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Freebie Friday: Festivals, fairs and movies

Festivals, fairs, movies and celebrating Mother Earth are just some of the things you can do this weekend without breaking the bank!

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Freebie Friday: Festivals, fairs and movies

Festivals, fairs, movies and celebrating Mother Earth are just some of the things you can do this weekend without breaking the bank!

Restaurant report card: Repeat roach offenses and rodent droppings

This week's Restaurant Report card features repeat roach problems, reused rice and lots of food that had to be condemned.

Restaurant report card: Repeat roach offenses and rodent droppings

April 10, 2014: This week's Restaurant Report card features repeat roach problems, reused rice and lots of food that had to be condemned.

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Freebie Friday: Indoor, family fun!

There are plenty of indoor events to keep the family entertained during this rainy weekend.

Restaurant Report Card: Pizza, pubs and Asian cuisine

In this week's Restaurant Report Card, Houston health inspectors had their hands full with an array of colorful slime and lots of roaches.

Restaurant Report Card: Pizza, pubs and Asian cuisine

In this week's Restaurant Report Card, Houston health inspectors had their hands full with an array of colorful slime and lots of roaches.

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Freebie Friday: Pets, kites and sand castle fun this weekend

This weekend is going to be a gorgeous one outside with a lot of free events around town. Here's a list of family friendly events from our friends at Houston on the cheap.

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Freebie Friday: Pets, kites and sand castle fun this weekend

This weekend is going to be a gorgeous one outside with a lot of free events around town. Here's a list of family friendly events from our friends at Houston on the cheap.

Restaurant Report Card: Dirty ice machines, condemned lunch meat

Three Houston restaurants were dealing with dirty ice machines and inspectors condemned lots of lunch meat at a popular sandwich shop in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

Restaurant Report Card: Dirty ice machines, condemned lunch meat

Three Houston restaurants were dealing with dirty ice machines and inspectors condemned lots of lunch meat at a popular sandwich shop in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

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Freebie Friday: Outdoor movies, horse show & family adventures

Free outdoor movies, a great horse show and active family adventures!

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Freebie Friday: Outdoor movies, horse show & family adventures

Free outdoor movies, a great horse show and active family adventures!

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches, gnats and unsafe coolers

Roaches, gnats and food coolers that weren't properly cooling were some of the things city health inspectors found in Houston restaurants during their latest inspections.

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Freebie Friday: St. Patrick's Day weekend & Buffalo Bayou Regatta

Here are this weekend's free events across town thanks to our friends at Houston on the Cheap.

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Freebie Friday: St. Patrick's Day weekend & Buffalo Bayou Regatta

Here are this weekend's free events across town thanks to our friends at Houston on the Cheap.

Restaurant report card: Roaches and off-temperature food

Roaches are never approved for a menu in Houston, but city health inspectors still find them in restaurant kitchens across town.

Restaurant Report Card: Ice machine slime, insects, roaches

Houston health inspectors had a busy week at local restaurants, with a special emphasis on the ice machines. Slime was a big problem all around town.

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Freebie Friday: Free music, movies and outdoor fun!

Free music, movies and free outdoor fun for the family is in this week's Freebie Friday!

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Freebie Friday: Rodeo events, parades, Dr. Seuss's birthday!

It's a big weekend in Houston with rodeo events and another weekend of Mardi Gras.

Restaurant Report Card: Slime, cockroach infestations & condemned food

February 27, 2014: There are a lot of new dining options in downtown Houston from tapas to sushi and even Italian, but this week, quite a few downtown eateries got dinged by health inspectors and ended up in this week's Restaurant Report Card. Lauren Freeman reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Slime, cockroach infestations & condemned food

There are a lot of new dining options in downtown Houston from tapas to sushi and even Italian, but this week, quite a few downtown eateries got dinged by health inspectors and ended up in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

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Freebie Friday: Mardi Gras Galveston and more!

We've got plenty of free events happening all around town in this week's Freebie Friday.

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Freebie Friday: Mardi Gras Galveston and more!

We've got plenty of free events happening all around town in this week's Freebie Friday.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches, rodents & leftover rice

This week's Restaurant Report Card features roaches, rodents and leftover rice.

