleet of approximately 88,000 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles. United Parcel Service was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.


Microsoft Corporation provides software products for computing devices worldwide. Its Client segment engages in technical architecture, engineering, and product delivery of Windows product family comprising Windows Vista; Windows XP Professional and Home; Media Center Edition; Tablet PC Edition; and other Windows operating systems. The Server and Tools segment offers integrated server infrastructure and middleware software that support software applications and tools built on the Windows Server operating system. Its products include Windows Server operating system; Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft Enterprise Services; product support services; Visual Studio; System Center products; Forefront Security products; Biz Talk Server; MSDN; and TechNet. The Online Services Business segment offers personal communications services, such as email and instant messaging, and online information through MSN Search; MapPoint; MSN Internet Access; MSN Premium Web Services; Windows Live; and MSN Mobile Services. The Microsoft Business Division offers Microsoft office product set comprising enterprise content management, collaboration, unified communications, and business intelligence products; and Microsoft Dynamics products that offer business solutions for financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications. The Entertainment and Devices Division develops, produces, and markets the Xbox video game system, such as consoles and accessories, third-party games, games published under the Microsoft brand, and Xbox Live operations. It also offers Zune digital music and entertainment device; PC software games; online games; Mediaroom, an Internet protocol television software; and other devices. Further, Microsoft offers online advertising and publishing solutions. It has an alliance with Siemens VDO Automotive AG; and strategic relationship with LogicaCMG plc. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.


International Paper Company (IPC) operates as a forest products, paper, and packaging company. It operates in three segments: Printing Papers, Industrial and Consumer Packaging (ICP), Forest Products. The Printing Papers segment offers printing and writing papers that include uncoated and coated papers, market pulp, and bristols. The ICP segment produces corrugated boxes, lightweight and pressure sensitive papers, converted products, and other packaging for various applications, such as pressure sensitive labels, food and industrial packaging, industrial sealants and tapes, and consumer hygiene products. It also manufactures solid bleached sulfate packaging board, which is used in packaging of juice, milk, food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, computer software, and tobacco products. The Forest Products segment produces lumber, plywood, engineered wood products, and utility poles in the southern United States. IPC also owns 785,000 acres of radiata pine plantations; and produces wood products, such as lumber, plywood, panels, and laminated veneer lumber. In addition, the company offers oleo chemicals and specialty resins based on crude tall oil, byproducts of the wood pulping process that are used in adhesives and inks. It serves commercial printing market with printing papers and graphic art supplies; high traffic/away from home markets with facility supplies; and various manufacturers and processors with packaging supplies and equipment. IPC sells paper, packaging products, building materials, and other products directly to end users and converters, as well as through resellers primarily in the United States, Europe, the Pacific Rim, and South America. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 27 pulp, paper, and packaging mills; 103 converting and packaging plants; 25 wood products facilities; and 7 specialty chemicals plants. International Paper Company was organized in 1898 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.


Johnson & Johnson engages in the manufacture and sale of various products in the health care field primarily in the United States. It operates through three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MDD). Consumer segment manufactures and markets a range of products used in the baby and child care, skin care, oral and wound care, and women's health care fields, as well as over-the-counter pharmaceutical and nutritional products. These products are marketed primarily to the general public; and sold to wholesalers, and directly to independent and chain retail outlets worldwide. Pharmaceutical segment franchises various products in the anti-fungal, anti-infective, cardiovascular, contraceptive, dermatology, gastrointestinal, hematology, immunology, neurology, oncology, pain management, psychotropic, and urology fields. These products are distributed directly, and through wholesalers and health care professionals for use by prescription by the general public. MDD segment offers a range of products, including wound care and women's health products; minimally invasive surgical products; circulatory disease management products; blood glucose monitoring products; professional diagnostic products; orthopedic joint reconstruction, spinal, and sports medicine products; and disposable contact lenses. These products are distributed directly and through surgical suppliers and other dealers for use by or under the direction of physicians, nurses, therapists, hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, and clinics. Johnson & Johnson has an agreement with Bayer AG to jointly develop and market a compound labelled BAY 59-7939 for the prevention and treatment of thrombosis. The company was founded by Robert Wood Johnson in 1887. Johnson & Johnson is headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage banking, and consumer finance in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Community Banking (CB), Wholesale Banking (WB), and Wells Fargo Financial (WFF). The CB segment offers mutual funds, and personal and employee benefit trust, and agency assets. Loan products include equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, and education loans. It also originates and purchases residential mortgage loans, and services mortgage loans and credit cards. The segment's deposit products include checking accounts, savings deposits, market rate and IRA accounts, and time deposits. CB segment also offers receivables and inventory financing, equipment leases, real estate financing, small business administration financing, venture capital financing, cash management, payroll services, retirement plans, and medical savings accounts. WB segment provides commercial, corporate, and real estate banking products and services, including letters of credit, asset-based lending, mezzanine financing, international trade facilities, foreign exchange services, treasury management, investment management, institutional fixed income and equity sales, online/electronic products, insurance brokerage services, and investment banking services. It also provides trade financing and collection services; construction loans; interim financing arrangements for completed structures; rehabilitation loans; housing loans; permanent loans for securitization; and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. WFF segment offers consumer and real estate loans to individuals; purchases sales finance contracts from retail merchants and automobile dealers; and makes loans secured by automobiles. It also provides credit cards and other commercial financing. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated through 6,046 stores. WFC was organized in 1929 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


