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3 On Your Side: More Boys Getting Into The Babysitting Business

Going out this weekend and need to find a sitter to watch the kids? Well these days more and more boys are getting into the baby-sitting business. 3 On your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds they’re signing up for kid duty after realizing they can earn big bucks.

10/24/2014

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3 On Your Side: Avoiding Concert/Sports Ticket Scams

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice for fans seeking the best seats.

10/23/2014

Angie’s List: Finding A Reputable Auto Body Shop

In this week’s Angie’s List report, Jim Donovan has some things you need to know before you choose an auto body shop.

10/23/2014

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3 On Your Side: Confusion Regarding Airbag Recalls

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds there’s lots of confusion over which vehicles are actually considered unsafe.

10/22/2014

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3 On Your Side: Video Chat Customer Service

By Jim Donovan PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — How many times have you just wanted to speak to a real customer service person on the phone, but instead you get a computerized voice asking for account numbers […]

10/21/2014

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3 On Your Side: After Series Of Hacking Incidents, Some Consumers Nervous About Shopping At Impacted Stores

In a new poll 3 On Your Side’s Jim Donovan finds that some consumers are nervous about shopping at impacted stores.

10/21/2014

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3 On Your Side: Thanksgiving Air Travel Advice

When it comes to booking Thanksgiving airfares, travelers don’t get too much flexibility around the Thursday holiday. The days with the highest fares are the days the most people want to travel – the Wednesday before, and the Sunday after.

10/16/2014

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3 On Your Side: Wild Month For Stocks

It’s been a rocky few weeks for the stock market, and Wednesday was no different, U.S. stocks ended a wild day mostly lower. Stocks took a dive at the start of the opening bell, the Dow plummeted as much as 460 points in afternoon trading, ending the day down 173 points.

10/16/2014

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3 On Your Side: Picture Perfect Way To Shop

It’s the picture perfect way to purchase everything from clothes to light bulbs. 3 on Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan shows you the latest way to buy exactly what you want, in a snap.

10/14/2014

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3 On Your Side: Avoiding ATM Fees

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice so that you can trim the amount of money you spend to use your money.

10/14/2014

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3 On Your Side: Selling Frequent Flyer Miles Is Risky

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan warns, before you cash-in you need to know the risks.

10/13/2014

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3 On Your Side: Social Security Lists Living Woman As Dead

Each year the Social Security Administration lists thousands of people as dead who are actually very much alive! 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds it all has to do with erroneous entries in what is known as the Death Master File.

10/10/2014

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Kmart Becomes Latest Retailer Hit By Data Theft

Sears Holdings Corp. said Friday that a data breach at its Kmart stores that started last month may have compromised some customers’ credit and debit cards.

10/10/2014

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3 On Your Side: Winter Heating Costs

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at the numbers.

10/08/2014

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3 On Your Side: Holiday Spending Expected To Increase 4.1%

Do you plan on spending more around the holidays this year? Early estimates from retailers forecast the biggest increase in holiday sales since 2011.

10/07/2014

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