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3 On Your Side: The Cost Of March Madness

Let the games begin! March Madness kicks off this week, and basketball fans are willing to invest time and money to watch their favorite teams. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at the cost to fans – and to employers.

03/17/2015

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Survey: A Wedding In Philadelphia Now Costs An Average Of About $45K

First comes love, then comes marriage…then comes the potential for a whole lot of debt.

03/17/2015

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Experts: Gas Prices Will Continue To Drop

The national average for a gallon of regular is $2.42 right now — $1.12 less than this time last year.

03/17/2015

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Pa. Liquor Control Board Says No Way To Powdered Alcohol Sales in Commonwealth

The PLCB’s Stacy Kriedeman says the state store system will not put powdered alcohol products, equally subject to state regulations, on its shelves.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/16/2015

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Blog: Downtown Disney Hotels Offering Teacher Appreciation Rates

By Jim Donovan: Heading to Disney? If you’re a teacher or a member of a school’s support staff you may want to take advantage of a promotion being extended in Downtown Disney. The seven Downtown […]

03/16/2015

3 On Your Side: New Ways To Borrow Money

When you think of taking out a loan, do you automatically think of heading to the bank? Well as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, these days more and more people are heading to the online marketplace, especially if the loan is for non-traditional reasons.

03/13/2015

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3 On Your Side: Grocery Shopping Apps

Toss that hand written shopping list, scrap the coupons and dump the calculator that you use to figure out the best deal. Grocery shopping has gone high tech. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that more and more these days, all you need to bring to the supermarket is your smart phone.

03/13/2015

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AAA Mid-Atlantic Says Flat Tire Calls Exceed Car Battery Calls

By Jim Donovan: AAA Mid-Atlantic has been rescuing stranded motorists with flat tires throughout the Philadelphia area all week, as they succumb to the widespread crop of potholes around the region. Calls to AAA for […]

03/13/2015

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Out With The Old Eagles Merchandise, In With The New, in South Philadelphia

At Lincoln Financial Field, a sales associate at the Eagles Pro Shop was steam-pressing the name “Murray” and the number “29” on a midnight green jersey.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

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‘Net Abuzz With Philadelphia Subletters and Visitors Hoping To See Pope Francis Here

Dozens of pages of listings have already been posted to the web site known as “Craig’s List.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/13/2015

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Study: Millennials Twice As Likely To Feel Scammed By Big Banks

New data reveals one in four people feel “scammed” by bank fees, and “megabank” customers are twice as likely to feel that way.

03/13/2015

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3 On Your Side: Uber Passenger Rating

The ride-sharing service Uber has become extremely popular and after taking a trip riders can rate how good or bad their driver was. But did you know that Uber drivers can also rate passengers? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains.

03/12/2015

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3 On Your Side: St. Patrick’s Day Spending

The wearing of the green won’t translate to as much green for retailers this St. Patrick’s Day. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at some of the reasons consumers may not be as willing to splurge.

03/12/2015

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3 On Your Side: Employee Surveys

Are you happy at work? Does your boss listen to you? These are some of the questions being asked in surveys popping up at companies across the country. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains.

03/11/2015

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A Beer Aficionado’s Beer Makes A Quiet Visit to Philadelphia

It’s coming to a select number of taverns in Philadelphia, beginning at 5pm today.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/11/2015

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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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