5 companies that may never recover

With their best days almost certainly behind them, these well-known companies are struggling to remain relevant.

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Sep 24, 2012 7:57AM
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would you get these lonely hearts ads off this site.......
Aug 17, 2012 11:43PM
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And how did Sears not make this list?
Aug 20, 2012 3:49PM
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It's time for the Times to go to bed for good along with the Boston Globe. Both have a grand history but are a shell of their former self and haven't been real news papers in years.
Aug 20, 2012 3:23PM
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Facebook needs to be on the list. I just saw a poll and in that poll it asked about facebook. And 80% of the people said they do not use it anymore. I for one am one that does not us facebook anymore. It is a fad!
Aug 20, 2012 4:26PM
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Won't miss the NYT at all.  The supposed "Newspaper Of Record" has been a Leftist rag for decades.
Sep 21, 2012 5:42PM
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I prefer to go to a brick & mortar book store for the browsing experince.  I just don't get that with Amazon.  But, the lowest prices always win out at the mass market level.  Too bad...
Sep 21, 2012 11:07PM
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Just went into Barnes and Noble today, Reason? I like to look at the product, touch it, I like the experience of walking in and coming out with a book and no waiting for mail. I'm sorry to hear they are in trouble. I loved Borders too but they went belly up. Amazon has definitely put a crimp in their style. Going into B&N was suppose to be all about the experience, you could go in and read all day, have coffee and a roll and take your computer in.  You can't get a warm and fuzzy at Amazon.
Aug 20, 2012 5:41PM
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We are soooo consumed with the "economy" til we've lost sight of the fact that our loved ones are dying daily, fighting a war they can't win. As far as I'm concerned, that's the REAL issue. Money and jobs come and go. But, when precious "lives" are lost, there's no replacing that! That's the issue BOTH sides should focused on. The blood that's being shed is RED! Doesn't matter your color, gender, political views or social status. What ever happen to "One Nation Under God?" So sad! And, we still pay outrageous prices for gas! Please stop drinking the kool-aid! 
Aug 20, 2012 2:40PM
Sep 24, 2012 5:20AM
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This is the greatness of free enterprise...competition makes businesses sharper, more effeicient and better for the consumer. Wait till the government completely takes over and you will learn something. Only thing, it will be too late.

Sep 24, 2012 3:27AM
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Just recently msnmoney had a story on the remarkable recovery going on at JC Penny since they changed back to better merch and sales. HWat gives?
Aug 20, 2012 4:20PM
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Why even have a comment section when they don't controll all of the spam.
Aug 20, 2012 7:38PM
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The New York Times has become so ensconced in modern Liberal political theology as to have become irrelevant.  Their editorials do not even allow comment by anyone but pink Liberal New Yawkers anymore.  These people no longer represent anyone on either side of the cultural divide.
Aug 19, 2012 1:31PM
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Quote from a GM employee (Gornment Motors) and here it is:

 

"I work for Cadillac and I am a life long GM fan, I am saddened that I no longer will purchase GM Cars. GM is now in bed with China and will probably be a chinese company soon. After the bailout GM moved a bulk of their Research and development to China (more lost jobs), Obama's bailout killed GM. Watch General motors becoming Chinese motors on you tube , it is quite shocking."...J.A.

 

If this doesn't spell the truth about a Prez who don't know and don't have a clue, we are doomed.

Sep 21, 2012 8:32PM
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I never thought I'd see Sears go down, they use too be BIG, not they eventualy will go out also, its too bad really. They once were a Great company, not a sell out like wall mart.........
Sep 21, 2012 9:06PM
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This guy wrote an article about buying Verizon stock. No wonder he wants to put down Sprint. Customers are tired of paying for overinflated prices from Verizon and AT&T. According to the report “Corporate Taxpayers & Corporate Tax Dodgers 2008-10,” two of  the 25 companies with the largest total tax subsidies were AT&T at #2 ($14.5 billion) and Verizon at #3 ($12.3 billion). Also, there were 30 corporations that paid less than nothing in aggregate federal income taxes over the same period. These 30 companies, whose pretax U.S. profits totaled $160 billion over the three years, included Verizon. The report states the laws that allow this were not enacted in a vacuum, but rather were adopted in response to relentless corporate lobbying, threats and campaign support.
Sep 21, 2012 9:03PM
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This list is a joke. Consumers are finally noticing that AT&T and Verizon = The Most Expensive Wireless Plans in America. For the post-paid customer, the fact remains that Sprint is the only U.S. carrier to offer them the iPhone experience with unlimited data plans starting at $79.99 per month. Plus, Verizon now charges its customers $30 to upgrade to a new phone when they renew. AT&T charges $36. But Sprint only charges $18. An investment writer recently summed it up best: “Sprint offers the best value proposition for a new smartphone user. I got my first smartphone on Sprint because a new AT&T or Verizon data plan is outrageous. My Sprint plan includes 450 afternoon mobile-to-landline minutes, unlimited other minutes, and unlimited texting and data for $79.99. Unlimited AT&T or Verizon plans would approach $150, and to get a comparably-priced package, I'd have to settle on limited data or texting plans, which I'd have to constantly try to not blow through. Why get a smartphone if you can't have fun using it?” Sprint also placed first in the industry in customer satisfaction, according to results from the 2011 and 2012 American Customer Satisfaction Index. They also just received the J.D. Power award for being top-ranked in the consumer wireless purchasing experience.
Aug 20, 2012 4:17PM
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The NYT has become a left-wing rag and all will fall sooner than later. This is a center-right country.
Sep 22, 2012 12:33AM
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Ive been in texas and JCPenny had opened a store by itself (not in a mall) they not only stopped carrying the brands I have been buying for years  their prices are outragous. I dont go there anymore. I can still buy my LEVIS from strip malls for alot less. And the LEVIS stores usually has what I want.................
Sep 22, 2012 2:41AM
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Some of those companys are going down due to greed, overpricing and wanting to take more then even the once loyal customers can give. others like Barns and Nobel and NYT are going down due to a change in society and no other fault of their own. Tho some of the books I love the most from barns and nobal are way to expensive, especially when most of the information those books have are free to find online..Still be a sad day when they are gone..
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