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Drivers Win In “Price War” Between Two Deptford Gas Stations

Gasoline prices at several South Jersey stations are dipping under $2 a gallon. And a “price war” between two stations in Deptford has pushed them even lower.

01/09/2015

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Phila.-Area Companies Make Strong Showing at Consumer Electronics Show

Start-ups and small businesses from the Philadelphia area have been making waves this week at the Consumer Electronics Show.

01/09/2015

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California Company Recalls Frozen Beef, Pork; Products Shipped To 7 States Including NJ

The products were produced from August and December and were shipped to Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York.

01/08/2015

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3 On Your Side: IRS To Start Accepting Returns On January 20

The I.R.S. will start taking tax returns in less than two weeks, and an early start may put taxpayers at an advantage this year. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some advice to get you started.

01/08/2015

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Subaru Recalls Nearly 200K Vehicles To Fix Brake Line Rust

Subaru is recalling about 199,000 cars and SUVs for a second time to fix rusty brake lines that can leak fluid and cause longer stopping distances.

01/08/2015

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Plummeting Gas Prices Contribute To Surge In SUV, Truck Sales

Buying habits of motorists are changing in part because of falling gasoline prices.

01/08/2015

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3 On Your Side: Turbo Tax Changes Anger Some Loyal Customers

When it comes to filing your own taxes, Turbo Tax is king. Nearly 29 million returns were filed using the service last year alone. But now, as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains, some of its most loyal customers are up in arms.

01/07/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 07:  The Wet Seal logo is displayed on the exterior of a closed store on January 7, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Wet Seal, a teen clothing retailer, announced that it has closed 338 of its retail stores and will lay off nearly 3,700 employees.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Wet Seal Closing Over 300 Stores; Nearly 3,700 Losing Jobs

The retailer said Wednesday it decided to close the stores after reviewing its financial condition and failing to negotiate meaningful concessions from landlords.

01/07/2015

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3 On Your Side: Energy Labels Not Always Accurate

A label gives shoppers an idea of how much it will cost to run the appliance. But as 3-On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, people living in the Delaware Valley should expect to pay more.

01/07/2015

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3 On Your Side: Best Things To Buy In January

Did you shop until you dropped over the holidays? While many people plan to stay clear of the mall for a while and rest their credit cards, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan says bargain hunters can find some great deals in January.

01/06/2015

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2015 Strategic Shopping Tips From Coupon Mom Stephanie Nelson

By Jim Donovan: Coupon Mom Stephanie Nelson says that strategic shopping is not about changing the way you eat, it is about changing the way you buy the food that you like. For years I’ve […]

01/06/2015

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Petco Pulls All Chinese-made Treats Amid Fears They Sickened Pets

Petco said Monday it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007.

01/06/2015

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3 On Your Side: Things That Will Be More Expensive In 2015

From hamburgers to that cup of coffee you drink in the morning, get ready to spend more money on some popular items this year. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at what’s expected to be more expensive in 2015.

01/05/2015

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Philly Kicks Off Christmas Tree Recycling Program

By Jim Donovan: Philadelphia’s Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program kicked off today and will run through Saturday, January 17. The 26-year old program was developed by the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division to provide citizens with […]

01/05/2015

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46 Bottom Dollar Grocery Stores In Philadelphia Set To Close On January 15

Customers have less than two weeks left to shop at Bottom Dollar Food stores. The company says all 46 stores in the Philadelphia area will close January 15th.

01/02/2015

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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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