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3 On Your Side: The Cost Of Child Care

Child care is a major expense for many families. It’s also an area where they want to get the very best. Despite that, there are still some areas where families can trim costs. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at the numbers.

08/04/2015

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3 On Your Side: The Dangers Of Leaving Your Pet In A Vehicle In Extreme Heat

Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe. But when the temperature soars like today, it can be deadly. 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan has more.

07/29/2015

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Blog: Corner Bakery Gives Away Free Cheesecake For Nat’l Cheesecake Day

Thursday, July 30th is National Cheesecake Day. To celebrate, eight Corner Bakery Cafe locations in our region will be giving out free cheesecake!

07/29/2015

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3 On Your Side: How To Spot A Credit Repair Scam

Now that the economy is starting to improve, many Americans are hoping to clean up their finances, pay down debt and improve a credit score. But 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan warns, you better do your homework first!

07/28/2015

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3 On Your Side: 1 In 3 Drivers Never Shops Around For Auto Insurance

So here’s a question for you. When was the last time that you shopped around for car insurance? A new survey finds that 1 in 3 drivers never shops around, and as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan reminds us, that could be costing them in the long run.

07/27/2015

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Gov’t: Fiat Chrysler Must Offer To Buy Back 500,000 Pickups

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler must offer to buy back from customers more than 500,000 Ram pickup trucks and other vehicles in the biggest such action in U.S. history as part of a costly deal […]

07/27/2015

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AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey Gas Prices Still Falling

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.54, down 3 cents from last week.

07/25/2015

3 On Your Side: Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Furniture Sir-Plus

Authorities say customers paid for furniture that was never delivered and then were promised refunds that they never received. The operators of several Philadelphia furniture stores are in hot water tonight after customers claim they were ripped off. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that they operated under a number of different business names, but were commonly known as Furniture Sir-Plus.

07/23/2015

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3 On Your Side: Online Dating Scams Often Target Seniors

Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, many of those being targeted by online dating scams are senior citizens.

07/22/2015

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Chrysler Patches Software After Vehicles Found Vulnerable To Hack

The fix is for cars, trucks, and SUVs that use Chrysler’s Uconnect feature, an Internet-connected dashboard system.

07/22/2015

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3 On Your Side: Parents Out-Of-Pocket Spending Is #1 Source Of College Funding

An annual report finds families spent a lot more to send students to college this past academic year.

07/21/2015

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Popularity Of Adult Coloring Books Is On The Rise

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds, adult coloring has become extremely popular in recent months.

07/20/2015

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3 On Your Side: Home Inventory Apps

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at an easy way to make sure your property is protected.

07/20/2015

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AAA Mid-Atlantic: New Jersey Gas Prices Down Slightly

AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.57, down 2 cents from last week.

07/18/2015

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3 On Your Side: Things To Know About Tenderized Meat

Jim Donovan shares some information on what you need to know about tenderized meat products.

07/17/2015

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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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