Surprise! These Businesses Are Still Around

Blockbuster plans to close its remaining 300 U.S. stores, leading many to joke that they didn’t realize it still had stores in the first place. But it takes a lot to kill off a company. Just take a look at these stats from businesses presumed to be dead already.

RadioShack still has 4,291 company-operated retail stores in the United States.

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AOL still has 2.5 million subscribers to its Internet-access business (as in, dial-up).

Worth noting, however: AOL says this includes both dial-up and “other products and services.” Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

At end of fiscal 2013, Best Buy had 165,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees.

Jim Young / Reuters

In its June-ending quarter, BlackBerry shipped 6.8 million smartphones.

David Manning / Reuters

According to Nielsen SoundScan, 78.2 million CD albums were sold in the first half of 2013.

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In HP’s most recent quarter, its Printing division generated $5.8 billion in revenue.

HP’s Printing division provides “consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, software and services, as well as scanning devices.” Stephen Lam / Reuters

The top 10 U.S. newspapers had a daily circulation of about 9.5 million in the six months ending March 31, according to Alliance for Audited Media.

Andrew Kelly / Reuters

As for Blockbuster, its remaining 300 stores will close over the next two months.

Less than a decade ago, Blockbuster’s retail store count in the U.S. numbered more than 9,000. Paul Hackett / Reuters

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