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Subject: Organisations that are no more
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: dtnl42-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 06 May 2005 00:43 PDT
Expires: 05 Jun 2005 00:43 PDT
Question ID: 518381
Please provide  a list of Fortune and FTSE and other global companies,
and dot coms that started with a huge flourish, that have ceased
trading or been taken over in the last 20 years. A big ask, hence the
big price, and notice I don't say "all" - please provide quite  a few
Subject: Re: Organisations that are no more
Answered By: omnivorous-ga on 06 May 2005 13:50 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
DTNL42 --

Suddenly I feel wistful for Webvan and the sock puppet.  

The dot coms are the easy ones ? though be aware that many of these
may have ?new? life after being sold or auctioned:

Here?s the list of several dozen defunct electrical supply websites

?DotCom Graveyard? (undated)

A good Google search strategy is:
defunct "dot com"
?dot com? graveyard

FTSE 100

The Financial Times Stock Exchange index was created in January, 1984
with the 100 largest companies on the London Stock Exchange.  Its
member companies are reviewed quarterly and a ?reserve list? is
established in case of a merger or other corporate action eliminating
one of the members of the top 100.  The ?reserve? list is interesting
and very different from what?s done by Standard & Poor?s::

?FTSE 100 Index?

In the 20+ years since the FTSE 100 has existed, we can see a clear
difference between the original list and those who were members at the
20th anniversary.  Twenty-three companies have changed names in the
following list ? a number that would become 24 with the merger of
Glaxo Holdings into Glaxo Smith Kline.  Ten are unchanged and 65 have
merged or disappeared:

?FTSE 100 Index, 20 years? (January, 2004)

Gone from the FTSE 100 since its inception:

Associated Dairies Group
Barratt Developments
Beecham Group
Berisford (S&W)
Blue Circle Industries
Bowater Corp.
BPB Industries
British & Commonwealth
British Aerospace
British Electric Traction Co.
British Home Stores
Burton Group
Consolidated Gold Fields
Distillers Co.
CJ Rothschild
Edinburgh Investment Trust
English China Clays
Exco International
General Accident Fire & Life
General Electric
Globe Investment Trust
Grand Metropolitan
Guardian Royal Exchange
Guest Keen & Nettlefolds
Hambro Life Assurance
Hammerson Prop. Inv. & Dev.
Harrisons & Crossfield
Hawker Siddeley Group
House of Fraser
Imperial Cont. Gas Associatioin
Imperial Group
Land Securities
MFI Furniture Group
Midland Bank
National Westminster Bank
Northern Foods
P&O Steam Navigation Co.
Pilkington Brothers
Plessey Co.
RMC Group
Racal Electronics
Rank Organization 
Rowntree Mackintosh
Sears Holdings
Sedgwick Group
Standard Telephones & Cables
Thorn EMI
Trafalgar House
Trusthouse Forte
United Biscuits
Wimpey (George) 


A good way to look at the S&P 500 is to look at the Statistical
Service?s ?Security & Price Index Record,? published each year, to see
what the longevity of a stock is in the service.  Though I realize
that you may be in the U.K., virtually every good American public
library with a business section will have this volume.  Or you can
purchase it from Standard & Poor?s:

As you can imagine, if there were 66 changes in the FTSE 100 over 20
years, there are LOTS more changes to the S&P500.  The list of
participants in the index includes the dates and takes up 36 pages in
the 2004 volume.

The S&P list is interesting for several aspects:
?	first you can see industries that are in the process of
consolidation ? and even those where it?s already done (such as
?	there?s virtually no Internet company (yet) in the S&P 500 ? only
e-Bay and it was added in July, 2002

What follows is a selection of noteworthy deletions since 1985 ?


Baker International (4-8-87)
Dresser Industries (9-30-98)
Helmerich & Payne (12-30-99)
Hughes Tool (4-8-87)
McDermott International (6-28-96)
Western Atlas (8-10-98)
NL Industries (1-25-89)
Marathon Oil (5-6-91)
Atlantic-Richfield (4-17-00)
Amoco (10-23-91)
Ashland Oil (6-28-96)
Kerr-McGee (6-28-96)
Mobil Corp. (10-29-99)
Pennzoil (12-30-98)
Royal Dutch Petroleum (7-19-02)
Shell Oil (6-12-85)
Standard Oil of Ohio (7-1-87)
Texaco (10-9-01)
Tosco  Corp. (9-17-01)
Unocal (3-11-99)


ASARCO (10-26-99)
Amax Inc. (10-26-99)
Englehard Corp. (5-20-87)
Inco., Ltd. (7-19-02)
Homestake Mining (12-13-01)
ASA Ltd. (8-2-89)
Battle Mountain Gold (8-6-99)
Barrick Gold Corp. (7-19-02)
Dome Mines (8-19-87)
Echo Bay Mines Ltd. (1-16-98)
Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corp. (5-5-97)
Reynolds Metal (5-4-00)
Alcan Aluminium, Ltd. (7-19-02)
Allegheny Teledyne (8-15-96)
Armco Inc. (11-23-98)
Inland Steel Inc. (6-30-98)
Interlake Inc. (7-23-86)
LTV Corp. (7-23-86)
National Intergroup (formerly National Steel) (10-14-87)
U.S. Steel (10-14-87)


