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  • Blockbuster's doors to close, but streaming continues

    Due to increasing consumer demand for internet streaming, Dish Network announced Wednesday it will close all remaining Blockbuster stores by the end of the year. It will also discontinue its DVD mail service, however, streaming through 'Blockbuster@Home' will go on. 

  • Pot smokers can be fired, Colorado court rules

    Pot smokers can be fired even if it was used for medical purposes and off duty. While marijuana use is legal in Colorado, appeals court says pot smokers can still be fired because the drug is still barred by federal law.

  • Colorado court rules marijuana smokers may be fired

    Medical and recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, but federal law says employers can lawfully fire workers who test positive for the drug, ruled a Colorado appeals court Thursday.

  • Verizon Wireless wants to buy out Vodaphone's stake for $100 billion

    Verizon Wireless is eyeing a $100 billion bid to buy out Vodaphone's 45 percent stake in the company. Vodaphone investors and analysts have said that the $100 billion figure is too low for its share in Verizon Wireless. 

  • Companies we love in 8 industries we hate

    A trip to the bank doesn't have to be a nightmare. Here are the customer service winners in eight industries that customers hate, from airlines to cable companies.

  • Stocks close lower for fifth day straight

    It was the fifth straight day of losses for both the Dow and S&P. That's the worst stretch for both since a six-day losing streak in May. With the US economy sluggish, there was little for investors to hold on to as the Dow closed down 48 points at 12,604.

  • No TV ads? Maybe not. NBC, FOX, CBS sue over ad-skip feature.

    NBC, FOX, and CBS have file a lawsuit against Dish Network for Autohop, a feature that blacks out commercials on pre-recorded network shows. The networks argue that the feature violates copyright laws and jeopardizes the financial foundation of the entire television industry.

  • AT&T calls off bid for T-Mobile. Now what?

    AT&T calls off bid for T-Mobile. Now what?

    AT&T will give T-Mobile parent $3 billion in cash and another $1 billion in spectrum. But the collapse of the deal leaves T-Mobile in a tougher spot than AT&T.

  • How much are you really paying for cable sports?

    Donald Marron How much are you really paying for cable sports?

    Because of channel bundling, TV subscribers pay $100 a year, on average, for sports programming, no matter how much they watch. But emerging technologies may offer subscribers more options to avoid paying for programming they don't want.

  • Walmart video rental service takes on Netflix

    Walmart video rental service takes on Netflix

    Walmart video service Vudu now offers streaming movies to its website. Rental prices for Walmart video will range from 99 cents to $5.99.