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Consumer Reports Tests Show That Some Sunscreens Aren’t Meeting SPF Claims

By Jim Donovan: When shopping for sunscreen, SPF (sun protection factor) is usually an important feature for consumers. Consumer Reports recently tested 34 sunscreens and found almost a third of them didn’t meet the SPF […]

05/14/2015

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One Day After Derailment, Others Forced to Improvise Travel Plans to NYC

Some travelers just outside 30th Street Station got creative, and some strangers became friends.

05/13/2015

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IKEA Announces Major Recall Of Child Safety Gates

The gates are made by Patrull Klämma and Patrull Smidig.

05/12/2015

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Local Bank Dealing With Flurry of ATM Frauds

A spokesman for Beneficial Bank notes that customers will not be responsible funds missing from their accounts.

05/12/2015

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It’s Free Cone Day At One Ice Cream Chain

With temperatures expected to soar to 90 degrees on Tuesday, we could all use a little ice cream.

05/12/2015

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AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey Gas Prices Still Rising

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.52, up 6 cents from last week.

05/09/2015

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Whole Foods Plans New Chain To Court Millennials

Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores that courts millennials with lower prices as it faces intensifying competition as a purveyor of organic and natural products.

05/07/2015

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3 On Your Side: Family Dermatology Patients Allege They’re Being Double Billed

They say they’re getting bills they don’t even owe, and when they try to get answers they’re simply ignored. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us about a medical practice whose patients say they’re getting double billed.

05/06/2015

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3 Taxi Medallions Sold by Phila. Parking Authority, At Bargain-Basement Prices

Finally, success for the Philadelphia Parking Authority’s taxi medallion auction. But the price was far from what the PPA originally hoped for.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

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3 On Your Side: Cost To Raise A Child $245k, NOT Including College

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, one cost related to raising children is rising very quickly

05/05/2015

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Philadelphia Elections Get High-Tech Examination Ahead of May Primary

A Silicon Valley startup has launched a web site to educate voters on all the candidates for Philadelphia mayor, City Council, judgeships, and more.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

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Study: Why Does Cheap Wine Taste Better If We Think It’s Expensive?

A new study claims the placebo effect is so strong it can actually change our brain chemistry.

05/05/2015

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Montco Chain Offers Customers ‘Jersey Insurance’ If NFL Player is Cut or Traded

Eagles fans these days may be hesitant to buy jerseys of their favorite player, for fear that Chip Kelly may cut or trade him.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

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Consumers Plan To Spend More On Mom This Mother’s Day

According to the National Retail Federation, consumers are expected to spend more than $21 billion for Mother’s Day.

05/05/2015

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3 On Your Side: Buying A Family Friendly Vehicle

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan reminds us, families in the market for a new ride need to keep certain factors in mind.

05/04/2015

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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.

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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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