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Aired: May 2, 2014 | Comments Off
Dinner at Your Doorstep

Reporter: Jake Lefferman
Producer: Solina Lewis
Time is money and young professionals in NYC don’t seem to have enough of either. In our Consumer Watch, Jake Lefferman takes a look at a new trend that has people eating in and encourages healthful dining.

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Aired: April 29, 2014 | Comments Off

Reporter: Kurumi Fukushima
Producer: Jenna Dagenhart
Juicing bars are cropping up all around New York City.  Many people are taking the trend to extremes by going on costly three to five day juice cleanses.  But are they a healthy investment? Kurumi Fukushima reports.

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Aired: April 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Reporter: Krysta Michaelides
Producer: Shannon Crawford
Prom is a high school staple–one that costs the average family sending their child to the dance over $1,000. Krysta Michaelides reports on why families are spending so much, and tells us how students can attend their prom without breaking the bank.
 

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Aired: April 11, 2014 | Comments Off

Reporter: Patricia Guerra
Producer: Priscilla Riojas
E-cigarettes are gaining popularity by the minute. While many companies advertise these products as a way to quit conventional smoking, some medical studies prove the opposite. Patricia Guerra reports

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Aired: April 4, 2014 | Comments Off

Reporter: Cho Park
Producer: Alexis Gray
Americans spent more on plastic surgery in 2013 than they have since before the Great Recession, but the fastest growing segment of this $12 billion industry might surprise you.

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Aired: February 28, 2014 | Comments Off

Reporter: Clodagh McGowan
Producer: Marisa Marcellino
Technology is making it easier and cheaper to unravel your family’s history. In this consumer report, Clodagh McGowan takes a closer look at home DNA kits.

 

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Aired: February 21, 2014 | Comments Off

Reporter: Alexis Gray
Producer: U-Jin Lee
In the next three years, the feminine hygiene market is expected to reach $15.2 billion. But are women spending more and using more tampons and pads than they need to? Alexis Gray investigates.

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Aired: May 3, 2013 | Comments Off
A Healthier Alternative? The Pros and Cons of Electronic Cigarettes

Reporter: Shayna Estulin
Producer: Stephen Jiwanmall
Electronic cigarettes are growing increasingly popular, especially for smokers looking for a less toxic alternative to regular cigarettes. But what are the risks with this new product? Shayna Estulin has our Consumer Watch.

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Aired: April 28, 2013 | Comments Off
Consumer Watch: Protect Yourself from Cellphone Thieves

Cellphone theft in New York is up 40 percent from last year. Columbia News Tonight shares tips on how to avoid being part of that statistic. If you do get pickpocketed and want your phone back, there’s even an app for that. Evan Burgos reports.

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Aired: April 19, 2013 | One Comment
Paying Addiction Lip Service

Reporter: Reena Diamante
Producer: William Denselow
The worst of the winter weather may be over, but, for some, the reliance on lip balm remains. Reena Diamante  finds out why some people are still using it, even when the biting winds and cool air are gone.

Paying Addiction Lip Service from William Denselow on Vimeo.

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