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A Tidal Wave of Bankruptcies Is Coming

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Already, companies large and small are succumbing to the effects of the coronavirus. They include household names like Hertz and J. Crew and comparatively anonymous energy companies like Diamond Offshore Drilling and Whiting Petroleum. And the wave of bankruptcies is going to get bigger. Edward I. Altman, the creator of the Z score, a widely used method of…
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Record Bankruptcies Predicted in Next Year as Unemployment Soars

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Bankruptcies related to Covid-19 shutdowns will set records in the next 12 months, according to Edward Altman, the professor emeritus at New York University’s Stern School of Business who developed a widely used method called the Z-score for predicting business failures. “Whether it’s corporate bankruptcies or personal, this is unprecedented,” Altman said in an interview….
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After The Covid-19 Deluge, A Bankruptcy Tidal Wave?

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The number of people filing for bankruptcy could set records next year. And, while bankruptcy reform artificially spurred the 2005 record of nearly 2.1 million cases filed, this peak will be all about the reality of a Covid-19-blasted economy. That’s a bankruptcy tidal wave of a different color. So far, 2020 has avoided a surge…
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