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  • Toilet paper test
  • Consumer Reports has partnered exclusively with 7 On Your Side for a report on top toilet paper.
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  • Caroljean Reiser found her husbands uncashed check 22 years later
  • 7 On Your Side investigates if you can cash a paycheck that is over 20 years old.
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  • Consumer Reports has partnered exclusively with 7 On Your Side for a report on closet organizers.
  • With spring cleaning just around the corner, you may be vowing to straighten out your messy closets.
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  • Finneys Friday Free Stuff
  • Get a free 6-inch almond cake from Klappcakes and 1 month in the Silver Membership plan from FreshNeck in this week's free stuff.
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  • 7 On Your Sides Michael Finney helps a Livermore man after he was billed for a malfunctioning car from National Car Rental.
  • 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney helps a Livermore man after he was billed for a malfunctioning car from National Car Rental.
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  • Microwave
  • Consumer Reports has put 80 over-the-range microwaves to the test to find the best.
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  • Consumer Reports has pulled its recommendation from three midsize SUVs after their poor performance in crash tests.
  • Consumer Reports has pulled its recommendation from three midsize SUVs after their poor performance in crash tests.
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  • home
  • Consumer Reports evaluates which home insurance policies you can trust.
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  • Lake Tahoe.
  • A wintertime business trip to the Lake Tahoe area turned into a nightmare for a Hayward couple.
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  • A Coinstar kiosk.
  • Coinstar, the coin-counter kiosk company, has added some new retailers and services to their lineup.
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  • 7 On Your Side looks into a widespread IRS scam going around in the Bay Area asking people to send money.
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  • San Francisco family has issue with their oven
  • 7 On Your Side helped a San Francisco family get a new oven and the proper refund after multiple problems came up with their appliance.
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  • IRS
  • The agency has already paid out $73 million in tax refunds averaging $2,831 per person, a 1.5 percent increase over last year.
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  • Sales signs
  • Consumer Reports reveals what you should look out for when it comes to half-truths in advertising.
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  • Aer Lingus plane at SFO
  • 7 On Your Side takes a look at what it costs Aer Lingus Airlines to fly direct from SFO to Dublin, Ireland.
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  • Spread on bread
  • Consumer Reports and 7 On Your Side examine the seemingly healthy foods that are anything but nutritious.
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  • Consumer Reports value cars.
  • The average price of a new car is around $32,000, but people don't have to pay that much to get a decent vehicle.
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  • David Nelsons Oakland condo has all-electric appliances -- the stove, oven, even the heaters.  So he expected a sizable electric bill.
  • David Nelson's Oakland condo has all-electric appliances -- the stove, oven, even the heaters. So he expected a sizable electric bill.
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  • Pancakes
  • Consumer Reports tested samples of popular table syrups and found all of them contained 4-MEI.
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  • Bernadette Buchanan shows off a picture of her late mother.
  • 7 On Your Side investigated after a Bay Area woman was stuck with an airline fee after rescheduling a flight for her mother's funeral.
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  • Groceries at Walmart
  • Walmart is known for its low prices, so how does the big box retailer do compared to grocery stores?
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  • Batteries
  • 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney reveals the proper way to store your lithium-ion batteries in order to prevent fires.
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  • CalWORKs card
  • California's welfare recipients are collectively losing millions of dollars each year to ATM fees.
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  • Ooma phone
  • One way to trim your budget is to cut the cord and switch to a phone service that delivers calls via the internet.
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  • Camera feature in car
  • 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney teamed up with Consumer Reports to tell you which car features you shouldn't do without.
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  • An Oakland woman contacted 7 On Your Side after she stopped getting mail for months.
  • When a Bay Area woman stopped receiving mail for several months, she turned to 7 On Your Side for help.
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  • Paper towel
  • Consumer Reports put 18 different brands of paper towels to the test.
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  • Vacuums
  • Consumer Reports has partnered exclusively with 7 On Your Side for a test of Kenmore's beltless vacuum.
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