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Opinion: With Economics Intertwined With Foreign Affairs Romney Will Win The Final Presidential Debate

Romney’s ideas – if presented fresh and enthusiastically hopeful for America’s future – can be the final bump he needs to win this election.


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ConsumerWatch: Credit Counseling Firm Refunds Up-Front Fee

An Arizona-based debt reduction firm that charged a Bay Area couple an up-front fee of nearly $1,300 for its services has refunded the money, after a CBS 5 ConsumerWatch volunteer contacted the business.



Debt Dispute Leads To Stabbing In SF Pacific Heights

A man was stabbed in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood late Wednesday night after confronting another man over a debt owed to him, police said Thursday.



ConsumerWatch: Old Credit Debt Surprises Consumer

Unpaid debts can come back to haunt consumers, even if they think that the statute of limitations has passed.


Apple Unveils Updated iPad In San Francisco

Apple Set To Decide Fate Of $100B Cash Reserve

Apple will hold a conference call Monday morning to discuss its nearly $100 billion cash balance, the company announced Sunday afternoon.



ConsumerWatch: Peer-To-Peer Loans Offer Alternative To Banks

Taking the banks out of the equation, some consumers are turning to sites like or to get the money they need from people they don’t even know.



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.


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Netflix Shares Plunge To 20-Month Low

Netflix shares on Tuesday plunged to their lowest point in more than 20 months.


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ConsumerWatch: More College Grads Struggling To Pay Student Loans

A growing number of college graduates are having trouble paying their student loans. Defaults are up dramatically, and some experts think it’s going to get worse as the economy continues to struggle.

KPIX 5–08/29/2011

People walk past the New York Stock Exchange during afternoon trading on August 4, 2011 in New York City. The Dow dropped more than 300 points on fears of a deepening European debt crisis and possible double-dip recession in the United States. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Treasurer: Downgrade Expected To Have Little Effect On Calif.

State Treasurer Bill Lockyer on Monday said there’s no reason the ratings downgrade of the federal government will have an immediate effect on California but cautioned the state is still on the mend.

KPIX 5–08/08/2011