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Freebie Friday: Valentine's Day edition

The weather is warming up for the weekend and we have plenty of outdoor activities to keep the family busy.

Restaurant Report Card: Moldy chicken, rat droppings & dangerous temps

Tacos, Thai food and Chinese buffet. If you're a fan of these cuisines, this week's Restaurant Report Card is one you'll want to see. Houston health inspectors found some big violations when they stopped by these popular locations.

Controversy over man's lifetime gym contract

How long is a lifetime? That's the question at the center of a gym contract controversy.

Controversy over man's lifetime gym contract

How long is a lifetime? That's the question at the center of a gym contract controversy. Amy Davis reports.

Putting chocolate to the test

With hundreds of choices, how do you know which brand or type of chocolate to buy?

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Putting chocolate to the test this Valentine's Day

Feb. 11, 2014: With Valentine's Day just days away and hundreds of gift choices, how do you know which brand or type of chocolate to buy?

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Freebie Friday: Music, culture & Texas history

We've got a full list of family-friendly activities that won't cost you a penny this weekend.

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Freebie Friday: Music, culture & Texas history

February 7, 2014: We've got a full list of family-friendly activities that won't cost you a penny this weekend. Lauren Freeman reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Violations for all your favorite cuisines

Whether you're a fan of Mexican, Italian, Indian or Chinese food, Houston health inspectors found plenty of violations to go around in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

Houston's medical community commends CVS on stopping tobacco sales

CVS says it will stop selling tobacco products by Oct. 1.  The pharmacy retailer broke the news Wednesday morning and no one is cheering louder than Houston's medical community.

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New phone scam catching people off guard

A new phone scam is sweeping the country, and in most cases, your cell phone rings only once.

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New phone scam catching people off guard

Feb. 5, 2014: A new phone scam is sweeping the country, and in most cases, your cell phone rings only once. Amy Davis reports.

Local mom says mold-infested baby product may have harmed son

Fisher Price sold about 800,000 Newborn Rock 'N Play Sleepers. The company issued a recall notice to parents last year, but some say the warning may have come too late.

Local mom says mold-infested baby product may have harmed son

Fisher Price sold about 800,000 Newborn Rock 'N Play Sleepers. The company issued a recall notice to parents last year, but some say the warning may have come too late. Amy Davis reports.

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Freebie Friday: Festivals, freebies & family fun

There's a good chance of rain this weekend so you might need an umbrella, but you can leave your wallet at home to take advantage of these freebies.

Restaurant report card: Dumplings, noodles & rat droppings

A mouse is never a good sight to see at a restaurant, but a dead mouse is better than a live one, and it still got one location dinged by Houston health inspectors in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

Restaurant report card: Dumplings, noodles & rat droppings

January 30, 2014: A mouse is never a good sight to see at a restaurant, but a dead mouse is better than a live one, and it still got one location dinged by Houston health inspectors in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

Consumer expert Amy Davis investigates missing neighborhood mailboxes

Most of us don't think of stepping outside or walking down the street to check the mail as a luxury; but many people around Houston are waiting weeks and even months for mailboxes in their communities.

Restaurant Report Card: Po-boys, chicken & subs

Say it ain't so! Find out which restaurant had chicken 'not safe for human consumption' because inspectors said the grilled chicken was off-temperature.

Restaurant Report Card: Po-boys, chicken & subs

January 24, 2014: Say it ain't so! Find out which restaurant had chicken 'not safe for human consumption' because inspectors said the grilled chicken was off-temperature. Amy Davis reports.

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Freebie Friday: Free events to get your family out of the house

This week’s Freebie Friday could also be dubbed "Frozen Friday."

Protecting your home and yard against severe winter weather

Schools are making winter weather plans, but is your family prepared? Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis explains what you need to know to get your home and yard winter-ready.

Consumers face major hiccups 22 days after official start of Obamacare

Local 2 has learned some consumers who signed up and paid their first premiums for insurance through the Affordable Care Act can't get prescriptions or schedule doctor's visits.

