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Largest U.S. bankruptcies since 1980

1. Worldcom Inc., July 21, 2002, $103.91 billion

2. Enron Corp., Dec. 2, 2001, $63.39 billion

3. Conseco, Inc., Dec. 18, 2002, $61.39 billion

4. Texaco, Inc., April 12, 1987, $35.89 billion

5. Financial Corp. of America, Sept. 9, 1988, $33.86 billion

6. Global Crossing Ltd., Jan. 28, 2002, $30.19 billion

7. Pacific Gas and Electric Co., April 6, 2001, $29.77 billion

8. UAL Corp., Dec. 9, 2002, $25.2 billion

9. Delta Air Lines Inc., Sept. 14, 2005, $21.6 billion

10. Adelphia Communications, June 25, 2002, $21.5 billion

Based on total assets before the Chapter 11 filing.

Northwest Airlines Corp., which also sought Chapter 11 on Wednesday, listed assets of $14.35 billion, keeping it off the top 10 list.


Sources: New Generation Research Inc.; AP research; Delta asset figure as of June 30