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EA Named Worst Company in America
2012-04-09 04:46:01

Video game developer Electronic Arts (EA) has been named the Worst Company in America (WCIA) by The Consumerist, beating out the Bank of America to lay claim to the dubious honor. EA "faced stiff competition from Walmart, Citibank, the US Postal Service and a small army of other corporations" in the website's annual reader poll, Heather McLellan of The Escapist wrote last Wednesday, "before squaring up to the much-reviled Bank of America in the final. Bank of America, which contributed to...

2011-04-18 11:36:00

BP Defeats 32 Companies for the Prestigious Golden Poo Award; Bank of America Earns First-Ever Silver Poo for Its Strong Showing NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After successfully surviving six weeks of eliminations, BP has emerged victorious in Consumerist.com's sixth annual "Worst Company in America" tournament joining the likes of Comcast, AIG, and others. Newcomer BP narrowly beat out long-time fixture and one-time champion Bank of America to earn the prestigious...

2011-04-14 11:30:00

Former Grand Champion Bank of America Takes on Dark Horse BP NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since March 14 over 213,000 votes have been cast in Consumerist.com's 2011 "Worst Company in America" tournament. Consumers have spoken and the final championship match-up, kicking off today at noon, will pit Britain's BP and its invasion of U.S. shorelines against America's Bank of America and its mishandling of foreclosures. "This year's competition has been heated...

2011-04-12 13:20:00

Bank of America, Comcast, and Ticketmaster Make the Third Consecutive Appearance in Final Four Match-Ups NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Out of 32 companies with consumer un-friendly practices, only four remain in the hunt to be crowned 2011 Grand Champion in Consumerist.com's "Worst Company in America" tournament. While only one company will be named the ultimate winner, three of the four left standing, Bank of America, Comcast and Ticketmaster, all have the dubious...

2011-04-06 11:42:00

Consumers Fight Back Against Poor Policies, High Prices and Hidden Fees NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Irritated consumers have moved bank giants, retailers, and other companies that continue to miss the mark on customer satisfaction into the Elite 8 of Consumerist.com's sixth annual "Worst Company in America" tournament. Top-seeded Bank of America, a fixture of the tournament since acquiring Countrywide, cemented their spot in the Elite 8 with a whopping 87 percent of...

2011-03-25 12:07:00

Despite Comcast's Effort to Swing the Vote with Employee Participation, Disgruntled Consumers Emerge Victorious and Advance the Company NEW YORK, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - All 32 companies in Consumerist.com's sixth annual "Worst Company in America" tournament irritated consumers in some way this year, and it's no shock that top-seeded BP and Bank of America are advancing, but the most popular match-up of the first round featured none other than 2010 Grand Champion,...

2010-09-29 10:52:00

McDonald's, General Insurance, Liberator Medical, Extenze and JG Wentworth Among Winners in the Worst Ad in America Awards NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100,000 consumer votes were tallied up in Consumerist.com's first annual Worst Ad in America Awards. Six perpetually obnoxious ads rose to the top of the 30 nominees in six categories with Staples' "Wow! That's a Low Price!" guys claiming the top honor of "Absolute Worst Ad in America." Staples' "Wow! That's a...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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