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(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Couple Gets Little Help From Debt Settlement Company

A Tri-Valley couple who turned to a popular debt settlement company based here in the Bay Area for help says they’re now worse off than when they started.

11/29/2011

Visa credit cards

Card Readers Tampered With At Bay Area Lucky Supermarkets

Lucky Supermarkets has issued a warning to consumers after someone tampered with credit and debit card readers at several Bay Area Stores.

11/23/2011

Credit card transaction, economy, commerce, retail,

ConsumerWatch: San Francisco Ranks High In Credit Score Survey

The economy has been rough, but there are still people in the Bay Area that can brag about having a high credit score.

10/11/2011

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Bay Area Homeowners Scrambling To Refinance Loans

Bay Area homeowners are rushing to take advantage of mortgage rates that have hit another record low.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/19/2011

Credit Cards

KCBS In Depth: Consumer Issues

An interview with Consumer Action’s Joe Ridout on the many issues facing consumers these days, including credit, privacy issues and protecting yourself from scams.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/31/2011

(AP)

ConsumerWatch: Jobs Requiring Jobs, Airline Taxes

A review of popular job websites like Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com, and Craigslist.org found hundreds of employers specifically seeking applicants who are “currently employed” or recently employed.

KPIX 5–07/28/2011

Visa credit cards

California Assembly Bans Using Credit Reports For Most Hiring

California lawmakers have voted to block employers from using consumer credit reports when they are deciding whether to hire workers for most jobs.

CBS San Francisco–05/19/2011

(AP)

ConsumerWatch: PG&E Rebate Program Still Hitting Snags

More then 266,000 San Francisco and San Mateo residents received a $25 pre-paid debit card from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for conserving gas this past December, but some customers are still confused on whether the debit card includes extra fees.

KPIX 5–04/06/2011

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Non-Profit Helps Oakland Small Businesses Expand

Some of Oakland’s smallest businesses have navigated the permit process and secured loans to expand with the help of a non-profit that teaches budding entrepreneurs how to grow an idea.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/17/2011

(AP)

ConsumerWatch: Woman’s Adjustable Bed Turns Into Money Pit

An elderly retired postal worker was paying a big price for an adjustable bed, until CBS 5 ConsumerWatch got involved.

KPIX 5–03/09/2011

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