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Did You Know?
  • It takes 6 days to start a business in the US, 1 day in New Zealand, 3 days in Singapore, 13 days in UK & Ireland, 30 days in India, and 38 days in China.
  • It costs $325 to start a business in the US, $130 in New Zealand, $350 in Singapore, $245 in UK, and $2050 in India,
  • There are around 24,100 large corporations in the U.S.
  • In the U.S. there are around 28 million small businesses, of which 70% of them are owned and operated by a single person, 2 percent are franchises, and 54 percent are home-based.
  • The small business in the U.S. employ 57 percent of the country's private workforce and pay 44 percent of U.S. payroll; and around 70 percent of new jobs come from small business.
  • Small businesses are responsible for 52 percent of the all U.S. sales and contribute about 21 percent of all manufactured U.S. exports.
  • About 69 percent of U.S. small business survive at least 2 years; 44 percent survive at least 4 years, 50 percent survive at least 5 years, 31 percent survive at least 7 years.
  • Immigrants make up 12.5 percent of small business in the U.S.; and they made up 46 percent of small business in New York city.
  • Most credit card financing to small business is from depository lending institutions with $50 billion or more in assets. These lenders hold 67.6 percent of the value of the commercial and industrial micro loan market.
  • Around 40 percent of small business in the U.S. reply on credit for financing in 2014. In 2007 a small percentage of entrepreneurs use credit cards to finance their businesses; about 10 percent of financing dollars come from personal and business credit cards.
  • In the U.S. 60,850 small business went bankrupt in 2009; 43,505 in 2008; 28,335 in 2007; 19,690 in 2006; and 39,200 in 2005.
  • 64 percent of American millionaires achieved their wealth by owning a business.
  • There were 116 passenger car rental business employing 2,390 people in Hawaii with a revenue of $728,725,000 in 2012.
  • Texas ranked 2nd behind California in the number of manufacturing companies in 2012 with 17,657 and 36,287, respectively.
  • In the U.S. new single-family housing construction companies reported $4.8 billion in annual payroll and $856.4 million in total fringe benefits for employees in 2012.
  • American Temporary help services business employed 2.9 million people in 2012.
  • There were 27,048 U.S. Tax preparation services business employing 203,661 people with reported receipts of $5.8 billion in 2012.
  • In the U.S. there were 57,083 Offices of Certified Public Accountants employed 438,802 people with reported revenue of $77.1 billion in 2012.
  • American Electronic shopping retailers business accounted for $156.9 billion, nearly 40.9% of the revenue for non-store retailers in 2012.
  • Electronic computer manufacturing employed more than 18 million people in the U.S. and had a value of shipments of $9.7 billion in 2012.
  • There were $172.3 million worth of gift wrap paper produced in 2012 in the U.S.
  • There were 510 American Poultry and poultry product merchant wholesalers employing 12,074 people with reported receipts of nearly $13.8 billion in 2012.
  • There were 20,895 Cosmetology and barber schools employing 20,895 people with reported revenue of $1.96 billion in 2012 in the U.S.
  • There were 2,118 Confectionary merchant wholesalers reported revenue of $43.5 billion in 2012 in the U.S.
  • American Cruises accounted for $77.4 million in revenue in 2012 for Coastal and Great Lakes Passenger Transportation.
  • Revenue of American Exterminating and Pest Control Services increased by $1.6 billion from $8.7 billion in 2007 to $10.3 billion in 2012.
  • In the U.S. sales of books, periodical, and newspapers wholesalers decreased by 19.8% from $29.8 billion in 2007 to $23.9 billion in 2012.
  • In China, the corruption is everywhere from university degrees to products. There are cheating college degrees, fake degrees and going on, like the contaminated baby formula that actually killed babies,and fake electronic products with "funny" brands, such as "Motolora" (for Motorola), "Samsunc" and "Samsnug" (for Samsung), "Nckia" (for Nokia), and "Suny Erisscon" (for Sony Ericsson). The famously fake iPhones (with the real Apple logo on the back) in China are known as "Shanzhaiji" or "Mountain Bandit Phones".