New details on Target breach arrests

Investigators revealed more on Tuesday about the two people arrested in South Texas, carrying credit cards with information stolen during the Target security breach.

Houston Rodeo tickets: What you need to know

We've all seen the star-studded entertainment lineup for this year's Rodeo; and that means there's probably going to be a big demand for tickets when they go on sale Saturday morning.

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Freebie Friday: MLK Day weekend fun

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day; and starting this weekend all through next week you've got no excuse to skip it because Consumer Expert Amy Davis is telling you where to get it for free.

Restaurant Report Card: Trash can used as food prep table

A trash can used as a food prep table and an employee's runny nose gets another restaurant written up by Houston health inspectors.

App can help to block, report telemarketing calls

By now you know the 'Do Not Call' registry does little to stop the annoying calls to your cell phone. Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis has discovered an app that can provide some relief from the constant ringing.

App can help to block, report telemarketing calls

By now you know the 'Do Not Call' registry does little to stop the annoying calls to your cell phone. Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis has discovered an app that can provide some relief from the constant ringing.

Houston grocery wars: Are you getting the best deals?

Consumer expert Amy Davis is talking strategy and how to take advantage of all the new options to save money.

Target offers free credit monitoring after security breach

We heard it from Target's CEO on Monday, as well as other retail executives: The technology in our credit cards is outdated and it's leaving shoppers vulnerable.

What to do if you're the victim of a bad contractor

No one sets out to hire a bad contractor. But what can you do if a contractor takes your money and runs or just fails to do the job right?

Target date breach larger then company first revealed

The Target data breach, which the store first said impacted 40 million credit and debit cards, has now been expanded to 70 million. Amy Davis reports.

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Freebie Friday: Movies, yogurt, and kids' crafts

When was the last time you went to the library? Houston has launched a free service to draw you back in and you never have to leave home.

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Freebie Friday: Movies, yogurt, and kids' crafts

When was the last time you went to the library? Houston has launched a free service to draw you back in and you never have to leave home. Amy Davis reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Rat droppings, ants & cockroaches

In this week's Restaurant Report Card, a place where people go to get well, ended up with violations for something that could make you sick.

Will there be enough cheese for your Super Bowl get together?

Kraft is reporting a shortage of some of its cheese products, specifically Velveeta, the creamy popular block of cheese used to make queso.

FTC suit against popular weight loss product gives millions to consumers

It's a new year, which means a lot of people are looking to drop some extra pounds, but before you spend any money, you'll want to hear about a government crackdown on several popular weight loss products. If you have them, you could be getting money back.

2014 Consumer Electronic Show

January 7, 2014: The annual Consumer Electronics Show officially opened Tuesday in Las Vegas, and the gadgets ranged from micro to massive. Amy Davis reports.

Consumer Electronic Show gadgets range from micro to massive

Flat screen TVs are so yesterday. Televisions are topping the headlines out of Vegas for the start of the show, and this year, Samsung and LG are showcasing bendable screens.

Are store credit cards worth it?

Just about every major retailer has its own credit card; and the offers they make at the register are often hard to resist. But don't make a big credit mistake in 2014.

Best, worst things to buy in January

To buy or not to buy? That is often the question concerned consumers ask who worry that gadget or item may drop in price the week after they plunk down their dough.

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Freebie Friday: Post-holiday fun for free

If your New Year's resolution has anything to do with saving money or staying on a budget, we're here to help.

Small razor blade company undercuts big brand names with small prices

A small start-up razor blade company with a clever marketing campaign is now undercutting big brand names.

Government phases out incandescent light bulbs

It's lights out for America's most popular light source. As of Wednesday the old 60- and 40-watt bulbs can no longer be manufactured in the United States.

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Bargain vs. bells and whistles

Dec. 30, 2013: Bargain versus bells and whistles, Local 2 is comparing the premium products against the basic brand with two moms as the testers. Amy Davis reports.

FedEx, UPS delivering late Christmas gifts

Thousands of families across the country are still waiting on Christmas presents that UPS and FedEx failed to deliver on time.

FedEx, UPS delivering late Christmas gifts

Dec. 26, 2013: Thousands of families across the country are still waiting on Christmas presents that UPS and FedEx failed to deliver on time. Amy Davis reports.

