Verizon finishes again in top spot, besting European-based Glaxo-SmithKline and Royal Philips.
When it comes to winning regional stocks, The ExOne Co., North Huntingdon 3-D printing company, topped the list in 2013.
An increasing number of young adults are leaving school with high debt as well as a diploma.
Consolidation trend picks up among regional health facilities.
The newest leader of Pittsburgh's private companies is H.J. Heinz Co., which sold last year for more than $28 billion.
3-D printing machine manufacturer ExOne took the lead as this year's top growth company.
Verizon, GlaxoSmithKline, Comcast and Siemens AG all are repeats, finishing in the same order as they did the previous year.
Although its stock under performed many companies in the Top 50, Verizon remains king when it comes to market cap.
British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is atop the return on equity rankings, its second year as the top company.
All three companies, whose revenue grew by more than 35 percent, used time-honored techniques to get those revenue spikes.