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  • Help! I’m getting debt collection calls for someone else

    Help! I’m getting debt collection calls for someone else

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-09-13 09:00:09 GMT
    The phone calls just won't stop. They begin 8:31 a.m. and end at 8:29 p.m. Alicia Figluizzi has been hounded by debt collectors for months. And every interruption, every menacing call, is a call for the wrong person.
    The phone calls just won't stop. They begin 8:31 a.m. and end at 8:29 p.m. Alicia Figluizzi has been hounded by debt collectors for months. And every interruption, every menacing call, is a call for the wrong person.
  • Study: weather does not affect back pain

    Study: weather does not affect back pain

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:37:18 GMT
    Chronic back pain often has triggers, but an Australian study found that weather may not be one of those triggers. A local back pain sufferer and back pain specialist disagree.
     Chronic back pain often has triggers, but an Australian study found that weather may not be one of those triggers. A local back pain sufferer and back pain specialist disagree.

  • Tricking your body into slimming down - weight loss hypnosis

    Tricking your body into slimming down - weight loss hypnosis

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:25:27 GMT
    Kathy Pieper's before and after photosKathy Pieper's before and after photos
    Can you trick your body into thinking it's had weight loss surgery?
    Can you trick your body into thinking it's had weight loss surgery?
  • IV weight loss? Not quite, but it helps, Tampa Bay doctors say

    IV weight loss? Not quite, but it helps, Tampa Bay doctors say

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:02:57 GMT
    Several doctors in Tampa Bay area are now using nutritional IV therapies to help supplement weight loss. 
    Several doctors in Tampa Bay area are now using nutritional IV therapies to help supplement weight loss. 
  • Florida teacher refuses to give standardized tests

    Florida teacher refuses to give standardized tests

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:35 AM EDT2014-09-11 09:35:48 GMT
    An Alachua County kindergarten teacher is refusing to give standardized tests to her students.
    An Alachua County kindergarten teacher is refusing to give standardized tests to her students.
  • Netflix will show perpetual 'loading' symbol Wednesday

    Netflix will show perpetual 'loading' symbol Wednesday

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-09-10 14:21:50 GMT
    Your Internet won't be any slower than usual on Wednesday, but it might look like it is.Top sites on the Internet, including Netflix and Reddit, will be displaying a constant "loading" symbol.
    Your Internet won't be any slower than usual on Wednesday, but it might look like it is.Top sites on the Internet, including Netflix and Reddit, will be displaying a constant "loading" symbol.
  • 6 Savings tricks that can backfire

    6 Savings tricks that can backfire

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:25 AM EDT2014-09-10 09:25:10 GMT
    While reviewing your finances, you may struggle to find reasons why your budget isn't working. Everyone loves saving money, but the way you cut back can make a big difference. In fact, certain budget habits can actually cost you dearly
    While reviewing your finances, you may struggle to find reasons why your budget isn't working. Everyone loves saving money, but the way you cut back can make a big difference. In fact, certain budget habits can actually cost you dearly
  • Apple to reveal its next big thing

    Apple to reveal its next big thing

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:05 AM EDT2014-09-09 10:05:33 GMT
    Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing Tuesday in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.
    Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing Tuesday in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses.
  • Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:56 AM EDT2014-09-09 09:56:26 GMT
    Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.
    Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.
  • Why mortgage payments for new homebuyers could see a big jump

    Why mortgage payments for new homebuyers could see a big jump

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:50 AM EDT2014-09-09 08:50:06 GMT
    Proposed changes to requirements for private mortgage insurance could increase mortgage costs for many homebuyers, particularly borrowers with relatively poor credit, according to a new report from the Urban Institute and Moody's Analytics.
    Proposed changes to requirements for private mortgage insurance could increase mortgage costs for many homebuyers, particularly borrowers with relatively poor credit, according to a new report from the Urban Institute and Moody's Analytics.
  • Letting your car find a spot and park itself

    Letting your car find a spot and park itself

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:05 AM EDT2014-09-09 08:05:43 GMT
    With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space - all by itself.
    With a thumb swipe on a smartphone, your car one day will be able to drive into a parking deck, find an open spot and back into a space - all by itself.
  • RECALL: Children's sunglasses

    RECALL: Children's sunglasses

    Friday, September 5 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-09-05 14:59:39 GMT
    20 styles of children's sunglasses are under recall Friday morning, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
    20 styles of children's sunglasses are under recall Friday morning, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website.
  • Google settles with FTC over in-app charges

