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Egg Prices Jump As Impact Of Bird Flu Outbreak Begins Pinching Supply

The Midwest price of a dozen large eggs rose to $1.88. That’s 58 percent higher than they were a month ago when the bird flu first hit Iowa chicken farms.

05/20/2015

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3 On Your Side: Takata Air Bag Recall Expands To Nearly 34 Million Vehicles

It’s now the largest auto recall in U.S. history. Nearly 34 million airbags were declared defective today by the Japanese company that made them. This is an expansion of a previous recall and comes after a year of back and forth between safety regulators and the world’s largest airbag manufacturer, Takata Corp.

05/19/2015

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United Parcel Service To Pay $25 Million For False Delivery Claims

By Jim Donovan: United Parcel Service, the world’s largest delivery service, is in hot water after it was alleged that the company didn’t deliver packages on time, and then they lied about it. UPS will […]

05/19/2015

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Report: Many Sunscreens Do Not Offer The Protection They Promise

Consumer Reports says that one-third of the sunscreens they tested did not offer the protection they promised on the label.

05/19/2015

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3 On Your Side: Shattering Sunroofs Surprising Drivers

First comes a loud crash, then glass shattering in their car. Many people across the country have had it happen to them, a sunroof explosion! 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has more on the potentially dangerous problem.

05/18/2015

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3 On Your Side: Advice For Grads Looking To Build Credit

There’s plenty for new college grads to celebrate at this time of year, but there’s also plenty to do to make sure post-college life is on the right financial footing. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan offers some advice for new grads looking to build a credit history.

05/18/2015

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Dog Food Company Recalls Product Over Salmonella Fears

The Food & Drug Administration said last week that California-based OC Raw Dog has recalled its Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation.

05/18/2015

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AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey Gas Prices Down Slightly

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.51, down a penny from last week.

05/16/2015

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Amtrak Predicts Full Resumption of NE Corridor Service By Tuesday

Passengers along Amtrak’s northeast corridor will have to figure out other ways to get to their destination for a few more days.

05/14/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Show That Some Sunscreens Aren’t Meeting SPF Claims

By Jim Donovan: When shopping for sunscreen, SPF (sun protection factor) is usually an important feature for consumers. Consumer Reports recently tested 34 sunscreens and found almost a third of them didn’t meet the SPF […]

05/14/2015

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One Day After Derailment, Others Forced to Improvise Travel Plans to NYC

Some travelers just outside 30th Street Station got creative, and some strangers became friends.

05/13/2015

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IKEA Announces Major Recall Of Child Safety Gates

The gates are made by Patrull Klämma and Patrull Smidig.

05/12/2015

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Local Bank Dealing With Flurry of ATM Frauds

A spokesman for Beneficial Bank notes that customers will not be responsible funds missing from their accounts.

05/12/2015

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It’s Free Cone Day At One Ice Cream Chain

With temperatures expected to soar to 90 degrees on Tuesday, we could all use a little ice cream.

05/12/2015

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AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey Gas Prices Still Rising

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.52, up 6 cents from last week.

05/09/2015

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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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