  • Wealth, Race and the Great Recession
  • 15 biggest job losers: Citigroup (57,700), Time Warner (56,000), Starbucks (34,000), Alcoa (28,000), General Motors (26,000), Berkshire Hathaway (24,083), American International Group (20,000), AT&T (19,940), Caterpillar (19,074), General Electric (19,000), YRC Worldwide (19,000), United Parcel Service (18,000), Hewlett-Packard (17,000), and United Technologies (16,400).
  • Around 40% of the top companies that at the top of the Fortune 500 in 2000 were no longer on the list in 2010.
  • 18 Amazing Facts About Small Businesses in America.
  • Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act provides employees the right to make efforts to organize and discuss the terms of their employment, including salary and benefits packages.
  • eBay acquired Skype for approximately $2.6 billion on September 12, 2005. Skype had about 54 million members in 225 countries and territories and added around 150,000 new users each day at that time.
  • on Jan 13, 2000 Bill Gates resigned as the CEO of his own company, Microsoft, to dedicate himself to the development of software with the new title, Software Architect; Steve Ballmer took over the helm

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  3. Apple Confidential: The Real Story of Apple Computer, Inc
  4. Apple's Third Co-Founder Ron Wayne: On Forming the Company and Working With Steve Jobs
  5. Apple Co-founder Tells His Side of the Story
  6. "A Chat with Computing Pioneer Steve Wozniak
  7. Wozniak, Stephen - Homebrew and How the Apple Came to Be
  8. Rebuilding an Apple From the Past.
  9. Entrepreneur's 100 Brilliant Companies.
  10. US Industrial Production Slips On Car-Making and Mining.
  11. Business Travel Increase More Moderately in 2016.
  12. Website Development for Company Success.
  13. 10 Tips for the First-Time Business Owner.
  14. 6 Best Business Tips from 6 Top Entrepreneurs.
  15. 3 Small Business Tips Uniquely Aimed At Entrepreneurs.
  16. 9 Tips For Growing A Successful Business.
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  19. How to Start a Clothing Store.
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  28. Small Business Tips and Resources.
  29. Starting a Business? Tips & Advice.
  30. 5 Tips for Small-business Success.
  31. 7 Steps-to-Success for Clothing Industry Start-ups.
  32. 10 Tips for Successful Business Networking.
  33. Business Tips for Startups, SMB's, and Corporations.
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  36. 7 Types of Insurance You Need to Protect Your Business.
  37. 3 Reasons Why Running Out of Money Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur.
  38. 7 Barriers Preventing Your Agency From Doing Effective Link Building.
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  40. The World's Largest Tech Companies: Apple Beats Samsung, Microsoft, Google.
  41. Advice from Warren Buffett that Could Make You Rich.
  42. The Worst Companies to Work for in the US.
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  44. Fortune Global 500 List.
  45. Fortune Global 500: Top 10 Most Profitable Companies in the World.
  46. The Worst CEOs of 2012.
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  48. The Infrastructure Two fer: Jobs Now and Future Growth.
  49. European Countries Seek More Taxes from U.S. Multinational Companies.
  50. 14 Things Obama Doesn't Want You To Know About the Last Four Years.
  51. When Your Bank Doesn't Want You.
  52. The 147 Companies That Run The World? They're You.
  53. The 147 Companies That Control Everything.
  54. Feel Cheated? Small Claims Court Brings Big Wins.
  55. Bank CEO Admits to Using TARP Money to Buy Luxury Condo in Florida
  56. Over 48 Million Americans Live in Poverty.
  57. A Different Way of Measuring Poverty
  58. Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013
  59. The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2013
  60. 23 Ways Your Wall Street Job Will Ruin Your Life.
  61. 8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently.
  62. Retail Pay Hikes: What You Need To Know.
  63. She's America's Youngest Female Billionaire - and a Dropout.
  64. 5 Quick and Easy Tips to Boost Your Small Business Cash Flow.
  65. 5 Ways Local Sourcing Can Work for Your Business.
  66. 10 Tips for the First-Time Business Owner.
