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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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3 On Your Side: Who Pays For Tree-Related Damage From Storms?

If you’ve experienced tree related damage, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has information on filing an insurance claim for repairs.

07/09/2014

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Whole Foods Recalls Salads In 3 States, Including NJ

Whole Foods is recalling two pre-packaged salads sold in three northeastern states due to a mislabeling of allergens.

07/09/2014

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NJ Regulators Evaluating Well-Water Contamination in Gloucester County

A few thousand people in Gloucester County are dealing with tap water tainted with a chemical used in manufacturing, and no one is quite sure just how dangerous it might be.

07/09/2014

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Beware Of EZ Pass Phishing Scam

By Jim Donovan: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has learned of an email phishing scam which appears to be an attempt to collect unpaid tolls. The Port Authority is advising EZ […]

07/09/2014

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3 On Your Side: How To Trim Costs And Stay Cool In The Summer

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan reminds us, there are other ways trim costs and save energy.

07/08/2014

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Ford Recalling 100,610 Vehicles For Safety Issues

The company announced the six separate recalls Tuesday. No injuries, accidents or fires related to any of the defects have been reported, Ford said.

07/08/2014

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Pa. Lawmakers Reviewing Last May’s ‘Boil Water’ Advisories in Montco

The state House’s Consumer Affairs Committee was looking for answers to what caused May’s service disruption.

07/08/2014

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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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