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Debt ceiling flashback: The biggest decliners


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The late summer of 2011 was one of the worst periods in Wall Street's recent history. Fears about U.S. job growth, plus the uncertainty over Europe and Japan, made investors more nervous than they had been at any point since the depths of the financial crisis.

Over six weeks from the beginning of July through early August, the Dow Jones industrial average lost about 15 percent of its value.

All of that uncertainty was exacerbated by the last debt ceiling crisis, as a fight between the White House and Congress over the national debt threatened to take the country into uncharted territory. A deal on the last possible day saved the country from defaulting on its financial obligations – but only just barely.

(Read more: CNBC Explains the debt ceiling)

For those who have forgotten the pain the market felt just two years ago, following is a list of some of the companies who were mostly badly hurt during the period from July 1 to August 31, 2011.

—Published Oct. 7, 2013

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