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Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 06:18 PM PST

Did Exxon Hide Oil Tanker Overseas to Drive Up Gas Prices?

Did Exxon Hide Oil Tanker Overseas to Drive Up Gas Prices?

Did Exxon Mobil manipulate oil supply to keep prices high?

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 07:50 PM PST

Dishing Up Facts on Supermarket Prepared Foods

Dishing Up Facts on Supermarket Prepared Foods

Supermarket prepared foods don't have nutrition labels and can have surprising high amounts of salt, sugar and preservatives.

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 08:51 PM PST

Buying the Best TV for the Super Bowl

Buying the Best TV for the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is a great excuse to buy a new television. It's also nice because TV makers are offering some of the best discounts of the year. But when you're looking at a wall of television screens, it's hard...

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 08:52 PM PST

How to Pick the Right Broker

How to Pick the Right Broker

Your savings are more important than ever, and that’s why you should consider protecting the money. San Diego is a hot spot for broker fraud that often targets seniors. NBC 7’s Consumer Bob has some advice when...

Monday, Feb 1, 2016 at 04:40 PM PST

Will Your Insurance Pay for Wind Damage?

Will Your Insurance Pay for Wind Damage?

Homeowners insurance will pay for wind damage to your home but not necessarily pay to clean up a fallen tree.

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 at 08:16 PM PST

In-Home Care Protection Increased With New Law

In-Home Care Protection Increased With New Law

A new law in effect this year means protections for seniors and others who may need in-home care. The state is expanding background checks of caregivers, making sure adult children know who is caring for...

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 at 07:09 PM PST

How to Get The Best Deal on Solar Energy

How to Get The Best Deal on Solar Energy

You could be running out of time to get the best deal on solar energy. As it is right now, a limited number of roof top solar systems are able to sell electricity back to the utility company. That limit could be

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 at 08:22 PM PST

Safety in Clinical Trials Questioned

Safety in Clinical Trials Questioned

After a man died during a clinical study in France, all eyes are on drug trails. Medical trials are critical in creating and developing new treatments, so could the tragic results hurt testing in the U.S.?...

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 07:31 PM PST

Looking for a Good Night's Sleep

Looking for a Good Night's Sleep

What helps you get a good night sleep.

Friday, Jan 15, 2016 at 08:24 PM PST

Wal-Mart Closing More Than 150 Stores

Wal-Mart Closing More Than 150 Stores

Superstore Wal-Mart is shuttering more than 150 locations in the U.S. NBC 7's Consumer Bob has more on what that means for the company's realignment.

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