The biggest turkeys of 2013

It's that time of the year when we look back and reflect on some of the worst business decisions of this annum.

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which makes this a perfect time to talk about turkeys. No, not the kind that you devour at the traditional holiday dinner. Rather, transactions and strategies that once looked smart but have turned utterly fowl. The kind of thing that makes you say, "Boy, was that a turkey!"

Herewith, my turkey list for 2013, from both the public and private sectors.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated November 21 2013 01:33 PM ET
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