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Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 05:57 PM PST

New Guidelines to Avoid Arsenic Intake From Food

New Guidelines to Avoid Arsenic Intake From Food

It's very possible that there are levels are arsenic in the food you eat every day; much of it found in rice and other grains. In fact, some is eaten by children. While some is unavoidable, there are new...

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 at 06:30 PM PST

San Diego Cable Companies Offering WiFi Hotspots

San Diego Cable Companies Offering WiFi Hotspots

The average home has six devices connected to the internet, but what if you're not at home? NBC 7's Consumer Bob says local companies are covering San Diego with easy access.

Monday, Jan 12, 2015 at 05:21 PM PST

Companies to Face Deadlines in Security Breach Notification Standards

Companies to Face Deadlines in Security Breach Notification Standards

The Obama administration is looking to set a deadline for companies to inform their customers when there has been a breach in security. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more on the proposed changes in this report.

Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 at 07:26 PM PST

What New Law Means for CA Gas Prices

What New Law Means for CA Gas Prices

Gas prices have been dropping for months in San Diego, but they are about to go up. It’s because of California’s cap-and-trade law, which will force oil companies to create even lower carbon fuels or pay...

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014 at 07:34 PM PST

Egg Prices Climbing As Chickens Get More Room

Egg Prices Climbing As Chickens Get More Room

State law takes effect January 1 that requires bigger cages for chickens. Change is driving up egg prices.

Monday, Dec 29, 2014 at 06:23 PM PST

Flexible Spending Accounts: Spend It or Lose It

Flexible Spending Accounts: Spend It or Lose It

Flexible Spending Accounts is pre-taxed money that you use for medical expenses during the year. But there's a problem: If you don't spend it, you might lose it, and that deadline is almost here.

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