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The Empire State Building (R) and the towers of the Time Warner Center (L) stand tall on the skyline of midtown Manhattan in New York, in this October 15, 2011 file photo.
The Empire State Building (R) and the towers of the Time Warner Center (L) stand tall on the skyline of midtown Manhattan in New York, in this October 15, 2011 file photo.
(Gary Hershorn/Reuters)

DAVID MILSTEAD

The Dow is big, but corporate America is bigger

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Think the Dow Jones industrial average includes the biggest companies in the United States? Think again.