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N.J. Retailers May Start Adding ‘Checkout Fees’ For Credit Card Purchases

Starting Sunday, retailers all around New Jersey can start adding a checkout fee of up to 4 percent on your purchases if you use a credit card.

01/26/2013

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New Legislation Would Protect Gift Card Users From Expiration Dates And Fees

The bill would also prevent companies that file for bankruptcy from selling gift cards and require them to accept and honor unredeemed gift cards.

11/24/2012

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Ask Asa: Scan And Scram

There is a new way to window shop that lets consumers look at a product and research and compare it with other products that they are interested in.

05/14/2012

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Ask Asa: Facial Recognition Technology

Some people are calling the technology invasive and watchdogs are fearful that it may be a step in the wrong direction.

03/19/2012

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New York Lawmaker Wants Greater Fuel Choice For Cars

Saying consumers can’t keep paying what they have been paying at the pump, Rep. Eliot Engel was pushing a bill that would establish an open fuel standard.

04/20/2011

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Shoppers Crowd The Malls In Christmas Countdown

Packed malls? Healthy gains in holiday spending? It’s beginning to look at least a little like a pre-recession Christmas.

12/19/2010

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Shoppers Hit Retailers For Pre-Black Friday Deals

The holiday shopping season is getting started earlier every year. This year even Thanksgiving Day is home to big deals.

11/25/2010

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Retailers Offer Early Discounts In Advance Of Holidays

It’s already beginning to look a lot like Christmas. It’s barely November, but the holiday shopping season is in full swing, with retailers already offering deep discounts.

11/05/2010