Last minute shopping deals

If you still have shopping left to do, you just have one day left, and if you still have a few gifts left, you may actually luck out.

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Freebie Friday: Holiday Fun

The last weekend before Christmas means lots of holiday-inspired fun for free! Amy Davis reports.

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Freebie Friday: Holiday Fun

The last weekend before Christmas means lots of holiday-inspired fun for free!

New high-tech device helps find ideal mattress for your body

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. It's why finding the right mattress is so important. But with so many options out there the decision can be daunting.

New high-tech device helps find ideal mattress for your body

We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. It's why finding the right mattress is so important. But with so many options out there the decision can be daunting. Amy Davis reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Failing to make a passing grade

From a dollar store to a fine steakhouse to a 4-star hotel, Houston health inspectors hold them all to the same standards.

Restaurant Report Card: Failing to make a passing grade

From a dollar store to a fine steakhouse to a 4-star hotel, Houston health inspectors hold them all to the same standards. Amy Davis reports.

Target credit and debit card breach

Some 40 million customers' private information is at risk at the height of the holidays. Amy Davis reports.

Time to ship gifts for holidays slipping away

Monday is the busiest day for the post office, and a delivery delay in Dallas continues to slow things down for UPS.

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Freebie Friday holiday edition

If holiday shopping already has your wallet tapped out this month, never fear because Freebie Friday is here!

Restaurant Report Card: Coughing, sneezing not good for food handlers

It seems everyone's got the sniffles this week, but all that coughing and sneezing can be more than a nuisance if you're handling food at a restaurant.

Winning numbers drawn for fourth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history

The numbers for the fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot in US history were drawn Tuesday night.

Local 2's guide to holiday tipping

How much we should give is a question most of us struggle with. It's why consumer expert Amy Davis has put together a helpful holiday tipping guide.

Children in highchairs may be at risk for severe injuries

Highchairs are safe places to contain young kids while they eat, but increasingly children are getting hurt while in highchairs -- sometimes severely.

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Freebie Friday: Help keep your wallet warm in your pocket

Whether you like the chill in the air or you're looking to take shelter inside, we've got freebies to at least help you keep your wallet warm and cozy in your pocket.

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December 6, 2013: Whether you like the chill in the air or you're looking to take shelter inside, we've got freebies to at least help you keep your wallet warm and cozy in your pocket. Amy Davis reports.

Three people are new owners of $1 cars on Black Friday

Customers Friday morning sat in the driver's seat of the car they wanted and waited for the manager to come by and reveal the price. Andy Cerota reports.

Black Friday: Frenzy or Flop?

Some shoppers were shocked to find no lines and lackluster sales. Did the rush to open stores earlier this year translate to lower turnout on Black Friday?

Black Friday: Frenzy or Flop?

Frenzy or flop? It really depends on who you ask, and since it's too early to get any sales numbers, we want to show you what it looked like when those first stores opened. Amy Davis reports.

Black Friday Freebies

There may not be any true door busting on Black Friday since retailers started offering some of the best deals last week, but consumer expert Amy Davis is finding the Black Friday freebies, items that won't cost you anything.

Houston car dealership will sell 3 cars for $1 on Black Friday

Sterling McCall on the Southwest Freeway at Bissonnet will sell three pre-owned cars on Black Friday for just one dollar.

Tips to avoid becoming a victim of credit card skimming

Prosecutors with the Harris County District Attorney's Office say with more people out shopping and spending this holiday season they expect more thieves to be skimming credit cards.

Dangerous toys list revealed

Parents are urged to be vigilant as they choose toys for their children this holiday. Toy recalls have declined in recent years, but toxic and dangerous toys are still available on store shelves.

Consumer Reports' Naughty & Nice list for 2013

For the fourth consecutive year, the consumer group has compiled the list, basing its decisions on corporate policies that are likely to make your holidays a little more or a little less difficult.

Thanksgiving travel: Texas gas prices lowest in years

Millions of Texans will hit the roads this week to spend Thanksgiving with family and many will get an early Christmas present when they pull up to the pump to fill up.

