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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- all over. (credit: CBS)

Retailers Keep Moving The Christmas Season Up And Some Customers Aren’t Happy

Thanksgiving used to be the unofficial start of the Christmas rush.

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California Home Sales Rise In September

California home sales rose for the first time in a year in September, a research firm said Tuesday, as cooling prices and a strong economy encouraged buyers.

10/14/2014

Craft Beer is a revolution taking over in LA. (credit: CBS)

Craft Beer Industry Is Really Hopping In Los Angeles

“It’s the most beloved beverage on the planet,” says Hallie Beaune.

10/09/2014

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‘Bait & Switch’ Suit Alleges Health Insurers Mislead Consumers

A lawsuit filed against Cigna and Blue Shield of California claims that health insurers engaged in a “bait and switch” scheme that left patients with a stack of medical bills and no coverage.

09/25/2014

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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

Is this salmon genetically altered? (credit: CBS)

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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