CBS Corporation operates as a mass media company in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: Television, Radio, Outdoor, and Publishing. The Television segment consists of CBS Television comprising the CBS Network; 40 owned broadcast television stations; television production and syndication operations; Showtime Networks; and CSTV: College Sports Television, a cable network and online digital sports media business. The CBS Network distributes schedule of news and public affairs broadcasts, sports and entertainment programming, and feature films to domestic affiliates. The television production and syndication business includes the production, acquisition, and distribution of programming, including series, specials, and made-for-television movies. The Showtime Networks business owns and operates three subscription television program services. This segment also has The CW., a broadcast network and 50/50 joint venture with Warner Bros. Entertainment. The Radio segment owns and operates radio stations in the United States. It provides a range of programming formats, such as rock, oldies, all-news, talk, adult contemporary, sports/talk, and country. As of March 1, 2007, this segment owned and operated 144 radio stations serving 31 the U.S. markets. The Outdoor segment sells advertisement space on various media, including billboards, posters, transit shelters, buses, rail systems, mall kiosks, masts, and stadium signage. The Publishing segment publishes and distributes consumer books under imprints, such as Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, Scribner, and Free Press. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in New York, New York.


American International Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in a range of insurance and insurance-related activities in the United States and internationally. The company operates in four segments: General Insurance, Life Insurance and Retirement Services, Financial Services, and Asset Management. The General Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance, excess liability, inland marine, environmental, workers compensation, excess and umbrella coverages, aviation, accident and health, equipment breakdown, directors and officers' liability, difference-in-conditions, kidnap-ransom, export credit and political risk, and various types of professional errors and omissions coverages. Life Insurance and Retirement Services segment offers individual and group life, payout annuities, endowment and accident, and health policies. The company also provides investment-oriented products, such as fixed and variable annuities. Financial Services segment engages in financial products and services, including aircraft leasing, capital market transactions, and consumer and insurance premium financing. Its consumer finance products include real estate mortgages, consumer loans, retail sales finance, and credit-related insurance. Asset Management segment's operations comprise various investment-related services and investment products, including institutional and retail asset management, broker dealer services, and spread-based investment business. The company offers its services from approximately 2,200 offices in the United States, 8 offices in Canada, and several offices internationally. American International Group was formed in 1967 and is based in New York City.


Ford Motor Company engages in the manufacture and distribution of automobiles, as well as in financing and renting vehicles and equipment. It operates in two sectors, Automotive and Financial Services. Automotive sector sells cars and trucks. It primarily sells Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury brand vehicles, and related service parts in North America, including the United States, Canada, and Mexico; and Ford-brand vehicles and related service parts in South America. Automotive sector also sells Ford-brand vehicles and related service parts in Europe and Turkey, as well as in Asia Pacific and Africa. In addition to producing and selling cars and trucks, Ford Motor provides retail customers with a range of after-the-sale vehicle services and products. Financial Services sector primarily includes vehicle-related financing, leasing, and insurance. The company, through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, The Hertz Corporation, rents cars and light trucks, and industrial and construction equipment. Ford Motor was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan.


The AES Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of electric power generation and distribution businesses worldwide. It operates in four segments: Contract Generation, Competitive Supply, Large Utilities, and Growth Distribution. The Contract Generation segment supplies wholesale electricity under long-term contracts. The Competitive Supply segment supplies wholesale electricity pursuant to short-term contracts or to spot electricity markets. Competitive Supply segment owns power plants, which sell electricity to wholesale customers. The Large Utility segment owns utilities that maintain a franchise within a defined service area. Growth Distribution segment operates electricity distribution facilities, which offers generation, transmission, distribution, and related services. As of December 31, 2004, the company generated approximately 44 gigawatts of capacity and sold approximately 88,890 gigawatt hours per year. The AES Corporation has a strategic partnership with XL Techgroup, Inc. to identify market needs across the energy sector, with an emphasis on opportunities in the renewable energy field. The company was formed in 1981 and is based in Arlington, Virginia.


