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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.

Saturday, Dec 27, 2014 at 09:40 AM PST

5 Tips to Tackle Your Unwanted Gifts

5 Tips to Tackle Your Unwanted Gifts

Here are five tips to consider before you head over to the mall or attempt to swap out that unwanted item purchased online.

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 09:46 PM PST

Consumer Confidence on the Rise

Consumer Confidence on the Rise

It’s simple: When times are good, people are spending. Times have been tough the last few years, so are San Diego shoppers seeing a turnaround? Here’s what NBC 7’s Consumer Bob found out.

Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 at 08:33 PM PST

Christmas Week "Worst Week" at Hospital ER

Christmas Week "Worst Week" at Hospital ER

It's busy at the malls this Christmas week, but that's not the only place that sees a crowd. This is also one of the busiest weeks at the hospital emergency room. That's the last place families want to...

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 09:35 PM PST

Gift Card Spending to Hit Record High

Gift Card Spending to Hit Record High

Gift cards are peaking in popularity, but they're not without their risks. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has a warning.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 at 09:22 PM PST

Sounding Off on the Best Wireless Speakers

Sounding Off on the Best Wireless Speakers

Wireless speakers have become one of the hottest gifts for the holidays, but which are the best? NBC 7's Consumer Bob sounds off.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014 at 09:16 PM PST

Finding the Best Tablets for Kids

Finding the Best Tablets for Kids

The tablets made for children range from $50 to $250. So how do you know you're spending money on the right one? NBC 7's Consumer Bob breaks down your choices.

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Consumer Bob has been covering consumer news in San Diego for more than 21 years. Whether it's talking about great deals, how to save money or avoiding trendy scams, he brings you the latest on NBC 7 News at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. Send him suggestions for stories or features via email.