Date Added: May 2010
When two hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center on 9/11, the FBI immediately stepped in - and so did LexisNexis. LexisNexis is now in the business of risk. The global company maintains a database of identity-related records - such as tax records, driving records and insurance claims - and supplies it to law firms, corporations, governments and other entities around the world. With this data, for example, companies can check the background of job candidates and mortgage brokers can review applicants' credit histories.