Tyco International, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified manufacturing and service company. It has four segments: Fire and Security, Electronics, Healthcare, and Engineered Products and Services. The Fire and Security segment designs, manufactures, installs, monitors, and services electronic security systems, fire detection systems and suppression systems, and fire extinguishers and related products, as well as integrated systems for surveillance and control of public transportation systems, bridges, tunnels, and other public works. The Electronics segment manufactures electrical and electronic connector systems, fiber optic components, and wireless devices, including private radio systems and radar sensors. It also provides heat shrink products, circuit protection devices, magnetic devices, wire and cables, relays, sensors, touch screens, identification and labeling products, power systems and components, printed circuit boards and assemblies, electronic modules, application tooling, switches, and battery assemblies. The Healthcare segment provides medical devices and supplies, imaging agents, pharmaceuticals, and adult incontinence and infant care products to hospitals, surgical centers, alternate care facilities, and homes. The Engineered Products and Services segment offers industrial valves and controls, as well as steel tubular goods. It also provides environmental and other industrial consulting services. The company serves financial institutions; industrial and commercial businesses; federal, state, and local governments; defense installations; and health care and educational facilities, as well as original equipment manufacturers and subcontractors, utilities, value-added resellers, and others through direct sales and distributors worldwide. Tyco International was founded in 1960 and is based in Pembroke, Bermuda.


Bank of America Corporation, a holding company, provides a range of financial products and services in the United States and internationally. Its Global Consumer and Small Business Banking segment provides a range of products and services to individuals and small businesses through various delivery channels. It offers deposit products, such as checking accounts, money market savings accounts, time deposits, and IRAs; and debit and credit card products. This segment also engages in the origination, fulfillment, and servicing of residential mortgage loans, including home equity loan products, as well as in the provision of direct banking via the Internet, deposit services, and student lending and certain insurance services. The company's Global Business and Financial Services segment provides treasury management, trade finance, foreign exchange, short-term credit facilities, and short-term investing services; commercial lending, treasury management products, and investment banking services; and project financing, leasing solutions, and asset-based lending financing solutions. Its Global Capital Markets and Investment Banking segment provides underwriting and marketing services for equity and equity-linked securities, debt securities, commercial paper, and mortgage and asset-backed securities. It also provides debt and equity securities research, loan syndications, mergers and acquisitions advisory, and private placements services. The company's Global Wealth and Investment Management segment offers investment services, estate management, financial planning services, fiduciary management, credit and banking expertise, and diversified asset management products to institutional clients and high-net-worth individuals. As of January 5, 2006, the company operated 5,800 retail banking centers and approximately 16,700 ATMs, as well as telephone and Internet channels. Bank of America was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Sara Lee Corporation provides food and beverage, foodservice, and household and body care products. It operates through five segments: Sara Lee Meats, Sara Lee Bakery, Sara Lee Beverage, Household Products, and Branded Apparel. The Sara Lee Meats segment provides meat products, including hot dogs and corn dogs, breakfast sausages and sandwiches, smoked and dinner sausages, and deli and luncheon, as well as meats, bacon, meat snacks, and cooked and dry hams. The Sara Lee Bakery segment provides frozen baked products, including bread, buns, bagels, rolls, muffins, specialty bread, refrigerated dough, frozen pies, cakes, cheesecakes, and desserts. The Sara Lee Beverage segment produces coffee and tea products, as well as provides coffee and dispensing equipment. The Branded Apparel segment sources, manufactures, and markets intimate apparel, which include bras, panties, shapewear, and other women's undergarments; legwear that comprise pantyhose, combination panty and pantyhose garments, tights, knee-highs, and socks; and sportswear products, which include basic fleece, T-shirts, sportshirts, and other jersey products. The Household Products segment produces and sells body care products that consist of soaps, shampoos, bath and shower products, deodorants, shaving creams, and toothpastes; air care products, which include air fresheners; shoe care products that comprise polishes, cleaners, and wax; and insecticides. The company sells its products through supermarkets, warehouse clubs, chains, and foodservice distributors in the United States, western and central Europe, Mexico, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico. The company was organized in 1939 as C.D. Kenny Company and changed its name to Sara Lee Corporation in 1985. Sara Lee Corporation is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.


