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Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.


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Opinion: With Economics Intertwined With Foreign Affairs Romney Will Win The Final Presidential Debate

Romney’s ideas – if presented fresh and enthusiastically hopeful for America’s future – can be the final bump he needs to win this election.


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Philadelphia Voters Share Their Thoughts On First Presidential Debate

The stakes couldn’t be any bigger. As the two men vying to be the next president of the United States made their case, our cameras were there as people watched the debate.


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3 On Your Side: Parents Stuck With Student Loan Debt

If you think that it’s just recent grads that are struggling to pay student loans, think again. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, more and more people are heading into retirement with student loan debt.


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3 On Your Side: Credit Lessons For College Students

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds that while credit card laws are supposed to protect young people from piling up too much debt, there are still some risks.


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Move-in Day At Local Universities Means The Start Of Financial Worries For Many Students

Wednesday was move-in day at Temple University, and the dorms were buzzing with new freshman and their parents.



3 On Your Side: Repaying Student Loans

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan tells us what new graduates can expect when it comes to paying those bills.


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A Spouse’s Bad Credit

What do you do to protect your good credit when tying the knot with someone whose credit is a disaster?


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What To Do When Student Loans Start Piling Up

If you’re broke and have no income, call (don’t text) the lender and ask for help.


BLOG: Avoid Applying For Store Credit Cards

By Jim Donovan:   Like clockwork, each January I have a tendency of doing a lot of credit card related stories.  I find that once the holiday credit card bills start coming in, people are more apt […]


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BLOG: Your Credit Vs. Avg. Philly Credit

By Jim Donovan: Last year as part of finance story,  I conducted an interview with a couple that had over $60,000 in credit card debt. It takes a lot to shock me, but I have […]



New Poll Shows More Americans Would Rather Pay Off Their Debt Than Save

The economy is tight right now, but a new poll shows given a choice, Americans would rather pay down their debt than contribute to savings.


Stigall Show Log 9.2.11

Chris discusses the decision to move his speech to a joint session of Congress to 7pm next Thursday, he talks to Chris Butler about the AT&T/T-Mobile merger and CBS 3′s Beasley Reese about the Eagles last pre-season game.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–09/02/2011

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New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez Speaks On “Super Committee” And The Debt

With all the economic uncertainty of the last couple weeks, there has been an increasing call for Congress and the White House to forget about summer vacations, return to Washington and do something.


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Legal Expert Says One Way To Deal With The Debt Problem Is To CHANGE The Constitution

The debt and deficit deal of last week doesn’t solve anything, according to a lawyer and author who says the only hope for the future is to carefully change the Constitution, and not by amendment.