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Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 06:52 PM PDT

Experts Warn Against Large Student Loans

Experts Warn Against Large Student Loans

NBC 7's Consumer Bob shares tips from Consumer Reports experts on how to prepare yourself for debt after college if you're planning on taking out student loans.

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2016 at 07:01 PM PDT

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Active Failed Water Resistancy Tests

Samsung's Galaxy S7 Active Failed Water Resistancy Tests

Samsung said that there could be an off chance that a phone is not as water tight as it should be. NBC 7's Consumer Bob takes a closer look.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 06:58 PM PDT

Your SUV Might Be Getting a Failing Grade on its Headlights

Your SUV Might Be Getting a Failing Grade on its Headlights

The Institute of Highway Safety tested the headlights on 21 small sport utility vehicles and none of the models received the highest rating. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more.

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2016 at 05:15 PM PDT

Amazon Prime Day Forcing Competitors to Slash Prices

Amazon Prime Day Forcing Competitors to Slash Prices

Nearly every major retailer in the country is offering special deals to try and compete with Amazon's online sale. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more.

Monday, Jul 11, 2016 at 05:27 PM PDT

Craigslist Scam Targets Divorcees Selling Wedding Rings

Craigslist Scam Targets Divorcees Selling Wedding Rings

Scammers use phony emails that mimic a PayPal payment confirmation and get victims' precious jewelry overnight. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more.

Friday, Jul 8, 2016 at 05:47 PM PDT

Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs

Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs

NBC 7's Consumer Bob takes a look at the different ways you can save on your prescription medication.

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016 at 07:24 PM PDT

Consumer Reports' Best Adult Bike Helmets

Consumer Reports' Best Adult Bike Helmets

Consumer Reports tested 14 adult-sized bicycle helmets for impact absorption and hardware strength. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has the details.

Friday, Jul 1, 2016 at 05:51 PM PDT

Joint Replacement Surgery Can be Risky

Joint Replacement Surgery Can be Risky

Consumer Reports looked at infection rates, complication rates and readmission rates of hospitals in the San Diego are and found that it really does matter where you go for your joint replacement surgery. NBC...

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.

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