Thanksgiving travel: Texas gas prices lowest in years

Millions of Texans will hit the roads this week to spend Thanksgiving with family and many will get an early Christmas present when they pull up to the pump to fill up. Amy Davis reports.

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Local 2 investigates Houston real estate giant

We've got a consumer alert for anyone looking for a new home.  If you're not careful, you could get sued.

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Local 2 investigates contracts from real estate giant Urban Living

Nov. 24, 2013: Local 2 investigates contracts from real estate giant Urban Living. Amy Davis reports.

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Freebie Friday: Pre-Black Friday freebies

It's Freebie Friday and our list of things to get and do this weekend is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

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Freebie Friday: Pre-Black Friday freebies

It's Freebie Friday and our list of things to get and do this weekend is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Amy Davis reports.

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Freebie Friday: Fall family fun

Halloween is behind us, but there is still some free fall fun for the family.

Are you paying different prices for fast food in different areas of Houston?

Consumer expert Amy Davis reveals where you're getting the cheapest fast food in Houston and why.

Restaurant Report Card: Hot dog problems?

Who'd have thought you'd have to worry about the hot dogs when you go to a ball game?  Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis explains the concern in this Restaurant Report Card.

Restaurant Report Card: Hot dog problems?

Who'd have thought you'd have to worry about the hot dogs when you go to a ball game?  Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis explains the concern in this Restaurant Report Card.

Microsoft launches Xbox One

More than a million consumers gobbled up Sony's Playstation 4 on day one last week. Now it's Microsoft's turn with the arrival of Xbox One. Amy Davis reports.

Black Friday shopping warning: Lookout for counterfeit goods

A warning for Black Friday shoppers: Customs agents are tracking counterfeit goods making their way into Houston and they warn that buying the items could put you and your family in danger.

Animal lovers warn consumers about heartworm pill

Nov. 19, 2013: Animal lovers are warning other consumers about a drug they say is hurting and even killing dogs. Consumer expert Amy Davis reports.

Thanksgiving Day deals in Houston

Consumer expert Amy Davis poured through the ads to show you the best Thanksgiving Day bargains.

Will Butterball's turkey shortage affect your Thanksgiving?

Nov. 19, 2013: A big bird shortage of fresh Butterball turkeys could impact your family's Thanksgiving next week. Amy Davis reports.

Animal lovers warn consumers about heartworm pill

Animal lovers are warning other consumers about a drug they say is hurting, even killing dogs.

Will Butterball's turkey shortage affect your Thanksgiving?

A big bird shortage of fresh Butterball turkeys could impact your family's Thanksgiving next week.

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Flamin' hot chips have not-so-hot health consequences

Nov. 18, 2013: Hot and spicy snack foods are leaving more and more kids with not-so-hot feelings in their tummies. In fact, more and more of them are winding up in hospital emergency rooms. Amy Davis reports.

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Freebie Friday: Fall family fun

Nov. 15, 2013: Halloween is behind us, but there is still some free fall fun for the family. Amy Davis reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Owner says roaches are not his problem

The owner of a local restaurant says the roaches inspectors found at his establishment are "not his problem."

Restaurant Report Card: Owner says roaches are not his problem

The owner of a local restaurant says the roaches inspectors found at his establishment are "not his problem." Amy Davis reports.

Multiple stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving Day

The Thanksgiving Day creep is getting even earlier.

Multiple stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving Day

The Thanksgiving Day creep is getting even earlier. Amy Davis reports.

Local 2 puts ground beef labels to the test

When you buy ground beef, the less fat, the more you pay. But are we really getting what we pay for at Houston-area grocery stores? KPRC Local 2 consumer expert Amy Davis put local stores to the test to find out.

How you can help Typhoon Haiyan victims

The need in the Philippines is so great in the aftermath of the super typhoon that hit, Local 2 Consumer Expert Amy Davis has compiled a list of organizations helping in the region.

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Freebie Friday: Free eats for veterans this weekend, Veterans Day

Veterans are in for a whole lot of free eats this weekend with Veterans Day coming up Monday.

