Want to see the top 10 biggest bankruptcies in U.S. history so far? [Fortune]

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  1. Coles_Law says:

    Of the 10, only one (Texaco @ No. 10) did not occur in the past decade. I’d like to see inflation adjusted numbers, but I doubt it would make a huge difference.

    On an unrelated side note, I very much dislike the slideshow format a select group of website designers insist on using.

    • Trai_Dep says:

      @Coles_Law: Solely to increase pageviews, annoyingly.
      It is funny how 90% of them happened the last decade. I guess running a government policy based on giving mega-corps whatever the hell they want with little oversight is actually bad for business over the long haul, when all is said and done.

  2. missdona says:

    We should really do these family-feud style.

    Show me Lehman!

    • gStein_*|bringing starpipe back|* says:

      @missdona: without viewing, i’ll guess…
      Enron
      Worldcom
      K-mart
      uh…
      Linens and things
      Circuit City

      and i can’t think of any more reasonably large bankruptcies.

      • gStein_*|bringing starpipe back|* says:

        @gStein: oh right, all of those banks… and GM/chrysler…

        ok, i got 2. and i didn’t know that Texaco had declared bankruptcy back in ’87 (in my defense, i was 2 months old at the time)