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Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 06:55 PM PDT

Data Breach Guidelines Explained

Data Breach Guidelines Explained

When there is a big data breach, like the one at Target, how long does a business or company have before they tell you? As NBC 7’s Consumer Bob explains, it may not happen as fast as you think.

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 08:15 PM PST

New Computer Technology for Cars

New Computer Technology for Cars

NBC 7's Consumer Bob takes a look at the car of the future, a vehicle that boasts "CarPlay," the latest Apple technology designed to turn your car into a rolling computer.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 at 05:55 PM PST

Scammers Hone in On Ethnic Surnames

Scammers Hone in On Ethnic Surnames

NBC 7's Consumer Bob reports on a new phone scheme involving scammers who target people with ethnic last names, claiming to be federal agents and threatening deportation.

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 at 06:15 PM PST

Rain Benefits Local Farmers

Rain Benefits Local Farmers

The powerful storm is not only good for the drought, it's great for local farmers, as every inch of rain means money in their pockets. NBC 7's Consumer Bob reports.

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 at 09:40 PM PST

Target Takes Hit after Security Breach

Target Takes Hit after Security Breach

New numbers show Target’s sales dropped 5 percent last year, with the company’s net income down 46 percent. This comes after a huge security breach where more than 100 million customers had their...

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 04:45 PM PST

Refinancing Student Loans

Refinancing Student Loans

Many college students are drowning in debt, but refinancing student loans may make things a little easier. NBC 7's Consumer Bob reports on the possibility of lowering a monthly payment on a student loan.

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 07:14 AM PST

Warning Labels, Taxes Proposed for Sugary Drinks

Warning Labels, Taxes Proposed for Sugary Drinks

California lawmaker wants to put a warning label on sugary drinks like sodas.

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 09:40 PM PST

Data Brokers Bank on Your Personal Information

Data Brokers Bank on Your Personal Information

Your personal information is constantly being collected and sold. Companies buy it for advertising and marketing. But where do they get your information in the first place? NBC 7’s Consumer Bob explains.

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 08:05 PM PST

People Have More Credit Card Debt than Savings: Survey

People Have More Credit Card Debt than Savings: Survey

In these economic times, it seems we’re not very good at saving for a rainy day. According to a new study, millions of people owe more money on credit cards than the amount of money they have in emergency saving...

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 06:35 PM PST

Locals, Businesses Prep for Valentine's Day

Locals, Businesses Prep for Valentine's Day

NBC 7's Consumer Bob takes a look at how San Diego residents and businesses are preparing for Valentine's Day on Feb. 14, 2014.

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