10/09/2011 09:46 am ET Updated Dec 09, 2011

America's Recession-Proof Companies: 24/7 Wall St.

With fears of a new economic downturn, investors have become concerned about sales and profits of large companies. But there are companies that have already proven themselves in the recent recession. They also offer investors income through dividend, or are positioned well within global industries, or those that perform well in downturns. Using such characteristics, 24/7 Wall St. picked America's recession-proof companies.

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