Fortune 500 profits hit an all time record

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    Fortune released its annual list of the country's 500 biggest companies this week, and it turns out to have been a good year for corporate America. In 2011, the Fortune 500 generated a combined $824.5 billion in earnings -- an all-time record, and a 16 percent jump from the previous year.

    The report echos others indicating corporate America is experiencing boom times. U.S. corporate profits returned to pre-recession levels, according to the International Institute for Labour Studies released Friday, hitting 15 percent of gross domestic product.

    Fortune 500 Companies Made Record $824 Billion Profit In 2011
     
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    So what you're saying is the Democrats are the party of the 1%.
     
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    oh so you switched up? what happened to the stock market is going gangbusters threads? :lol:

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    Americans net worth has gone up $9 trillion dollars since Obama took office.
     
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    well, he gave away 5 Trillion so we are ahead 4 trillion on hard work...gee thx:rolleyes:
     
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    No incumbent president dating to 1956 has lost when unemployment fell over the two years leading up to his re-election contest.

    And none has won when the rate rose.

    Unemployment was 9.8 percent in November 2010.

    Last month, seven months before Election Day, the rate was 8.1 percent.
     
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    Chris.....ask all the people that are out of work if they believe the 8.1% figure. :lol:
     
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    :eusa_liar:Were do you get that crap from? you got a link?
     
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    The 1%!....GET 'EM!!!! :rolleyes:
     
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    What, we gonna invest in Europe?! :lol::lol::lol:
     

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