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Report: More Americans Dining At Full Service Restaurants

A report Friday in The New York Times says more and more Americans are choosing to eat at full service, or sit down, restaurants. The report cites the data as an indicator that the economy is improving.

CBS4–03/16/2012

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More Than 7 Million Samsung TVs Plagued By Possible Power Defect

CBS4 Investigates the power defects that could affect as many as seven-and-a-half million Samsung TV owners.

CBS4–02/09/2012

Credit Protection Resources

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2011/june/money/credit-card-fraud/more-ways-to-fight-fraud/index.htm http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre04.shtm http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/idtheft/idt04.shtm http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/ http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/fighttheft/ http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud/internet_fraud

CBS4–01/26/2012

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Is Credit Reporting Going Too Far?

Consumers looking to apply for more credit may find lenders now have a lot more information at their disposal to help with that decision. That’s thanks to a new kind of credit report now available that’s packed with information about you and how you handle everything from electric payments to rent.

CBS4–01/12/2012

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Do Not Call List, Telemarketing Top List Of Consumer Complaints

The top 10 consumer complaints filed during 2011 were released Thursday by The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and many repeated complaints topped the list this year.

CBS4–01/05/2012

Customers shop for electronics items during 'Black Friday' at a Best Buy store.  (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Fla. Consumer Confidence Index Not Improving

It probably didn’t show in the massive crowds that swamped South Florida stores on Thanksgiving, but according to the University of Florida, consumer confidence in the Sunshine State remained poor through November.

CBS4–11/29/2011

Unemployment

Jobless In S. Florida See Little Improving

Jontavia Bellamy and her family packed up the car to head to Miami Beach and barbeque Monday, but her Labor Day cookout plans left a sour taste in her mouth. Bellamy would rather have been working. She’s been unemployed for nearly two years.

09/05/2011

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