  67. 10 Tips for Handing Out Business Freebies.
  68. 50 Amazing Small Business Blogs to Watch.
  69. Entrepreneurship 101
  70. Invest in Your Success: Strategic Planning for Small Business.
  71. Tips for Starting Your Own Business.
  72. Wealth, Race and the Great Recession.
  73. Markets Overview.
  74. Fears Intensify that Euro Crisis Could Snowball.
  75. A Truly Concrete Business Plan.
  76. Tax Deduction Tips for Small Business.
  77. Not All Takeovers Take Away Jobs.
  78. 20 More Resources to Sell Your Handmade Crafts.
  79. How to Find the Right Accountant for Your Business.
  80. How to Manage Your Online Reputation.
  81. Working the Plan.
  82. An Introduction to Business Plans and How To Write A Business Plan.
  83. Conducting a Market Analysis for Your Business Plan
  84. Does Your Business Need a Board of Directors?.
  85. 16 Rules For Success From A New Billionaire.
  86. Small Businesses Likely To See More Credit Card Offers.
  87. Small Business Stats for Small Business Week 2011.
  88. 18 Amazing Facts About Small Businesses In America.
  89. The Role of Microbusinesses in the Economy.
  90. What Are the Employment Trends from New Businesses?.
  91. Young Businesses Are Small, But Small Businesses Are Not Necessarily Young.
  92. Student Debt Among Young Entrepreneurs.
  93. Gender Differences in Startup Financing.
  94. Home Values and Entrepreneurship.
  95. Startup Rates.
  96. Where are the jobs created? New or existing businesses?.
  97. What is the Level of Availability and Coverage of Health Insurance?.
  98. Do Economic or Industry Factors Affect Business Survival?.
  99. What is the Difference Between Self-employment, Nonemployer Businesses, and Sole Proprietors?.
  100. Credit Card Financing and Small Businesses.

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Top Companies
  1. Wal-Mart Stores - Rank (Fortune 500): 1 - The largest employer in the United States after the Federal government. The mega stores bring low prices and convenient shopping to rural areas and small towns; 85 percent of the stores' items are made overseas. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in Bentonville, Arkansas. - What people said of this company? - Stock.
  2. Exxon Mobil - Rank: 2 - The world's biggest oil company; Held the highest annual profit from a U.S. company since 2005 (2007 profit: $40.61 billion) - What people said of this company? - Stock.
  3. Chevron - Rank: 3 - The second-largest U.S. oil company, and a leader for alternative and renewable fuel development, such as solar, wind, and bio-thermal, natural gas. The company was founded in 1879 and is based in San Ramon, California. - What people said of this company? - Stock.
  4. General Motors - Rank: 4 - The world's largest automaker, though it very nearly lost its top position in global car sales - which it has held for 76 years - to Japanese rival. The company was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. What people said of this company? - Stock.
  5. Conoco Phillips - Rank: 5 - The first U.S. oil producer to support mandatory national regulation of greenhouse gas emissions; One of its largest shareholders is Warren Buffett. -What people said of this company? - Stock.
  6. General Electric - Rank: 6 - A diversified technology, media and financial services company handling in everything from jet engines to mortgages. The company was founded in 1892 and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut; Worldwide workforce: 327,000. What people said of this company? - Stock.
  7. Ford Motor - Rank: 7 - Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903 and is based in Dearborn, Michigan. The Company designs, develops, manufactures, and services cars and trucks worldwide - What people said of this company? - Stock.
  8. Citigroup - Rank 8 - One of the financial services giants in the U.S. The company was founded in 1812 and is based in New York, New York. The recently risky subprime loans and the mortgage meltdown forced Citigroup to post the worst loss ever in its 196-year history; It borrowed a huge loan from the Federal government for survival. What people said of this company? - Stock.
  9. Bank of America - Rank 9 - One of the financial services giants in the U.S.; It controls 25% of the U.S. loan market, and operated approximately 6,100 banking centers and 18,700 automated teller machines worldwide. The company was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. The bank was hit hard by the credit crisis as other financial institutions in 2007 and 2008. It borrowed a huge loan from the U.S. government for survival.- What people said of this company? - Stock.
