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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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Trouble In Toyland: Consumer Group Releases Hazardous Toys Report

An annual report released Tuesday by the US Public Interest Research Group identified more than a dozen toys that violate federal safety standards for lead, chemicals and choking hazards.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/22/2011

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Gas Prices Fall For 10th Consecutive Day In LA County, OC

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County fell Sunday for the 10th consecutive day, dropping 1.1 cents to $3.784.

11/20/2011

Apple Launches Upgraded iPod

Apple Wants To Replace Your 1st Generation iPod Nano Free Of Charge

Apple has announced a replacement program for first generation iPod nanos due to a possible safety risk.

11/13/2011

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SoCal Gas, Clothing Prices Jump More Than US Average In Sept.

The latest Consumer Price Index figures from the government show that number is slightly higher than the national rate.

10/20/2011

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The Price You Pay For An Airline Ticket Is All In The Timing

You’re seated on a flight to NY and you paid $450 for the ride. The woman sitting next to you could have paid half that…and it might have come down to a simple equation…when you bought the ticket.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/06/2011

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Phone Tax Revolt? Calif. Supreme Court OKs Class Action Against LA

The unanimous ruling upheld the right of citizens to sue local governments for collecting allegedly illegal taxes.

07/26/2011

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Creditors Are Now Required To Share Reports, Scores

Consumers who get turned down for poor credit are now entitled to see their credit reports, as well as their scores, for free.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/22/2011

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