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Lesley Kump & Lacey Rose, 09.30.04, 6:30 PM ET

here is more to corporate performance than what you see in the earnings reports. Could an investor have anticipated the trouble at companies like Enron, Adelphia, WorldCom and Tyco by looking more closely at how they were governed and how they kept their books? Their problems, to be sure, are far more visible in hindsight, but nonetheless each left telltale signs that all was not well.
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Which company do you think has the most corporate integrity?
  American International Group
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  Citigroup
  Exxon Mobil
  General Electric
  IBM
  Johnson & Johnson
  Microsoft
  Pfizer
  Wal-Mart Stores
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  I don't know


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