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Consumer News: Tips on Holiday Gift Returns

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ABC NEWS–In consumer news, now that Christmas is over the trip to the mall or post office begins with all those holiday returns. ABC’s Morgan Norwood shares tips on returning gifts this year. Categories: Local News Tags: consumer

Financial stress during the holidays

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it is also the most stressful for some people financially.  Keeping a budget can be hard especially during the holidays with gifts and traveling. Michele Josey is local financial coach with Mogul Beginnings, she says the biggest mistake made is people do not keep track of how…

Consumer: creative solutions for holidays on a budget

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ABC NEWS–In Consumer news, the rising prices across the Country can make it tough to have Christmas with all the trimmings. Costs are up almost 7% from last year. ABC’s Becky Worley shows us the creative solutions for your holiday on Dollar Store shelves. Categories: News Tags: consumer

Consumer News: Gas prices on the way down

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COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– In Consumer news, gas prices continue to drop in South Carolina. Prices at the pump in Columbia are nearly 4 cents lower than last week. Drivers in the Midlands are paying an average of $2.90 a gallon, according to Gas Buddy. The national average for gas stands at $3.32. a gallon.   Consumer News on ABC Columbia…

Consumer: Grinch Bots grabbing hot products

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ABC NEWS– A new glitch in getting the holiday gifts on your list. Computer programs called ‘Grinch Bots’ are grabbing the hottest products before real people can even think about buying them. ABC’s Becky Worley got an inside look at how these bots work and how you can beat them. Categories: Local News Tags: consumer

Consumer: Midlands Manufacturer expanding, creating new jobs

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COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–A pipe Manufacturer is expanding its operations in Richland County, creating 100 new jobs. According to the Governor’s Office, AMERICAN Spiralweld Pipe Company will invest 40 million dollars in expanding its facility in Columbia. The expansion is expected to be complete by 2025. If you are interested, officials say you can check out the company’s careers page. Some good news…

Consumer News: Gift Card buying tips

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ABC NEWS– In Consumer news, ‘Tis the season for gift cards. Spending on them is expected to top 28 billion dollars this year and ABC’s   ABC’S Becky Worley has the details on how to save on buying gift cards. Consumer News on ABC Columbia is brought to you by Grow Financial. Categories: Local News, News Tags: consumer

Consumer News: Holiday Sales and Cyber Monday

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ABC–Cyber Monday is predicted to be the busiest online shopping day of the year. Black Friday online sales hit 8.9-billion dollars , down slightly from 9-billion last year. But today is expected to be even bigger , up to 11.3-billion dollars, according to adobe analytics. ABC’s Becky Worley has the details on the deals. Categories: Local News Tags: consumer

Consumer News: Birth Costs, and New DUI enforcement Tech

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CNN–In Consumer News, the government’s new infrastructure plan is trying to tackle several pressing issues, including drunk or impaired driving. The legislation gives the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration three years to develop rules for automakers. It would require new cars to have technology installed that could prevent drunk or impaired driving but it’s unclear what that technology would be. The…