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How the Hopper Went from 'Best of CES' to a Mess for CBS

CBS's reputation for integrity took a big hit at the Consumer Electronics Show after it told subsidiary CNET not to give Dish Network a "Best of CES" award for its revolutionary Hopper DVR. Why? Because CBS is suing Dish over the Hopper's commercial skipping features.

The 10 Most Hated Companies in America

Botched product launches, plunging stock values, massive layoffs, unhappy workers and poor customer service: These are just some of the woes that can win a business a spot on the 24/7 Wall St. list of the 10 most hated companies in America.

Dish Network Offers $5.15 Billion for Clearwire

Satellite TV provider Dish Network is offering to buy wireless network operator Clearwire %u2014 which agreed to sell itself to Sprint in December %u2014 for $3.30 per share, or $5.15 billion. Sprint, which owns 51 percent of Clearwire, said it would have to sign off on Dish's unsolicited offer and that it does not intend to do so.

Why Dish's Blockbuster Buy Might Not Have Been So Crazy After All

Dish Network was widely ridiculed for snapping up the Blockbuster video rental chain last year, but it may be getting the last laugh now. Dish has a chance to move into the cell phone business, and all those brick-and-mortar Blockbuster stores could give it a big boost.

Still Hate Your TV Company? You're Not Alone

As cable companies and satellite TV providers made their latest quarterly reports, one thing became clear: Americans are fed up with their bills for premium TV. The cable and satellite TV industries ended the period with 292,000 fewer customers than they started with.

4 Ways You Can Profit From the Zombie Apocalypse

AMC's "The Walking Dead" is a runaway hit,and its ratings just keep getting bigger. Clearly, America is in a post-apocalyptic mood, as hooked on zombies as we are on vampires. So if you've got the brains, you might want to invest in this undead trend. Here are four stocks to consider before the world ends.

What to Watch This Week: Tea, DVRs, 3-D, Watches and Tiny Cameras

Here are some items that will help shape the week ahead for Wall Street. Teavana is getting hot; DISH Network is going cold turkey on commercials; tiny camera maker OmniVision will make investors smile; Movado's earnings bear watching; and RealD's numbers should generate some applause.

9 Big Companies That Will Disappear in 2012

As surprising as it may seem to many of us when large corporations with familiar brands vanish suddenly from the scene, it happens. Major companies like Saab, Borders, and Countrywide -- just to same a recent few -- are now history. Who's next? Read on ...

8 Stocks That Could Double in Value in 2012

It is unusual for a stock's price to double in a year, but several well-known companies' shares have done it recently. The more important question for investors is: Which stock could be next? 24/7 Wall St. offer their list of S&P 500 companies whose stocks could double in 2012.

How to Tell If a Company Is Drowning in Debt

Like consumers, companies can take on too much debt. The debt-to-equity ratio offers one way to tell whether a leveraged business is taking on too much. Here's how you can do the simple math before you invest.