5 companies that are sinking fast

These brands are falling behind and aren't expected to make it through 2013. Find out what went wrong.
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Jun 28, 2012 10:13PM
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we all can't work for the gov. how dam dumb are people. someone has to work and pay taxes.
Jun 28, 2012 9:50PM
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People here in the U.S. do not know what hard time really are, if people think they are having a hard time making ends meet now then just wait and if Obama is re-elected then get ready to join the ranks of poor people standing in soup lines across America. 
Jul 26, 2012 3:26PM
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 Buy American and tax the imports. These greedy bastards want outsourcing with cheap labor-no medical and then bring their product back to us to buy. We need to build the ecomony here and stop worrying about exports- import tax will hurt outsourcers. In a perfect world we wouldn't tax imports, but with massive trade deficits it's time to look inward. We have to stop worrying about the few and focus on our people. Then we can rebuild the social security system with jobs and secure holdings. Fuucck the Illuminati. NO MORE BAILOUTS!
Jul 27, 2012 10:44AM
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The United States has become a consumer instead of a producer nation. Large corporations have sold out to greed so they can enjoy less taxes, and lower employment benefits to American workers. We have been engaged in numerous conflicts begining with Vietnam to present with no end goal in sight. All for the purpose of corporate greed, shipping American jobs overseas, and getting nothing in return. We need a group of individuals like our founding fathers to redirect this train wreck before it is too late. I propose the following which is sure to bring some thumbs down, but here goes.

1. Immeadiate withdrawal from NATO and recalling all US troops from foreign soil.

2. Sealing all US borders using US Army as border defense.

3. Using Air Force,  Navy, and Marines as the long distance threats in that order. Ground warfare is no longer needed unless or soil needs to be defended.

4. Deportation of all illegal aliens.

5. Elected oficals receive no form of compensation, retirement, or health benefits.

6. No campaign funds from PAC's, individuals, or other crooks to be elected.

7. Companies that want to import junk, export their money to foreign banks, and provide nothing but debt to our economy can relocate to these foreign countries.

8. Companies and US citizens will not be allowed to have foreign bank accounts.

9. Made in America, by Americans, for Americans. Now that is how you restore this country to where it was fifty years ago, as the most powerful nation on earth. Lets take care of our own and stop trying to force our corrupt system  of government on other countries who have no interest in the way we fleece the taxpayers for special interest, corrupt politicans, and lawyers who actually run this country. I am looking forward to some intelligent input to my ideas other than a simple minded one word or sentence from the sheep who don't have a clue. The floor is all yours.  Thanks, and have a good day.

Jul 25, 2012 2:18PM
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I hate this site, you click on an article, and then it's "guess what it is" click here and there and all over the dam place to find all the information.  New homepage coming soon for me.
Jul 27, 2012 12:17AM
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I don't claim to be an expert on anything.  I have been in the business world for going on 40 years and the problems being encountered by some companies seem to me to have quite a simple explanation:  They have forgotten who their customers are.  How many CEOs, CFOs, chairman of the boards and upper management do you ever see on the front lines?  It wasn't  uncommon even 30 years ago.  Despite the fact that virtually all companies say something to the effect of "Our People Make the Difference" or "We are a People Company" how many of these companies actually walk the talk?  Most companies seem to believe their customer is their supervisor, or the shareholders, or Wall Street.  Look back at the successful companies and they all have one thing in common: They were focused on what they did and did it well.  Because they did it well they won the trust and loyalty of the end user which in turn made them profitable.  Because they were profitable they attracted investors and the investors made money.  Many of the top management had a compensation package that was heavily weighted in stock options or company performance.  This was done to help management keep their eye on the ball.  Guess what! Just like grandma chocolate chip cookies, the formula still works.  
Jul 26, 2012 4:41PM
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They should have never sign free trade agreement and let all the big business move out of the country.
Jul 4, 2012 1:49PM
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This is not a dating site...Why are you letting them advertise on this site..
Jun 29, 2012 11:05AM
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MSN and The Kardassssian family are all stinking fast.
Jun 29, 2012 9:14AM
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Keith Olberman a star.............are you kidding me!!  What a loser.
Jul 25, 2012 2:36PM
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Buy American made items only...  The only problem is that you cannot even find them in stores anymore :(
Jul 25, 2012 3:02PM
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So if American Airlines goes out of business, does that mean us Tax Paying American's who bailed them out get the hundreds of Billions of dollars back. Or are we just s.o.l., like with everything else?!?!
Jul 26, 2012 9:35AM
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MSN MONEY, CAN YOU FOR ONCE JUST PUT AN ARTICLE ON YOUR WEB-SITE THAT IS NOT OLD.

THIS IS THE SAME ARTICLE FROM MONTHS AGO. WITH ALL OF THE FINANCIAL NEWS OUT THERE

THIS IS THE BEST YOU CAN DO? OR AT LEAST DO AN UPDATE ON THE PREVIOUS ARTICLE.

Jun 29, 2012 6:53PM
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Reading the comments is better then most of the articles!
Jun 29, 2012 2:44PM
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i am very surprised not to see SEARS leading the pack for pissed customers, they have been around for over 100 years, were very good for many years, but be careful buying from that company now. you cant trust their replacement, repair or service policy's, take this as a friendly WARNING.  
Jul 25, 2012 2:50PM
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Where is the list?  I guess the goal is to have us click and see to help make moneeeeeey!
Jul 4, 2012 10:40AM
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How does a third world country such as China rise up to where they are now; buy giving them a FREE TRADE NATION status, by way of  Bill Clinton. Which means they do not have to pay taxes on imports to the U.S. and now we owe them big. The same thing went on with Japan in the early 70's.  WAY TO GO POLITICIANS.

Jul 25, 2012 1:09PM
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U.S. wants to buy American. If only this were true for the clothing for our Olympic atheletes.
Aug 6, 2012 5:17PM
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What I don't get is how a company such as American Airlines that is reaping huge profits in baggage fees could be going bankrupt. Where are these profits going? Apparently they are not invested back into the company and since the airline is cutting labor costs they are not investing in their employees. As usual the ones at the top are putting more money in their pockets while tanking the company and putting people out of work.
Jun 29, 2012 4:15PM
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I bought a water-heater from Sears that was clearly a lemon. They had to come out multiple to "repair" it, which involved a faulty pressure-valve. Even after replacing serveral valves, they would still leak. Obviously, the heater was defective at that thread, but Sears wouldn't do the right thing and replace the heater. Their "solution" was to turn down the heat, aka, we showered with luke-warm water that quickly turned cold. I haven't walked into a Sears since.
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