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.

CPC
CPC
Global 500 rank: 327 (Previous rank: N.A.)
2006 loss: $429 million

This state-owned importer of oil and gas is Taiwan's biggest company. But it struggled last year to bring in enough fuel, especially natural gas, to satisfy demand. Rising natural gas and crude oil prices sent CPC's costs through the roof. In recent years the company has been expanding its own production by buying oil and gas fields in places like Chad, Ecuador, and Indonesia.

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Ford

Vodafone

Delta

Delphi

GM

Coca-Cola Enterprises

TUI

Lear

CPC

Sanyo

Goodyear

Centrica

Hitachi

Alcatel-Lucent

Tyson

JAL

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