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US Files Charge Against Toyota, $1.2B Penalty

The U.S. government announced a $1.2 billion settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday and filed a criminal charge alleging the company defrauded consumers by issuing misleading statements about safety issues in Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

03/19/2014

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Angie’s List: Important Advice On Jewelry Appraisals

Do you have any valuable pieces of jewelry in your home? When was the last time you had them appraised? In this week’s Angie’s List report, Jim Donovan explains why you might want to get it done soon.

03/17/2014

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3 On Your Side: Trip Planning Using Social Media

Does the dreary winter weather have you thinking about taking a vacation? If so, you may want to check out Twitter and Facebook.

02/20/2014

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3 On Your Side: $99 Wedding Dress Sale This Saturday

No matter what shape the economy is in, the cost of getting married doesn’t come cheap. But 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has found a way to save.

02/07/2014

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3 On Your Side: Hotel Company Is Latest Data Breach Target

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has the details on who may be affected and offers tips to stay secure.

02/04/2014

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3 On Your Side: Saving Money At The Movies

It’s a perfect time to catch all of the big pictures of the year before the Academy Awards are given out. But all that movie-going can empty a wallet fast, so 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has some advice to trim costs.

01/24/2014

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3 On Your Side: New Mortgage Rules

How will these new rules impact you down the road? 3 O Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan takes a look.

01/13/2014

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3 On Your Side: Best Things To Buy In January

Many people plan to stay clear of the mall for a while and rest their credit cards, but 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan says bargain hunters can find some great deals in January.

01/07/2014

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3 On Your Side: Financial Outlook For 2014

A new year, a fresh start, and for many — big plans for big changes. If you’ve made a resolution to improve your finances in 2014, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan joins us with some advice.

01/06/2014

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3 On Your Side: Chase Limits Debit Card Use Due To Target Hacking

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us, at least one big bank is not taking any chances and some last-minute shoppers may be frozen in their tracks because of the security breach.

12/23/2013

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Women, Take Note: Touching Men’s Boxers Might Make You Spend More Money

If you still have some holiday shopping left to do, you might want to save the men’s department for last.

12/18/2013

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3 On Your Side: Consumer Data Agencies Are Watching You

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan shows you how to check out if you’ve got a record.

12/05/2013

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3 On Your Side: Airlines Bundling Services

As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, packaging the perks is a trend that’s taking off. From bundles to subscription services, there are a number of offers out there.

12/04/2013

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3 On Your Side: Healthcare.gov Site Still Has Glitches

It’s been two months since the Obama administration rolled out the health care enrollment website and, from the start there were problems. The administration vowed to fix the issues by December 1. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has a status report.

12/02/2013

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3 On Your Side: Holiday Travel ID Theft

As 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan reminds us, taking a few simple steps before, during and after your trip can protect your personal and financial information from identity thieves.

11/27/2013

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