    Google settles with FTC over in-app charges

    Friday, September 5 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-09-05 11:57:23 GMT
    Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.
    Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.
  • Hackers break into HealthCare.gov

    Hackers break into HealthCare.gov

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:14 AM EDT2014-09-05 09:14:38 GMT
    Hackers successfully breached HealthCare.gov, but no consumer information was taken from the health insurance website that serves more than 5 million Americans, the Obama administration disclosed Thursday.
    Hackers successfully breached HealthCare.gov, but no consumer information was taken from the health insurance website that serves more than 5 million Americans, the Obama administration disclosed Thursday.
  • Some Florida families to get tuition refunds

    Some Florida families to get tuition refunds

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:51:25 GMT
    Thousands of Florida families with pre-paid tuition plans are going to get refunds or see a drop in their payments.
    Thousands of Florida families with pre-paid tuition plans are going to get refunds or see a drop in their payments.
  • Facebook's autoplay video feature is destroying cell phone bills

    Facebook's autoplay video feature is destroying cell phone bills

    Thursday, September 4 2014 4:14 AM EDT2014-09-04 08:14:08 GMT
    Is your smartphone bill too high this month? Facebook auto-play may be to blame.
    Is your smartphone bill too high this month? Facebook auto-play may be to blame.
  • PF Chang's names Clearwater, Winter Park restaurants in data breach

    PF Chang's names Clearwater, Winter Park restaurants in data breach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:07:19 GMT
    PF Changs data breach includes Clearwater and Winter Park locations (Photo from NBC News)PF Changs data breach includes Clearwater and Winter Park locations (Photo from NBC News)
    P.F. Chang's is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants including in Clearwater and Winter Park.
    P.F. Chang's is providing more details on its ongoing investigation into a security breach, saying data may have been stolen from certain credit and debit cards used at 33 P.F. Chang's China Bistro restaurants including in Clearwater and Winter Park.
  • Target: data breach caught up to 110m customers

    Target: data breach caught up to 110m customers

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:07:13 GMT
    Target says that personal information - including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses - was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in its pre-Christmas data breach.
    Target says that personal information - including phone numbers and email and mailing addresses - was stolen from as many as 70 million customers in its pre-Christmas data breach.
  • Home Depot probing 'Unusual Activity' after reports of data breach

    Home Depot probing 'Unusual Activity' after reports of data breach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:55:41 GMT
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a massive credit card breachHome Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a massive credit card breach
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to have suffered a massive credit card breach, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after Krebs on Security reported that a large cache of stolen data had appeared on black market sites.
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to have suffered a massive credit card breach, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after Krebs on Security reported that a large cache of stolen data had appeared on black market sites.
  • FL vehicle registration renewal fees drop

    FL vehicle registration renewal fees drop

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:48:49 GMT
    That little gift you get from the state on your birthday every year, to renew your car tag, is going to be cheaper starting Monday.  The cut will save drivers about $13 to $25 depending on the size of their vehicle.
    That little gift you get from the state on your birthday every year, to renew your car tag, is going to be cheaper starting Monday.  The cut will save drivers about $13 to $25 depending on the size of their vehicle.
  • Abercrombie dropping logo to boost brand

    Abercrombie dropping logo to boost brand

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-08-29 11:15:46 GMT
    The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded, so the struggling teen retailer plans to strip off the once-prized logo from its clothing. Shares tumbled Thursday after it reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere. 
    The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded, so the struggling teen retailer plans to strip off the once-prized logo from its clothing. Shares tumbled Thursday after it reported weak sales as more teens shop elsewhere. 
  • FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:14 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:14:01 GMT
    The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.
    The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.
  • Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack

    Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:19 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:19:51 GMT
    Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan hackReports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack
    The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
    The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
  • Apple recalls iPhones for battery trouble

    Apple recalls iPhones for battery trouble

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-08-26 12:16:28 GMT
    Noticed your iPhone's battery life getting shorter? You may be eligible for a free replacement.
    Noticed your iPhone's battery life getting shorter? You may be eligible for a free replacement.
  • RECALL: Bean bag chairs

    RECALL: Bean bag chairs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-08-26 09:02:39 GMT
    Image courtesy CPSC/NBC NEwsImage courtesy CPSC/NBC NEws
    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ace Bayou Corporation have announced the voluntary recall of 2.2 million bean bag chairs. 
    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ace Bayou Corporation have announced the voluntary recall of 2.2 million bean bag chairs. 
  • Telemarketers ignore laws, harass consumers in Tampa Bay area

