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Poconos Tourism Official Urges Visitors To Calmly Assess Manhunt’s Impact

“The Pocono Mountains is 2,400 square miles,” a spokeswoman points out, “so this region of northeast Pennsylvania is roughly the size of Delaware.” The search area is about ten square miles.

09/30/2014

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Frontier Air Marks Return to PHL With One-Day, Bargain-Basement Fares

The Florida fares are available today only, and only for select dates, so you’d have to be flexible about scheduling.

09/30/2014

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BBB Warning Schools About Fake Invoice Scam

By Jim Donovan: The Better Business Bureau is warning schools and school districts across the country about possible fake invoices for educational supplies. The scam involves a bogus company named Scholastic School Supply mailing phony […]

09/30/2014

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Possible ACME Data Breach In Tri-State Area

The breach could affect Albertsons stores in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; Acme Markets stores in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; Jewel-Osco stores in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa; and Shaw’s and Star Markets stores in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The Boise, Idaho-based company has a total of 1,081 stores.

09/29/2014

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G.M. Warns Owners of New Corvettes About Legal Questions Around Car’s ‘Valet Mode’

Recording audio without everyone’s permission (in this case the valet’s) could be a felony in Pennsylvania, which requires all-party consent for recording audio.

09/29/2014

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Philadelphia’s Overdraft Fees Highest Of Nation’s Big Cities

The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank went up 5 percent over the past year.

09/29/2014

UPDATE: Bucks Co. Company Admits More Than 2 Dozen Local Restaurants Hacked

KYW Newsradio first reported Friday morning about the data breach affecting more than 100 restaurants across the country that use a checkout system from a Bucks County company.

09/26/2014

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Ford Recalls 850,000 Cars/SUVs For Short Circuit Concerns

By Jim Donovan: Ford announced a big recall today. The automaker is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash. The recalled […]

09/26/2014

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Bucks County Firm Admits Restaurant Checkout Systems Were Compromised

Of the 108 restaurants that Signature Systems of Newtown says were hit by the digital data thieves, there are at least eight in our area.

09/26/2014

Angie’s List: One Of The Latest Trends In Bathroom Renovations

Does your bathroom need some TLC? Well, if you’re going to do any home remodeling the bathroom is a smart choice because you’ll get a good return on your investment.

09/26/2014

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3 On Your Side: Insider Tips On Store Markdowns

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan shows us how to maximize savings and get first dibs just by shopping on the right day.

09/26/2014

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Jimmy John’s Says Customers’ Card Data Stolen

Jimmy John’s sandwich chain said Wednesday that it believes customers’ credit card data was stolen from 216 of its shops between June and September.

09/25/2014

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Local Organization Helping Philadelphia Senior Citizens Avoid Scams

Scams targeting senior citizens are nothing new. But a local organization is helping seniors know what to look out for so they do not get scammed.

09/25/2014

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3 On Your Side: Late Fees Waived & Interest Rates Dropped For Those Who Ask

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has information on a new survey that shows that most people can get their rates lowered and fees dropped, but very few of them ask.

09/25/2014

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Uber Should Be Kicked Out of Pennsylvania, Regulatory Officials Recommend

PUC spokeswoman Denise McCracken says two administrative law judges have recommended against sanctioning the operations of the ride share company in Pennsylvania.

09/25/2014

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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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