  10. AT&T - Rank 10 - The new AT&T is the reborn from four different telecoms: the old AT&;T, Cingular, Bell South and SBC in November 2005. The company provides telecommunications services to consumers and businesses in the U.S. and internationally. It is the exclusive carrier offering Apple'siPhone, which helped increase of million wireless subscribers in 2007 and 2008. What people said of this company? - Stock.
  11. Berkshire Hathaway - Rank 11 - Berkshire Hathaway has diversified business interests including property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, finance, manufacturing, services and retailing - 180,000 employees; 70 companies. Founded in 1889 and is based in Omaha, Nebraska, the company, a publicly owned investment manager, is managed by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, and had highly profitable years. It holds highest stock price in the U.S. - (Last Trade: $84,574.00/share as of 3/20/09). What people said of this company? - Stock.
  12. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. - Rank 12 - A leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.2 trillion, the company operated in more than 60 countries with over 200,000 employees. The company bailed out Bear Stearns in a controversial deal in 3/2008. - What people said of this company?- Stock.
  13. American International Group (AIG) - Rank 13 - A world leader in insurance and financial services, AIG is the leading international insurance organization with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions.  AIG companies serve commercial, institutional and individual customers through the most extensive worldwide property-casualty and life insurance networks of any insurer.  In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of retirement services, financial services and asset management around the world.  Outcry began in March 2009 when AIG disclosed that it paid $165 million in bonuses to employees, including traders in the Financial Products unit that nearly brought about AIG's collapse. AIG has received $182.5 billion in federal bailout money and is now 80 percent government owned. What people said of this company?- Stock.
  14. Hewlett-Packard - Rank 14 - Hewlett-Packard Company provides a range of products, technologies, software, solutions, and services worldwide. Nearly 70% of its sales come from abroad has helped HP stable profits during the U.S. economic slump in 2008. The company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California What people said of this company?- Stock.
  15. International Business Machines (IBM) - Rank 15 - IBM develops and manufactures information technology products and services worldwide. The company generated over 60% of its revenue from overseas sales in 2008, helping it overcome U.S. economic woes. IBM was founded in 1910 and is based in Armonk, New York. What people said of this company? - Stock.
  16. Valero Energy - Rank 16 - Valero Energy Corporation operates as a crude oil refining and marketing company, which also owns over approximately 5,800 retail and wholesale branded outlets in the United States, Canada, and Aruba under various brand names, including Valero, Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock, Ultramar, Beacon, Corner Store, and Stop N Go. The company was founded in 1955 and is based in San Antonio, Texas. What people said of this company? - Stock.
  17. Verizon Communications - Rank 17 - Verizon provides communication services in the United States and internationally. The company, which operates wire line and domestic wireless business, is the second-largest telecom in the U.S. has relied on its fast-growing wireless business. In April 2007, Verizon won an FCC auction for wireless spectrum to build what could be the largest mobile phone network in the near future. Verizon was founded in 1983 and is based in New York, New York. What people said of this company? - Stock.
  18. McKesson - Rank 18 - McKesson, together with its subsidiaries, provides supply, information, and care management products and services for the healthcare industry; it weekly delivered more than $1 billion worth of medicines to pharmacies and hospitals worldwide. The company was founded in 1833 and is based in San Francisco, California. What people said of this company? - Stock.

Popular Aerospace & Engineering Services Companies
  1. European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) - A global pan-European aerospace and defense corporation registered in the Netherlands, included Airbus which manufactured commercial aircraft, Airbus Military which manufactured tanker, transport and mission aircraft; Eurocopter, the world's largest helicopter supplier; Astrium, provided systems for aerial, land, naval and civilian security applications including Ariane,Galileo and Cassidian
  2. AAI Corporation - Designs and manufactures high technology mechanical and electronic systems for both government and industry.
  3. AAR Corp. - Founded in 1951, AAR provides a broad range of products and services to the aerospace and government/defense industries worldwide.
  4. Aerospace Corporation - Provides information on launch vehicles, satellite systems, ground control systems, and space technology.
