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Prepaid debit cards for sale (CBS)

South City Safeway Clerk Foils IRS Phone Scam, Saves Woman Thousands

An alert grocery store clerk helped foil a phone scam by stopping a woman before she handed over thousands of dollars to a IRS fake agent.

07/05/2014

Home Dining

ConsumerWatch: Startups Let Home Cooks Play Restaurateur

Several new startups are giving home cooks the chance to prove their chops in the kitchen and make a few dollars by hosting meals in their homes.

06/13/2014

2006 Chrysler 300 Long Wheelbase sedan. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Chrysler Delays Notification To Drivers Their Cars Could Suddenly Stall

After months of delays in notifying drivers older model Chryslers that their cars may stall on the road, Chrysler is still delaying sending out notification letters, according to sources.

05/07/2014

Chemical-free couch cushions are now available in California. (CBS)

Chemical-Free Couch Cushions Now Available In California

Couch owners who want to limit their exposure to flame retardant chemicals now have a new option.

04/22/2014

A visitor of the 'NEXT Berlin' conference tries out the Google Glass on April 24, 2013 in Berlin. 'NEXT Berlin' describes itself as 'a meeting place for the European digital industry'. Organisers say that at the conference, 'marketing decision-makers and business developers meet technical experts and creative minds to discuss what will be important in the next 12 months'. The conference is running from April 23 to 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLE SPATA / GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read Ole Spata/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Begins Pitching Glass As Tool For Workplace

Google has begun working with different business and industries create specific uses for “Google Glass” in the workplace.

04/08/2014

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Home Sharing Site Airbnb Said To Influence San Francisco Evictions

Some long-time renters in San Francisco say they’re being illegally evicted by landlords trying to empty apartments for the sole purpose of renting out units for a higher price on Airbnb.

01/20/2014

The grille of a 2005 Jeep Liberty (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chrysler Agrees To Major Recall Of Jeeps At Risk Of Fire

Chrysler abruptly agreed to recall 2.7 million older model Jeeps Tuesday, reversing a defiant stance and avoiding a possible public relations nightmare over fuel tanks that can rupture and cause fires in rear-end collisions.

06/18/2013

Fathers Day Activities

ConsumerWatch: New Groups, Products Help Dads Become More Involved Parents

From dadchelor parties to the diaper dad vest, a new generation of dads is changing the face of fatherhood.

05/03/2013

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Family Goes On ‘Financial Cleanse’ To Curb Spending

Whether it’s a $3.75 latte at Starbucks for or a $3.00 bottle of water at the airport, making small purchases throughout the day can quickly become a habit that’s hard to break. Some financial planners recommend a remedy – going cold turkey for a few days with a financial cleanse, a temporary ban on spending.

12/18/2012

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Cheaper Gas Prices Drive Down US Wholesale Price Index

Cheaper gas drove down a measure of wholesale prices in November for the second straight month, a sign inflation remains in check.

12/13/2012

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