Global 500: The top 25

Wal-Mart retakes the lead on Fortune's annual list of the world's biggest companies. See which other outfits top our list.

General Motors
5. General Motors
Global 500 rank: 5 (Previous rank: 5)
2006 Revenues (millions): $207,349
Headquarters: Detroit, MI
Country: U.S.
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In a year that saw GM sell a majority stake in its most profitable unit, GMAC, and had tens of thousands of factory workers take large payouts to leave the company, the world's largest automaker made progress in its turnaround efforts. Still, the company posted a $2 billion net loss and has yet to break even in its core North American auto operations.

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