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California tops nation with 'powerful' brands

Apple Sun and surf, California has plenty of. A laid-back attitude, definitely yes. Influential companies? Just look at Silicon Valley.

Apparently, California is home to almost half of the nation's most "powerful" brands, according to an index compiled by TLG Communications of London that surveyed "key opinion leaders."

The names are unsurprising -- occupying three of the top five brands are Apple in the top slot, Google as No. 2 and Facebook in fifth. Of the top 20 positions, California-based companies snagged nine spots. Other Golden State powerhouses include Intel (7), Virgin America/Atlantic (11), Skype (14), Twitter (15), Ebay (16) and Hewlett Packard (18).

Texas follows with three top-20 brands. Washington, New York and Minnesota clock in third with two companies each.

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Photo: iPad from Apple, the nation's most powerful brand, according to survey. Credit: Apple

 
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