2006年对美国钢铁公司（United States Steel）来说是个丰收年。公司当年宣布净收入达到14亿美元，而前一年这一数字为9.1亿美元。从那以后，公司继续保持增长，直到2008年全球经济陷入停滞，而公司股票在这年冲上高点后随即开始暴跌。
United States Steel
List year: 2006
2006 was a great year for United States Steel. That year, the company reported a net income of $1.4 billion for the year compared to a net income of $910 million the year before. It continued to chug along until the world economy ground to a halt in 2008 when its stock peaked and then took a nosedive.
In 2008, the company was forced to lay off 3,500 salaried and union workers, since raw materials were in lower demand. United States Steel didn't go under, but while the economy is recovering, growth in the steel market is still slow.