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Study: Statins Help Head Off Heart Disease

Back in November of 2013, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association got together and released new recommendations to guide cholesterol treatment through the use of statins.

07/15/2015

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3 On Your Side: Big Summer Sales Online

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for online deal hunters. Amazon, Walmart, Target and Best Buy are all holding big summer sales. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan sorts through who’s offering what and how to make the most of these mid-July deals.

07/14/2015

The 'Swoosh' logo is seen on a Nike factory store on December 12, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Getty Images)

New Nike LeBron Shoe Inspired By Student’s Trouble Lacing Up

The company’s sending the shoes to two of the basketball teams competing for the US in the Special Olympics World Summer Games later this month.

07/14/2015

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3 On Your Side: Recrafting – Making What’s Old, New Again

Do you have shoes, coats, shirts, even purses or wallets that are showing signs of wear and tear, but you can’t bear to throw them out? Well you may not have to! As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, a growing number of retailers are offering to make items look new again. Sometimes even for free!

07/13/2015

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3 On Your Side: Where To Complain About Surprise Medical Bills

They go in for medical treatment and come out with a big surprise. Recovering patients hit with hospital and doctor charges that don’t even make sense. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, it’s not as uncommon as you might think.

07/13/2015

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TV? What TV? Comcast Gearing Up Online Streaming Service

The service is expected to be up and running in Seattle, Chicago, and Boston by the end of the summer, with service offered in our area in early 2016.

07/13/2015

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AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey Gas Prices Down Slightly

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.59, down a penny from last week.

07/11/2015

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Angie’s List: Give Your Garage A Makeover

Do you keep your car parked in the driveway because your garage is mess and overflowing with stuff? Maybe it’s time to give it a makeover. In this weeks’ Angie’s List report, Jim Donovan looks at some things you can do to spruce up your garage.

07/11/2015

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GM Recalling Nearly 780K SUVs To Fix Power Lift Gate Problem

The recall covers the Buick Enclave from the 2008 to 2012 model years and the Chevrolet Traverse from 2009 to 2012. Also affected are the GMC Acadia from 2007 to 2012 and Saturn Outlook from 2007 to 2010.

07/10/2015

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Grab A Taxi To See The Pope? Don’t Count On It, Warn Philadelphia’s Cab Drivers

If you plan on catching a cab to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia this September, you might want to prepare a backup plan.

07/09/2015

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Blog: 20 Million Households With Dependent Children Are Underinsured

Thirty-seven-percent of Americans with children under age 18 do not have any life insurance, according to a new Bankrate.com survey. And about one-third of the parents who do have life insurance have no more than $100,000 of protection.

07/09/2015

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3 On Your Side: Many Millennials Would Quit If Not Allowed To Do Personal Tasks At Work

Many millennials have never known a world without mobile devices. Now employers are forced to deal with younger workers who want to be able to text and use social media on the job. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at how this group is blurring the lines between work time and personal time.

07/08/2015

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Land Rover Recalls 65K SUVs Due To Door Latch Problem

The recall covers certain 2013 to 2016 Range Rover and 2014 to 2016 Range Rover Sport models.

07/08/2015

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BBB Launches Scamtracker Website To Help Consumers Fight Scammers

The idea reportedly came out of the Target data breach.

07/08/2015

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3 On Your Side: Summer Heat Warning For Pet Owners

Hot temperatures and humidity can make us all miserable. But the weather can take a different, sometimes more serious toll on pets. So 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some summer reminders for pet owners.

07/07/2015

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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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