U.S. Bancorp, a financial holding company, provides various financial services, including lending and depository services, cash management, foreign exchange, and trust and investment management services in the United States. Its depository services include checking accounts, savings accounts, and time certificate contracts. The company's loan portfolio primarily comprises loans and credit lines, home equity loans, student loans, auto loans, personal loans, and personal lines of credit. It also offers credit card services, merchant and automated teller machine (ATM) processing, mortgage banking, insurance, brokerage, leasing, and investment banking. The company also provides banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust, and payment services to individuals, businesses, and institutions. U.S. Bancorp's other products and services include corporate services, payment services, private banking, personal and institutional trust services, corporate trust services, specialized large-scale government banking services, mortgage, commercial credit vehicles, and financial and asset management services. In addition, it provides check conversion products and services, including onsite electronic deposit and electronic cash letter, and health savings accounts. The company primarily invests in the U.S. treasury securities, obligations of state and political subdivisions, debt securities, mortgage-backed securities, and asset-backed securities. As of November 22, 2005, the company operated 2,411 branches and 4,999 ATMs in 24 states. U.S. Bancorp is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


JPMorgan Chase & Co. operates as a global financial services company in the United States. It operates in six segments: Investment Bank, Retail Financial Services (RFS), Card Services, Commercial Banking, Treasury and Securities Services (TSS), and Asset and Wealth Management (AWM). The Investment Bank segment delivers products and services, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital raising in equity and debt markets, risk management, and market-making in cash securities and derivative instruments in various capital markets to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and institutional investors. In addition, it participates in proprietary investing and trading. The RFS segment offers consumer banking, small business banking, auto and educational finance, home finance, and insurance services. The Card Services segment issues various credit cards, including cards issued on behalf of airlines, hotels, universities, retailers, and other financial institutions in the United States. The Commercial Banking segment offers lending, treasury services, investment banking and investment management to corporations, municipalities, financial institutions, and not-for-profit entities. The TSS segment provides transaction, investment, and information services to corporations, issuers, and institutional investors. The AWM segment provides investment and wealth management services to institutional and retail investors, financial intermediaries, and high-net-worth families and individuals. This segment also offers mutual fund franchise, retirement plan administration, and consultation and brokerage services. The company has operations in approximately 50 countries in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean. JPMorgan Chase was founded in 1823 and is headquartered in New York City.


Kraft Foods, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of branded foods and beverages in the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. The company manufactures and markets packaged food products, consisting primarily of snacks, such as cookies, crackers, salted snacks, and confectionery; beverages, including coffee, aseptic juice drinks, and powdered beverages; and cheese and dairy, comprising natural, process, and cream cheeses. It also offers grocery, including ready-to-eat cereals, enhancers, and desserts; and convenient meals, comprising frozen pizza, packaged dinners, lunch combinations, and processed meats. The company's products are sold to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, drug stores, value stores, and other retail food outlets. Kraft Foods was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Northfield, Illinois.


Sprint Nextel Corporation offers wireless and wireline communications products and services. Its Wireless segment provides wireless mobile telephone and wireless data transmission services. The wireless mobile voice communications services include basic local and long distance wireless voice services; and voicemail, call waiting, three way calling, caller identification, directory assistance, call forwarding, speakerphone, and voice-activated dialing features, as well as roaming services. The data communications services include wireless imaging; wireless data communications, such as Internet access and messaging, and email services; wireless entertainment; and asset and fleet management, dispatch services, and navigation tools. This segment also offers walkie-talkie services; and sells accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices, batteries, and battery chargers and other items to consumers, as well as handsets and accessories to agents and other third-party distributors for resale. In addition, it provides Sprint-branded and wholesale wireless services over its CDMA network in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nextel-branded post-paid and Boost Mobile-branded prepaid wireless services over its iDEN network. The company's Long Distance segment provides wireline voice and data communications services to domestic business customers, multinational corporations, and other communications companies. These services include domestic and international data communications using various protocols, such as MPLS technologies, and IP, ATM, frame relay, and managed network services; voice services; services to cable multiple systems operators that resell its long distance service, and/or use its back office systems and network assets in support of their telephone service provided over cable facilities. The company has strategic alliance with Microsoft Corp. Sprint Nextel was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.


Time Warner, Inc. operates as a media and entertainment company. It operates in five segments: America Online, Inc. (AOL), Cable, Filmed Entertainment, Network, and Publishing. AOL segment provides interactive services, Web brands, Internet technologies, and e-commerce services in the United States and Europe. Cable segment offers video, high-speed data, and digital phone services. Its video products include digital video, video-on-demand, subscription-video-on-demand, and digital video recorders. The company's digital phone services consist of easy-to-use package of video, high-speed data, and voice services. Filmed Entertainment segment comprises Warner Bros. Entertainment Group, which operates in film, television, and home video businesses, combined with a film library and global distribution infrastructure; and New Line Cinema Corporation that creates and distributes theatrical motion pictures. As of December 31, 2004, its library included approximately 6,600 theatrical titles, and 54,000 live action and animated television titles. Networks segment include Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (Turner), Home Box Office, and The WB Television Network (The WB Network). The company's Turner networks include TBS, TNT, CNN, CNN Headline News, and Cartoon Network channels. The WB Network operates as a broadcast television network. Publishing segment publishes magazines through Time, Inc., and books through Time Warner Book Group, Inc. This segment also sells home decor products through approximately 35,000 independent consultants. It publishes approximately 130 magazines, including People, Sports Illustrated, In Style, Southern Living, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Fortune, Real Simple, What's on TV, and Cooking Light. The company's films include The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Harry Potter series, Million Dollar Baby, and The Polar Express. Time Warner, Inc. is headquartered in New York City.