    Telemarketers ignore laws, harass consumers in Tampa Bay area

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:14:28 GMT
    Are unsolicited calls from telemarketers driving you nuts? 8 On Your Side has received a rash of calls from consumers who say their phones are ringing at all hours. They block calls and then find out the overseas company just changes their number and keeps calling. They even have ways of changing their phone numbers to trick you into thinking it's a local call.
    Are unsolicited calls from telemarketers driving you nuts? 8 On Your Side has received a rash of calls from consumers who say their phones are ringing at all hours. They block calls and then find out the overseas company just changes their number and keeps calling. They even have ways of changing their phone numbers to trick you into thinking it's a local call.
  • Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-08-25 10:51:35 GMT
    Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
    Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
  • 2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

    2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:01:24 GMT
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photoAbout 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. CPSC photo
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.
  • Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

    Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:16 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:16:32 GMT
    A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.
    A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.
  • Lakeland Electric warns customers about phone payment scam

    Lakeland Electric warns customers about phone payment scam

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:59:20 GMT
    Lakeland Electric customers beware of a current scam that involves an individual who calls and acts as if he is a representative of Lakeland Electric.
    Lakeland Electric customers beware of a current scam that involves an individual who calls and acts as if he is a representative of Lakeland Electric.
  • Brita recalling children's water bottles

    Brita recalling children's water bottles

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:36:14 GMT
    Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.
    Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.
  • Starbucks hiking prices on drinks, bagged coffee

    Starbucks hiking prices on drinks, bagged coffee

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:41:24 GMT
    Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets.
    Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets.
  • Starbucks to offer wireless charging pads

    Starbucks to offer wireless charging pads

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:41:11 GMT
    Soon you may not have to fumble or fight for a power outlet to charge your phone at your neighborhood Starbucks.
    Soon you may not have to fumble or fight for a power outlet to charge your phone at your neighborhood Starbucks.
  • Tampa Bay woman feels ripped off, pays $61 for coins worth $1.50

    Tampa Bay woman feels ripped off, pays $61 for coins worth $1.50

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:10:55 GMT
    Vickie McInnis responded to a newspaper ad promising a chance to buy old, rarely-seen coins.Vickie McInnis responded to a newspaper ad promising a chance to buy old, rarely-seen coins.
    Vickie McInnis responded to a newspaper ad promising a chance to buy old, rarely-seen coins that have been sitting in a bank vault for years.With shipping, she paid $61.43. But, here's what she received: a bag of about 100 pennies, worth at most: $1.50.
    Vickie McInnis responded to a newspaper ad promising a chance to buy old, rarely-seen coins that have been sitting in a bank vault for years.With shipping, she paid $61.43. But, here's what she received: a bag of about 100 pennies, worth at most: $1.50.
  • Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

    Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:34:46 GMT
    The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
    The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said Wednesday.
  • Training video shows home security employees instructed to lie to customers

    Training video shows home security employees instructed to lie to customers

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:55:25 GMT
    A behind-the-scenes video, obtained by News Channel 8, sheds some light on the questionable sales tactics of a Utah-based security company.A behind-the-scenes video, obtained by News Channel 8, sheds some light on the questionable sales tactics of a Utah-based security company.
    A behind-the-scenes video, obtained by News Channel 8, sheds some light on the questionable sales tactics of a Utah-based security company.
    A behind-the-scenes video, obtained by News Channel 8, sheds some light on the questionable sales tactics of a Utah-based security company.
  • 8 ON YOUR SIDE warns Tampa Bay consumers about crowd hacking

    8 ON YOUR SIDE warns Tampa Bay consumers about crowd hacking

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-04-29 10:22:43 GMT
    A Florida security expert warns about wireless pickpocketing, as some others downplay the threat.
    A Florida security expert warns about wireless pickpocketing, as some others downplay the threat.
  • Hudson Craig's List seller discovered scam

    Hudson Craig's List seller discovered scam

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 8:32 AM EDT2013-10-09 12:32:22 GMT
    When Wally Pember needed to sell a generator, he turned to Craig's List, and a buyer quickly responded to accept his $450 offer.
    When Wally Pember needed to sell a generator, he turned to Craig's List, and a buyer quickly responded to accept his $450 offer.
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