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3 On Your Side: At What Age Should Children Have Their Own Cell Phones?

It’s back to school time and chances are there’s more than just books and lunch stuffed into your child’s knapsack. As 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds, there’s probably a cell phone in there too.

09/03/2014

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Local Cyber Security Expert Offers Tips For Consumers

Many Philadelphia shoppers are going back to payment basics to protect themselves.

09/03/2014

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AP: Home Depot Probes Possible Credit Card Data Breach

The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into “unusual activity” and that working with both banks and law enforcement.

09/02/2014

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3 On Your Side: A Warning For Computer Users

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan has a warning for computer users.

09/02/2014

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PGW Drops Natural Gas Rates For Fall

By Jim Donovan: Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) today announced that natural gas rates will decrease this fall for PGW’s residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers. The rate for residential customers, for instance, will be adjusted […]

09/02/2014

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Kraft Foods Recalls 7,691 Cases Of American Cheese Singles

Kraft Foods Group has announced they are voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product.

08/29/2014

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3 On Your Side: Thanks To Mobile Devices, Many Are Working On Vacation

A recent survey finds that even if you did take some time off, many of us still couldn’t leave the office far behind. 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan says thanks to electronic devices, many of us were still checking in.

08/29/2014

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Response To Corbett’s Modified Medicaid Expansion Overhaul is Mixed

The plan approved yesterday by the federal government stripped out many of the Corbett administration’s proposals, creating what state senator Vincent Hughes (D-Phila.) says looks “90 percent” like a straight Medicaid expansion.

08/29/2014

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Shipley School, in Bryn Mawr, Keeping Spotlight on Sports Concussion Dangers

Avoiding concussions among young athletes was the focus of a daylong discussion at a Main Line school that is addressing the issue head-on.

08/28/2014

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South Jersey Shore Rentals Plentiful for September

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner. But, truth be told, lots of people head “down the shore” to vacation in September.

08/28/2014

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22 Bags Of Pedigree Dry Dog Food Recalled

The affected bags were sold in Dollar General stores in four states and, while the small metal fragments are not embedded in the food itself, it may present a risk of injury if consumed.

08/27/2014

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3 On Your Side: Best Deals For Labor Day Weekend Shopping

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice on which deals you may want to target over the next few days, and which things to leave for later.

08/27/2014

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Chicken Cutlets Recalled Over Listeria Concerns

A New Jersey company is recalling more than 8,300 pounds of chicken cutlets because of possible listeria contamination.

08/27/2014

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3 On Your Side: Warning About Storing Documents On The Cloud

But 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds there are some things you need to know before you jump into digital document storage.

08/27/2014

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3 On Your Side: Budgeting For A New Baby

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, first-time parents can cut some of the costs of bringing up baby with some simple advice

08/26/2014

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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.

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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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