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Twelve major brands that won't survive 2009

Several major brands are on the verge of collapse. Here is a list of companies that may not make it through 2009.

A number of well-known brands disappeared in the last year due to economic forces and bad management. Circuit City, Aloha Airlines, and Washington Mutual come to mind as examples.

24/7 Wall St. examined 100 large brands that are facing troubled futures. The analysis included records for those brands that are public companies or part of public companies.

The 12 major brands most likely to disappear in 2009:

  1. Avis
  2. Borders
  3. Crocs
  4. Saturn
  5. Esquire Magazine
  6. Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic
  7. Architectural Digest
  8. Chrysler
  9. Eddie Bauer
  10. Palm
  11. AIG
  12. United, American or US Air

Full details and explanations are available at 24/7 Wall Street.

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