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Shocker: Another Convenience Store Beat Out Wawa For America’s Favorite

It’s no secret that Philadelphians — and South Jerseyans — have a cult-like fervor for Wawa, but sadly, it’s NOT the country’s favorite convenience store.

09/16/2014

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More Than 1 Million Smoke Alarms Recalled

More than one million Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms have been recalled because they could fail following a power outage, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

09/12/2014

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NJ Transit Adds Bus Routes To Its Smartphone Ticket-Purchase App

The program is already available for NJT rail customers. Bus routes will be added starting September 25th.

09/12/2014

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Police In Philadelphia, Camden Advise Residents And Business Owners Of Reported Utility Phone Scam

Police in Philadelphia and Camden are advising residents and business owners about a reported utility phone scam.

09/11/2014

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3 On Your Side: Survey Finds More Than 6 Out Of 10 Millennials Don’t Have A Credit Card

It looks like more millennials are saying cash is king and leaving credit cards out of the mix. With many saying they don’t have a single credit card. And while that may sound good since they’re not building up debt, 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan tells us there’s also a downside.

09/11/2014

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Comcast Enters Hotspot-Sharing Agreement With European Partners

It’s a deal that lets Comcast customers hop on more than 2½ million WiFi hotspots across the UK and Europe for no additional charge.

09/11/2014

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Blog: Philly Region 8th Most Expensive For Car Insurance

By Jim Donovan: Philadelphia has the eighth-most expensive car insurance in the nation, according to a new insuranceQuotes.com examination of the 25 largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Car insurance in our area costs about 10% more […]

09/11/2014

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Grocery Delivery Service Partners With Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market

If you love the upscale, gourmet goodies you can buy at Reading Terminal but hate the crowds and lack of affordable parking nearby, you’re going to be pretty excited about this.

09/11/2014

(Netflix added a click-through button to its web site on September 10th to illustrate the impact of a proposed FCC change to “net neutrality” rules. Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Internet Sites Stage Slowdown Campaign For Equal Transmission Rules

You might see a few extra hourglasses or spinning wheels while browsing the web today. It’s not a sign the sites are slower — it’s a protest designed to fight for the Internet rule known as “net neutrality.”

09/10/2014

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3 On Your Side: New Apps Let You Pay Bills By Snapping A Picture With Your Smartphone

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at how it works.

09/09/2014

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3 On Your Side: Loyalty Programs Offering More Experience-focused Rewards

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, now companies are stepping up the game with rewards that go way beyond a room or a seat.

09/09/2014

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Police Advise Residents Of Reported Utility Phone Scam In Cape May County

The Middle Township Police Department says they have been receiving complaints from business owners about a telephone scam.

09/08/2014

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Home Depot Confirms Breach In US, Canada Stores

If you shopped at any Home Depot at any time since April and paid with plastic, you could be a victim.

09/08/2014

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More Than 700 Pounds Of Chicken Products Recalled

The products were produced Sept. 3, 2014 and then shipped to a New York distributor for re-sale and food service use in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The packages bear the establishment number “P-764” on the box.

09/08/2014

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After Celebrity Hacking Scandal, Philadelphia Professor Offers Advice On Protecting Your Info

Chris Stigall spoke with La Salle University Professor Dean Henry on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about internet security in the wake of the celebrity hacking scandal that revealed intimate photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and other actresses.

09/08/2014

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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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