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3 On Your Side: St. Patrick’s Day Spending

The wearing of the green won’t translate to as much green for retailers this St. Patrick’s Day. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at some of the reasons consumers may not be as willing to splurge.


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3 On Your Side: Employee Surveys

Are you happy at work? Does your boss listen to you? These are some of the questions being asked in surveys popping up at companies across the country. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains.


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A Beer Aficionado’s Beer Makes A Quiet Visit to Philadelphia

It’s coming to a select number of taverns in Philadelphia, beginning at 5pm today.

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3 On Your Side: To Tip Or Not To Tip When Using Digital Check-Out

New digital check-out systems are on the rise. Whether you pay using an app, or swipe and tap a screen, they’re popping up all over the place. But as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, in some places it also has people asking the question, to tip or not to tip?


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Wolf Administration To Begin Phaseout of Corbett’s Controversial Health Care Program

“Part of the reason we’re doing this in phases is to minimize any gaps in coverage,” an administration official says. “We want this to be an orderly and efficient transition.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

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3 On Your Side: Carbon Monoxide Detector Warning

It’s called a silent killer. Every year more than 400 people die and thousands of people head to the emergency room after being exposed to carbon monoxide. It’s an odorless, tasteless gas. Many homeowners rely on detectors for protection. But 3 On Your Side’s Jim Donovan has a warning about them you can’t afford to miss.


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3 On Your Side: Common Mistakes That Affect Credit Scores

If you’re thinking ahead to some spring cleaning, you may want to put tidying up finances and your credit report on that list. But first, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at some credit score missteps you may not even realize you’re making.


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With Potholes Everywhere, Delaware Valley Tire Shops Are Bustling

With the warm weather comes pothole season. A tire expert offers some advice.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

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PGW Warns Customers Of Door To Door Scam By Imposters

Philadelphia Gas Works is warning customers to beware of scammers showing up on their doorsteps.


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Blog: Roadside Assistance Records Set For AAA in February

By Jim Donovan: AAA Mid-Atlantic says it saw February emergency roadside assistance calls for car battery issues jump double-digit percentages over February 2014. AAA Mid-Atlantic battery-related calls jumped 33 percent territory-wide this February over the […]



Blog: Air Canada To Launch Flights From Toronto To Atlantic City

By Jim Donovan: Air Canada has announced it is launching non-stop service between Toronto and Atlantic City. The seasonal service, to be flown by Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz, will offer four return trips […]


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Nissan Recalls Cars For Hood Latch Problem

Nissan is recalling 640,000 more cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are being driven.


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Philadelphia Bars, Restaurants Offer Snow Day Specials

These are just some of the Philadelphia area restaurants offering snow day deals and specials, according to their Twitter feeds.


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Spring Marshmallow Madness Hits New Heights With ‘Peeps Milk’

Your favorite neon treat of spring now comes in liquid form.


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3 On Your Side: Tracking Emails

By Jim Donovan PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — They know when you’ve opened it, and where you were when you did. Who may be tracking your email?  3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us […]


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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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