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ConsumerWatch: Early Black Friday Deals May Be A Mixed Bag

With Black Friday still the most popular day to shop during the holidays according to a new CBS News poll, more retailers than ever will now be open on Thanksgiving Day, even as retail experts warn not every holiday deal is as great as it sounds.

11/21/2013

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San Ramon, Pleasanton & Palo Alto Named Among Nation’s Wealthiest Cities

Many people aspire to earn a six-figure income, but only about one-fifth of the nation’s households succeed. And, according to recent research, those six-figure families tend to congregate in a handful of cities, several of which are in the Bay Area.

05/01/2013

Credit Cards

ConsumerWatch: Unused Credit Cards Could Lower Your Credit Score

A standard practice by banks to cancel inactive accounts could cost consumers a lower credit score.

KPIX 5–04/04/2011

Credit Cards

ConsumerWatch: Credit Protection Plans Prove Hard To Cash In

Consumers may be in for a nasty surprise when trying to use protection plans offered by credit card companies that promise help bills when faced with illness or unemployment.

KPIX 5–03/23/2011