American Titans

  • Thursday marks the sixth anniversary of Google's IPO. Here is a look at the tech giant since its initial public offering in 2004.

  • Coast Guard Attempts Burning Off Oil Leaking From Sunken Rig

    ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson says President Obama made the right call in putting a moratorium on new Gulf of Mexico oil leasing in the wake of the BP disaster.

  • As part of CNBC's "American Titans" series, CNBC.com is taking an in-depth look at ExxonMobil.

  • iPad

    As Apple continues its foray into the mobile computing market with the introduction of the iPad, it has an even greater opportunity to redefine computing.

  • In our special series "American Titans," CNBC.com is taking an in-depth look at Apple. Led by legendary CEO Steve Jobs, the company's market cap value has gone from $4.8 billion in 2000 to $231 billion today. 

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    CEO and Chairman of Exxon Mobil Rex Tillerson told CNBC Monday that he expects natural gas to be the fastest growing fuel choice.

  • Apple Store

    Innovative products. Bold leadership. Loyal customers. And a secretive culture. What trend will this company set next? Its competitors are as curious as anyone. But has Apple already reached it's pinnacle? Are it's best days behind it? Share your opinion.

  • A Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands after its long-waited first flight.

    After years of planning, waiting, and yes, delaying some of the most important programs in its history, 2010 is the year when Boeing will see if it can finally deliver.

  • As part of our "American Titans" project, CNBC.com is taking an in-depth look at Boeing. The company was founded in 1916 by William E. Boeing and has grown into the biggest aircraft manufacturer and one of the largest aerospace and defense contractors in the world.

  • Apple CEO, Steve Jobs

    Apple-watchers, especially analysts and investors, are keen to see the innovative tech titan’s deep bench of talented executives come to the fore, even while they support its legendary founder, Steve Jobs.

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    Boeing stock is down 25 percent from its high, but the company is optimistic about the flight plan, including the Dreamliner and Boeing's biggest airplane, the 747-8, due to start flying next year. It will seat almost 600 people and will be 90 yards long. Would you worry about flying in something that big? Share your opinion in our poll.

  • McDonald's

    McDonald's is testing oatmeal in about 600 stores in the Northeast. If the test goes well, the company  may roll out oatmeal to more than 13,000 restaurants nationwide.

  • As part of our "American Titans" special series, CNBC.com is taking an in-depth look at McDonald's. Investors have developed quite an appetite for McDonald's. The market cap value of the company has increased more than $31 billion since the year 2000, or about 70%.

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    With childhood obesity on the rise, and concern growing over how companies advertise and promote food products to children, do you think toys should be part of McDonald's Happy Meals?  Share your opinion in our poll.

  • Josephine Hernandez hands a tray of drinks to a drive thru customer at a McDonald's restaurant in Redwood City, California.

    It was McDonald’s that put the “fast” in fast food, and its speed continues to be a big factor in the iconic restaurant chain’s continued profits.

  • As part of our "American Titans" special series, CNBC.com is taking an in-depth look at Google. It is synonymous with search. It is both a noun and a verb. And, it has revolutionized the Internet.

  • Google Search

    For the first time in Google's  short, but colorful and profitable history, the company may be faced with more challenges than opportunities; no where is that concern reflected more clearly than in the company's stock price.

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    Can Google, the master online search advertising, harness another form of advertising—display ads—and pull in millions?

  • Silicone Chip

    The Obama Administration is waging a silent, unwise war on high-tech, hell-bent on taming a few targets to bolster a get-tough image. The feds’ enmity toward what we’re best at—technology and making money on it—threatens our long-term economic recovery.