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Thu May 28, 2020, 10:48 AM

Big Bankruptcies Sweep the U.S. in Fastest Pace Since May 2009

(Bloomberg) In the first few weeks of the pandemic, it was just a trickle: companies like Alaskan airline Ravn Air pushed into bankruptcy as travel came to a halt and markets collapsed. But the financial distress wrought by the shutdowns only deepened, producing what is now a wave of insolvencies washing through America’s corporations.

In May alone, some 27 companies reporting at least $50 million in liabilities sought court protection from creditors -- the highest number since the Great Recession. They range from well-known U.S. mainstays such as J.C. Penney Co. and J. Crew Group Inc. to air carriers Latam Airlines Group SA and Avianca Holdings, their business decimated as travelers stayed put.

In May 2009, 29 major companies filed for bankruptcy, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. And year-to-date, there have been 98 bankruptcies filed by companies with at least $50 million in liabilities -- also the highest since 2009, when 142 companies filed in the first four months. ............(more)


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BillyBobBrilliant May 28 #1

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Thu May 28, 2020, 01:11 PM

1. None of those are on the DOW

30 so no one will notice...
Isn't everything just wonderful...
This Kool-Aid is soooo delicious.

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