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BART Parking Fees Going Up At Many Stations; See When, Where, How Much

Parking fees at multiple BART stations are expected to go up by 50 cents later this month.

01/04/2015

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Useful Tools To Stop Robocalls And Telemarketers

Lots of people on the National Do Not Call Registry complain they still receive unwanted calls from Robocallers and telemarketers. Here are a few easy tools to cut down on annoying calls in 2015.

01/02/2015

Play-Doh Penis Syringe

Hasbro To Replace Penis-Shaped Play-Doh Cake-Decorating Tool After Parents Flood Company’s Facebook With Comments

Hasbro, the toy company, is now doing damage control over a penis-shaped extruder tool in its Play-Doh Cake Mountain toy.

12/31/2014

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More Carmakers Agreeing To Do Airbag Fixes, But Replacement Parts Not Always Available

Three automakers have now agreed to nationwide airbag recalls and more replacement parts are being made, but auto industry analysts say fixing all the defective vehicles could take years.

12/30/2014

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

New Laws In 2015 Could Fix Issues Facing Covered California

From too few doctors, to state regulators who weren’t enforcing the law, the set backs and successes of the state’s health care exchange have been the topic of many ConsumerWatch reports this year. Now, the new laws in the New Year could fix some of the most significant issues facing Covered California. Julie Watts reports.

12/30/2014

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ConsumerWatch: Big Box Stores May Not Cover Shipping Damage — Even When They Deliver

When you buy an appliance and the store offers to deliver it, you might expect they’ll take responsibility for any damage. But, as Julie Watts found out, it’s not always that simple.

12/26/2014

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How To Protect Yourself From A Cyberattack While Shopping Online After Christmas

It’s time for that post-Christmas bargain hunting, but there are some warnings for people shopping on Friday.

12/26/2014

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San Jose Postal Workers Take On Santa’s Responsibilities Delivering Packages On Christmas

Postal workers took on some of Santa’s responsibilities Thursday delivering packages on Christmas Day in San Jose.

12/25/2014

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Hacking Group Lizard Squad Takes Credit For Taking Xbox Live, PlayStation Network Offline

Both Microsoft and Sony said they are working to resolve the issue.

12/25/2014

14 "Facts" About Drinking

Reports Of Spewing Hot Liquids Prompt Keurig To Recall Over 7-Million Coffee Machines

Keurig is recalling more than 7 million of its single-serve coffee brewing machines after reports that a number of them had spewed hot liquids and injured dozens of users.

12/23/2014

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