Ric Romero, ABC7 Eyewitness News

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ABC7 Eyewitness News

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Ric:

Kids fooling parents by hiding content on smartphones with secret apps

Parents like to think they know what their kids are doing on their smartphones and tablets, but children may be hiding their activities using secret apps. → Read More

Website shows upcoming Black Friday deals at retailers

Black Friday is just 11 days away, but you don't have to wait until Thanksgiving week to find out about rock-bottom deals. → Read More

California switch to winter-blend gas could mean even lower prices at pump

It wasn't that long ago, during the summer in fact, that we were paying nearly $5 a gallon to fuel up our cars. → Read More

Consumer Reports: Apple laptops have lowest failure rate, best tech support

Apple laptops are far less likely to need repairs than other brands, according to Consumer Reports' survey of more than 58,000 of its subscribers. → Read More

USC students learn how to combat cyber attacks

A new master's program at the University of Southern California is training students in cyber security. → Read More

Consumer Reports finds best insurance rates for teen drivers

Consumer Reports researched how high insurance rates go when teenage drivers are added to the policy and found ways for parents to save. → Read More

Tips on how to get the best deal on a car loan

With car sales on the rise, Americans now have $1 trillion in outstanding car loans and leases. Consumer Reports looked at how to make wise choices when it's time to buy and finance your next car. → Read More

Buy button is newest Internet shopping trend

Prepare to change the way you shop with something called a buy button. → Read More

Affordable solar energy options for homeowners

Homeowners may feel pressured to take advantage of solar panel federal rebates set to expire at the end of 2016, and experts advise various payment options that won't break the bank. → Read More

Biometrics is future of banking security, experts say

Using passwords may soon become obsolete as experts say the future of security, especially in banking, will be using biometrics to log into an account. → Read More

Wearable high-tech gadgets monitor health, fitness

As the Apple Watch has shown us, these days it's possible to wear the latest high-tech gadgets while making a fashion statement. → Read More

Scammers targeting seniors more than ever

A recent survey finds that one in 20 seniors report being exploited. → Read More

Goodwill Pop-Up BOO-tique offers low-priced Halloween costumes

Shopping for brand-new Halloween costumes can really blow your budget. But a new pop-up Halloween store can help you save money. → Read More

Bidding wars break out for rental homes in Orange County

The housing market is seeing a new trend in Orange County with people attempting to outbid one another on homes for rent. → Read More

Bidding wars for rental homes in Orange County

The housing market is seeing a new trend in Orange County with people attempting to outbid one another on homes for rent. → Read More

Lawsuit: Automakers hid dangers of keyless ignition systems

Several automakers are facing a class action lawsuit for their keyless ignition systems. Plaintiffs claim the companies have hidden the dangers of the convenience feature. → Read More

Travel trend: Day-stay hotels offer rest, relaxation between flights

A new trend is making it easier for travelers to take a break at a local hotel without paying for the entire night. → Read More

Back-to-school saving tips, strategies

Now is the time to save your back-to-school bucks! Many stores are offering aggressive sales and price matching. → Read More

Children's Orchard offers gently used kids clothes, items in Manhattan Beach

Children's Orchard, a store in Manhattan Beach, specializes in not only reselling clothes and other items, but trading items or offering store credit to buyers and sellers. → Read More

Consumer Reports reviews this year's lightweight laptops

The lightest laptops on the market are very portable, says Consumer Reports, but they'll also lighten your wallet. → Read More