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List of the biggest loser companies: These companies reported business losses in the past few years and made it into this list of big loser companies. These company losses were notable in some way for either the size of the failed business or for the unexpectedness of the heavy financial loss. It is surprising that when faced with the prospect of heavy financial losses, companies have consistently walked away only to do so again. This list of the biggest company failures was reported by Fortune magazine in 2008.

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General Motors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

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Sprint Corporation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

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Merrill Lynch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Finance, Investment banking, Financial Services

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Advanced Micro Devices is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing, Semiconductor industry

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Freddie Mac is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Finance, Financial Services

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Delphi Automotive is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Automotive industry, Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories

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Ford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies

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GMAC Insurance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Finance, Insurance Carriers

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Pulte Homes, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Construction, Financial Services, Operative Builders

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Fannie Mae is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Finance, Financial Services, Federal and Federally-Sponsored Credit Agencies

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Lennar Corporation is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Construction, Residential Building Construction

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Newmont Mining Corporation is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Mining, Gold Ore and Silver Ore Mining, Gold mining

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Charter Communications is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Telecommunications, Cable television, Cable and Other Pay Television Services

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Schering-Plough is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Pharmaceutical Preparation, Pharmaceutical industry

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Santander Bank is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Savings Institutions, Federally Chartered, Retail banking

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Sanmina Corporation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Bare Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing

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KB Home is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Operative Builders

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Virgin Media is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Mass media, Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone

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Avis Budget Group is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Transportation, Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing

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Sallie Mae is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 20 Biggest Loser Companies
Financial Services, Personal Credit Institutions