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Fortune magazine has named Wal-Mart as number one on its list of Most Admired companies. The editors noted that it is the first time in the magazine's history that the world's largest company also has been its most admired.

Also in the top ten are 2) Southwest Airlines, 3) Berkshire Hathaway, 4) Dell Computer, 5) General Electric (which has been number one on the list the last few years), 6) Johnson & Johnson, 7) Microsoft, 8) FedEx, 9) Starbucks, and 10) Procter & Gamble.
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