Small razor blade company undercuts big brand names with small prices

Nov. 7, 2013: A small start-up razor blade company with a clever marketing campaign is now undercutting big brand names. Amy Davis reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Beware of game day concessions

As if there's not enough drama at Reliant Stadium these days, we're going back for this week's Restaurant Report Card.

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November 7, 2013: As if there's not enough drama at Reliant Stadium these days, we're going back for this week's Restaurant Report Card. Amy Davis reports.

Independent companies insuring electronic devices

About 1 in 3 new cell phones will break within the first year. It's why so many people pay for loss protection in case the inevitable does happen; but insurance from your cell carrier can be expensive.

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More independent companies are cropping up offering warranty protection for smart phones and other electronic devices. Amy Davis tested it out.

Fans resell Astrodome souvenirs bought at auction

Local 2 found about a dozen offerings for the AstroTurf on eBay; one listed at $300. The same square was only $20 on Saturday. Stadium seats that sold for $200 a pair are now posted for $735.

Monthly benefits decrease for people receiving SNAP

Thousands of people in our area who depend on assistance to feed their families will notice a shortfall in their grocery budget. Amy Davis reports.

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Freebie Friday: Hair coloring, self-defense classes and more

Everyone loves something free and this week's Freebie Friday has a wide range of offerings. From hair coloring to self-defense classes, there's a little something for everyone.

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Freebie Friday: Hair coloring, self-defense classes and more

Everyone loves something free and this week's Freebie Friday has a wide range of offerings. From hair coloring to self-defense classes, there's a little something for everyone. Amy Davis reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Gross Out on Halloween

Halloween is all about scary tricks and grossing people out, and our Restaurant Report Card is continuing with the theme of the day.

Electronics now allowed on flights

October 31, 2013: Airline passengers won't have to 'turn off all electronic devices' anymore -- they'll be able to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music from gate to gate under new guidelines from the Federal Aviation Administration. Amy Davis reports.

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Auction website for surgery

Imagine a good 'ole auction, but instead of old cars or fancy jewels going to the highest bidder, it's your medical care on the block. Amy Davis reports.

Do artificial colors and dyes affect your child's behavior?

More parents are reading the ingredient labels of food products to check for artificial colors and dyes that they swear have an effect on their children's behavior.

Have a free meal this Halloween!

Have a free meal this Halloween!

From pancakes to burritos, restaurants are offering free meals this Halloween.

Take advantage of Halloween freebies

Oct. 29, 2013: From pancakes to burritos, restaurants are offering free meals this Halloween. Amy Davis reports.

Affordable Care Act website faces more major problems

There are more major problems for the Affordable Care Act website. Another technical failure left has users unable to access the website. Amy Davis reports.

Affordable Care Act website faces more major problems

There are more major problems for the Affordable Care Act website. Another technical failure left has users unable to access the website.

Freebie Friday: Halloween family fun

October 23, 2013: Pumpkins and pooches, monsters and movies -- our Freebie Friday is chock full of Halloween happenings, things you can do every day leading up to Halloween. Amy Davis reports.

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Freebie Friday: Haunted Halloween Happenings

Pumpkins and pooches, monsters and movies -- our Freebie Friday is chock full of Halloween happenings, things you can do every day leading up to Halloween.

How clean are your Halloween costumes?

Americans will spend nearly $7 billion on Halloween costumes and masks this year, but it's the tiny little monsters living on those masks that are enough to make anyone scream.

How clean are your Halloween costumes?

Oct. 24, 2013: Americans will spend nearly $7 billion on Halloween costumes and masks this year, but it's the tiny little monsters living on those masks that are enough to make anyone scream. Amy Davis reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Fruits and veggies not washed

A "bootleg kitchen" and a popular pizzeria caught not washing the fruits and veggies before they put them on your plate are just two of the spots in our Restaurant Report Card this week.

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October 24, 2013: A "bootleg kitchen" and a popular pizzeria caught not washing the fruits and veggies before they put them on your plate are just two of the spots in our Restaurant Report Card this week. Amy Davis reports.

Could what you post on Facebook affect your credit?

