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3 On Your Side: Goodwill Valentine’s Day Wedding Dress Sale

On Saturday love will be in the air as many celebrate Valentine’s Day. For some brides-to-be the day will also involve shopping for a wedding dress. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us about one sale that allows brides to toss out the bouquet, but not their budget.

02/13/2015

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Health Care Officials Warn Uninsured Americans To Get Signed Up By Midnight Sunday

The deadline is Sunday night, and health officials, advocates, and insurers are all urging the uninsured not to wait until Sunday to sign up.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

A General Motors Co. logo hangs above a Chevrolet dealership on April 7, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.  A spokesperson for General Motors said today the company is beginning to generate positive cash flow and could be profitable this year following a loss of $4.3 billion in the second half of 2009.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

2014: The Year Of The Vehicle Recall

Automakers issued 803 recalls totaling almost 64 million vehicles, more than double the old record from a decade ago, according to government figures.

02/13/2015

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Cold Weather Creates Extra Stress On Your Car’s Major Parts, Expert Warns

“In really cold weather like this, the metal is so brittle, you can hit a bump the wrong way and break springs,” notes Hugh Snyderman, second-generation owner of a Gulf station in Old City Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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Kidde Recalls 4.6 Million Fire Extinguishers

By Jim Donovan: Kidde is recalling 4.6 million fire extinguishers. A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire […]

02/13/2015

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Angie’s List: Installing Vinyl Windows

In this week’s Angie’s List report, Jim Donovan takes a look at some other benefits to vinyl windows.

02/12/2015

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3 On Your Side: Choosing A Tax Preparer

Even though the federal filing deadline is more than two months away, tax season is already in full swing. Consumers choosing a tax preparer should choose wisely. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice so that you won’t become a victim in any tax-related scams.

02/11/2015

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Facebook’s New Facial Recognition Algorithm Draws Attention From Privacy Experts

According to Science magazine, Facebook’s facial-recognition technology is now “as accurate as a human being at a few constrained facial recognition tasks.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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Blog: 6 In 10 Renters Don’t Carry Insurance

By Jim Donovan: Six in 10 Americans who rent their homes or apartments do not have renter’s insurance, according to a new survey by insuranceQuotes.com. Forty-five percent of Americans say they lack renter’s insurance because […]

02/11/2015

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3 On Your Side: Name Your Own Price Online Shopping

So do you enjoy shopping online but miss the opportunity to haggle? Well these days you can do both. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, it all depends on knowing where to click.

02/10/2015

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3 On Your Side: Should You Watch What You Say Around Your Smart TV?

They are able to connect to the internet, recognize your voice, even follow commands. But do you need to watch what you say around your Smart TV? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has information about gadgets eavesdropping on your conversations.

02/10/2015

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Home Depot Hiring 80,000

By Jim Donovan: The Home Depot has begun filling more than 80,000 positions as it prepares for spring, the company’s busiest selling season. The company is now recruiting for positions both in its stores and […]

02/10/2015

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Blog: Wegmans and Amazon Top Harris Reputation Poll

By Jim Donovan: So what company has the best reputation in America? Well according to a recent Harris Poll, drum roll please, the answer is Wegmans Food Markets. Wegmans took the top spot among the […]

02/10/2015

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3 On Your Side: Valentine’s Spending To Average $142

A new survey finds Americans will spend a whopping $18.9 billion dollars on Valentine’s Day gifts for loved ones this year. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at Valentine’s Day based on the numbers.

02/09/2015

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Philadelphia Auto Show Breaks Several Attendance Records

Not only was the show the second-most attended in the 114 years it’s been taking place, but the final weekend was the best weekend in the show’s history.

02/09/2015

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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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