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Smoked Salmon Sold In Mid-Atlantic Area Recalled

Acme Smoked Fish Corp. said Tuesday that it is voluntarily recalling 564 pounds of Imported (Product of Denmark) Acme 4oz. (113g) smoked salmon with a lot code of L.05122014.

11/18/2014

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3 On Your Side: Retailers Call Thanksgiving Grey Thursday

As Black Friday gives way to Grey Thursday and Cyber Monday continues to grow — strategizing for the best deals can be confusing.

11/18/2014

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Penalties Rise If You Don’t Have Health Insurance In 2015

By Jim Donovan: We’re just days into open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and while people begin reviewing their health insurance coverage options I wanted to be sure that everyone was aware […]

11/18/2014

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The much-anticipated device is available for pre-order today and is available exclusively with AT&T service.

AmazonFresh Now Delivering To Some Philadelphia Residents

AmazonFresh combines grocery and other shopping into a single order. It’s now available to Amazon Prime subscribers in Philadelphia delivery areas.

11/18/2014

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3 On Your Side: Danna Ntaka Rental Scams Continue

She claims to be a doctor and landlord, yet she rents out homes she doesn’t own! 3 On Your Side’s Jim Donovan first told you about her several years ago. Now wanted by police, some say she’s the queen of scams and is still up to her old tricks.

11/17/2014

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Wells Fargo To Host Home Preservation Workshop Thursday 11/20

By Jim Donovan: Wells Fargo is hosting a free Home Preservation Workshop for customers who may be facing financial hardships and unable to pay their mortgage. The event will be held on Thursday, November 20 […]

11/17/2014

gas prices

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 $2.76, down 2 cents from last week.

11/15/2014

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3 On Your Side: Key Copy Warning

It’s a new way to potentially steal your keys and break into your house. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tests whether a snapshot of your key could be the secret to opening the door to your home.

11/14/2014

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3 On Your Side: Healthcare.gov Enrollment Begins Saturday

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at the expectations, and what consumers need to know.

11/13/2014

(The US government's web site with official information about the new health care law is at healthcare.gov.)

A Simpler Process is Promised As Obamacare Enrollment Is Set to Reopen

Health care advocates are gearing up for the new insurance enrollment period in the Affordable Care Act.

11/13/2014

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3 On Your Side: Data Breaches Not Changing Most Shoppers’ Habits

Most Americans know about large data breaches that have affected a number of retailers, banks and online sites over the past year. But Jim Donovan finds, that’s not changing the majority of shoppers’ habits.

11/12/2014

(Tom Wlodkowski demonstrates a beta version of Comcast's "Talking Guide" for the blind and visually impaired.  Photo by Ian Bush)

Comcast Readying a Cable TV Guide For The Blind

On-screen television program guides make channel surfing a breeze — unless you can’t see them.

11/12/2014

(Andrew Stober testifies before a City Council committee about smartphone apps that let a driver auction off a pubic parking space.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Officials Have Harsh Words For Sell-Your-Parking-Space Apps

Andrew Stober, of the Mayor’s Office of Transportation, testified that apps that allow an on-street parking space be sold by one driver to another should be banned in Philadelphia.

11/12/2014

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NJ Health Insurance Co-op Spreading Word About Obamacare Open Enrollment

At the Hamilton train station in suburban Trenton, representatives of Health Republic Insurance wore purple shirts as they handed out brochures and reusable shopping bags to commuters.

11/12/2014

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3 On Your Side: You May Have To Do Some Digging For Thanksgiving Travel Deals

One of the busiest travel periods of the entire year is just about two weeks away. If you haven’t booked Thanksgiving airfare yet, you’re not entirely out of luck.

11/11/2014

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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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