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2010-03-18 16:20:00

CHICAGO, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FORTUNE Magazine has named Grainger (NYSE: GWW) the "most admired" company among diversified wholesalers in the magazine's annual listing of the World's Most Admired Companies. The recognition will appear in the upcoming March 22, 2010 issue. Grainger is the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions. "This honor belongs to our outstanding employees," said Grainger Chairman,...

2010-03-18 08:55:00

GENEVA, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world's leading semiconductor companies, today announced that it has been named one of the "World's Most Admired Companies" in the semiconductor category of Fortune magazine's 2010 annual ranking.* Among semiconductor companies evaluated, STMicroelectronics is ranked the 6th most admired, in its first year as a participant in the survey. Additionally, it is by far the highest-ranking Europe-based...

2010-03-05 14:39:00

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, has been selected by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World's Most Admired Companies and ranked #1 in the Medical and Other Precision Equipment category, according to its peers. The list is based on survey results ranking companies' Nine Key Attributes of Reputation. Among these areas, BD ranked #1 in Financial Soundness, People Management, Quality of...

2010-03-05 14:36:00

MADISON, N.J., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, announced today that it has been included on FORTUNE magazine's 2010 "World's Most Admired Companies" list. Quest Diagnostics ranked third in the "Health Care" industry category of "Pharmacy and Other Services." The 2010 ranking is the third consecutive year that the company has been included on FORTUNE magazine's...

2010-03-04 14:00:00

WILMINGTON, Del., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FORTUNE magazine today named DuPont (NYSE: DD) among the 50 "Most Admired Companies" in the world for 2010. FORTUNE cited the company for its innovation, financial soundness, people management and social responsibility where DuPont ranked no. 1 in each of the categories within its industry. Overall, DuPont moved up three spots from last year to no. 49 in 2010. FORTUNE's "Most Admired Companies" list is widely considered among the...

2010-01-25 15:23:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The February 8 issue of FORTUNE Magazine is scheduled to arrive on newsstands today featuring the business publication's annual listing of the "100 Best Companies to Work For." Agricultural leader Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) has been named to the list; ranking 59th overall and 22nd among the largest companies named to the list. Monsanto is the only agricultural technology company to make the top 100 list. "This recognition by Fortune is...

2010-01-21 11:58:00

COPPELL, Texas, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- FORTUNE announced Thursday that Shared Technologies Inc. ranked 33 on the 13th annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. This is the third consecutive year that Shared Technologies has placed on the prestigious listing. The full rankings and related stories will appear in the February 8 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands January 25th, and now at www.fortune.com/bestcompanies. (Logo:...

2010-01-21 10:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FORTUNE magazine named National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) to its annual "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for the 11th consecutive year. The annual survey randomly polls employees from hundreds of companies nationwide regarding the quality of their corporate cultures and filters results through strict criteria to select the best workplaces. "We are honored that, in a time when the U.S. went through the most challenging job...

2010-01-21 09:49:00

COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the company that pays you cash when you are sick or hurt, has once again been named to Fortune magazine's prestigious list of Best Places to Work For. This marks the 12th consecutive year that Aflac has held a spot on the list of Best Places to Work For. Aflac is listed at Number 37 on the prestigious list. "We are proud to have been named one of Fortune's 100 Best Places to Work For for the 12th consecutive year," Dan Amos, Aflac chairman...

2010-01-21 08:31:00

MONTVALE, N.J., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) announced today that it has been ranked one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine in its 13th annual survey which appears in the February 8 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands on Monday, January 25, and now at fortune.com/bestcompanies. In its first year as an entrant, MBUSA - the only automaker on the list - ranked 49th. FORTUNE Deputy Managing Editor Hank Gilman says, "The most important...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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