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3 On Your Side: Phishing Websites Target Pre-Paid Debit Card Users

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan shares a way crooks are stealing money when people reload their cards.

06/30/2015

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Blog: Jet Blue Begins Charging For Checked Luggage Today

By Jim Donovan: I told you about this in November, but now you really need to pay attention. Beginning today Jet Blue customers who purchase the airline’s lowest tier of fares (known as blue fares) […]

06/30/2015

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Blog: Best Credit Cards For Travel Insurance

By Jim Donovan: With the summer travel season in full swing, CardHub today released its 2015 Travel Insurance Report, which examines the coverage that the most popular credit cards provide for things like trip interruptions, […]

06/30/2015

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3 On Your Side: Best Jobs For The Future

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at jobs that are best poised for growth now, and in the long term.

06/29/2015

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Blog: Get 50% Off At Men’s Wearhouse By Donating To Suit Drive

By Jim Donovan: Men’s Wearhouse is in the midst of its eighth annual National Suit Drive, an initiative that collects donations of gently-used professional attire for unemployed Americans. Clothing collected at Men’s Wearhouse stores between […]

06/29/2015

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PPL Warns Customers of Scam Calls

By Jim Donovan: PPL Electric Utilities says it’s seeing a spike in scam calls where customers are threatened with getting their power shut off unless they make an immediate payment. PPL sent this note out […]

06/29/2015

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As Greek Hobbles and Eurozone Wobbles, Wharton Professor Sees Hope

As the Greek debt crisis escalates, creating drama in world markets, a Wharton School professor sizes up whether Greece might exit the Eurozone and what it means to us in the United States.

06/29/2015

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Habitat For Humanity Re-opens Philadelphia Retail Store In New Spot

ReStore opened on Washington Avenue in Point Breeze after moving from Kensington.

06/28/2015

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ACME Offers 5 Percent Off Coupon For Thousands Affected By Power Outages

ACME is offering customers impacted by Tuesday’s storms 5 percent off their entire order after thousands of residents lost power for several days.

06/26/2015

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3 On Your Side: Refunds On Tap For Beck’s Beer Drinkers

Anheuser-Busch has reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit over the labeling of their Beck’s beer.

06/26/2015

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Whole Foods Accused Over Over-pricing And Mislabeling Items

Whole Foods supermarkets have been routinely overcharging customers by overstating the weight of prepackaged meat, dairy and baked goods, New York City’s consumer chief said Wednesday.

06/26/2015

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lululemon Recalls Women’s Tops

By Jim Donovan: Lululemon is recalling 133,000 women’s tops because of concerns related to the draw strings. The recalled tops have an elastic draw cord with hard metal or plastic tips in the hood or […]

06/26/2015

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Gettysburg Bookstore Pulls Confederate Flag Merchandise

Gettysburg says it will no longer sell items that use the battle flag as a stand-alone feature.

06/26/2015

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3 On Your Side: FREE Access To Consumers’ Checkbook Tree Service Ratings

It happens after every big storm. You have a tree that falls in your yard, on your house, or is on top of your car and someone knocks on your door offering to get rid of it. Well you don’t want to hire just anyone.

06/25/2015

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Athletic Clothes Retailer Recalls Shirts Due To Safety Concerns

The tops, which come in numerous colors and have an elastic draw cord with hard metal or plastic tips in the hood or around the neck area, are being recalled due to concerns about the elastic cord.

06/25/2015

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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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