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Editor in chief of Dealerscope

The industry has suffered some product constraints during the last year, as vendors take a cautious approach to sales during the recession.

Dish Network on Thursday announced the termination of ten retailers, eight in the U.S. and two in Puerto Rico, accusing the retailers of "illegal activity including fraud and misrepresentation when establishing customer accounts" in relation to Dish products.

Diana Ross wasn’t the only star at Monster Cables’ annual Retail Awards ceremony at this year’s CES. Dozens of the industry’s top retailers also shared the spotlight as Head Monster Noel Lee honored them for exceptional sales of Monster products during these difficult times.

Sales of extended warranties, despite a few glitches right before last year’s fourth quarter, seem to have stabilized going into the new year, due mainly to providers that have ramped up dealer programs and retailers who have discovered new strategies and leveraged market trends to push the coverage.

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