What's the worst company in America? Consumerist wants you to vote

Consumerist's Worst Company in America contest
Consumerist's Worst Company in America contest

Consumers Union's The Consumerist, whose calling card is highlighting questionable practices by companies, is in the midst of its annual Worst Company in America Contest. Using an NCAA tournament-style bracket, 32 companies are pit against each other for the dubious honor of being named the Worst Company in America. The "winner" is decided by the vote of Consumerist readers.

The contest is down to the "Sweet Sixteen" of the least-liked companies with the winner joining previous worsts, including Halliburton, Countrywide, AIG and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

"Watch out for an upset by Cash4Gold," Ben Popken, co-managing editor of Consumerist.com told WalletPop. The gold buying company has been the subject of considerable coverage by The Consumerist in the past year.