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7/27/2015
Consumers should review new health insurance policies closely for “hidden premiums,” including narrow provider networks, high deductibles and climbing cost-sharing that can result in major unexpected medical bills, Consumer Watchdog said today. Health insurance rates released by Covered California today increased an average 4 percent...
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7/22/2015
Consumer Watchdog’s research has shown that low inventories and recent exports of California’s refined supply have sent California gasoline prices to a record gap with American gas prices. Refined supplies are being exported to South and Central America even as low refining capacity and inventories in the state are pushing pump prices...
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7/22/2015
Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, says oil refineries are pocketing more money than ever in California history because of the recent spike in gas prices. On average, Los Angeles County drivers are currently paying $4.25 per gallon for regular gas, $1.50 more than the nationwide average. The Santa Monica-based group is...
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7/22/2015
Newly posted data from California oil refiners shows that record price spikes at the pump have translated to a record high return to the oil companies of $1.17 per gallon in May of 2015. The average amount that a refiner receives for a gallon of gasoline has been just 46 cents since 1999, according to the California Energy Commission (CEC), but...
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7/19/2015
Gas prices are up to $4.20 in L.A. County and crude oil costs are down. Consumer Watchdog's president Jamie Court says, there is no good reason for it. What we are seeing is unbelievable record pump prices, $1.20 above the rest of the nation. Oil refiners are keeping us running on low inventories and we have backup on the energy commission...
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7/19/2015
Gas prices are up to $4.20 in L.A. County and crude oil costs are down. Consumer Watchdog's president Jamie Court says, there is no good reason for it. What we are seeing is unbelievable record pump prices, $1.20 above the rest of the nation. Oil refiners are keeping us running on low inventories and we have backup on the energy commission...
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7/19/2015
A young California woman was decapitated in a tragic auto accident.  Photos from the grisly accident scene were wrongfully leaked by California Highway Patrol officers and posted to the Internet.  A search on her name still returns the horrible photographs. This is is a tragic example of people who have been harmed by Google’s...
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7/16/2015
The struggle of a family dealing with the extreme pain that can come from seeing gruesome pictures online, pictures they say should not be available for the public consumption. That is why they and other privacy advocates are petitioning the federal government.
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7/16/2015
Consumer Watchdog in Santa Monica, CA says, "we're about $1.20 over what the rest of the nation is paying. It's really unprecedented, the gap in price we've had since February on and off particularly lately and there's no good reason for it.
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7/16/2015
California's 15 refineries have the capacity to keep us in our special clean air blend of gas but like many, they like to export gas as well and that can effect California's supply right here.