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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Oct 1, 2012 3:42PM
perhaps when the NYT people are laid off the obama people will hire them to put a positive spin on his apology tour in the mid-east! they seem to do that with most everything else he does. we haven't had an election yet & they have him at "almost 270 electorial votes". wow, maybe americans who are tired of their nonsense & refuse to be influenced by the prejudice reporting are voting with their pocketbook!
Oct 1, 2012 1:44PM
If a company is  worth $20,000,000 and they are use to making  about 10% or $2,000,000 profit every year and then they only make $1,000,000. They don't say...This year I only made  5% or $1,000,000. ...... They say I Lost $1,000,000. So they sell out for everything for a quick $18,000,000
Oct 1, 2012 1:04PM
NYT was a great newspaper but time has run out. It was a self inflicted wound. What is really sad is that the New Orleans Picayune is no longer a daily.
Sep 24, 2012 7:12PM
JC Penny, I'm 46 , and a professional, and never, ever, not once shopped there
Sep 24, 2012 7:10PM
This jounrelist sounds like she worked for The New york Times, Totally out of date, should be fired
Sep 24, 2012 7:06PM
Its ashame about Barnes & Noble,  thats one company this world does need, more books not less  
Sep 24, 2012 6:36PM
The words to describe the demise of Eastman Kodak:  ARROGANCE, ARROGANCE AND ARROGANCE.
Sep 24, 2012 6:07PM

Too Bad for Penny's


It's been coming for a long time.  The Board has been sucking the corporation dry for decades.  I can't believe the salaries they pull down for running the company into the ditch.

Sep 24, 2012 5:36PM
New York Times is the opposite of Fox News dummies
Sep 24, 2012 4:22PM
Kudos to the lazy author of this article. Obviously regurgitated informaton from last year. Has this author recently looked at earnings for Sears/Kmart or Best Buy?
Sep 24, 2012 4:13PM
Good riddance to the NYTimes. All it has become is a mouthpiece for the Democratic line and  a Liberal bastion for all America Hating college journalism majors. The first fair and un-biased editorial they produce will be the just that, a first. Where will Columbia U. send it's anarchists now?
Sep 24, 2012 3:39PM
JC Penny sucked even when they were a viable retailer.
Feel sad for NYT but words and opinions are so cheap these days
who wants to pay for the same garbage that is free on the internet.
Groupon WTF is that!  Heard nothing but bad things about that web site.
Sprint selling air time to dumb people with "smart phones".  How 
are you not making money?
For Barns and Noble the same applies here as did for NYT.
The quality of content in books these days is about 99% ****
once again why would you pay for that. 

Sep 24, 2012 3:16PM
Do you people realize this is not news, this is some desk jockey offering their take on outdated data. I mean they are using data from an April proxy filing come on or last years sales data.  We are now approaching October 2012 and this is what  people think is news.  Simply laughable.  Its fluff to fill your need to be constantly bombarded by information. Nothing relevant here.
Sep 24, 2012 3:07PM
we're all screwed how wunderfully simplistic
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Sep 24, 2012 2:26PM
Thought for all those folks rushing out to get the lastest "whatever i-phones"....how is it that the monthly CB rate is zero and all cell phone usage and cable/sattelite monthly fees go up every year?...How can we have terrible economic news and folks can't pay their bills but can whip out $500 for a phone that only cost under $200 to manufacture?   just some thoughts...
Sep 24, 2012 2:06PM
Sep 24, 2012 2:05PM
The Republicans would have left these companies to die also since they  preach  free market in ALL they do. BAIN CAPITAL would have eaten them up and spit them out as bones.

And gotten RICH OVER getting rid of BUSINESSES. You right wing nuts are DELUSIONAL if it would have been better with the REPUKES and TEA-CRAPPERS.

Do you honestly think they would BAIL THEM OUT. HELL NO !!!

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