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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

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 using two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/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

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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

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: State Targets Redwood City Auto Shop For Unnecessary Repairs

The state is trying to shut down an auto repair shop in Redwood City that officials said was caught doing expensive and unnecessary repairs in a sting operation that spanned 2010-2011.

05/11/2012

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Heirlooms Disappear From BofA Safety Deposit Box

Many consumers often use store valuable possessions in safe deposit boxes assuming it’s secure, but a Danville couple found that’s not always the case.

04/27/2012

(CBS)

Fewer Kids’ Products Recalled, But Recalls Ignored

A new report finds fewer children’s products are being recalled. But parents aren’t paying close enough attention to recall warnings that could possibly affect their children.

03/26/2012

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