Jim Donovan


McDonald’s Raising Pay For Workers At Company-Owned Locations

By Jim Donovan: McDonald’s says it’s raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy. Starting in July, the company says wages […]


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NJ & PA Among Most Financially Literate States

By Jim Donovan: National Financial Literacy Month begins today. How financially literate are you? The personal finance website, WalletHub, has released its report on 2015’s Most & Least Financially Literate States, which analyzes financial education […]


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3 On Your Side: New Regulations For Water Heaters

New federal regulations for water heaters go into effect in just a few weeks. The new rules are designed to make the heaters much more efficient.


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Blog: Nearly Half of Americans Are Saving Virtually Nothing

By Jim Donovan: Nearly half of Americans are saving no more than 5% of their incomes, according to a new Bankrate.com report. One in five (18%) are saving nothing at all, plus 28% who are […]


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PA Electricity Supplier May Shell Out $2.3 Million More In Refunds

By Jim Donovan: The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office today announced a proposed settlement with an electric generation supplier accused of deceptively marketing its variable electric rates to Pennsylvania consumers, many of whom filed complaints about […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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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 […]



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 […]


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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 […]



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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]



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 […]