9 most trustworthy large companies

A survey of corporate governance and accounting practices reveals which of more than 8,000 businesses present the lowest level of risk to shareholders.

 of 11
 of 11

VIDEO ON MSN MONEY

95Comments
Mar 23, 2013 8:44AM
avatar
Why does MSN always print articles that have to be on dozens of pages? Why not print the entire article on one page instead of expecting readers to punch through on 12 pages just to read it?
Mar 27, 2013 7:17AM
avatar

Enbridge had an oil line near Kalamazoo, MI, which spilled 1,000,000 gallons+ of oil before they realized it.  I do not consider a company with an environmental disaster in the last year to be "risk free", if anything their governance at some level is lax or non-existent.  Bad risk profile to have oil pipes bursting where you don't realize it.

Mar 23, 2013 8:25AM
avatar
It figures the only one I have heard of was Valero. You dont hear of the ones that are decent, only the usual cororate scumbags.
Mar 27, 2013 7:27AM
avatar
These articles are such a waste of time. When am I going to wise up? Yeah, probably never.
Mar 25, 2013 12:12PM
avatar
  Trust the Valero Human Resources  department to back-stab you with false allegations,  to enable them to get rid of you w/out paying any severance, when you are no longer needed...They rave on about how IMPORTANT  you are to
the success of the company...until somebody decides you are NOT.         When  things  get  tough, top  performers  are replaced  with mediocrity, to save $$$$.   That is how VLO  rewards loyalty.

Mar 25, 2013 7:29AM
avatar

Never heard of any of them except Valero and they make their money gouging us on gas prices.

 

Ever wonder how this ends? Apparently, our jobs were sent overseas because the hired-in executives determined that it was more important to pay themselves well, than to have assets and a workforce. That, of course, backfired on them but wasn't enough to get them fired or arrested. By 2015, it will cost more to import than to run indigenously. The jobs don't return. Robots and automation replace us AND executives who don't have omnipotent credentials (gods). Both the customer base and economy will be gone and most seniors will be rich from investing in our demise, not our rise. We already know that the jobs of progress (not recoverY) won't be filled because the textbooks teaching these skills haven't been written yet because the fields don't exist yet. In short, within 5 years is total catastrophic failure. WHY are we doing this?

Mar 27, 2013 7:03AM
avatar
If it comes from "Forbes" and the companies are worth billions.... Hey lets trust them. What a load of crap. Let me do some math here. if those companies ARE worth that much in Market Value then easy up on us and fix the F'n economy. Lets face it THEY CAN bring the J.O.Bs back and become even MORE rich at the same time help us prosper and in turn they will to... It's a no brainer here.

This government is failing and soon it WILL fall will you be ready for the chaos that comes?
Mar 27, 2013 10:30AM
avatar
Most trustworthy large business, eh?

I'll keep my trust in God. Man will fail you every time.

Mar 25, 2013 6:10AM
avatar
THEY FORGOT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT!!!


THIS IS TRUE: CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF (SEE LINKS AT BOTTOM)

    UNBELIEVABLE THIEVERY

        

    Obama Daughters are Michelle's 'Senior Staffers'

    Michelle was caught cheating on her expense report. What a show of arrogance!

    This information was obtained by Judicial Watch March, 2012. The administration had to be sued to get this through the FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT.

    Michelle Obama listed daughters as 'Senior Staffers' to justify her expensive African vacation and safari.

    October 5, 2011, Judicial Watch said the U.S. Air Force provided a C-32 ( a Boeing 757 ), modified by the military for the purpose of flying big-wigs around the world, to fly the First Lady and her entourage to and from Africa , at a cost of $424,142. Another $928.44 was listed as 'bulk food' costs per meal for the192 on board meals for the 21 people who made the trip. Lobster ain't cheap when you fly it around the world.

    The Obama daughters were listed on the manifest as senior staff. 'This trip was as much an opportunity for the Obama family to go on a safari as it was a trip to conduct government business,' said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. 'This junket wasted tax dollars and the resources of our over extended military. No wonder we had to sue to pry loose this information.' The nation is suffering with the economy sputtering, the national debt soaring and Obama's economic rescue policies not only failing, but actively making things worse.

    Meanwhile, the First Lady justifies an expensive trip to Africa to take a vacation and safari with her daughters by saying it's 'official business' and even going so far as to list her children as staffers. The level of arrogance and dishonesty on display here is nothing short of shocking.

    But, 'hope for change' - when?