  5. Aerospace Industrial Development Corp. - Founded in 1969 under the authority of the Republic of China Air Force, and was later transferred to the Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST) in 1983, serves as technical guidance and research development work for Taiwanese government/defense industries.
  6. Aircraft Research Association Ltd - Offers wind tunnel testing and computational fluid dynamics for the U.K. aircraft industry.
  7. Alaska Aerospace Development Corporation (AADC) - Public corporation that develops facilities, including a launch facility in Kodiak and a satellite ground station in Fairbanks.
  8. Alliant Techsystems - Aerospace and defense firm engaged in aerospace, defense, and commercial products, propulsion, composite structures, munitions, and precision capabilities.
  9. Apros Corporation - Manufactures specialty products and chemicals for military and aerospace propellants and pharmaceutical applications.
  10. Arianespace - European commercial launch service providing heavy-lift launchers to place large satellites into any orbit.
  11. Arotech - Manufactures and designs products for military and non-military air and ground vehicles.
  12. Astronautics Corporation of America - Designs, manufactures, and maintains avionics equipment to airlines, U.S. and international governments, commercial and services companies.
  13. Avcorp Industries - Designs, fabricates, and assembles metal, composite, and plastic aerospace components and structures.
  14. BAE Systems - A global company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defense, security and aerospace systems in the air, land, sea, space, and command and control market sectors.
  15. B/E Aerospace - A leading distributor of aerospace fasteners and consumables for the commercial, business jet, and military markets, B/E Aerospace stocks more than 825,000 part numbers and has over 50 locations worldwide.
  16. Beal Aerospace - Builds and operates a privately developed heavy lift orbital launch vehicle.
  17. Beaver Aerospace and Defense - Provides ball screws and actuators for aerospace and defense applications to the military and commercial aircraft markets.
  18. Boeing - Designs, manufactures and sells fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets and satellites and provides leasing and product support services of satellites, commercial jetliners, and military aircraft.
  19. Bombardier - A division of Bombardier Inc.. The company competes with Brazilian rival Embraer for the title of the third largest aircraft manufacturer after Airbus and Boeing.
  20. C.L. Hann Industries, Inc - Offers an ever expanding range of contract manufacturing services, some of which include CNC machining, certified welding and fabricating of all sizes.
  21. Caravan International Corp. - Provides a range of defense related products including electronic warfare, projectile tracking and munitions assembly.
  22. Centrax Ltd. - Designs and manufactures gas turbine driven generator sets, specializes in compressor and turbine aerofoil, discs, shafts and casings.
  23. Colic Tool and Engineering - Specializes in custom machining, molding, welding, and engineering for aerospace, including structural component and assembly for aircrafts, landing gear, ground support, and navy support.
  24. Consolite Technology - Specializes in all aspects of night vision lighting, including NVG compatible filters and lighting assemblies, instrument modifications and complete aircraft and ship conversions.
  25. Crane Aerospace & Electronics. - Supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets.
  26. Doncasters - Manufactures precision components and assemblies for the aerospace, industrial gas turbines, specialist automotive, petrochemical, construction, industrial, transportation and recreation markets.
  27. Ducommun Incorporated - Serves the aerospace, defense, industrial, natural resources and medical industries as a Tier II supplier of electronics manufacturing services.
  28. E'Prime Aerospace - Provides innovative, reliable, and cost-effective launch services to USAF, NASA and other government and commercial entities including telecommunications, aerospace, security, and defense industries.
  29. Equator Aircraft - Manufactures and designs amphibious aircraft in various configurations.
  30. ESCO Services - Provides electronic components to the petroleum industry.
  31. FCX Systems - Specializes in the aircraft ground power markets including providing ancillary ground support equipment and centralized 400 Hz systems and designs.
  32. Forecast International - Provides market research, market analysis, intelligence and consulting for the aerospace / aviation companies, defense agencies, and commercial airlines worldwide.
  33. General Dynamics - A market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat vehicles and systems, armaments, and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and mission-critical information systems and technology..