Champion International (6-16-00)
Federal Paper Board (6-28-96)
Great Northern Nekoosa (3-6-90)
Scott Paper (12-7-94)
Westvaco Corp. (1-29-02)
Willamette Industries (2-9-02)


Grumman Corp. (4-15-94)
Lockheed Corp. (3-15-95)
McDonnell Douglas (7-31-97)
Rockwell International (6-28-96)
General Signal (10-6-98)
W.W. Grainger (6-28-96)
Honeywell (12-1-99)
McGraw Edison (5-8-85)
Raychem Corp. (8-12-99)
Westinghouse Electric (12-1-97)
Chicago Pneumatic Tool (12-17-86)
Clark Equipment (5-19-95)
Combustion Engineering (10-5-88)
Cooper Industries (3-11-99)
Foster-Wheeler (10-5-88)
Harnischfeger Industries (6-8-99)
Joy Manufacturing (6-24-87)
Milacron Inc. (6-28-00)
Varity Corp (formerly Massey Ferguson) (6-28-96)
Dana Corp. (6-28-96)
Eaton Corp. (6-28-96)
Fruehauf Corp. (10-22-86)
Aeroquip-Vickers Inc. (4-9-99)
Colt Industries (6-8-88)
Ex-Cell-O (10-1-86)
NACCO Industries (11-16-94)
Tenneco (11-4-99)
Timken Co. (11-16-94)
Trinova Corp. (6-28-96)


Dun & Bradstreet (10-2-00)
CUC International (12-17-97)
Ecolab Inc. (6-28-96)
HFS Inc. (12-17-97)
Interpublic Group (6-28-96)
Laidlaw (12-7-99)
Ogden Corp. (6-28-96)
Safety-Kleen (6-28-96)
Service Corp. International (3-15-00)


Conrail (5-23-97)
CNW (formerly Chicago & North Western) (7-19-89)
Kansas City Southern Industries (7-12-00)


Champion Spark Plug (5-10-89)
Echlin Inc. (7-9-98)
Genuine Parts Co. (6-28-96)
ITT Industries (6-10-99)
American Motors (8-5-87)
Chrysler Corp. (11-2-98)


Armstrong World (6-23-96)
Bassett Furniture (10-31-95)
Fedders Corp. (4-5-94)
Mohasco (7-13-88)
Roper Corp. (4-13-88)
Rubbermaid (5-17-89)
Zenith Electronics (11-7-95)
Premark International (5-30-96)
Rubbermaid (3-24-99)
Tonka Corp. (5-6-91)
Coleco Industries (7-13-88)
Cluet, Peabody (1-22-86)
Fruit of the Loom (9-30-99)
Hartmarxx Corp. (5-26-95)
Oshkosh B?Gosh (5-26-95)
Russell Corp. (12-11-00)


Times Mirror (1-12-01)
Harcourt General Inc. (6-27-01)
Macmillan, Inc. (11-9-88)
Time Warner (1-12-01)
MGM/UA (4-2-86)


Allied Stores (1-7-87)
Associated Dry Goods (10-8-86)
Macy (7-16-86)
The Gap (6-6-90)
Price Co. (10-21-93)
Woolworth (6-28-96) ? later becomes Venator (12-31-98)
Rite Aid (7-26-00)
Revco (12-17-86)
Jack Eckerd (5-7-86)
Longs Drug Stores (6-29-01)
American Stores (6-23-99)
Bruno?s Inc. (8-17-95)
K-Mart (1-16-02)
J.C. Penney (7-15-92)


Allergan (8-31-00)
American Cyanamid (9-26-94)
Mallinckrodt Group (10-17-00)
Warner-Lambert (6-20-00)
American Home Products (1-13-87)
Bristol-Myers (1-14-87)
Pharmacia & Upjohn (4-14-03)
G.D. Searle (9-25-85)
Squibb Corp. (10-4-89)
Upjohn Co. (11-2-95) 


Cabletron Systems (6-28-96)
Nortel Networks (7-19-02)
Harris Corp. (11-5-99)
M/A Com, Inc. (6-30-95)
Amdahl Corp. (6-28-96)
Compaq Computer (5-3-02)
Datapoint Corp. (4-1-91)
Data General (10-12-99)
Digital Equipment (6-11-99)
NCR Corp. (9-19-91)
Prime Computer (8-23-99)
Silicon Graphics (6-20-00)
Wang Laboratories (8-19-92)
Seagate Technology (11-21-00)
3COM Corp. (7-27-00)
Bay Networks (8-28-98)
Gould, Inc. (10-5-88)
Perkin-Elmer (5-5-99)
Global Crossing (10-9-01)
Ameritech (10-8-99)
Nynex (8-15-97)
US West Communications (7-5-00)

With you Google search strategy be careful not to use ?change? alone
in the search for the major indices ? as they change every day.  Some
good search strategies are:

FTSE 100 constituents
S&P 500 members

Finally, there are two excellent places to go if you want to determine
what happened to a particular company:
1.	Hoover?s Online ?
2.	?International Directory of Company Histories,? St. James Press,
Chicago.  This is a multi-volume reference that is continually being

Best regards,

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