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3 On Your Side: Added Benefits When Using Credit/Debit Cards

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at potentially priceless perks just in time for shopping season

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3 On Your Side: Do Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Pose A Health Risk?

The hum of leaf blowers will be a familiar sound this weekend with many people cleaning up the last batch of leaves on their property. But the noise isn’t what’s concerning some people, it’s a potential health hazard. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has that story.

11/21/2014

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3 On Your Side: Federal Agency Pushing For Prepaid Credit Card Protections

Pre-paid credit cards are becoming increasingly popular. That has a federal agency pushing for some of the same protections consumers have when using other cards.

11/21/2014

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3 On Your Side: Faulty Tire Repairs Pose Risk To Drivers

In less than a week millions of people will be hitting the road to celebrate Thanksgiving. Many could be driving on tires that put them at risk. How was your last flat tire fixed? As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, a faulty repair could change a life forever.

11/21/2014

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3 On Your Side: Danna Ntaka Rental Scams Continue

She claims to be a doctor and landlord, yet she rents out homes she doesn’t own! 3 On Your Side’s Jim Donovan first told you about her several years ago. Now wanted by police, some say she’s the queen of scams and is still up to her old tricks.

11/17/2014

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3 On Your Side: Key Copy Warning

It’s a new way to potentially steal your keys and break into your house. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tests whether a snapshot of your key could be the secret to opening the door to your home.

11/14/2014

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3 On Your Side: Healthcare.gov Enrollment Begins Saturday

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at the expectations, and what consumers need to know.

11/13/2014

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3 On Your Side: Data Breaches Not Changing Most Shoppers’ Habits

Most Americans know about large data breaches that have affected a number of retailers, banks and online sites over the past year. But Jim Donovan finds, that’s not changing the majority of shoppers’ habits.

11/12/2014

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3 On Your Side: You May Have To Do Some Digging For Thanksgiving Travel Deals

One of the busiest travel periods of the entire year is just about two weeks away. If you haven’t booked Thanksgiving airfare yet, you’re not entirely out of luck.

11/11/2014

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3 On Your Side: Restaurants Charging For What Used To Be Free Stuff

You know what they say, there’s no such thing in life as a free lunch. But what if you went to a restaurant and had to pay extra for condiments or a glass of water? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at an increasing trend that some say is tough to swallow.

11/10/2014

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3 On Your Side: Many College Grads Not Working In Careers Requiring Degrees

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent in October, the lowest level since July 2008 and down from 7.2 percent a year earlier. Employers have now added at least 200,000 jobs for nine straight months — the longest such stretch since 1995.

11/07/2014

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3 On Your Side: Pointless Oversized Packaging

A warning about what some say are misleading products. These are items that may have you thinking you’re getting more for your money than you really are. Consumer reporter Jim Donovan investigates and shows you the simple thing you can do to shop smarter.

11/06/2014

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3 On Your Side: Holiday Spending Plan

Even if you think it’s too soon to start holiday shopping, you might consider sitting down to plan your budget and spending. As 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan finds, it could save you money in the end.

11/05/2014

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3 On Your Side: Wearable Tech Devices For Kids

Wearable tech devices, it seems that every time you turn around they’re getting smaller, and now many new devices are meant for kids. Like the grown-up gadgets, some are designed to turn fitness into fun. But as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, others are more focused on safety.

11/03/2014

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3 On Your Side: Best November Shopping Deals

To buy or not to buy, how do you know when you’re getting a really good deal? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan heads straight to the experts and offers advice for November bargain hunters.

10/31/2014

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