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Monday, Feb 27, 2017 at 09:29 PM PST

Tax Refunds May Take Longer to Arrive This Year

Tax Refunds May Take Longer to Arrive This Year

Tax refunds are on their way but they may take a little longer to arrive. The IRS is trying to make sure your refund money gets into the right hands, and that could slow down the process. NBC 7's Consumer Bob...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 06:31 PM PST

Healthy Choices for Children Scarce when Dining Out

Healthy Choices for Children Scarce when Dining Out

NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more on the challenge parents face when attempting to find healthy meals for kids when eating out.

Friday, Feb 3, 2017 at 05:48 PM PST

Is Identity Theft Insurance Worth It?

Is Identity Theft Insurance Worth It?

Consumer Reports money editor Lauren Lyons Cole says that most banks already cover you for losses do to fraud, and most victims suffer little to no out of pocket costs. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more.

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 05:38 PM PST

Western Union Accused of Turning Blind Eye to Rampant Fraud

Western Union Accused of Turning Blind Eye to Rampant Fraud

NBC 7's Consumer Bob has the details on a lawsuit brought against Western Union by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Justice Department.

Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at 05:26 PM PST

This Specialty Thai Soup is Served Only when Rain Falls

This Specialty Thai Soup is Served Only when Rain Falls

NBC 7's Consumer Bob is here to tell you about Saffron's rainy day chicken soup, an exclusive dish dependent on the weather.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 06:07 PM PST

Ban On Magnetic Kid's Toy Overturned, Safety Concerns Linger

Ban On Magnetic Kid's Toy Overturned, Safety Concerns Linger

Consumer Reports concerned over a magnetic toy that can be swallowed by young children and pets.

Friday, Jan 6, 2017 at 05:50 PM PST

Ban On Magnetic Kid's Toy Overturned, Safety Concerns Linger

Ban On Magnetic Kid's Toy Overturned, Safety Concerns Linger

Consumer Reports Health Editor Ellen Kunes says that the magnets are strong enough to, if ingested, pull together and puncture different parts of the digestive system. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more on the safety...

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 09:44 PM PST

Will Grocery Prices Be Cheaper in 2017?

Will Grocery Prices Be Cheaper in 2017?

San Diego welcomed discount grocery chains in 2016 which could bring lower prices for the new year.

Monday, Jan 2, 2017 at 06:13 PM PST

Many Factors Forced Price Drops at San Diego Grocery Stores

Many Factors Forced Price Drops at San Diego Grocery Stores

NBC 7's Consumer Bob takes a closer look at how a change in San Diego's grocery store landscape has brought prices for dairy, produce and other goods down.

Friday, Dec 30, 2016 at 06:18 PM PST

The New Year is a Good Time to Take Control of Your Finances

The New Year is a Good Time to Take Control of Your Finances

NBC 7's Consumer Bob spoke with a financial planner who shared tips on how you can make commitments to saving money next year.

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