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10. Dell
Dell
Fortune 500 rank: 33

Dependent on the battered U.S. market for more than half its revenue, the computer maker's profits dove 15.9% to $2.5 billion as product prices fell and consumers kept their wallets shut.

One bright spot: sales in the so-called BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- grew 20%.

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Last updated April 29 2009: 1:31 PM ET
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