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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

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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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Six Bucks A Pound? Bacon Prices Set To Skyrocket

The price of pork is giving many consumers sticker shock at the supermarket, where bacon prices alone have jumped at least 30 percent in recent weeks.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/13/2011

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Analyst: Even Dollar Stores Struggling In ‘Obama Depression’

99-Cents Only and other stores are seeing their sales decline after years of growth — and one analyst said on Monday it’s another sign of even deeper downturn.

07/11/2011

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Watchdog: ‘Facebook Is Trying To Create Its Own Currency’

A Westside consumer advocate group isn’t laughing as it calls on the world’s most popular social networking website to stop issuing “funny money”.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/30/2011

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VideoThat Has Absolutely Nothing To Do With That Congressman

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: this stuff writes itself.

06/15/2011

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Survey: Inflation, Shaky Jobs Outlook May Kill Economic Recovery

For the second straight month, Americans are losing confidence in the U.S. economy, which could spell trouble for the sputtering recovery.

06/14/2011

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Retailers Report Muted Revenue Growth For May

Retailers reported muted May revenue growth on Thursday as bad weather and worry over the rising cost of living held back shoppers’ demand for spring and summer merchandise.

06/02/2011

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Analyst: Blame Emerging Markets For Price Hikes On Store-Brand Coffee

Even if you don’t usually shell out $4 for your morning cup o’ Joe, you may soon find your wallet a little lighter after scooping up your morning coffee.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/24/2011

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Owner Loses $21,000 After Gas Price Glitch Offered $1.10 Per Gallon

Drivers in Wilmington waited in long lines at the Valero gas station in Wilmington for premium unleaded at $1.10-a-gallon, but it turns out it was all a computer glitch.

05/17/2011

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