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Sat, 29 Dec 2012 13:00:00 GMT | By Kim Peterson, MSN Money
10 worst business moves of 2012

Here are some of the biggest, most embarrassing missteps made by corporations in the past 12 months.



American actors Moe Howard (1897 - 1975) and Curly Howard (1903 - 1952) shake hands as Larry Fine (1902 - 1975) looks on in a still from an unidentified Three Stooges film. (© Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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  • A newer men's section of the J.C. Penney Herald Square department store in New York City, N.Y. (© Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)
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Every year brings us a good number of boneheaded business moves, and 2012 was a doozy. 

There was no shortage of forehead-smacking decisions by everyone from Apple (AAPL) to a Denny's (DENN) restaurant franchisee.

Some of these mistakes go right into the obvious pile: Don't have an affair with a subordinate. Don't lie on your resumé. Don't mention female body parts in greeting cards.

Click through for a look at 10 of the worst business moves of the year.

* All dollar amounts in USD.

* Bing: Best business decisions of 2012

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