It's been said that birds of a feather flock together, and so it goes with social media, but could those you associate with affect your credit?

No shopping pledge goes viral

October 23, 2013: Some consumers vow not to shop on Thanksgiving Day. Amy Davis reports.

Some consumers vow not to shop on Thanksgiving Day

"Those poor people in there, they want to have Thanksgiving dinner with their family too.'

FDA wants input after pets get sick on jerky treats

If you have a dog or cat that became ill after eating jerky treats, the Food and Drug Administration wants to hear from you.

FDA wants input after animals get sick on jerky treats

Oct. 22, 2013: If you have a dog or cat that became ill after eating jerky treats, the Food and Drug Administration wants to hear from you. Amy Davis reports.

Apple releases new iPad Air & more

October 22, 2013: Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season. Amy Davis reports.

Apple unveils new Macs, iPad ahead of holidays

Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season, as it faces an eroding tablet market share and growing competition from rival gadget makers.

Researchers find dangerous bacteria in breast milk purchased online

The FDA and American Academy of Pediatrics recommend against casual milk sharing, citing the risk of exposure to infectious diseases such as HIV or hepatitis.

Study: internet breast mily contaminated

October 21, 2013: Mothers call it liquid gold; and these days new moms who can't produce enough of their own breast milk are turning to Craigslist to get it. Amy Davis reports.

Health care registration frustration

October 21, 2013: President Obama is now pledging to fix the problems that have been plaguing the Affordable Health Care Act. Amy Davis reports.

Dozens of vehicles on the auction block

October 18, 2013: From motorcycles to dump trucks, the City of Pasadena will unload dozens of vehicles in a public auction on Saturday. Amy Davis reports.

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Freebie Friday: Fall fun for families and dog lovers

Free fall fun for dog lovers, families and those looking for an early Halloween fright.

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Freebie Friday: Fall fun for families and dog lovers

Free fall fun for dog lovers, families and those looking for an early Halloween fright. Amy Davis reports.

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Facebook to let teens share with bigger audience

As a protective measure, Facebook will warn minors opting to be more open that they are exposing themselves to a broader audience. The caution will repeat before every post, as long as the settings remain on 'public.'

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches, unsanitary conditions

Restaurant employees are trained how to properly handle food and sanitize cooking equipment because one simple mistake could get a lot of people sick.

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October 17, 2013: Restaurant employees are trained how to properly handle food and sanitize cooking equipment because one simple mistake could get a lot of people sick. Amy Davis reports.

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Facebook to let teens share with bigger audience

As a protective measure, Facebook will warn minors opting to be more open that they are exposing themselves to a broader audience. The caution will repeat before every post, as long as the settings remain on 'public.' Amy Davis reports.

United will not honor bookings 'gaming' its site for nearly free flights

United Airlines says customers are trying to game its website to trick United into selling nearly free flights again. This time United says it will not honor these latest bookings. Amy Davis reports.

United will not honor bookings 'gaming' its site for nearly free flights

United Airlines says customers are trying to game its website to trick United into selling nearly free flights again. This time United says it will not honor these latest bookings.

14 Houston-area Macy's stores to be open Thanksgiving Day

Oct. 14, 2013: Macy's has announced that most of its stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day, including all 14 Houston-area stores. Consumer expert Amy Davis reports.

Gas prices in Houston hit unexpected decline

For drivers in some parts of town, a holiday gift has arrived in October. Gas prices have fallen to less than $3 a gallon in many areas in and around Houston. 

Gas prices in Houston hit unexpected decline

October 14, 2013: Gas prices have fallen to less than $3 a gallon in many areas in and around Houston. Amy Davis reports.

Best new Halloween costumes for 2013

Three weeks from Halloween and stores are already sold out of some of the most popular costumes this year.

Best new Halloween costumes for 2013

October 9, 2013:Three weeks from Halloween and stores are already sold out of some of the most popular costumes this year. Amy Davis reports.

Freebie Friday: Free food, activities for people and pets

You'll find free food and activities for people and pets around Houston this weekend.

Houstonians fall victim to electricity scheme

If you get one of these calls, hang up and call your electric company directly to check your balance.

