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9 Investigates: Used-car interest rates

Talk about sticker shock: North Carolina used car dealers can charge you 29 percent interest.  South Carolina ones can charge whatever they want.  But now, because of this Action 9 investigation, the law may change.   Madonna McCree had bad credit, so she settled on a car that was 11 ...

Morris-Jenkins turns to Action 9 to protect 50K customers

Morris-Jenkins, the well-known heating and air business that has 50,000 customers in the Charlotte area, had a big problem and turned to Action 9 for help. “This is just absolutely disgusting,” said Dewey Jenkins. Dewey Jenkins said someone is calling his customers and saying they are with an air duct ...

Action 9: FDA looking into safety of spray sunscreen

You may want to think twice about spray sunscreen.   The U.S. FDA has been studying the spray version for three years now.  It's considering warnings like "do not spray directly into face," hold the spray "4 to 6 inches" from your skin, and don't spray in "windy conditions."  Some ...

Action 9: Callers posing as lawyers to extort money

Action 9 is warning you to watch out for callers posing as lawyers.   Someone called Dorothy Pace.   The caller said he was a lawyer, he represented her son and her son was drunk driving and hit another vehicle.   "You may think it's stupid, but my boy and ...

Action 9: IRS may be withholding some tax payers’ refunds

You may still be waiting for your federal tax refund. If so, it may because the IRS is withholding it.   Kim Sells couldn't believe it when it happened to her.    "I know if it's happened to me, it's happened to other people out there," she said.   Apparently, ...

Action 9: Some ingredients in your beer might surprise you

High fructose corn syrup, rice syrup, dextrose syrup: Do you know what's in your beer this holiday weekend? "With everything else, you get garbage in, garbage out, so, with beer especially, ingredients definitely matter," said NoDa 101 co-owner Michael Felt. Federal agencies, like the Food and Drug Administration and Alcohol ...

Action 9 helps woman who was overcharged on cellphone bill

When's the last time you looked through your phone bill, line by line? Just recently, Action 9 helped a woman get hundreds of dollars back after T-Mobile charged her for a family plan by mistake. Now, the cellphone carrier allegedly made hundreds of millions of dollars by tacking on charges ...

Action 9: BBB suggests shopping around for traveler’s insurance

As people keep an eye on weather in the Atlantic this week, you may be taking that beach trip this holiday weekend. You always run risk of having to cancel your trip, or cut it short and being out the money.    Jackie Davis is glad she isn't taking the ...

Action 9: Woman reimbursed insurance money for eye surgery

Action 9: Woman reimbursed insurance money for eye surgery

A woman who works in the health care industry had a medical procedure and her insurance covered more than she expected. But she had trouble getting her doctor to give the money back. Shelby Norton is a registered nurse and said her eyesight was so bad that she "couldn't see ...

Action 9: Bank can't find Charlotte man's $4,000

Action 9: Bank can't find Charlotte man's $4,000

You give a bank thousands of dollars.  You get a receipt.  You don't expect the bank to come back and say it never got your money.   Anthony Harris's mother totaled his last car.  "It was t-boned," he said.  She was ok.  His insurance company gave him $8,000.  He planned ...

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