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2. Tenneco
2. Tenneco
Fortune 500 rank: 446
2009 revenue: $4.6 billion
2009 total shareholder return: 501.0%

After a tumultuous 2009, this auto-parts maker now looks to be at the beginning of a lengthy expansion cycle. Tenneco, maker of emissions-control products, should benefit from its restructuring activities and cost-containment measures.

Additionally, the move toward stricter emission standards around the globe ought to support added demand for Tenneco's leading exhaust products.

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