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‘Synthetic’ ID Theft Emerging As Fastest-Growing Type Of Consumer Fraud

A Marina del Rey man has been convicted on charges related to a rapidly-growing high-tech crime known as synthetic identity theft, according to an exclusive KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO report.

06/19/2014

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Bill Would Ban Plastic Microbeads In Cosmetics Amid Environmental Concerns

The state Assembly on Friday passed a bill banning the use of plastic microbeads in soaps and cosmetics, following actions already being taken by manufacturers and other state legislatures to keep the products out of waterways.

05/23/2014

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Customers Call For Refund From Time Warner Over Super Bowl Outage

Some customers of Time Warner Cable were calling Monday for the company to credit their account after a service interruption prevented them from watching part of Super Bowl XLVIII.

02/03/2014

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Target Admits Encrypted PINs Were Stolen During Massive Security Breach

Target Corp. admitted Friday that encrypted personal identification numbers were stolen during a massive security breach involving 40 million customers’ debit and credit cards.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/27/2013

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LA Anti-Counterfeit Initiative Targets Common Household Items

Authorities warned the public Tuesday about buying potential counterfeit goods this Christmas season.

12/10/2013

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Retail Experts Crack Codes In Price Tags That Could Lead To Big Savings

Retail industry experts have cracked a code that could lead to big savings for consumers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/19/2013

It's a cross between a donut and a croissant, but don't call it a CroNut. (credit: CBS)

It’s A Cross Between A Donut And Croissant But Don’t Call It A CroNut

It’s a tasty treat that is taking the nation by storm.

08/02/2013

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Watchdog Alleges Google Leaked Personal Data To App Developers

A consumer advocate group on Monday urged California Attorney General Kamala Harris to investigate whether alleged privacy violations by Google were in violation of state law.

02/25/2013

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Bioengineered Salmon Has Some Consumers Smelling Something Fishy

Whether raised on a farm or fished from the wild, salmon is a popular protein choice for consumers — especially those wanting a health-conscious diet.

02/14/2013

Consumers who purchased the Ab Circle Pro are due a refund, according to the Federal Trade Commission. (credit: ftc.gov)

Want A Refund On That Workout Equipment? Abs-olutely!

Makers of the Ab Circle Pro claimed that their three-minute workout was the equivalent of doing 1oo situps.

08/23/2012

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Voters To Decide Whether Genetically Modified Food Will Get Special Label

California voters will soon decide whether to require special labels for food made from genetically modified ingredients, in a closely watched test of consumer attitudes about the merits of genetically engineered crops.

06/12/2012

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San Clemente-Based Company Orders Recall Of Cacoa Nibs Snack

A San Clemente-based company is recalling packages of organic cacoa nib snack food sold in California because of possible bacterial contamination, the firm said Sunday.

05/06/2012

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10 Million Cardholders Possibly At Risk In ‘Massive’ Visa, MasterCard Breach

The breach at a third-party vendor that processes transactions for Visa and MasterCard may affect primarily merchant customers.

CBS Los Angeles–03/30/2012

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CBS2 Investigates Questionable Price Tags At Several Kohl’s Department Stores

CBS2’s Sandra Mitchell reports on a hidden camera investigation into the popular department store chain Kohl’s. The report found that over and over again items were marked up with stickers covering lower prices underneath before they went on sale.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/28/2012

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Report: Edison Botched Response To Power Outages After SoCal Wind Storm

Nearly 434,000 Edison customers lost power after winds gusting at up to nearly 100 miles per hour lashed the region Nov. 30.

02/01/2012

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