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(HARD AT WORK.     Jay Lloyd, scouting for bargains at a beach bar in the British Virgin Islands.  Photo by Richard Maloney)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Springtime Bargain Shopping

(Jay Lloyd is hard at work here, scouting for bargains in Cuban cigars and rum from the British Virgin Islands.)

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

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3 On Your Side: Former Casino Workers Could Be Targeted As Unemployment Benefits Run Out

First they lost their jobs, now many are losing their unemployment benefits. Next, could they be targeted by scam artists? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has a warning for former casino workers who may be struggling to remain in their homes.

03/25/2015

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PA Attorney General Sues Drivehere.com, Car Vision and Carvision.com

By Jim Donovan: The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office has filed a lawsuit against three Philadelphia-area car dealerships and their president amid allegations that they sold and leased used cars at inflated prices, used deceptive business […]

03/25/2015

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Blog: Wegmans Hiring For Concordville/Glen Mills Location

By Jim Donovan: Wegmans has announced that it’s now hiring and training full-time employees for its Concordville store in Glen Mills, set to open Nov. 8, 2015. The Concordville store will employ approximately 525 people, […]

03/25/2015

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3 Organic Food Companies Recall Products Over Listeria Fears

Three organic food companies that use spinach in their food have recalled hundreds of thousands of items over listeria concerns.

03/24/2015

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Web Site ‘Angie’s List’ Sued For Fraud in Federal Court in Philadelphia

A Pennsylvania woman is lead plaintiff in a federal class-action lawsuit filed in Philadelphia, charging that the web site ranks service providers better if they pay a fee.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

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GM Recalls 92,000 Chevy Malibu Sedans For Sunroof Control Problem

By Jim Donovan: General Motors is recalling nearly 92,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. The automaker […]

03/24/2015

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Instagram Adding Collage Feature To Its Photo-Posting App

With “Layout,” Instagram users will be able to build collages using photos from their camera roll, which they can then share to Instagram, Facebook, or elsewhere.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

(The probable future site of a Wawa convenience store, at Broad and Walnut Streets in center city.  Photo by Kristen Johanson)

Wawa Planning New Store for Broad and Walnut Streets

The location was home to Robinson’s Luggage for 29 years. Now, if all goes as planned, a brand-new Wawa store will move into that space.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/23/2015

Visitors are seen at the booth of US electric carmaker Tesla Motors, during the press day of the Geneva Car Show on March 4, 2015 in Geneva. (Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

New Jersey To Allow Tesla To Sell Its Vehicles Directly To Consumers

New Jersey will now allow an electric car manufacturer to sell its vehicles directly to consumers. That’s a change from a policy adopted within the state just one year ago.

03/22/2015

(Ron Kauffman, outside his Rita's water ice store at 1511 Spruce Street, in center city.  Photo provided)

Rita’s Celebrates Official Start Of Spring With Free Water Ice

Despite the snow falling outside, it’s actually the first day of spring.

03/20/2015

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On Its 80th Birthday, Monopoly Is Getting A Makeover

Monopoly began in 1935 with the streets of Atlantic City on the board.

03/19/2015

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3 On Your Side: Study Abroad May Help In Job Hunt

For decades study abroad programs have allowed college students to explore the world while completing their studies. But as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, spending time abroad can actually give students an edge in the job hunt after graduation.

03/18/2015

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Blog: PECO “Pay Now” Scam Is Still Going Strong

By Jim Donovan: What I refer to as the Peco “Pay Now” scam seems to be resurfacing. I first reported on this last summer and while our 3 On Your Side consumer unit gets calls […]

03/18/2015

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Kraft Foods Recalls About 242,000 Cases Of Macaroni & Cheese

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of Original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal, according to a statement on Kraft’s website.

03/17/2015

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2011 Philadelphia Auto Show

(credit: Randall E. Scott) From Ford to Fiat, and classic to innovative, there was something for everyone at the 2011 Philadelphia International Auto Show.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during an Apple Special Event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts September 1, 2010 in San Francisco. Jobs announced upgraded versions of the entire iPod line, including an iPod Touch that includes a camera. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Unveils New iPods, Apple TV

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled a refreshed lineup of iPods and a smaller Apple TV during a presentation in San Francisco on Sept. 1, 2010.

Ketch, left, and Hiro-pon, members of the Japanese pantomime group Gamarjobat, take part in a promotional ninth birthday party for Japanese auto giant Honda Motor’s humanoid robot Asimo at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo on October 31, 2009. Asimo, which officially stands for “Advanced Step in Innovative MObility,” was the culmination of two decades of humanoid robotics research by Honda engineers, who first began research on the project in the 1980s and then unveiled “him” in 2000. (credit: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Robot Craze

Japanese robotics makers are creating some of the most life-like robots ever.

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