Campbell Soup Company engages in the manufacture and marketing of convenience food products. It operates in three segments: U.S. Soup, Sauces, and Beverages; Baking and Snacking; and International Soup and Sauces. The U.S. Soup, Sauces, and Beverages segment offers condensed and ready-to-serve soups; broth and canned poultry; pasta sauce; Mexican sauce; canned pasta, gravies, and beans; meal kits; vegetable juice; juice beverages; and tomato juice. The Baking and Snacking segment offers cookies, crackers, and bakery and frozen products in the United States; biscuits in Australia and Asia Pacific; salty snacks in Australia; and chocolates worldwide. The International Soup and Sauces segment offers soup, sauce, and beverages in Europe, Mexico, Latin America, the Asia Pacific region, and Canada. The company also distributes other products, such as soup, specialty entrees, beverage products, and other prepared foods and products through various food service channels in the United States and Canada. It distributes its products through its own sales force, as well as through broker and distributor arrangements. The company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.


Pfizer, Inc. engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of prescription medicines for humans and animals, as well as consumer healthcare products worldwide. It operates in three segments: Human Health, Consumer Healthcare, and Animal Health. The Human Health segment offers treatments for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, central nervous system disorders, arthritis and pain, infectious and respiratory diseases, urogenital conditions, cancer, eye disease, endocrine disorders, and allergies. The Consumer Healthcare segment markets over-the-counter medications for oral care, upper respiratory health, tobacco dependence, gastrointestinal health, skin care, eye care, and hair growth. Its principal products include Listerine mouthwash, Listerine PocketPaks oral care strips, Nicorette for tobacco dependence, Benadryl antihistamine for allergies, Sudafed for sinus congestion, Rogaine for hair growth, Zantac 75 for prevention and relief of heartburn, Rolaids antacid tablets, Efferdent denture cleaner, Neosporin antibiotic ointment, Visine eye drops, BenGay topical analgesic, Cortizone skin care products, Lubriderm moisturizing lotions, Unisom sleep aids, Desitin ointments for treatment of diaper rash, Ludens throat drops, and Purell instant hand sanitizer. The Animal Health segment offers products for the prevention and treatment of diseases in livestock and animals. Its products include parasiticides, anti-inflammatories, vaccines, antibiotics, and related medicines. In addition, the company offers empty soft-gelatin capsules, contract manufacturing, and bulk pharmaceutical chemicals. Pfizer has an agreement with Power 3 Medical Products, Inc. to evaluate the NuroPro test capabilities and to test blind and unblinded samples provided by Pfizer; and a research and license agreement with Incyte Corp. for the development, manufacture, and marketing of oral CCR2 antagonists. The company was founded in 1849 and is headquartered in New York City.


The Allstate Corporation operates as the holding company for Allstate Insurance Company. The company, through Allstate Insurance Company, and Allstate Life Insurance Company and affiliates, provides personal property and casualty insurance products and services primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Allstate Protection and Allstate Financial. Allstate Protection segment sells private passenger auto and homeowner's insurance. It also sells various personal property and casualty insurance products, including landlords, personal umbrella, renters, condominium, residential fire, manufactured housing, boat owners, and selected commercial property and casualty. Allstate Financial segment provides life insurance, retirement, and investment products to individual and institutional customers. Its products include traditional life, interest-sensitive life, variable life, and single premium life; fixed annuities, including traditional deferred annuities, market value adjusted annuities, equity-indexed annuities, and immediate annuities; variable annuities; other protection products, such as long-term care, accidental death, hospital indemnity, structured settlement annuities, and disability income insurance; and institutional products, such as funding agreements sold to investors. In addition, it offers various bank products, such as certificates of deposit, money market accounts, savings accounts, checking accounts, first mortgage loans, and home equity loans. The company distributes its products through independent agents, Allstate exclusive agencies, financial institutions, and broker dealers. The Allstate Corporation was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois.


FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services worldwide. The company operates in four segments: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Kinko's. FedEx Express segment offers a range of shipping services for the delivery of packages, documents, and freight. FedEx Ground segment provides small-package ground delivery services. This segment, through FedEx SmartPost, also specializes in the consolidation and delivery of high volumes of low-weight, less time-sensitive business-to-consumer packages, using the U.S. Postal Service for final delivery to residences. FedEx Freight segment offers regional next-day and second-day, and interregional less-than-truckload freight services. This segment also offers airfreight forwarding services between the United States and Puerto Rico. FedEx Kinko's segment provides document management solutions, facilities management, and other business services. Its global network of digitally-connected locations offer access to technology for black and white and color copying/printing, finishing and presentation services, signs and graphics, Internet access, videoconferencing, outsourcing, managed services, Web-based printing, document management solutions, ground shipping and global express shipping services, and various other retail services and products. The company was incorporated in 1971 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.


Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats in the United States and internationally. It has two segments: The Wal-Mart Stores and The SAM'S CLUB. The Wal-Mart Stores segment includes Discount Stores, Supercenters, and Neighborhood Markets in the United States, as well as It offers apparel for women, girls, men, boys, and infants; domestics, fabrics, and notions; stationery and books; shoes; housewares; hardware; electronics; home furnishings; small appliances; automotive accessories; horticulture and accessories; sporting goods; toys; pet food and accessories; cameras and supplies; health and beauty aids; pharmaceuticals; jewelry; and optical, as well as photo processing services. The Neighborhood Markets include dry grocery, meat, produce, deli, bakery, dairy, frozen foods, pharmaceuticals, photo processing, health and beauty aids, household chemicals, paper goods, general merchandise, and pet supplies departments. The SAM'S CLUB segment comprises the warehouse membership clubs in the United States and It offers hardgoods, softgoods, software, electronics, jewelry, sporting goods, toys, tires, stationery and books, institutional-size grocery items, and selected private labels. As of July 31, 2005, Wal-Mart operated 1,276 Wal-Mart stores, 1,838 Supercenter, 92 Neighborhood Markets, and 556 SAM's Clubs in 50 states in the United States. The company operates various retail formats in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. It operates 261 Canadian Wal-Mart stores and SAM's Clubs, 11 units in Argentina, 150 units in Brazil, 88 units in Germany, 16 units in South Korea, 697 units in Mexico, 54 units in Puerto Rico, and 292 units in the United Kingdom, as well as 48 units in China under joint venture agreements. Wal-Mart has partnership with Diageo plc. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.


Citigroup, Inc., a holding company, provides a range of financial services to consumer and corporate customers worldwide. It operates through four segments: Global Consumer, Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Wealth Management, Alternative Investment. Global Consumer segment provides a range of banking, lending, insurance, and investment services through a network of local branches; offices; and electronic delivery systems, including automated teller machines, automated lending machines, and Internet. As of September 30, 2005, this segment maintained 2,705 offices in North America, and 1,759 sales points in Japan. Corporate and Investment Banking segment provides a range of investment and commercial banking services and products, including debt and equity trading, institutional brokerage, advisory services, foreign exchange, structured products, derivatives, and lending. This segment also offers cash management and trade finance for corporations and financial institutions; custody and fund services to investors; clearing services to intermediaries, such as broker and dealers; and depository and agency/trust services to multinational corporations and governments. Global Wealth Management segment provides wealth management services to high-net-worth and affluent clients; investment advice, financial planning, and brokerage services to small and mid-size companies and others; and asset management services. This segment also provides investment management services, which include investment funds management and capital markets solutions, as well as provides trust, fiduciary, and custody services; investment finance services, such as credit services, including real estate financing, commitments, and letters of credit. Alternative Investment segment manages a range of products across five asset classes, including private equity, hedge funds, real estate, structured products, and managed futures. Citigroup was founded in 1812 and is based in New York City.


Wachovia Corporation operates as a banking and retail brokerage company in the United States and internationally. It operates in four segments: General Bank, Capital Management, Wealth Management, and Corporate and Investment Bank. The General Bank segment offers checking, savings, and money market accounts; time deposits and IRAs; home equity loans; residential mortgage; student and personal loans; debit and credit cards; mutual funds and annuities; commercial deposit; lending; treasury management; dealer financial services; and commercial real estate solutions. The Capital Management segment provides investment products and financial and retirement services, including retail brokerage services; and asset management that comprise mutual funds, advisory services, defined benefit and defined contribution retirement services, and trust services. The Wealth Management segment provides private banking, trust and investment management, financial planning, and insurance brokerage services for wealthy individuals. The Corporate and Investment Bank segment offers corporate lending, loan syndications, and commercial leasing; treasury management; correspondent banking operations; international trade services; and equity capital markets, merger and acquisition advisory services, and equity-linked products, as well as interest rate products, credit products, structured products, and non-dollar products. Wachovia operates approximately 3,300 financial centers and 700 retail brokerage offices, as well as 5,300 automated teller machines. The company has foreign branches in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo; representative offices in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Russia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Americas; and brokerage offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Wachovia was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Capital One Financial Corporation operates as a holding company, which provides various consumer financial products and services, primarily in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Capital One Bank, offers credit card products and accepts retail deposits, including certificates of deposit, money market accounts, and individual retirement accounts. Its other subsidiary, Capital One, F.S.B. offers consumer and commercial lending, and consumer deposit products. The company, through Capital One Auto Finance, Inc., offers automobile and other motor vehicle financing, including financing for the purchase of new and used vehicles, as well as refinancing of existing motor vehicle loans. Capital One Financial also manages installment lending, healthcare financing, and small business lending activities. In addition, the company invests in the U.S. Treasury and other U.S. government agency obligations, collateralized mortgage obligations, and mortgage backed securities. Capital One Financial also operates in the United Kingdom and Canada. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.


