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Gephardt Busts Inflation: Ways you can save money at the gas pump

Inflation remains high for several reasons and one of the biggest is tied to gas prices. But you can bring down the price you pay with some relatively simple changes in your driving habits.
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Gephardt Busts Inflation: Can Google’s eco-friendly routes really save you gas money?

Gas prices have edged down from their record highs, but they are still a far cry from being affordable for many Utah families. So, when Google rolled out a new feature for its Maps navigation app that says it can save you money on gas by using suggested eco-friendly routes, the KSL Investigators decided to put it to the test.
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Gephardt Busts Inflation: Saving $ on back-to-school supplies with inflation

With inflation running amok this year, parents are tackling big price hikes on top of the stress. Fortunately, there are ways they can still save money.
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KSL Investigators help bank customer regain access to his money after fraud incident

KSL Investigators help a fraud victim gain access to his bank account after nearly a year of being locked out.
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What are the rules for airline travel credits?

After canceling a beach vacation to Hawaii, a Utah woman believes she has $1,400 in flight credits. Ongoing flight cancellations have plagued the summer travel season, and a lot of travelers are being made whole with flight credits rather than refunds.
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Can a company pull the rebate runaround?

When a West Valley City woman took up Verizon on a rebate offer to upgrade but could not get the rebate, she contacted the KSL Investigators for help.
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KSL Investigates: How is Utah’s new self-defense law impacting justice?

Is a new Utah self-defense law improving our justice system or leading to unintended consequences? The KSL Investigators analyzed a full year of cases.
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Utah home sellers drop asking prices as market slows from a frenzied pace

For years, Utah has been one of the nation's hottest real estate markets, but now it appears to be cooling as sellers are slashing prices.
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Gephardt Busts Inflation: How you can save money by switching from one of the big three wireless carriers to an MVNO

We have all heard of the big guys of wireless networks - Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. But many smaller carriers use the same infrastructure as the big three and for you that means you can get the service you need for much less by switching to one of the other guys.
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Utah regulators take action against store they say failed to deliver furniture or refunds dozens of times

Imagine paying a deposit for expensive furniture only to have the company vanish before you get your stuff. It happened to several Utahns and now, the store has been cited by the State of Utah.
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Gephardt Busts Inflation: Overstocked stores are leading to steep discounts for shoppers

Many big retailers are dealing with excess inventory. For retail businesses, it is a situation that is costing them a boatload of money. For consumers looking to bust inflation, it is an opportunity for bargain hunting.
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Cutting through the red tape: KSL Investigates a flying road hazard

Last summer, a manhole cover flipped into traffic on Redwood Road in South Jordan, damaging cars. After almost a year of red tape, the drivers contacted KSL Investigates.
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Who pays to fix crunched vehicle when carport collapses at an apartment complex?

Last winter, a carport collapsed and damaged several vehicles parked below. Then, the call came to KSL Investigator Matt Gephardt from the owner of one of the vehicles who says their apartment complex had told them they were on their own to pay for the damage.
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Gephardt: You could be paying foreign transaction fees without leaving the US

Paying international fees when traveling abroad is no surprise - but paying them without leaving the U.S.? Matt Gephardt investigates.
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A devastating crash. A drug-positive driver. Why did it take over a year for charges?

A devastating crash that severely injured a young man. A driver who tested positive for meth. But charges weren’t filed in this crash until more than a year later. The KSL Investigators wanted to know why.
Dustin Knight, owner of the independent repair service MD Tech, replaces a shattered screen and spe...

FTC settlements affirm fixing your own stuff will not void warranties

When your car or smartphone, or fridge breaks, it is generally cheaper to repair it rather than replace it. But what if a manufacturer told you that if you try to fix it on your own, they will take away your warranty?
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Zions Bank joins wave of banks eliminating or reducing overdraft fees

Bye-bye bank fees? A Utah bank is the latest to get with a trend of eliminating those pesky, avoidable fees.
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Hidden kitchen fire hazard: Microwaves that start by themselves

Microwaves are a fast and easy way to get food ready to eat at the push of a button. But we found dozens are firing up without the push of a button, creating a kitchen fire hazard.
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Gas prices coming down nationally but remain near record high in Utah

Gas prices have been easing nationally over the past week, but in Utah, they are still hovering around AAA’s record high average cost set just last week. It has KSL viewers wondering why.
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Utah abortion laws unclear on reporting, verification process for sexual assault victims

Utah abortion bans require law enforcement and physicians to work together to help victims of sexual assault who are seeking abortion care, but KSL Investigators found the state has not established a uniform process to ensure that happens.
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Passenger says Priceline promised first-class tickets but only delivered coach

When you pay for a first-class ticket, you'd expect a first-class seat. So, what can you do when a third-party booking site sticks you into an economy class seat for the same price instead of the first-class ticket you bought?
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Utah placed limits on police use of spy tech; Do they go far enough?  

For months, the KSL Investigators have been asking questions about spy technology law enforcement uses but doesn’t want to talk about. What exactly does the high-tech tool do, and what happens to your information if it gets caught up in a digital dragnet?
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Why you should stop using your work computers, phones for personal use

Many Utahns are still working from home, spending a lot of time on their work computers. That can make it easy to forget it's not a personal computer. But KSL's Matt Gephardt has three reasons why you should use your work computers for one thing — work.
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Study: More people need E.R. care after playing with fireworks

A report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission may throw a wet blanket on your 4th of July plans – or at least make you think about bringing a wet blanket with you just in case your family’s celebration adds to a troubling trend.
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