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Blog: GameStop To Hire 1,000 Holiday Workers In Philly Region

By Jim Donovan: GameStop is the latest retailer to announce holiday hiring plans. GameStop says it will be hiring 25,000 workers across the U.S. this holiday season, including opening up over 1,000 jobs in the […]


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3 On Your Side: The Most Reliable Vehicles

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan looks at the rankings and has tells us about a popular feature that’s being blamed as a big problem in new vehicles.


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Blog: Best Time For Shopping Bargains

By Jim Donovan: Sometimes waiting to shop at a specific time can lead to big savings. In the November issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, experts share the best times for shoppers to look for […]


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3 On Your Side: Deciphering Confusing Car Buying Jargon

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, the terms used in automotive ads and on the car lot, may be confusing.


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Blog: Shred/Recycling Event Saturday 11/1 For Burlington Co. Residents

By Jim Donovan: Burlington County residents will have one last opportunity this year to shred confidential documents and safely dispose of computers, TVs, and more on Saturday, November 1st from 9 am – 1 pm. […]



Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News Warn Of Subscription Scam

By Jim Donovan: I recently alerted CBS 3 viewers about a subscription scam involving the New York Times, well now the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News are warning subscribers about fraudulent renewal notices too. The […]


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3 On Your Side: Avoiding Concert/Sports Ticket Scams

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice for fans seeking the best seats.



Mortgage Rates Fall For 5th Straight Week

By Jim Donovan: Some good news to report for potential home buyers or those looking to refinance. For the fifth straight week mortgage rates have fallen. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said today that the nationwide […]


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3 On Your Side: Confusion Regarding Airbag Recalls

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds there’s lots of confusion over which vehicles are actually considered unsafe.



Blog: FREE College Planning Workshops

By Jim Donovan: The process of planning and paying for college can certainly put a strain on your wallet. It can also put a strain on your family relationships. In an effort to support families […]


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Social Security Payments To Increase By $20 A Month

By Jim Donovan: Millions of older Americans who rely on federal Social Security benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday. The increase amounts to about […]


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Blog: FREE Shredding Event This Saturday 10/18 In Springfield, PA

By Jim Donovan: Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) and its Springfield Branch are hosting a FREE Shred Event this Saturday, rain or shine. The public is invited to bring confidential, personal documents to be […]


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3 On Your Side: Wild Month For Stocks

It’s been a rocky few weeks for the stock market, and Wednesday was no different, U.S. stocks ended a wild day mostly lower. Stocks took a dive at the start of the opening bell, the Dow plummeted as much as 460 points in afternoon trading, ending the day down 173 points.



Gasket Leaks Prompt Lexus Recall

By Jim Donovan: Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire. The recall involves 2007 through 2010 Model Year LS; […]



Baby Wipes Removed From Shelves Due To Bacteria Risk

By Jim Donovan: Nutek Disposables, Inc. is recalling baby wipes sold at Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s and because some packages may contain bacteria. Nutek manufactured the wipes under the brand names Cuties, […]





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