7 brands gone but not forgotten

It's trite but true: Past success is no guarantee of future performance. Here are 7 one-time market leaders that quickly vanished.

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Jul 22, 2013 11:49AM
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Ummm, Saab manufacturing has a new owner group and is currently retooling the factory in Sweden. We are expecting new Saabs this fall! How about ALL of the facts MSNBC?
Jul 22, 2013 12:38PM
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Why does the media keep calling it a "housing crisis"?  It was a wall street criminal operation.
Jul 22, 2013 12:50PM
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What about TWA, Pan Am, Braniff, People's Express and Eastern.  Pan AM and TWA were the first real American casualties of terrorism, Eastern of corporate and union greed, People's Express committed suicide because they grew too fast and didn't have a reservation system, and Braniff.....who remembers why Braniff failed other than they were out of money.  Airplane manufacturers McDonald Douglas and Lockheed succumbed to Airbus, the illegally subsidized European aircraft maker that the American government allowed to prosper without objection to the subsidies, standing idly by as one after another of the American manufacturers failed.  Well, that and both companies played "You Bet Your Company" with the L-1011 and the MD-11 and lost.

 

Many others in different industries that were subsidized also failed, but its is the ones that just failed that we miss the most. 

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This again? How many times will MSN run this story and delete our comments before we find another home page???
Jul 22, 2013 12:11PM
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Thanks for the FACTUAL REPORTING, SaabOne.  Nice to see someone has the facts!  GM and the corporate officers responsible during their tenure over Saab, should be prosecuted and jailed for their destructive management of Saab.  It was completely irresponsible what they did to Saab, and destructive to a country and to it's citizens and workers.  Shameful.
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