Julie Watts

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Startups Challenge Traditional Flower Delivery Services For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and there’s a new crop of flower companies vying for your order. Each say they offer better service and better prices than the big online flower delivery companies by cutting out the middlemen.

02/11/2015

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Is There Arsenic In That Rice Cereal You’re Feeding Your Baby?

Generations of moms in my family have sworn by mixing a tablespoon of rice cereal into a baby’s breast milk before bed to…

02/11/2015

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Why My Toddler Has A Credit Card

Over the years, I’ve interviewed identity theft victims, security experts, and even convicted ID thieves for far too many news stories on the topic…

02/10/2015

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Upcoming NewsMom Reviews & Blogs

KPIX 5 Reporter and NewsMom, Julie Watts plans to cover the following topics and a whole lot more…

02/10/2015

NewsMom Bio

About ‘NewsMom’

Journalists tend to ask questions that others might not. We also have an ethical obligation to investigate both sides of any story. So, when I found out that I was…

02/10/2015

TurboTax

Mountain View Software Maker Intuit Resumes Processing TurboTax State Returns After Suspension Due To Reports Of Fraud

TurboTax, the country’s most popular do-it-yourself tax preparation software, halted processing state tax returns for about 24 hours because of a spike in fraudulent filings.

02/06/2015

GeriJoy Virtual Pet

ConsumerWatch: Seniors Get Help From Virtual Animated Pets Backed By Human Caregivers

A Bay Area startup has developed an elder-care computer system that features an adorable animated avatar masking a real live human caretaker.

01/30/2015

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Is Pizza As Bad For Kids As Sugary Drinks?

A new study finds kids and teens are getting more calories from pizza than anything else they eat — besides dessert.

01/19/2015

A healthcare reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at the free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair at Pasadena City College on November 19, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The event, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters, offers one-on-one sessions with insurance experts certified by Covered California to help people enroll for healthcare coverage under the ACA. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

New Laws In 2015 Could Fix Issues Facing Covered California

From too few doctors, to state regulators who weren’t enforcing the law, the set backs and successes of the state’s health care exchange have been the topic of many ConsumerWatch reports this year. Now, the new laws in the New Year could fix some of the most significant issues facing Covered California. Julie Watts reports.

12/30/2014

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ConsumerWatch: Big Box Stores May Not Cover Shipping Damage — Even When They Deliver

When you buy an appliance and the store offers to deliver it, you might expect they’ll take responsibility for any damage. But, as Julie Watts found out, it’s not always that simple.

12/26/2014

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