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MASSIVE QUAKE ROCKS MEXICO: 7.2 Magnitude Hits Near Acapulco

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Medication bottles of prescription pills. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

About The Bay: A Personal Look At The Cost Of Health Care

KCBS and KPIX reporter Mike Sugerman had a firsthand look at the costs of health care with a recent health scare of his own, in his travels About the Bay.

04/16/2014

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Animal Update: End Of Life Decisions For Your Pet

End of life decisions can be costly and also very emotional for pet guardians.

05/27/2013

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African Hospital Director Admits Detaining Mothers Who Can’t Pay Bills

The director of the Pumwani Maternity Hospital, located in a hardscrabble neighborhood of downtown Nairobi, freely acknowledges that he detains mothers who can’t pay their bills.

12/27/2012

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New Report Finds Bay Area Hospitals Most Expensive For Surgeries

The report looked at price differences for different areas of the state, with some hospitals charging 250 percent more than others.

07/12/2012

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San Francisco Leaders Aim To Squelch City Worker Overtime

San Francisco Supervisors are trying to tinker with the city’s overtime regulations again to keep overtime costs under control.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/21/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Adding Up All Those Airline Fees

With the travel season underway, more and more passengers are getting frustrated with added airline fees. From baggage to wireless signal access, last year the airline industry reported revenue of $22 billion from a la cart fees.

KPIX 5–06/06/2011

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NFL Lockout Could Help Oakland’s Bottom Line

The Bay Area economic impact of the NFL lockout is a tale of two cities. San Francisco stands to lose millions of dollars, while Oakland could actually come out ahead.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/21/2011

Year In Review: 2010 Top News Stories

PG&E Agrees To Pay For PUC Investigation Into San Bruno Blast

Pacific Gas and Electric has agreed to cover the cost of the investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission into last fall’s deadly explosion in San Bruno.

CBS San Francisco–03/12/2011