Comcast Corporation engages in the development, management, and operation of broadband cable networks, as well as provision of programming content in the United States. The company operates in two segments Cable and Content. The Cable segment develops, manages, and operates broadband communications networks, including video, Internet, and phone services, and regional sports and news networks. The Content segment offers various video services, which includes programming provided by national television networks, local broadcast television stations, limited satellite-delivered programming, and locally-originated programming, including governmental and public access. It also offers feature motion pictures, live and taped sporting events, concerts, and other special features. In addition, the Content segment provides other services, such as digital cable, video on demand, high-definition television, and digital video recorder (DVR) services, which enables digital subscribers to select, record, and store programs and play them. Its DVR service also provides the ability to pause and rewind live television. The company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network, G4techTV, International Channel Networks, TV One, and four Comcast SportsNets. In addition, the company performs live sporting events; own or manage facilities for sporting events, concerts, and other special events; and offers Internet protocol enabled phone service in Maryland and northern Virginia. Comcast Corporation is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Morgan Stanley, a financial services company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides various products and services to a range of clients and customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. The company operates in four segments: Institutional Securities, Individual Investor Group, Investment Management, and Credit Services. The Institutional Securities segment provides investment banking services, including securities underwriting and distribution; and financial advisory services, which include advice on mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, real estate, and project finance. It also engages in selling, trading, financing, and market-making activities in equity securities and related products, and fixed income securities and related products, including foreign exchange and commodities, as well as in other activities, such as real estate investment management, aircraft financing, benchmark indices and risk management analytics, and research. Individual Investor Group segment offers brokerage, investment, and financial services designed to accommodate individual investment goals and risk profiles. The Investment Management segment provides asset management products and services, such as open- and closed-end funds, and separately managed accounts, as well as investment management products and services for individual and institutional investors primarily through its representatives, third-party broker-dealers, banks, financial planners, and other intermediaries. The Credit Services segment provides credit cards, consumer finance products and services, including residential mortgage loans; and a network of merchant and cash access locations primarily in the United States. Morgan Stanley was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in New York City.


Altria Group, Inc. operates as a holding company that engages in the manufacture and sale of various consumer products. The company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Philip Morris USA, Inc. and Philip Morris International, Inc., engages in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and tobacco products. The company sells tobacco products to wholesalers, and retail organizations, including chain stores and the armed services worldwide. Altria, through its subsidiaries, offers snacks, beverages, cheese, grocery, and convenient meals. It sells food products to supermarket chains, wholesalers, supercenters, club stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, convenience stores, gasoline stations, and other retail food outlets. The company also leases various aircrafts to the United States carriers. Its finance asset portfolio includes leases in aircraft, electrical power, real estate, manufacturing, surface transportation, and energy industries. The company was founded in 1919. It was formerly known as Philip Morris Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Altria Group, Inc. in 2003. Altria Group is based in New York City.


The Home Depot, Inc. operates as a home improvement retailer in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company provides its products and services through home depot and EXPO design center stores. Its home depot stores sell a range of building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products, as well as provide various installation services. The EXPO design center stores offer various interior design products and installation services for kitchens, baths, appliances, and flooring, as well as products for lighting, decorating, and storage and organization projects. These stores also provide project management and installation services. As of July 31, 2005, the company operated 1,955 stores. It offers its products and services to homeowners, professional remodelers, general contractors, repairmen, and tradesmen. In addition, the company distributes plumbing; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning appliances; and other related products primarily to trade and mechanical contractors. The Home Depot, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of financial products and services worldwide. It operates in three segments: Global Markets and Investment Banking, Global Private Client, and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. Global Markets and Investment Banking segment provides equity, debt, and commodities trading, capital markets services, investment banking, and strategic merger and acquisition advisory services to issuer and investor clients. It also provides underwritings, private placements, and loan syndication services. In addition, this segment distributes fixed income products, as well as provides financing, securities clearing, settlement, and custody services. Global Private Client segment provides a range of advice-based wealth management products and services, which include commission and fee-based investment accounts; brokerage and investment advisory products and services; credit products, and consumer and small business lending; banking and cash management services, such as credit cards; trust and generational planning; retirement services; and insurance products. Merrill Lynch Investment Managers segment manages various investment products, including money market funds and other forms of short-term fixed income investments, long-term taxable, and tax-exempt fixed income funds. This segment also offers taxable and tax-exempt fixed-income, equity and balanced mutual funds and segregated accounts; and index-based equity and alternative investment products. The company offers its products and services to individual investors, small and large businesses, public companies, financial institutions, and governments and government agencies. Merrill Lynch was founded in 1820 and is headquartered in New York City.


Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. provides financial services to corporations, governments and municipalities, institutional clients, and individuals worldwide. It offers an array of equities and fixed income sales, trading, and research; investment banking services; and investment management and advisory services. The company operates in three segments: Investment Banking, Capital Markets, and Investment Management. Investment Banking segment provides advice to corporate, institutional, and government clients on mergers, acquisitions, and other financial matters. It also raises capital for clients by underwriting public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. Capital Markets segment includes institutional customer flow activities, prime brokerage, research, and secondary-trading and financing activities in fixed income and equity products. Its equity and fixed income products include U.S., European, and Asian equities; government and agency securities; money market products; corporate high grade; high yield and emerging market securities; mortgage- and asset-backed securities; real estate; preferred stock; municipal securities; bank loans; foreign exchange; and financing and derivative products. Investment Management segment consists of private investment management, which provides investment, wealth advisory, and capital markets execution services to individuals and businesses; and Asset Management, which provides proprietary asset management products to traditional and alternative asset classes, through various distribution channels to individuals and institutions. The company operates in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region. Lehman Brothers Holdings was founded in 1850 and is headquartered in New York City.


Amgen, Inc., a biotechnology company, engages in the discovery, development, manufacture, and marketing of human therapeutics based on advances in cellular and molecular biology. The company markets human therapeutic products in the areas of nephrology, supportive cancer care, and inflammatory disease. Its products primarily include EPOGEN, Aranesp, Neulasta, NEUPOGEN, and ENBREL, which is marketed under a co-promotion agreement with Wyeth in the United States and Canada. EPOGEN and Aranesp stimulate the production of red blood cells to treat anemia. Neulasta and NEUPOGEN selectively stimulate the production of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infections. ENBREL blocks the biologic activity of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) by inhibiting TNF, a substance induced in response to inflammatory and immunological responses, such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It sells its products to healthcare providers, including clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies primarily in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia. Amgen has collaboration and license agreement with Memory Pharmaceuticals Corp. to produce drugs for neurological and psychiatric disorders; and a drug-discovery agreement with Galapagos Genomics NV. The company was established by Bill Bowes, Franklin Johnson, Sam Wohlsteadter, and Raymond Baddour in 1980. Amgen is headquartered in Thousand Oaks, California.


Regions Financial Corporation, a financial holding company, offers various financial services in the United States. It offers banking, brokerage and investment services, mortgage banking, insurance brokerage, credit life insurance, commercial accounts receivable factoring, and specialty financing. The company conducts its banking operations through Regions Bank, an Alabama chartered commercial bank. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated 1,323 banking offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The company offers various products and services, including securities brokerage, asset management, financial planning, mutual funds, securities underwriting, sales and trading, and investment banking. It also originates and services mortgage loans for long-term investors. The company acts as a general insurance broker offering various insurance products primarily focusing on commercial property and casualty insurance customers. It also acts as a reinsurer of credit life and accident, and health insurance. Regions Financial Corporation is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.


Limited Brands, Inc. sells women's intimate apparel, personal care and beauty products, and women's and men's apparel. The company operates through three segments: Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, and Apparel Business. The Victoria's Secret segment retails women's intimate apparel and beauty products, through stores, catalogue, and e-commerce. As of January 29, 2005, it operated 1,001 stores. The Bath & Body Works segment retails personal care and home fragrance products, as well as operates White Barn Candle Company. As of January 29, 2005, it operated 1,569 stores. The Apparel Business includes Express, which offer women's and men's apparel, sportswear, and accessories; and Limited Stores, a mall-based specialty store retailer of sportswear for women. As of the above date, the segment operated 884 Express stores and 323 Limited Stores. The company also operates specialty stores in New York City; and Columbus, Ohio that feature fashions and personal care products. Limited Brands was founded in 1963 and is based in Columbus, Ohio.