BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- International crises, especially the eurozone's debt quagmire, are holding sway on investor sentiment this year. Despite robust corporate earnings in the third quarter, poor performances by members of the benchmark S&P 500 Index predominate, as 319 companies are in the loss column so far in 2011.The 10 worst companies have fallen by 57% to 69% this year, an eerily similar performance to 2008, when the financial tsunami gutted the U.S. economy and drove down the average stock on the S&P 500 by almost 40%.
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