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Home Depot Hiring 80,000

By Jim Donovan: The Home Depot has begun filling more than 80,000 positions as it prepares for spring, the company’s busiest selling season. The company is now recruiting for positions both in its stores and […]

02/10/2015

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Blog: Wegmans and Amazon Top Harris Reputation Poll

By Jim Donovan: So what company has the best reputation in America? Well according to a recent Harris Poll, drum roll please, the answer is Wegmans Food Markets. Wegmans took the top spot among the […]

02/10/2015

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3 On Your Side: Valentine’s Spending To Average $142

A new survey finds Americans will spend a whopping $18.9 billion dollars on Valentine’s Day gifts for loved ones this year. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at Valentine’s Day based on the numbers.

02/09/2015

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Philadelphia Auto Show Breaks Several Attendance Records

Not only was the show the second-most attended in the 114 years it’s been taking place, but the final weekend was the best weekend in the show’s history.

02/09/2015

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3 On Your Side: Learn How To Get Drugstore Deals With The Coupon Mom

Plan on doing some shopping this weekend? Well when it comes to getting great deals, the last place you probably think of heading to is the drug store. But as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan shows us, if you play your cards right, you could end up saving more money than you can at your supermarket.

02/06/2015

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Turbo Tax Resumes Filing State Returns After Initial Fraud Concerns

By Jim Donovan: Turbo Tax has resumed e-filing of state income tax returns. The resumption comes after the company temporarily paused transmissions upon seeing an increase in suspicious filings and attempts by criminals to use […]

02/06/2015

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Delaware Valley Plumbers Say Frigid Weather Means Lots of Frozen Pipes in Homes

Cherry Hill-based plumbing specialist Tom Hutchinson says that with recent temperatures getting down to about 11 degrees, pipes in many homes have already frozen. The trouble, he says, will come as those pipes thaw.

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Pepperidge Farm Recalls 46,000 Packages Of Bagels Due To Allergy Risk

Pepperidge Farm is recalling about 46,000 packages of bagels because they may contain peanuts or almonds that could set off a serious allergic reaction.

02/06/2015

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Turbo Tax Halts Filing Of State Returns Amid Fraud Concerns

By Jim Donovan: UPDATE: Intuit Inc.announced that TurboTax has resumed e-filing of state income tax returns as of 3 p.m. Pacific time today. The resumption comes after the company temporarily paused transmissions upon seeing an […]

02/06/2015

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3 On Your Side: Millions of Anthem Records Compromised In Hacking

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice to protect yourself.

02/05/2015

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3 On Your Side: Confusing Food Dates

We’ve all seem them, the dates stamped on basically everything at the grocery store. But at least one advocacy group says those dates are confusing and 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that many consumers are tossing out good food and money because of them.

02/04/2015

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3 On Your Side: Secret Reports Tracking Your Financial Life

By Jim Donovan PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We’ve all pretty much heard of credit reports, but did you know that there are dozens of other secret reports tracking your every move?  With lenders, utilities, and other […]

02/03/2015

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3 On Your Side: Protecting Your Smartphone In Frigid Weather

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice to keep it functioning.

02/03/2015

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3 On Your Side: Teens Flee Facebook

A new survey finds that for the first time Facebook use is declining among teens. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us, a large number of kids ages 13 to 17 are dropping off the social media site.

02/02/2015

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Pa. Consumers Warned Of Resurgent Tax Scam

Attorney General Kathleen Kane is warning Pa. residents about a common telephone scam that often crops up during tax season.

02/02/2015

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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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