Money losers

Just how far into the red are stalwarts like Goodyear and Tyson Foods? Bigger isn't always better -- 17 of Fortune's Global 500 are actually in the red.

Sanyo Electric
Sanyo Electric
Global 500 rank: 356 (Previous rank: 300)
2006 loss: $388 million
Get quote: SANYY

It has been a rough few years for the Japanese electronics maker. The company has been unable to gain market share in hot-selling categories such as cell phones and batteries because of competition from cheaper players in China and South Korea. To stem losses, Sanyo is tightening its belt. The company laid off 14,000 workers in 2006 and sold its stake in an LCD joint venture with Seiko Epson. It has also put its semiconductor business up for sale.

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Vodafone

Delta

Delphi

GM

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CPC

Sanyo

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