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Name That Company

November 14, 2000

My slogan is "Cover the Earth," but in 1866 I mainly covered things such as carriages and buggies. I developed dry chemical pigments, brushable lacquers, synthetic enamels and emulsified finishes. These days I'm developing environmentally friendly coatings. Some of my brand names include Dutch Boy, Krylon, Dupli-Color, Pratt & Lambert, Thompson's, Minwax, Duration, ClimateGUARD and Martin-Senour. I provide coatings for the automotive, industrial-maintenance and traffic-paint markets, among others. I have more than 3,000 stores in 50 states and beyond. Based in Ohio, I'm the U.S. market leader in distribution and sales of coatings, and my yearly revenue tops $5 billion. Who am I?

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Last Week's Trivia Answer

Houston-based, I'm one of the world's premiere energy companies, with 1999 revenue of $40 billion and a market capitalization around $60 billion. I produce electricity and natural gas, and develop, construct and operate energy facilities worldwide, among other things. According to a recent Fortune article, in the past decade I've "fundamentally [altered] how billions of dollars' worth of power--both gas and electric--is bought, moved and sold everywhere in the nation." My online commerce site, launched in late 1999, has processed more than $130 billion in transactions. I've entered new markets, trading electric power, pulp, paper and even broadband. Who am I?

Answer: Enron (ticker symbol: ENE)

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