How 15 U.S. Firms Depend on Foreign Sales

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$100 billion in revenue, 64 percent from overseas.

Like GE, IBM is another old-line firm that has grown roots throughout the globe and profited handsomely from globalization. IBM piggybacks on the global growth of its many corporate clients, while also pursuing new initiatives such as a big wireless-phone network in Africa. IBM aims to draw nearly 30 percent of its revenue in emerging markets by 2015.

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