Top 10 largest bankruptcies of all time (slideshow)

November 2, 2011 07:00 PM

When a major company declares bankruptcy, the reverberations can be felt throughout the economy. The last decade has witnessed some of the largest in history and MF Global’s recent bankruptcy is just the latest in a string of economy rocking bankruptcies. As investigations are begun, we wanted to look back at some of the other large bankruptcies in American history.

Here are the top 10 largest bankruptcies according to

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Web Editor/Assistant Editor Michael McFarlin joined Futures in 2010, after graduating summa cum laude from Trinity International University, where he majored in English/Communication. With the launch of the new web platform, Michael serves as web editor for the site and will continue to work on the magazine, where he focuses on the Markets and Trading 101 features. He also served as a member of the Wisconsin National Guard from 2007 to 2010.