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7 Business Battles That Bruised Consumers in 2012

Companies get into fights all the time: in the courts, through their advertising, in contract negotiations with partners, and even with their own workers. To some extent, it's just business as usual -- but when those fights escalate, it's often consumers who feel the pain.

NFL Live Games Go High Tech

How do you keep fans paying top dollar to attend live gridiron contests in an era when DIRECTV's NFL Sunday Ticket broadcasts every single game into living rooms? Make attendance more entertaining, that's how.

Why the Whole NFL Could End Up Paying for Saints' Bounties

The NFL scandal over bounties has put big money at risk -- not just for the New Orleans Saints, but for the whole league. With so much ad revenue at stake, it's no wonder the NFL is pushing so hard against any offensive behavior.

Super Bowl Spending Is Up ... and It's Good

Retailers and consumer products companies are on charging downfield toward a touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday. Consumer spending related to the big game is expected to reach an all-time high this year, with the average watcher projected to shell out $63.87 on Super Bowl-related merchandise.

Talks Over Rams Lease Have St. Louis on Edge

Fans are wondering about the fate of football in St. Louis as a deadline approaches for a plan to upgrade the home of the Rams. Next Wednesday, Feb. 1, is the deadline for the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission to outline how it will transform the Edward Jones Dome into a "first-tier" stadium by 2015. If it fails to do so, the Rams can break their lease %u2014 and potentially move %u2014 after the 2014 season.

Really Mobile Quarterbacks: Super Bowl to Be Streamed

Forget the screen pass. When Super Bowl XLVI rolls around in February, you may find yourself calling an audible for a stream pass instead. The NFL is making its biggest game available as a legal stream for the first time ever.

Green Bay Packers Stock: Packers 12, 'Investors' 0

Good news, Packers fans. This week only, you actually can own a piece of the Pack for the low, low price of just $250. Just don't plan on ever being able to sell your shares in the team for a profit.

Score! NFL to Grab $7 Billion a Year in Broadcast Deals

The NFL has something broadcasters lust after: a reliably strong source of ratings. So as its football games migrate onto smartphones, iPads, and anything else with a screen, its no surprise that CBS, Fox and NBC -- not to mention Sirius, Westwood One Radio and Verizon -- are all lining up to pay billions to carry them.

The Best Deal in Football? Score College Tickets

Maybe the labor fight between the NFL's billionaire owners and millionaire players left a bad taste in your mouth. Maybe the league's average ticket price of $76 is just too much. But whatever the reason, you feel you deserve a deal on football. How about major college tickets?

10 Ways Sports Teams Could Lower Ticket Prices

The owners of Boston's Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins recently held a panel to discuss ways to cut ticket prices for the average fan -- and came up with virtually nothing. So DailyFinance asked experts and fans for creative ways to push ticket prices down. Here are the 10 best we heard.

10 Things You'll Be Paying More for This Year

Expect to pay more this year for many consumer goods -- from diapers to toothpaste to Big Macs. Just as the typical American family will finally have a few more dollars to spend, inflation will take a chunk of that extra cash.

People@Work: Winter's Blasts Affect Not Only Hiring but Output, Too

It's hard to fathom that something as mundane as weather could affect employment statistics. But it clearly does. And it also has big impact on how much work actually gets done. And beyond the snows of winter, there's distractions like the Super Bowl that keep worker from their duties.

Steelers-Packers Super Bowl Is a Good Omen for Stocks

After the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers meet Sunday in Super Bowl XLV, only one team will hoist the Lombardy Trophy. But the so-called "Super Bowl indicator" says this year's match-up forecasts a bull market no matter which team wins.

Dallas-Area Companies Go Whole Hog for Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl XLV will set records both for stadium attendance and for event fund-raising, and North Texas corporations haven't been shy to put out the welcome mat for their favored clients. How much will communities and local businesses score from the big game?

Michael Vick Gets Sacked by Another of the Internet's Many Lies

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, still atoning for his role in an illegal dog-fighting ring, reportedly asked for $100,000 to address the Animal Friendly Association at Richard Stockton College. It's completely untrue, but like all gossip, the lie has spread faster than Vick can evade a tackle.

America's Best Cities for Telecommuters

With high-speed Internet access becoming ubiquitous, today's telecommuters can live almost anywhere. DailyFinance has gone hunting for the cities that offer the best combination of urban goodies, charm, culture and recreation, at prices that New Yorkers and Angelenos would envy.