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3 On Your Side: Airlines Cracking Down On Carry-Ons

Before you book your next trip, you might want to break out your luggage and a measuring tape. Airlines are cracking down on carry-ons!

07/16/2014

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3 On Your Side: Safest Cars For Teen Drivers

A national safety organization has compiled a list of cars that are reasonable in price and reliable in safety. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has the details.

07/16/2014

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Chef at Old City Restaurant ‘Fork’ Gets National Magazine Honor

Eli Kulp of Fork restaurant, at Third and Market Streets, has been named one of the best chefs in the country by Food & Wine magazine.

07/16/2014

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NJ Cites 68 Home Improvement Contractors For Consumer Law Violations

By Jim Donovan: The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued Notices of Violation to 68 home improvement contractors due to alleged violations of consumer protection law. The state is seeking a total of […]

07/16/2014

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Technology Helps Reconnect People With Items They Left Behind In A Taxi

People accidentally leave all sort of stuff in taxis and limosines, but if they leave it in one regulated by the Philadelphia Parking Authority, there’s a good chance of getting it back.

07/16/2014

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CDC Worries About Sick Food Workers Spreading Disease Among Patrons

But calling out sick from work means no pay for many, especially low-income workers.

07/15/2014

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Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital Ranked #2 in U.S.

Wills Eye Hospital, at 9th and Walnut Streets, comes in #2 on the list of best eye hospitals in the United States.

07/15/2014

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3 On Your Side: FTC Sues Amazon Over Children’s Unauthorized In-App Charges

They downloaded gaming apps without their parents’ permission, yet the parents still had to foot the bill! Now for the second time this year, the Federal Trade Commission is going after a company that allowed it to happen.

07/14/2014

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With Weather Cooperating, Philadelphia’s Elderly ‘Heatline’ Keeping Their Cool

Philadelphia health officials have not yet had to activate the city’s “Heatline” for a single day, and there have no heat-related deaths.

07/14/2014

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3 On Your Side: Hassles Of Flying Are Leading Travelers To Find Other Types Of Transportation

Planning a plane trip anytime soon? Don’t forget to pack some patience! As 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds, the hassles of flying are leading travelers to find other types of transportation.

07/11/2014

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FREE Small Slurpees Today At 7-Eleven

By Jim Donovan: You know I love FREE stuff, and for 7-Eleven fans you’re in luck. In honor of today’s date, which happens to be 7/11, the 7-Eleven chain is giving away FREE small Slurpees. […]

07/11/2014

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Krispy Kreme, 7-Eleven And Chick-fil-A All Offering Free Or Discounted Food On Friday

Free or discounted food is always exciting, and on Friday, three major chains are offering deals.

07/11/2014

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3 On Your Side: Is Your Car Spying On You?

As 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds, your car may be spying on you and the information it collects might be used against you.

07/10/2014

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3 On Your Side: How To Stay On Budget On Your Summer Road Trip

The Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends are behind us, but there’s still plenty of time for a summer road trip. With higher gas prices, many consumers are looking for ways to save in other areas. 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan has some advice to help you stay on budget.

07/10/2014

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Judge OKs Montco Official’s Lawsuit Against Private Mortgage Document Firm

The federal judge ruled that the private system for tracking transfers of mortgages known as “MERS” violated Pennsylvania law.

07/10/2014

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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.

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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