Fortune 500 Top 10 companies: Who’s the new No. 1?

Fortune has released its annual list of the largest corporations in the United States, and there were a few notable changes in this year’s group. Here are the Top 10.

6. Apple

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Customers examine products during the opening of an Apple Store at the Kurfuerstendamm shopping street in Berlin.

Headquarters: Cupertino, Calif.

Revenue: $156.5 billion

Profit: $41.7 billion

2012 rank: 17

Making its Fortune Top 10 debut, the software giant is the biggest mover in the bunch, leaping 11 spots from No. 17 to No. 6 in a single year. Revenues for Apple grew by 44 percent in 2012, and profits grew by 61 percent. Its biggest competitor in the computer industry, Hewlett Packard, suffered the biggest single-year revenue loss of any company on the Fortune 500, dropping out of the Top 10. 

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