9 Top Companies Started During a Recession or Bear Market

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Some of the most successful businesses we've come to know - General Motors, Intel, FedEx and Microsoft - were started in tough economic times.  From the Panic of 1907 to the oil crises of the 1970s to the dot-com bust in the Clinton years, companies have begun and flourished in times that we normally associate with business closings, unemployment and bankruptcies.  Click through to see ten of the most-renowned companies that started during a recession or bear market.

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