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ConsumerWatch: Student Tries To Barter His Way Through Semester

A University of Minnesota sophomore is living on an extreme budget, and chronicling it online.

11/05/2013

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Chicken Processed In China May Begin Showing Up In U.S.

As soon as next summer, nuggets and other popular chicken products could be made with chicken processed in China, thanks to a recent change in regulations.

11/01/2013

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ConsumerWatch: FDA Finds High Level Of Contamination In Imported Spices

About 12 percent of spices brought into the U.S. are contaminated with dirt, insect parts, rodent hairs and other filth, according to an FDA Draft report. In addition, the report found spices were twice as likely as other inspected foods to be contaminated with salmonella. More than 80 different types of salmonella were detected.

10/31/2013

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ConsumerWatch: How Do You Know If An Assisted Living Facility Is Safe?

This weekend’s discovery of 14 patients left behind at an assisted living facility in Castro Valley has many people wondering how well other residential facilities treat their patients. As Julie Watts explains, it’s not always easy to find out.

10/28/2013

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ConsumerWatch: ACA Leads To Rate Hikes For Some Policyholders

Some Californians are getting hit with a painful side effect of Obamacare: Their health insurance rates are going up. But California’s health care exchange says consumers shouldn’t freak out just yet.

10/25/2013

A dog fetches a stick in the water at Ocean Beach on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco, California. On the first day of summer, the San Francisco Bay Area is experience its first heat wave of the season with temperatures in the 70's at the coast and up to 100 degrees in the inland areas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: FDA Seeks Pet Owner Help On Dangerous Jerky Treats

The Food and Drug Administration is trying to solve a stubborn mystery surrounding the deaths of almost 600 dogs that ate jerky treats, and officials are hoping pet owners and veterinarians can help them figure out what exactly may be causing the illnesses.

10/23/2013

Boxes of Cheerios cereal, made by General Mills, sit on the shelf at a grocery store September 23, 2009 in Berkeley, California. General Mills Inc. reported a 51 percent jump in first quarter profits with earnings of $420.6 million, or $1.25 per share compared to $278.5 million, or 79 cents per share one year ago. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Environmental Group Goes To Battle Over Breakfast Cereal

An environmental group is calling on General Mills to change its recipe for Cheerios and exclude ingredients that contain genetically modified organisms.

10/16/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Bay Area Home Sellers, Buyers Stalled By Washington Shutdown

Sellers across California have been holding the door open, hoping to cash in on double digit increases in home prices, and a surplus of buyers motivated by low interest rates. But, the stalemate in Washington is stalling home sales in the Bay Area.

10/10/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Subaru, Pet Safety Group Test Out Dog Seat Belts

Subaru teamed up with Center for Pet Safety in an effort to create seat belts for pets, but the results of these harnesses were not promising.

10/03/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Ex-Trader Joe’s Exec Plans Store Selling Exclusively ‘Expired’ Foods

Former Trader Joe’s President, Doug Rauch, is planning to open a hybrid grocery store and restaurant exclusively selling expired foods in the greater Boston Area.

10/03/2013

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