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Thursday, Jun 30, 2016 at 05:35 PM PDT

4th Gen Prius Beat All Non Plug-In Hybrids in MPG Test

4th Gen Prius Beat All Non Plug-In Hybrids in MPG Test

The 2016 Prius recorded 52 miles per gallon, up from 44 miles per gallon on the last model. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more on Consumer Reports' mileage test.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 at 06:59 PM PDT

Options For Cell Phone Shoppers on a Budget

Options For Cell Phone Shoppers on a Budget

NBC 7's Consumer Bob breaks down the newest cell phones that won't break your bank.

Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at 07:42 PM PDT

New Solar Customers Will Soon Have to Pay More to SDG&E

New Solar Customers Will Soon Have to Pay More to SDG&E

Net metering 1.0, where solar customers are credited for the extra energy that they create with their solar panels, is coming to an end. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more on what that means for future solar users.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 08:44 PM PDT

Safety of Dietary Supplements

Safety of Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements are big business, and there are more varieties available today than every before. According to the Natural Products Association, 70 percent of Americans take some sort of supplement. But just

Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 at 09:11 PM PDT

Things to Consider When Buying Mother's Day Flowers

Things to Consider When Buying Mother's Day Flowers

People spend more on flowers for Mother's Day than they do for Valentine's Day. It's close to $2.5 billion, according to a National Retail Federation survey. Many of those flowers will be ordered online. But how

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 09:03 PM PDT

Millennials Surpass Baby Boomers

Millennials Surpass Baby Boomers

Millennials have passed Baby Boomers as the largest living generation. Those numbers come from the U-S Census Bureau and Pew Reseach. They found millennials passed boomers by about a half-million people...

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 07:13 AM PDT

Hanging Up on Robocalls

Hanging Up on Robocalls

More being done to stop telemarketers.

Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 at 10:02 AM PDT

Retail Revolution: More Brick-and-Mortar Stores Closing

Retail Revolution: More Brick-and-Mortar Stores Closing

Brick-and-mortar stores are struggling to survive and many are cutting back or going out of business.

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 07:46 PM PDT

Cutting Down on Credit Card Wait Times

Cutting Down on Credit Card Wait Times

Chip embedded credit cards take more time at the check-out line but companies are trying to cut the wait time.

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 06:44 AM PDT

Avoiding Unnecessary C-Sections

Avoiding Unnecessary C-Sections

The frequency of non-emergency C-Sections can be influenced by your doctor and the hospital you are using. NBC 7's Consumer Bob reports.

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