'Job Killing' CEOs: The Worst of the Worst

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Following the financial crisis that shook Wall Street in the fall of 2008, employers laid off throngs of workers. Many of the jobs they held have disappeared for good, which is one reason the nation's jobless rate remains above 9 percent, nearly three years after the boom went bust.

Though the tanking economy was largely blamed for the massive loss of jobs (on one day alone in January 2009, a dozen companies slashed more than 60,000 positions, TheStreet.com notes), it's dubious whether CEOs at some of the nation's largest corporations did all they could to preserve jobs.