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3 On Your Side: Rental Car Insurance During The Summer Travel Season

During the summer travel season, consumers rent more cars than ever. And at the checkout counter, you’re likely to be asked if you want to buy insurance.

08/05/2014

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Popular Shoe Company Under Fire For ‘Sexist’ Ads

The advertisements – for “Husband Hunting” and “First Day of Kindergarten” shoes, among others – are part of the company’s latest campaign.

08/05/2014

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Angie’s List: Removing Trees From Your Property

In this week’s Angie’s List report, Jim Donovan has information you need if your tree is on its last limb.

08/05/2014

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Mortgage Closing Costs Are On The Rise

By Jim Donovan: Are you in the market for a new home? Or maybe you’re thinking of refinancing the home loan you already have? If so, mortgage closing costs are on the rise. According to […]

08/04/2014

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Pennsylvania’s Top Doctor Says Little To Fear Here From Ebola

As the ebola virus epidemic in West Africa continues to claim victims, there are lingering questions about whether we’ll see an outbreak in the United States.

08/04/2014

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P.F. Chang’s Names 33 Restaurants In Data Breach, Including Some In Philadelphia Area

Restaurants in Collegeville, Pa., Glen Mills, Pa., and Princeton, NJ are affected.

08/04/2014

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3 On Your Side: Simple Summer Gatherings On A Budget

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds there’s still plenty of time between now and Labor Day to host simple summer gatherings without breaking the budget.

08/01/2014

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New Philadelphia GameStop Policy Requires Customer Fingerprints When Trading In Games

GameStop is now requiring its customers in Philadelphia, but not in the suburbs, to provide a fingerprint scan on certain transactions.

08/01/2014

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3 On Your Side: Best Days To Find Coupons

Are you the type of shopper who’s always looking for a coupon to maximize your savings? Well if you think that coupons are just released at random, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan says, think again.

07/31/2014

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Pa. Will Allow Some Junk Food at School Bake Sales, Not So NJ or Del.

A new federal law allows individual states to set their own number of fundraiser exemptions for junk food sold in schools. Pennsylvania and a handful of other states have done so.

07/31/2014

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3 On Your Side: Mixed Results In New Small Car Crash Tests

An insurance industry financed research group recently put small cars through new tougher crash tests and as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, the results were mixed.

07/30/2014

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Phila. Parking Authority Admits Confusion About Motorcycle Parking Rules

The Philadelphia Parking Authority says some of its officers apparently didn’t get the word about its new pilot program that lets motorcycle and scooter riders park for free in specially designated spaces.

07/30/2014

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Better Business Bureau Warns Runners To ‘Do Their Homework’ Before Signing Up For Themed Races

Apparently, the organization has been receiving complaints about various “fun runs” that have been canceled with short notice.

07/30/2014

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3 On Your Side: 1 In 3 Have Delinquent Debts In Collection

A study released by the Urban Institute finds that 35 percent of people with credit reports have delinquencies that are in collections.

07/29/2014

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Wegmans Planning 10 New Stores In 5 States, Including Pa. & NJ

Wegmans Food Markets says it plans to add 10 new stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions over the next year or two.

07/29/2014

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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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