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8. Apple
Apple
Fortune 500 rank: 71

The recession so far hasn't taken a bite out of Apple's earnings: Thanks to continued strong sales of Mac computers and the introduction of the iPhone 3G, revenue shot up 35% to $32.5 billion while profits spiked 38.3% to $4.8 billion.

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Last updated April 29 2009: 1:31 PM ET
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