What are some companies on the Fortune Global 500 list?


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As of 2015, companies on the Fortune Global 500 list include Walmart, Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil, BP and Toyota Motor. Additional companies include General Motors, Bank of America Corp., Hon Hai Precision Industry, American Airlines Group and Delta Air Lines.

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Walmart is a large discount retailer that sells clothing, home items, electronics, food and other products. As of 2015, the company has moved to provide more organic food options and additional ways for workers to influence what the company sells. Some observers consider the expansion of Target and dollar stores as a threat to Walmart's growth.

Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil are both extractors of oil. 2015 information shows Royal Dutch Shell moving down the list of the Fortune Global 500, whereas the company was formerly number one. Exxon Mobil is the largest oil company worldwide, although it has also moved down the list from previous years. BP also experienced a decline, part of which is tied to the 2010 oil spill. It is at number six on the 2015 list.

Toyota Motor has its headquarters in Japan, but its cars have achieved popularity in the United States. The company is working with other businesses in developing self-driving technology for automobiles.

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