Jacqueline Larma / Associated Press
April 4, 2012
This cable company won the dubious Worst Company honor in 2010 due to its "horrendous service, exorbitant costs, throttled Internet." This year, its shared property NBCUniversal (General Electric Co. is a co-owner) isn't doing too well, but Comcast's overall fourth-quarter earnings were up 26% to $1.29 billion. Recently, sensing some competition from Netflix, the company rolled out Xfinity Streampix, a subscription streaming service that's free for Comcast customers.