Corporate America’s Biggest Blunders

(AP Photo/Chris Gardner)
Arch Deluxe
What’s more gourmet than McDonald’s? In 1996, the Golden Arches started cooking up fancier burger (with its own $100 million advertising campaign), which tanked, causing Mickey Ds some heartache. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)
(AP Photo/Chris Gardner)
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Ford Edsel
The classic failure – the Ford Edsel even had its own television show, but nothing could help sales of the ugly car.
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(Photo by Chris Hondros)
AOL/Time Warner Merger
One of the biggest mergers also ended up as the most expensive. Announced in February 2001, the merged company AOL-Time Warner posted a $99 billion loss in a year’s time. (Photo by Chris Hondros)
(Photo by Chris Hondros)
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
New Coke
In 1985, Coca-Cola released a new formula of their signature soda – only to remove it from the shelves months later due to terrible sales. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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