  34. Geneva Aerospace/L-3 Unmanned Systems - Offers full-up 3D vehicle aerodynamic modeling, analysis, performance prediction, dynamic simulation, autonomous flight management systems design, and tracking systems.
  35. GKN - A world leading global first tier supplier of airframe and engine structures, components, assemblies and transparencies to a wide range of aircraft and engine prime contractors and other first tier suppliers.
  36. Griffon Aerospace - Specializing in manufacturing aerospace products focused primarily on unmanned aircraft systems.
  37. Hellenic Aerospace Industry - Provides a range of support services and products related to aerospace, defence, and telecommunications to both government and private industry.
  38. Hymatic Engineering Company Limited - Specializes in cryogenic and cryocooler technology, stirling engine cryocoolers, joule - Thomson coolers / cryostats and high pressure pure gas systems for civil and military markets.
  39. I.M.P. Group International Inc. - Provides services, to customers across diverse sectors, such as aerospace, aviation, airline, healthcare, information technology, hospitality and property development.
  40. InterConnect Wiring, L.P. - Offers a wide variety of electrical products including electrical wiring harnesses, power distribution panels, and ground support equipment to military and commercial sectors.
  41. ITT - Provides lightweight and reliable products that aerospace engineers demand and passengers and flight crews deserve.
  42. Kaman - Provides aircraft component products and engineering services to commercial and government sectors.
  43. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd - Manufactures personal water craft, ships, industrial plants, tractors, trains, small engines, and aerospace equipment (including military aircraft). It has subcontract work on jet aircraft (including jumbo jets) has been done for Boeing, Embraer, and Bombardier.
  44. Kelvin Hughes - Designs and manufactures navigation and surveillance systems and a supplier of navigational data to both the commercial marine and government marketplace.
  45. Kongsberg Spacetec - Provides turnkey satellite ground stations for Earth observation satellites and processing software for remote sensing.
  46. Lockheed Martin - Engaged in the design, manufacture, integration, and operation of products for missiles, space operations, telecommunications, national defense, energy, and science and environmental applications.
  47. Loral - Designs and manufactures satellites components and satellite-based communications systems and services.
  48. Magellan - Develops and produces complex and integrated products and services for military and space markets, and complementary proprietary products for the power/oil/gas markets.
  49. McStarlite Co. - An aerospace manufacturer supplying welded assemblies, and sheet metal components.
  50. Middle River Aircraft Systems - Manufactures and services a variety of complex aero-structures, such as jet engine thrust reversers, the brakes of a jet engine.
  51. Neptec - Specializes in the development, integration and support of intelligent sensors and payloads for the Space market.
  52. Northrop Grumman Corporation - A leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide..
  53. NPO Molniya Research and Industrial Corporation - Founded to create the first Russian manned reusable spacecraft in 1976. It designs heavy supersonic aircraft and anti-aircraft missiles and Molniya, which developed unmanned flight vehicles and an Experimental Machine-Building Plant, where heavy and high altitude aircraft were designed and tested..
  54. Orbital Sciences Corporation - Specialized in the manufacturing and launch of satellites and designs and develops application of space technologies for practical benefits here on Earth.
  55. Phillips Aerospace - Designs custom avionics systems, off-the-shelf simulation for test tools, and built-to-print fabrication services for commercial and defense companies.
  56. Praxis - Provides technical and programmatic services for a range of space missions (shuttle, expendable launch vehicle, and sounding rockets), science instruments and payloads, balloon and aircraft payloads, mission planning, and ground support equipment to government and commercial sectors.
  57. Precision Machining Sheetmetal - Provides manufacturing services that include precision sheet metal fabrication, a variety of machining capabilities, and simple to complex assemblies among other services.
  58. Raytheon - Provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; aerospace, and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services.
  59. RSL Electronics - Develops and manufactures control, diagnostic and prognostic solutions for commercial and defense aerospace applications.
  60. SAAB - Specializes in air traffic control systems, fighter aircraft, military aircraft, military systems and radars.
  61. SAFRAN/Snecma Group - Designs, develops and manufactures engines for commercial airplanes, military aircraft, launch vehicles, and satellites.
