These companies may not get a lot of attention, but they define the course of our lives in more ways than you might imagine.


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Tenax Itsolutions

nice article and good infromation . tenax

May 20 2013 at 1:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ncaok

Yuppies who think they have control.

May 16 2013 at 8:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
elliehartz

OK, Johnson Controls is one of 8 companies that run my life. Where are the other 7? All I see is unsolicited advertising. Please quit wasting my time.

May 16 2013 at 2:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kolblh

Check out:
protectseniors.org

May 15 2013 at 8:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Irrenmann

They "run my life" because I choose to purchase goods or services from them? That's ridiculous. Quit the Commie nonsense, DailyFinance.

May 15 2013 at 6:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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SweetfeetBaby

Yes, it really is embarrassing when your agenda is hanging right outcher fly. Who writes these headlines, and who do they think they\'re kidding?

May 16 2013 at 5:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lillian

hey nahim press the arrows then you can see what you are looking for duh

May 15 2013 at 5:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nahim

Please, be more considerate with your readers: If you highlight "SEVEN FORTUNE 500
COMPANIES THAT CURRENTLY RUN YOUR LIFE".............for goodness sake..
MENTION THEM !!!!!!
Nahim H. Nasralla, MD

May 15 2013 at 2:45 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
rickets99

Not included on this list is Monsanto, which has a stranglehold on your food supply. Monsanto owns the patents on many seed varities and refuses to let farmers collect their own seeds for use the next year. Whatever genetic manipulation they decide to do to their plants, you are stuck with eating. No one is going to say "boo" to them. The government is riddled with former Monsanto employees, including two current supreme court justices. Although you might argue that the big pharma companies have your life in their hands, Monsanto is certainly up there...

May 15 2013 at 2:21 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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SweetfeetBaby

You\'re right that government is the problem where Monsanto is concerned. But then government is always the problem.

May 16 2013 at 5:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mike at home

All companies are in business to make a profit . And so as long as they are doing nothing illegal no questions asked how thank you

May 15 2013 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill

Ludicrous and misleading headline. Influence maybe, control no.

May 15 2013 at 11:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply