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Corporation
    (June 15, 1911- )
    Originally the Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation
    Headquartered in Armonk, New York
    Largest computer hardware company in the world
    Employed 330,000 (2004)
    Owns over 25,000 patents
    Revenue is $96.2 billion
    They had a strict dress code consisting of a blue suit, a white shirt and a dark tie.
    Their company in Germany was taken over and provided the Nazi regime with punch card machines.
    These machines were used during the Holocaust.
    They used their military contracts to gain access to cutting-edge research.
    They have been accused of anti-trust violations.
    They lost $4.97 billion in one year (1992).
    They sold off their PC wing to Lenovo, which is partially owned by China P.R. (2004).
    They resists labor union organizing.
    They made M1 Carbine rifles for the soldiers during World War II.
    They were the first corporation to support the United Negro College Fund.
    They have won five Novel Prizes.
    They hired African Americans and women before it became fashionable and good for business.
    They made Deep Blue, a computer capable of evaluating 100,000,000 chess positions per second.
    They invented the hard disk drive, the cursor, Dynamic RAM, the relational database, the Control-Alt-Delete keystroke and the floppy disk.

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