Houstonians fall victim to electricity scheme

Oct. 10, 2013: We're actually hearing for the first time, audio from unsolicited and misleading phone calls that local energy companies say are duping customers across the Houston area. Amy Davis reports.

Restaurant Report Card: Off-temperature seafood & rat droppings

Off-temperature seafood could get you sick in a hurry. It's why health inspectors condemned a whole fridge of it at one Houston seafood restaurant.

Houston boy sickened by salmonella

October 9, 2013: Five people in Texas were sickened by a recent salmonella outbreak, including a Houston boy. Amy Davis reports.

Houston provides freebies for furloughed workers

As the nation enters the ninth day of the government shutdown, businesses are trying to ease the financial burden to furloughed government workers who are not getting paid right now.

Are you throwing away perfectly good food?

A new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard University shows more than 90 percent of Americans may be prematurely tossing food because they're misinterpreting "sell by" and "use by" dates on products.

New $100 bill unveiled

Oct. 8, 2013: The new $100 bill was unveiled at the Federal Reserve building near downtown Houston. Consumer expert Amy Davis reports.

Government shutdown impacting FDA inspection

Food experts say that means more tainted shrimp may get passed on to your dinner plate.

Local vet loses thousands after international company disappears

The walk-in tub he purchased in March has stopped working, and now the company that sold it to him has disappeared.

Money down the drain?

October 7, 2013: An international company seems to have fallen off the map leaving a local veteran out thousands of dollars. Amy Davis reports.

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Officials warning consumers of scams tied to Affordable Care Act

One week into the new health care marketplace, federal officials are warning consumers about scams tied to the Affordable Care Act.

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Freebie Friday fun for fall

A lot of free fall fun starts this weekend.

Restaurant Report Card: Roaches, slime & hazardous chicken

An inspector says she "observed an employee attempting to kill a fish by banging it on the floor."

Restaurant Report Card

October 3, 2013: An inspector says she "observed an employee attempting to kill a fish by banging it on the floor." Amy Davis reports.

Apple iOS 7 causing nausea, dizziness

A bizarre side effect from Apple's latest operating system, iOS 7 -- it's apparently making people physically ill.

Health Care Reform Act begins

The insurance marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act is officially open for business.

Some complaining of sickness from Apple iOS 7

A bizarre side effect from Apple's latest operating system, iOS 7 -- It's apparently making people physically ill. Amy Davis reports.

Group tests car crash warning system

September 27, 2013: Automakers now offer sophisticated systems that they say can warn you before a crash. Amy Davis reports.

Friday Freebies: Starbucks, burgers & free zoo visit

On Sunday, Starbucks is offering a free tasting of its newest coffee Ethiopia. They are offering free tastings Sunday in honor of National Coffee Day.

Freebie Friday: Free burger and fries tonight only

We usually wait until Friday afternoon to give you our rundown of freebies, but this one is too good not to give you a little nibble this morning.

Restaurant Report Card: Repeat offenders' edition

This week's Restaurant Report Card is filled with familiar spots, or as we like to call them, repeat violators.

Restaurant Report Card: Repeat offenders edition

September 26, 2013: This week's Restaurant Report Card is filled with familiar spots, or as we like to call them, repeat violators.

Government sued over SUV rear camera safety

Across the country, more than 200 children die each year, hidden from view behind big SUVs.

Government sued over SUV danger

September 25, 2013: The federal government faces a lawsuit over rear view cameras in SUVs. Amy Davis reports.

Health care reform penalties could cost you and your family

Health care reform was designed to help get Americans who can't afford medical care insured, but there are penalties in the plan and they could cost you and your family.

Health care reform penalties could cost you and your family

Health care reform was designed to help get Americans who can't afford medical care insured, but there are penalties in the plan and they could cost you and your family. Amy Davis reports.

Burger King offers low-calorie fries

September 24, 2013: Burger King has launched new low-calorie french fries. Amy Davis reports.

How much will you have to pay for affordable health care?

While there are no prices or insurance plans posted for Texans, Local 2 consumer expert Amy Davis did some checking and discovered it is not the state dragging its feet.

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