10 Sleazy Moves by Everyday Companies
BOSTON (TheStreet) -- The world of business is rarely the domain of do-gooders. To get ahead, executives have to be bold and brusque.
This can backfire. Poor decisions, born of bad taste, can turn off customers, irritate the public and fuel lawsuits. It's the kind of risk you can imagine being taken by the companies desperate to get ahead -- the ones advertising on late-night television or dealing in questionable goods that, uh, fell off the back of a truck.
But those aren't the only companies making questionable moves. Sometimes they come from the brands we use every day and have trusted for generations.
The following are 10 examples of some of the sleaziest moves made in recent years by everyday companies and the people who run them.
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