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Chart Of The Week: Nineteen Portfolio Cos. File For Bankruptcy So Far In 2012

The latest tally is significantly less than the 85 that filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009 alone. Despite continued volatility in the credit market, the number of businesses filing for bankruptcy has diminished since the market contraction that took hold in 2008. The practice of amending and extending debt facilities may have helped some businesses. For a larger version of this chart, click the link at right.