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Mimicking Airlines, Hotels Across The Country Get Fee-happy

This year, hotels will take in a record $2.25 billion in revenue from such add-ons, 6 percent more than in 2013 and nearly double that of a decade ago, according to a new study released Monday by Hanson.

08/26/2014

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3 On Your Side: TSA Pre-Check Takes Off With Regular Airline Passengers

Tired of waiting on those long airport security lines when traveling by plane? There could be a solution for you, it called TSA Pre-Check.

08/22/2014

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3 On Your Side: College Identity Theft Advice

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some advice for keeping personal data safe on campus.

08/21/2014

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UPS Stores Hit By Computer Virus, Cherry Hill One Of Them

By Jim Donovan Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states, including a store […]

08/21/2014

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Bank Of America Agrees To Nearly $17B Settlement

The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis

08/21/2014

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3 On Your Side: New Vehicle Technology That Could Save Lives

The government says nearly 1,100 lives could be saved every year with cars that “talk” to each other. 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan looks at the push for V2V, or vehicle to vehicle, technology.

08/20/2014

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NHTSA Offers Online Vehicle Recall Check

By Jim Donovan: Sometimes trying to find out if you have an outstanding recall on your car, truck or SUV is easier said than done. But now the U.S. government is offering a free online […]

08/20/2014

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Egg Harbor Township Hotel To Pay $64k For Price Gouging During Sandy

By Jim Donovan: The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that Amy Hotels, LLC, d/b/a “Econo Lodge” (“Amy Hotels”) in Egg Harbor Township, has agreed to pay $64,543.96 to resolve the State’s allegations […]

08/20/2014

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Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled For Salmonella Risk

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

08/19/2014

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Recaro Recalls Over 39,000 Child Safety Seats

The recall covers ProSport model 385 seats made from June 16, 2010, to Jan. 31, 2013. The problem happens when the seats are installed with the lower latch anchors and without the top tether.

08/19/2014

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Starbucks Delves Into Food Truck Business

The company is currently testing food trucks – or java trucks, if you will – at three colleges in the United States.

08/19/2014

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3 On Your Side: Locking Your Credit & Debit Cards

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at how you can turn your cards on and off remotely.

08/18/2014

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Police Warn Customers Of Utility Phone Scam Making Rounds In Suburban Philadelphia

PECO customers beware. Police are investigating a telephone scam now making the rounds in suburban Philadelphia. Detectives say at least half dozen people have already been conned out of thousands of dollars.

08/18/2014

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3 On Your Side: Bankrate Report Finds 36% Of Americans Have No Retirement Savings

How much money do you have saved for retirement? If the answer is nothing, you’re not alone.

08/18/2014

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Is A Nutella Shortage On The Way?

Nutella-lovers the world over could be in for some bad news concerning their favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread.

08/18/2014

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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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