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Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 08:59 PM PST

First Grocery Chain Takes Over Haggen Location

First Grocery Chain Takes Over Haggen Location

Grocery stores move into San Diego and take over old Haggen locations.

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 at 06:50 PM PST

Watch for Fraud When Filing Federal Tax Return

Watch for Fraud When Filing Federal Tax Return

It's time to think about your taxes. A week from today, you can first file for your federal tax refund for 2015. Unfortunately you're not the only one who wants your money. Tax payers and tax preparers...

Monday, Jan 11, 2016 at 06:29 PM PST

Few Californians Have Earthquake Coverage

Few Californians Have Earthquake Coverage

Lots of homeowners were checking their insurance policies after our recent rains. The problem is, if you don't have flood insurance, you're not covered. The same thing is true with earthquakes, but few...

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 at 07:29 PM PST

How to Recycle Christmas Wrapping

How to Recycle Christmas Wrapping

The holidays can leave you with a lot of trash - wrapping paper, boxes and plastic containers. NBC 7's Consumer Bob explains what you should throw away and what you should recycle.

Monday, Dec 21, 2015 at 06:47 PM PST

Some Shoppers Turn to Clerks to Help Pick Last-Minute Gifts

Some Shoppers Turn to Clerks to Help Pick Last-Minute Gifts

When it comes to last minute Christmas shopping, who makes the final decision? You might be surprised how often a stranger is picking your present. When shoppers don't know what to buy, they often turn to store...

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 06:53 PM PST

Fed Raises Interest Rates

Fed Raises Interest Rates

It took almost 10 years to do it, but the Federal Reserve raised interest rates. The rate is a small one, only a quarter percent, but financial experts have been talking about it for years.

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015 at 07:15 PM PST

Amid Rise in Drug Prices, Ways to Cut Down on Cost

Amid Rise in Drug Prices, Ways to Cut Down on Cost

Drug prices are on the rise: a new poll shows that one third of Americans saw a spike in their prescription drug prices over the past year. Is there anything you can do to cut down on the cost? NBC 7’s Consumer...

Friday, Dec 4, 2015 at 08:28 AM PST

Goodwill Hosts Little Black Dress Sale

Goodwill Hosts Little Black Dress Sale

Looking for the perfect dress for that holiday party at a great price? Goodwill is hosting its popular Little Black Dress sale, and NBC 7's Consumer Bob has details.

Monday, Nov 23, 2015 at 06:31 PM PST

App Brings the Gas Station to You

App Brings the Gas Station to You

Phone app that delivers gas to your car.

Friday, Nov 20, 2015 at 07:08 PM PST

Where to Get Turkey Cooking Help

Where to Get Turkey Cooking Help

There are few meals that are more full of tradition than Thanksgiving dinner, and few meals that come with so much anxiety. Most of us don't cook that many turkey's during the year --- so where can you turn for...

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