-American Airlines, which could be bought up by US Airways.
-Research in Motion, the maker of the Blackberry. Remember when everyone wanted a Blackberry?
-Pacific Sunwear, a mall store that used to be cool and popular, until shoppers moved elsewhere.
-Talbots, see Pac Sunwear, above.
-Avon, with declining sales and stock price.
-Metro PCS, the tiny cellphone carrier.
-Suzuki American Motors, which sold just 10,000 cars in the US in a recent 6 month period.
- Al Gore's Current TV, which days after making this list announced it was selling itself to Al Jazeera and shutting down. How's that for a prediction?
-And the Oakland Raiders football team, which is expected to move.
With many of these predictions, the company doesn't disappear, but is gobbled up by another company. In many cases, employees continue working for the new owner, so this report does not mean that millions of jobs are in jeopardy.
But the bottom line is these are struggling brands worth watching in 2013, so you don't waste your money.
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