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3 On Your Side: Former Casino Workers Could Be Targeted As Unemployment Benefits Run Out

First they lost their jobs, now many are losing their unemployment benefits. Next, could they be targeted by scam artists? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has a warning for former casino workers who may be struggling to remain in their homes.

03/25/2015

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3 On Your Side: Study Abroad May Help In Job Hunt

For decades study abroad programs have allowed college students to explore the world while completing their studies. But as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, spending time abroad can actually give students an edge in the job hunt after graduation.

03/18/2015

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3 On Your Side: The Cost Of March Madness

Let the games begin! March Madness kicks off this week, and basketball fans are willing to invest time and money to watch their favorite teams. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan looks at the cost to fans – and to employers.

03/17/2015

3 On Your Side: New Ways To Borrow Money

When you think of taking out a loan, do you automatically think of heading to the bank? Well as 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, these days more and more people are heading to the online marketplace, especially if the loan is for non-traditional reasons.

03/13/2015

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3 On Your Side: Grocery Shopping Apps

Toss that hand written shopping list, scrap the coupons and dump the calculator that you use to figure out the best deal. Grocery shopping has gone high tech. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that more and more these days, all you need to bring to the supermarket is your smart phone.

03/13/2015

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3 On Your Side: Uber Passenger Rating

The ride-sharing service Uber has become extremely popular and after taking a trip riders can rate how good or bad their driver was. But did you know that Uber drivers can also rate passengers? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains.

03/12/2015

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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.

03/12/2015

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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.

03/11/2015

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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?

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.

03/09/2015

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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.

03/09/2015

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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 […]

03/04/2015

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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.

03/04/2015

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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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