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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 […]

3 hours ago

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3 On Your Side: Keeping Coworkers Happy

More and more companies are taking steps to keep their employees happy with perks that were unheard of just a few years ago. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, in some offices there’s even a person on staff paid to keep up with the extras, and keep them coming.

7 hours ago

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3 On Your Side: Top BBB Complaints

What types of companies aggravate you the most? The Better Business Bureau is out with its list of industries that get the most customer complaints. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has the details.

03/03/2015

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3 On Your Side: Colleges Looking At More Than Standardized Test Scores For Admission

It used to be that getting into a good college or university depended on how high you scored on a standardized test. But with an average graduation rate of about 59-percent at four year schools, administrators are starting to rethink the selection process. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, many schools now want to know a whole lot more about applicants before asking them to attend.

03/02/2015

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3 On Your Side: Spring Break For Travelers On A Budget

Tired of the cold weather and thinking of planning a trip? For travelers hoping to stretch their dollar this spring, there’s good news and bad news. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds it all depends on your destination.

02/27/2015

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3 On Your Side: Big Repair Bills From Thomas Edison Electric

How can a flickering light lead to an $8,000 repair bill? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan goes searching for answers.

02/25/2015

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3 On Your Side: Job Hunting Apps That Are Similar To Dating Apps

Looking for a new job? It can be time consuming and you probably don’t want your current boss to find out. But the latest recruiting tools claim to make it easier and keep it secret. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains how.

02/25/2015

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3 On Your Side: Bogus Phone Bill Charges

They’re charges that she didn’t agree to and wanted removed from her bill. But it was easier said than done. Exactly who is ultimately responsible for what appears on your phone bill? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains.

02/24/2015

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3 On Your Side: Despite Lackluster Savings, People Feel More Secure

How much money do you have in emergency savings? A new report finds that in many cases American families are often living very close to the financial edge.

02/23/2015

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3 On Your Side: Grocery Shop With Instacart App

Want to skip the hassle of making a trip to the grocery store? A new wave of delivery services are promising to give customers instant gratification. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan shows us, all you need is a smartphone.

02/20/2015

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3 On Your Side: Cold Snowy Weather Can Impact Your Bottom Line

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, the cold snowy weather could be costing us more than we think.

02/17/2015

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3 On Your Side: LIHEAP Assistance

While temperatures continue to hover in single digits, this is the time when heating your home is top of mind and gas and electric bills begin to rise. If you think you’ll have problems paying your home heating bills, help may be only an application away. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains.

02/16/2015

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3 On Your Side: Goodwill Valentine’s Day Wedding Dress Sale

On Saturday love will be in the air as many celebrate Valentine’s Day. For some brides-to-be the day will also involve shopping for a wedding dress. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us about one sale that allows brides to toss out the bouquet, but not their budget.

02/13/2015

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3 On Your Side: Choosing A Tax Preparer

Even though the federal filing deadline is more than two months away, tax season is already in full swing. Consumers choosing a tax preparer should choose wisely. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice so that you won’t become a victim in any tax-related scams.

02/11/2015

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3 On Your Side: Name Your Own Price Online Shopping

So do you enjoy shopping online but miss the opportunity to haggle? Well these days you can do both. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, it all depends on knowing where to click.

02/10/2015

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