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Prices Soar For Some Generic Drugs — Why?

The price increase has been described by some congressmen as staggering. They’re joining doctors, pharmacists and patients in asking why. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

10/31/2014

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Consumers Turning To Twitter To Air Beefs

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker shows you a new way more customers are getting their complaints seen and resolved.

05/15/2014

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City Adopts Strategies To Weed Out Dangerous Cab Drivers

A city commissioner is crediting CBS 2 for helping set up new screening methods to keep dangerous cab drivers off the road. Pam Zekman reports.

06/21/2012

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Experts Say Lowering Bills And Fees Just A Phone Call Away

You can lower your credit card fees and even some of your bills by making a simple phone call. But it all depends on how you do it.

04/16/2012

What's the cheapest deal for electricity? Consumers are being inundated with offers. (CBS)

How To Weigh Those Offers From ComEd Competitors

It seems everywhere you turn these days, some new electric company is trying to persuade you turn off ComEd and sign up with them. But will making the switch really save you money? CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

08/01/2011

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The 411 On ‘QR’ Codes

Those intriguing black-and-white dotted codes are cropping up more often. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist explains what they are — and how you can use them.

04/07/2011

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When Is Finding Cheaper Gas Not A Bargain?

Experts argue that driving far out of your way to fill up with cheaper gasoline doesn’t necessarily pay big benefits.

01/10/2011

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Your cell phone is the new way to pay for your everyday purchases.

11/03/2010

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Target Not Hitting Bullseye For Coupon Clippers

Consumer blogger says the retail chain is dragging its feet in correcting the problem, thus raking in more cash.

CBS 2–11/01/2010

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‘Rapid Rescore’ Could Save You Money

Updating your credit report could lower your interest rate on loans,but you’ll have to pay for the service.

CBS 2–10/18/2010