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Consumer Washington food workers duped by invalid food permits Washington food workers duped by invalid food permits (Video)
If you want a job in a place where food is served - you must to have a valid food handlers card from your local health department. It's a state law. If its not the right card - you cannot work in food service until you retake the test and get a valid certificate. But state investigators say thousands of local workers got duped.
Consumer Tips on tipping while on vacation
If you're like me, you often wonder what's the proper amount. You don’t want to give too much, but you don’t want to offend.
Consumer FTC sues T-Mobile, alleges 'Bogus Charges' FTC sues T-Mobile, alleges 'Bogus Charges' (Video)
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Bellevue- based T-mobile, claiming the cell phone service provider cashed in, by hiding charges on customers bills. The FTC says the company knowingly charged customers for third- party premium services that T-Mobile knew were not authorized.
Consumer Sunny Seat pet bed: Does it work? Sunny Seat pet bed: Does it work? (Video)
Pet lovers are known to spend thousands of dollars keeping their best friends happy. So how about a $20 window seat for cats, that sticks to the window with suction cups?
Consumer Average price of gas is $3.98 in Oregon, $4 in Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The AAA auto club reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Oregon is $3.98.

That's up 2 cents in a week and 9 cents in a month. It's 21 cents higher than a year ago and 30 cents higher than the current national average.
Consumer Payday loan pretender comes clean Payday loan pretender comes clean (Video)
You can always count on the Problem Solvers to warn you about different scams- but this time you're hearing it from one of the scammers. He says he felt guilty after seeing news reports of people losing all their money to the kind of pay day loan scams he was running from India. He agreed to a Skype interview with our sister station in upstate New York.
Consumer Litterbox problems? Maybe it's not the cat's fault Litterbox problems? Maybe it's not the cat's fault
This tip is from the family cat, who really wants to use the litter box if you would stop hiding it.

"People get really grossed out and they want to hide the litter box in the laundry room, the basement or out in the garage," said Mikkel Becker, a pet trainer with Vetstreet.com.
Consumer Why you can forget about Ginkgo Why you can forget about Ginkgo
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the best-known and most widely-used herbal supplements. It's supposed to do all sorts of things, but most people who take it hope to sharpen their memory and concentration.
Consumer Pocket Hose Ultra: Does it work any better? Pocket Hose Ultra: Does it work any better? (Video)
When expanding garden hoses first hit the market they seemed like the perfect alternative to traditional hoses, which can be heavy and cumbersome. The light- weight hoses expand when you turn on the water, then contract when you turn the water off. But after complaints about leaks, the makers of Pocket Hose- touted as the top selling expanding hose brand- are offering a new and improved version called Pocket Hose Ultra.
Consumer Temporary tattoos not necessarily harmless Temporary tattoos not necessarily harmless (Video)
When a local boy got a $5, temporary tattoo in April- he never dreamed he'd end up at the doctor's office with what might end up bring a permanent scar. Now, he and his mother want other families to know that henna tattoos are not necessarily risk- free.