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3 On Your Side: Spring Break For Travelers On A Budget

Tired of the cold weather and thinking of planning a trip? For travelers hoping to stretch their dollar this spring, there’s good news and bad news. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds it all depends on your destination.

02/27/2015

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Blog: Best & Worst Things To Buy At Home Centers

By Jim Donovan: To buy or not to buy? When you’re shopping at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Sears, and Walmart that may be the question. After all, big-box retailers often carry many of the same home […]

02/27/2015

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 467K SUVs For Possible Stalling

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to fix a faulty fuel pump relay at the root of a potential stalling problem.

02/27/2015

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PUC’s Decision To Deregulate Verizon Landline Service Could Prove Costly To Consumers

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has just deregulated landline phone service, and consumer advocates warn it could lead to a sharp increase in prices.

02/27/2015

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3 On Your Side: Big Repair Bills From Thomas Edison Electric

How can a flickering light lead to an $8,000 repair bill? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan goes searching for answers.

02/25/2015

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3 On Your Side: Job Hunting Apps That Are Similar To Dating Apps

Looking for a new job? It can be time consuming and you probably don’t want your current boss to find out. But the latest recruiting tools claim to make it easier and keep it secret. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains how.

02/25/2015

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Unlicensed Moving Companies Cited After NJ Consumer Affairs Sting

By Jim Donovan: The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is citing 19 unlicensed moving companies with violating state law, and assessing civil penalties of up to $2,500 each, as the result of an undercover […]

02/25/2015

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Sear Recalls Electric Ranges, Possible Shock Hazard

By Jim Donovan: Sears is recalling about 3,000 electric ranges. The heating element can fail to properly adhere to the cooktop, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers. The recall involves Sears Kenmore 24-inch wide […]

02/25/2015

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3 On Your Side: Bogus Phone Bill Charges

They’re charges that she didn’t agree to and wanted removed from her bill. But it was easier said than done. Exactly who is ultimately responsible for what appears on your phone bill? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains.

02/24/2015

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3 On Your Side: Popular Scams Continue To Target Victims

They target victims coast to coast and thousands of people have lost millions of dollars. They’re popular scams that most of us think we’ll never fall for. But as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, people are still being caught off guard.

02/24/2015

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Target Now Offering FREE Shipping With $25 Online Purchase

By Jim Donovan: Target has sliced the minimum online purchase to qualify for free shipping in half to $25. Target said free shipping is now available to all online orders coming from the continental U.S. […]

02/24/2015

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3 On Your Side: Despite Lackluster Savings, People Feel More Secure

How much money do you have in emergency savings? A new report finds that in many cases American families are often living very close to the financial edge.

02/23/2015

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Disney Raises Park Prices

By Jim Donovan: Visiting Mickey and Minnie just got more expensive. Ticket prices to visit Disneyland, Walt Disney World and the rest of its U.S. theme parks increased beginning Sunday. Single-day tickets for the Magic […]

02/23/2015

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Most Expensive Driving Violations

By Jim Donovan: Most drivers realize that if they commit a moving violation that they can expect to pay higher car insurance costs. However, that increase varies significantly by state, according to a new insuranceQuotes.com […]

02/23/2015

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3 On Your Side: Grocery Shop With Instacart App

Want to skip the hassle of making a trip to the grocery store? A new wave of delivery services are promising to give customers instant gratification. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan shows us, all you need is a smartphone.

02/20/2015

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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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