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Eileen Joyce

Older Americans, Still Saddled With Student Debt, Find Social Security Benefits At Risk

An estimated 2 million Americans age 60 and older who are still carrying student debt and learning too late that their Social Security benefits could be in jeopardy.

10/31/2014

(Photo Credit: Toyota Motor Corp.)

2015 Consumer Reports Rankings: 8th Year Toyota Is Most Reliable, Tech Problems Plague Other Brands

Toyota tops Consumer Reports 2015 reliability index, released today, but electronic glitches in the onboard infotainment systems continue to plague new cars.

10/27/2014

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ConsumerWatch: National Report Claims 10% Of Food Mislabeled, Diluted or Misrepresented

The National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD) says nearly 10-percent of all food is mislabeled, diluted, or misrepresented.

10/10/2014

A used car dealership in Antioch. (CBS)

Used Car Prices Set To Drop As Leased Vehicles Predicted To Flood Market

Consumers in the market for a used car might want to hold off for a few months as prices are dropping.

09/22/2014

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Twitter Rolls Out ‘Buy Button’ To Let Users Make In-App Purchases

Twitter is rolling out a feature allowing users to buy products with the push of a button.

09/08/2014

(CBS SF)

Californians Reconsidering Earthquake Insurance After Napa Quake

Only 10 percent of Californians buy earthquake insurance. Some say it’s too expensive, while others say they don’t think need it. But the damage from the Bay Area’s largest quake in a quarter century has many reconsidering.

08/26/2014

Honey bees in an apiary. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

California Drought Devastating Honeybees, Pushing Honey Prices Higher

California’s record drought hasn’t been sweet to honeybees, and it’s creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.

08/21/2014

Levi Strauss jeans hanging on display at a Levi's store (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Is Denim On The Decline? Jean Makers See Sharp Drop In Sales

This year, the time-honored tradition of back to school shopping is less likely to include one traditional back to school staple, denim jeans.

08/12/2014

Federal Employee Charged With Hacking Celebrities Info

Russian Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Internet Passwords

Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday.

08/06/2014

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East Bay Cobbler Practicing Dying Art That Helps Shoe Shoppers Save Money

Americans toss out about 300 million pairs of shoes each year, because it’s often cheaper to buy a new pair than repair an old pair of shoes.

08/05/2014

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