  62. Science and Technology Corporation - Specializes in chemical and Biologic detection, protection, and demilitarization, earth and space sciences, atmospheric sciences and meteorology, remote Sensing, aerospace engineering. test and evaluation.
  63. Sea Launch - An international non-governmental spacecraft launch service that uses a mobile maritime platform for equatorial launches of commercial payloads on specialized Zenit 3SL rockets.
  64. SIFCO Industries - Offers flight-critical forged components and machined assemblies to all of the leading aircraft and engine manufacturers in the world.
  65. Spacehab/Astrotech Corporation - A commercial aerospace company that provides spacecraft payload processing and government services, designs and manufactures space hardware, and commercializes space technologies for Earth based applications.
  66. SR Technics - Provides technical aircraft, component and engine services worldwide.
  67. Starsem - A European-Russian company that was created in 1996 to commercialize the Soyuz launcher.
  68. Storm/L-3 Telemetry-West (L-3 TW) - Offers tailored flight hardware and systems solutions for missile telemetry, flight termination, spacecraft telemetry tracking and control, and tactical intelligence receivers.
  69. Teledyne Brown Engineering - Provides high-quality technical services, manufactured products, and engineered systems to our customers in the marine, aviation, space, missile defense, energy, and environment markets.
  70. Triumph Group - A global leader in manufacturing and overhauling aerospace structures, systems and components.
  71. United Technologies Corporation (UTC) - Researches, develops, and manufactures high-technology products in numerous areas, including aircraft engines, helicopters, HVAC, fuel cells, elevators and escalators, fire and security, building systems, and industrial products, among others.

U.S. Economy Index
(Sources: Brookings; bea.gov)

2009       2010       2011      
General Welfare Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
GDP Growth (%) -6.4 -0.7 2.2 5.6 3.2 - 2.5 2.3 0.4 1.3 1.8 2. 8
Unemployment Rate (%) - Monthly 8.2 9.3 9.7 10 9.7 9.6 9.6 9.6 9 9 9.1 8.7
Inflation Rate (%) - Monthly -2.2 1.9 3.7 2.6 1.5 2.4 1.4 2.6 5.2 4.1 3.1 3.1
Personal Income (%) - Detail           2.3 1.5 1.2 0.6 -1.7 -1.2
Consumer Spending (%) - Detail 0.6 -0.9 2.8 1.6 3.6 2.5 2.6 3.6 2.1 0.7 1.7 2
Export (%) -29.9 -4.1 17.8 22.8 5.8 - 19.3 17.4 18 17.5 17.4 17.5
Import (%) -36.4 -14.7 21.3 15.8 8.9 - 23.7 15.7 18.7 16.5 13.9 14
Oil Price per Barrel ($) - Monthly 34.74 51.81 59.98 67.73 70.26 69.89 75.14 90.61 110.83 107.82 103.17 99
Interest Rate: 30-Year Mortgage (%) 5.00 5.42 5.06 4.93 4.97 - 4.4 4.7 4.8 4.5 4.1 4
Supply of New Homes in Month (%)           8.5 7.9 7.3 6.6 6.6 6.1
Home Price Change (%) -20.9 -9.5 8.8 3.4 2.1 - - - - - - -
Dow Jones Industrial Average 7609 8447 9712 10428 10857 - - 11578 12320 12414 10913 12218
Yield On Investment-Grade Bonds % 8.42 7.50 6.31 6.37 6.27 - - - - - - -
Interest Rate: 10-Yr Treasury Bonds 2.28 3.72 3.40 3.59 3.73 - - - - - - -
Foreclosure Rate - All Loans (%) 1.4 1.4       - - - - - - -
FDIC Bank Failures 21 24 50 45 41 - - - - - - -
Outstanding Consumer Credit (%) -3.9 -4.8 -3.1 -6.1 0.4 - - - - - - -
U.S. Combat Fatalities 83 101 158 76 79 - 176 141 87 156 158 70
Approval Rating of The President % 63 63 54 51 49 47 45 46 48 47 42 42
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