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An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: 4 Bay Area Travel Agencies Closed, Accused of Selling ‘Worthless’ Tickets

At least 14 customers of a group of Bay Area travel agencies have filed complaints, alleging they were sold worthless plane tickets to China, Hong Kong and other places in Asia.

03/04/2014

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United Airlines’ Carry-On Crackdown: Biggest SFO Airline Wants Smaller Bags

It’s the biggest airline at San Francisco International, but it wants your bags to get smaller, in what may be the start of another baggage restriction trend.

03/04/2014

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Apple ‘CarPlay’ Promises iPhone Integration Into New Cars’ Dashboards

Apple is teaming up with major car makers to make iPhone applications easier for drivers to use while they’re on the road.

03/03/2014

(CBS SF)

Lawmaker May Crack Down On Flawed Doctor Lists On Covered California

A state lawmaker said a fix is needed to address the inaccurate provider lists offered by some of the insurance companies selling insurance on Covered California, the state’s insurance exchange.

02/27/2014

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New Look Proposed For Nutrition Labels Will Highlight Calories and Sugar

The number for calories will be getting bigger, and a new category for added sugars will be included on the “Nutrition Facts” labels that appear on most food packages.

02/27/2014

Recology truck. (CBS)

Ex-Manager Alleges Recology Submitted False Claims For Payment From State’s Recycling Fund

San Francisco’s recycling company Recology claims to be the greenest in the nation. But a former supervisor said some of their recycling numbers were inflated when he was there, at the expense of California consumers who pay into the state’s CRV redemption fund.

02/26/2014

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California Organic Farmers Worry About New FDA Food Safety Rules

California’s organic farmers are sounding the alarm. They said new regulations the Food and Drug Administration is proposing to keep produce safe could put them out of business. Meanwhile, some consumers said it may be a price we have to pay.

02/25/2014

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Gap Between Rich And Poor Much Larger In SF, Oakland Than In San Jose

It comes as no surprise that San Francisco and Oakland are top 10 among major United States cities for the earning gap between the haves and have-nots. However, you may be surprised to hear that San Jose ranks much lower among the 50 largest cities on income disparity, according to a Brookings Institute report.

02/25/2014

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Cal State East Bay Program Offers Course In Professional Wedding Planning

A unique training program is helping wedding planners polish their skills and gain an edge in an increasingly competitive field.

02/24/2014

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Hi-Tech Health Monitor Works When You Swallow It

A Redwood City-based company has invented a revolutionary new health monitoring system that involves swallowing a tiny sensor that transmits information to an external body monitor and stores the information online.

02/23/2014

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