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America's 10 Biggest Advertisers

Ad Age is out with its list of the 25 biggest advertisers in the United States. Here are the top 10 big spenders, and what all those advertising dollars do for their brands.

Cyprus Bailout, Bank Run Spook Markets

Markets around the world are lower today after a run on bank deposits in Cyprus over the weekend. That followed a decision by euro-zone officials to tax depositors to help pay for a national bailout. There's concern that the new bank crisis could spread to Italy, Spain and beyond.

AT&T, Union Reach Tentative Agreement on Benefits

AT&T is announcing a tentative agreement on wages, pensions and other benefits for more than 20,000 of its unionized workers. The four-year agreement covers members of the Communications Workers of America in 36 states and the District of Columbia.

AT&T Is Making One Misstep After Another

Let us count the ways AT&T his gotten in hot water lately: Net neutrality advocates are filing complaints over its iPhone Facetime policy; its profits are off; and it's overcharging its customers. And then there was that noble attempt to remind people not to text while driving ...

Which Is the Best Smartphone Plan for You?

Smartphones are becoming a must-have tech accessory, but the monthly bills can get pricey fast. If you fit one of these profiles, you may save money by signing up for one of these phone plans.

Nokia Shows Off New Windows Smartphones

Nokia revealed its first smartphones to run the next version of Windows, a big step for a company that has bet its future on an alliance with Microsoft. Investors were disappointed, and Nokia's stock fell sharply on Wednesday.

What Apple's $1 Billion Victory Means for Consumers

Apple's $1 billion court victory over Samsung poses a lot of questions for consumers. Will Samsung phones still be available for sale? Will they be more expensive? Will owners of existing phones need to worry?

iPhone 5 Debut: Apple Needs a Hit on September 21

Earlier this week, we confirmed speculation that Apple will roll out its latest iPhone on September 21, a mere four weeks away. An iPhone debut is always an event, but things should be particularly interesting this time around.

My Doomed Romance with T-Mobile

I thought I was long past the time when breakups were a concern. Then my heart was torn to pieces by the cell provider I'd come to love.

AT&T Customers Surprised by 'Unlimited Data' Limit

AT&T has some 17 million customers with "unlimited data" plans that can be subject to throttling, or the placement of virtual wheel clamps that slow download speed dramatically. What's surprising customers is how little data use it takes to reach that level -- sometimes less than AT&T gives people on its "limited" plans.

AT&T Agrees to Drop Bid for T-Mobile

AT&T said Monday that it is ending its $39 billion bid to buy T-Mobile USA after facing fierce government objections. The cellphone giant said that the actions of the government to block the deal do not change the challenges of the wireless phone industry, which it says requires more airwaves, known as spectrum, to expand. The deal would have solved that problem for a time, and without it, "customers will be harmed and needed investment will be stifled," AT&T said in a statement.

When It Comes to Cell Phone Privacy, You're an Open Book

Few people would willingly carry around a device that tracks their movements, records their conversations, and keeps tabs on all the people they talk to. But, according to documents recently released by the American Civil Liberties Union, cell phone companies are doing all of that -- and may be passing the information on to law enforcement agencies.

'I Was Scammed by Phone Crammers': True Stories

Cramming: It's a multibillion dollar con that cheats millions of Americans every year. But because it uses small charges, hidden as deceptively legit sounding fees embedded on phone bills, victims may not notice for months or years. DailyFinance's readers talk about how they got scammed -- and how they fought back.