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14. Procter & Gamble
Fortune 500 rank: 23
2007 profit: $10.34 billion

Procter & Gamble, the biggest U.S. consumer products maker, increased earnings by 19% in 2007 despite weaker domestic consumer spending.

Overseas sales, where the giant whose brands include Charmin and Gillette gets more than half its revenue, made up for weakness at home.

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Last updated April 24 2008: 11:07 AM ET