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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.

Dish Network Still Has a Problem

Dish Network needed this week's deal that will allow it to continue broadcasting local television channels in some of Gannett's markets, but it's just one less problem that the company has to tackle.

ESPN's Big Baseball Deal Will Be a Foul Ball for Your Cable Bill

Disney's eight-year deal with Major League Baseball means ESPN will shell out $5.6 billion for expanded baseball coverage. And whether you're a fan of the national pastime or not, you already pay more than $5 a month for ESPN. Which way do you think that price tag will be headed now?

Google May Be Your Next Cable Television Provider

If you're fed up with escalating cable bills, fuzzy satellite TV reception, and unresponsive customer service, Google is starting to think inside the box: The world's leading search engine may be ready to launch a broadband television service as early as next year.

Can Comcast Cope With All the Cable Cord-Cutters?

Don't look now, but the cord-cutting trend continues for Comcast. Though the country's largest cable provider tried to mask its woes with upbeat spin in its quarterly report, Comcast is serving 577,000 fewer households than it was a year ago.

Rabbit Ears Redux: Free Antenna TV Makes a Comeback

Millions of TV lovers hit by the weak economy and fat cable bills are going old-school: They're using antennas. That's right: The rabbit ears your grandmother jiggled to tune in "I Love Lucy" can still receive dozens of digital channels on HDTVs. Here's how you can rule the free airwaves.

Businesses That We Complain About the Most

Poor customer service is one of the primary reasons people tend to shun certain companies and even whole industries. 24/7 Wall St. identified the U.S. industries with the most complaints, as well as the troubles people have with them. If customer service is important to success, those we identified are in trouble.

After Blockbuster Deal, Dish Is Set to Take on Netflix

Most subscribers to Dish Network probably picked the satellite television provider based on its low cost. But now that Dish has bought the library of one-time movie rental powerhouse Blockbuster, it's poised to compete with the likes of Netflix for the streaming-video market.

5 big household expenses you can easily cut

While cutting out that daily latte may help your day-to-day expenses, cutting the cable service or a telephone line can mean hundreds or even thousands of dollars in savings.

DirecTV's Michael White: The Best Undercover Boss Yet

What separated White from the other Undercover Bosses was his attitude. Maybe because he's fairly new to DirecTV and has no background in the satellite-TV business, White seemed to realize that he has much to learn.