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PA Attorney General Sues Drivehere.com, Car Vision and Carvision.com

By Jim Donovan: The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office has filed a lawsuit against three Philadelphia-area car dealerships and their president amid allegations that they sold and leased used cars at inflated prices, used deceptive business […]

03/25/2015

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Blog: Wegmans Hiring For Concordville/Glen Mills Location

By Jim Donovan: Wegmans has announced that it’s now hiring and training full-time employees for its Concordville store in Glen Mills, set to open Nov. 8, 2015. The Concordville store will employ approximately 525 people, […]

03/25/2015

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GM Recalls 92,000 Chevy Malibu Sedans For Sunroof Control Problem

By Jim Donovan: General Motors is recalling nearly 92,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls. The recall covers cars from the 2013 through 2015 model years. The automaker […]

03/24/2015

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Blog: Financial Empowerment Centers Offer FREE Help

By Jim Donovan: It’s been two years since the City of Philadelphia and Clarifi cut the ribbon on Financial Empowerment Centers designed to help local residents achieve financial stability. Two years later and now with […]

03/20/2015

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Blog: PECO “Pay Now” Scam Is Still Going Strong

By Jim Donovan: What I refer to as the Peco “Pay Now” scam seems to be resurfacing. I first reported on this last summer and while our 3 On Your Side consumer unit gets calls […]

03/18/2015

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Blog: ShopSmart Picks Best Brands

By Jim Donovan: Each year, the experts at ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, test thousands of products to help shoppers navigate the crowded marketplace and decide where to spend their dollars. ShopSmart’s April 2015 issue highlights […]

03/17/2015

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Blog: Downtown Disney Hotels Offering Teacher Appreciation Rates

By Jim Donovan: Heading to Disney? If you’re a teacher or a member of a school’s support staff you may want to take advantage of a promotion being extended in Downtown Disney. The seven Downtown […]

03/16/2015

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AAA Mid-Atlantic Says Flat Tire Calls Exceed Car Battery Calls

By Jim Donovan: AAA Mid-Atlantic has been rescuing stranded motorists with flat tires throughout the Philadelphia area all week, as they succumb to the widespread crop of potholes around the region. Calls to AAA for […]

03/13/2015

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Blog: Roadside Assistance Records Set For AAA in February

By Jim Donovan: AAA Mid-Atlantic says it saw February emergency roadside assistance calls for car battery issues jump double-digit percentages over February 2014. AAA Mid-Atlantic battery-related calls jumped 33 percent territory-wide this February over the […]

03/06/2015

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Blog: Air Canada To Launch Flights From Toronto To Atlantic City

By Jim Donovan: Air Canada has announced it is launching non-stop service between Toronto and Atlantic City. The seasonal service, to be flown by Air Canada Express, operated by Jazz, will offer four return trips […]

03/06/2015

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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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Blog: IHOP FREE Pancake Offer Tuesday, March 3

By Jim Donovan: Tuesday, March 3rd is National Pancake Day and IHOP customers can enjoy a FREE short stack of Buttermilk pancakes as part of the celebration. In return for the free pancakes, guests will […]

03/02/2015

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Home Improvement Tops New Jersey List Of Consumer Complaints

By Jim Donovan: Just in time for National Consumer Protection Week, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has released a Top 10 list of consumer complaint categories from 2014. The Office of Consumer Protection, […]

03/02/2015

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Blog: Best & Worst Things To Buy At Home Centers

By Jim Donovan: To buy or not to buy? When you’re shopping at Lowe’s, Home Depot, Sears, and Walmart that may be the question. After all, big-box retailers often carry many of the same home […]

02/27/2015

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Unlicensed Moving Companies Cited After NJ Consumer Affairs Sting

By Jim Donovan: The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is citing 19 unlicensed moving companies with violating state law, and assessing civil penalties of up to $2,500 each, as the result of an undercover […]

02/25/2015

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