kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

consumer

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

(Frederic J. Brown/AFP/GettyImages)

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

A fair goer tries out the textunes eBook reader app on an Apple iPad at the Leipzig Book Fair on March 15, 2012 on the fairgrounds in Leipzig, eastern Germany. (Robert Michael/AFP/Getty Images)

Small Tablet Sales Forecasted To Double As New iPad Expected To Be Unveiled

A research group is forecasting that sales of smaller tablets will double this year with the expected announcement of a mini iPad on Tuesday.

10/23/2012

Apple Introduces A New iPad

Tech Watch: Apple Expected To Unveil New iPad Mini At San Jose Event

As Apple rumors go, this one is perhaps the most unanimous: A new, smaller iPad is on the way.

10/22/2012

Johnson's Baby Shampoo is pictured on display at a supermarket in Hong Kong on March 16, 2009. The world famous baby shampoo is a product of US health care giant Johnson & Johnson. AFP PHOTO/MIKE CLARKE (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images)

Johnson & Johnson Reformulating Products To Remove Dangerous Chemicals

The health care giant late last year pledged to remove “chemicals of concern” from its baby products sold around the world. That change came after a large coalition of health and environmental groups began pressing J&J more than three years ago to make its personal care products safer.

08/16/2012

A man uses two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Cell Phone Labeling Ruling Could Have Far Reaching Effects

A Federal Appeals Court judge in San Francisco was set to hear arguments Thursday in a long-simmering legal battle between the city and the wireless industry.

08/09/2012

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Solving A Swapped-Out Video Game Purchase

An Alameda man was frustrated in a battle with Walmart over a purchased video game that turned out to be something quite different, until he contacted ConsumerWatch.

06/08/2012

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Mystery Shopper Scam Flourishing In Bad Economy

SUNNYVALE (CBS 5) – An old scam with some new tweaks is making the rounds, and scammers are casting a wide net, even sending solicitations to children. 12-year-old Keily Watson of Sunnyvale recently received one […]

06/04/2012

more

previous