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May 5th, 2011
05:22 PM ET

Wal-Mart tops Fortune's list of 500 largest corporations

For more than 50 years, Fortune Magazine has been ranking America's biggest corporations. The Fortune 500 is more than just a list, it's a symbol for money, power and prestige.

Topping this list for the second year in a row is Wal-Mart. Also on the list are a number of oil companies, including ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil, the government-owned finance company Fannie Mae and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. Here's the entire top 10 list:

Exxon Mobil
Fannie Mae
General Electric
Berkshire Hathaway
General Motors
Bank of America
Ford Motor

Leigh Gallagher, Fortune's Assistant Managing Editor, talks to American Morning about which companies made this year's list.

Filed under: Business • Economy • U.S.
May 5th, 2011
05:09 PM ET

Sen. McCaskill: Bin Laden photos would be 'recruiting tool'

Missouri Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill, who has been getting daily briefings on the killing of Osama Bin Laden, spoke with American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the ongoing discussion as to whether the Obama administration should release photos of Bin Laden after his death

Filed under: Osama bin Laden • U.S.
May 5th, 2011
05:01 PM ET

Justice department questioning college football's no-playoff system

The U.S. Justice Department is now asking the NCAA the same question fans have been asking for years: Why doesn't college football have a playoff system?

Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney has written a letter to the President of the NCAA. In it, Varney writes "serious questions continue to arise suggesting that the current BCS system may not be conducted consistent with the competition principles expressed in federal anti-trust laws."

CNN's Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans speak with "Sports Illustrated" senior writer Stewart Mandel about the inquiry.

Filed under: Sports
May 5th, 2011
04:05 PM ET

Should teachers earn bigger salaries?

CNN's Christine Romans speaks with CNN education contributor Steve Perry about whether school teachers across the country should be paid more, and whether job recruitment and retention should be reevaluated.

Filed under: Education • Perry's Principles
May 5th, 2011
01:17 PM ET

Seals' downed helicopter uniquely designed for stealth

The remnants of the Seals' helicopter that went down in Sunday's mission at Osama Bin Laden's compound reveal a helicopter model that is unknown to aviation experts. The military likely designed the helicopter differently than other known models for stealth reasons. William Sweetman, Editor-In-Chief of Aviation Week's Defense Technology International, talks to American Morning about the never before seen helicopter.

Filed under: Military • Osama bin Laden • U.S.
May 5th, 2011
01:12 PM ET

Sen. Charles Schumer to visit WTC site with President Obama

President Obama will be visiting Ground Zero Thursday, four days after he ordered the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) stood with President Bush at the same site nearly ten years ago and will accompany Obama Thursday. Sen. Schumer talks to American Morning about the significance of his visit.

Filed under: Osama bin Laden • U.S.
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