    It's a true story. Check out these links and read it for yourself:

    

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-documents-detailing-the-cost-to-taxpayers-for-michelle-obama-s-family-trip-to-africa/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-documents-detailing-the-cost-to-taxpayers-for-michelle-obama-s-family-trip-to-africa/

    

    Folks, if the truth gets out, you will have to be the one to pass the info along to others. The major media outlets would NOT DARE say anything negative about the poster child for diversity and Marxisim! Can you imagine what the liberal news media would say about a Republican pulling such a stunt? Out and out lying! God save the nation from this administration of the Obama-nation!

Mar 27, 2013 7:21AM
avatar
Hey Cheezy, remember msn is  just like any government publication. It will give a headache a migrane
Mar 27, 2013 10:26AM
avatar
Enbridge? Are  you xxcking kidding me? This is the company that has trashed the Kalamazoo River, killed wildlife, ruined family property, forced people out of their homes because of contamination from their oil pipes.And think no more study is neccessary-they have fixed it. Yeah, right. They have had many oil leaks. Instead of replacing failing/old equipment, they seem to wait until they are forced to replace. this means the environment is destroyed.
Mar 27, 2013 8:41AM
avatar

This is only as per Wall Streets rules.  What about other factors, like staff relations, community relations, environment, etc.  How many of these guys appear in '100 Best places to work' and what is the ranking?

 

Pretty biased stats!

Mar 27, 2013 9:00AM
avatar
Interesting the top companies produce products that are making Americans sick with high fructose corn syrup, artificial ingredients, toxins and chemicals.  Americans are obese, diabetic, have cancer, and our children are sick.  Hopefully soon these companies will see we are changing our shopping trends.  America is finally waking up.  Many of these companies are NOT trustworthy.  This is just more hype by the main stream news.
Mar 27, 2013 9:41AM
avatar
Isn't  it just wonderful how everyone stands together with all their bchn and gripn? :) Just think... If you would all stop supporting the imports, start supporting exports and american related companies and business who still make efforts to keep this country alive... and start supporting fair exports of products ( you know.. where they don't send out the best at a cheap price and force the American't public to pay ten times as much for the bottom of the barrel no one wants). Well then we'd be just one big happy family with nothing to complain about.

United we stand, divided we fall... Uhm... what happened to that???   Just imagine... all this written by a GIRL!   Have a nice day ;-?

Mar 27, 2013 8:47AM
avatar
Anyone notice the conspicuous absence of the most heavily advertised names in auto insurance?  There's a good reason for that!
Mar 27, 2013 10:47AM
avatar
Isn't Valero the oil company of Venezuela? This place funnels all its money into oppressing the poor, uneducated masses that suffered under Chavez. How dumb ARE we getting?
Mar 27, 2013 10:40AM
avatar

I am not going to read the article because I learned everything I need to know from the picture; Valero is featured prominently. That would be the same Valero that is a major backer of the KXL pipeline, the one bisecting our country to carry the dirtiest crude oil in the world, in pipes that have been proven to be substandard in construction, across our aquifers, rivers and farmland to benefit not the US, (unless imminent environmental disaster is a benefit) but to get the oil to their refinery on the TX coast where they can process it and send it to Canada's overseas customers. BTW, Canada doesn't want a pipeline across their country to their own refineries on their west coast. They even turned down a free one offered by the Chinese. Go figger.

 

Here's a clue: they have not earned anyone's trust.

Mar 27, 2013 12:42PM
avatar
Enbridge?... Right. I'm sure the people living on the Kalamazoo River in Michigan would disagree that the company that lied to them and made their state taxpayers foot the bill for the mess THEIR OIL SPILL CREATED.  Yeah. They are a trustworthy bunch MSN. Where was your coverage on that??
Mar 27, 2013 8:44AM
avatar
Figures when I have never heard of a single one of these companies except Valero 
Mar 27, 2013 7:52AM
avatar

Not on the list: New York City's "Robertson's Restoration & Painting"

Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?

DATA PROVIDERS

Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.

Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.

RECENT QUOTES

Watchlist

Symbol
Last
Change
Shares
Quotes delayed at least 15 min
Sponsored by:

MARKET UPDATE

NAMELASTCHANGE% CHANGE
There’s a problem getting this information right now. Please try again later.
NAMELASTCHANGE% CHANGE
There’s a problem getting this information right now. Please try again later.
Market index data delayed by 15 minutes

[BRIEFING.COM] The stock market ended the holiday-shortened week on a mixed note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.1%, while the S&P 500 added 0.1% with seven sectors posting gains.

Equity indices faced an uphill climb from the opening bell after disappointing quarterly results from Google (GOOG 536.10, -20.44) and IBM (IBM 190.04, -6.36) weighed on the early sentiment. Google reported earnings $0.15 below the Capital IQ consensus estimate on revenue of $15.42 ... More


Currencies

NAMELASTCHANGE% CHANGE
There’s a problem getting this information right now. Please try again later.