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Consumer Reports Explores Campus-Sponsored Credit Cards

Kids might be tempted to sign up for one of those campus sponsored accounts that often come with their college logo. Before they do, Consumer Reports has a warning about many of those accounts.

09/11/2014

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Angie’s List: Tips For Removal Of Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac

A weekend spent working in the yard can turn into an itchy, uncomfortable nightmare, if you don’t steer clear of poisonous plants.

09/11/2014

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Consumer Reports Tests Head Lice Treatments, Recommends Best Options

Head lice affects as many as 12 million kids every year.

09/09/2014

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Angie’s List: Bathroom Remodel Tips

If your bathroom could use a little love, it’s a smart place to spend money.

09/04/2014

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New NHTSA Database Helping Public Find Out About Vehicle Recalls

PITTSBURGH (CBS) — One in four recalled cars never get the needed fix because vehicle owners often don’t even know about the recall. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now has a new site […]

09/03/2014

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Consumer Reports Issues Buyer Beware Alert About Products Labeled “All Natural”

The word “natural” has become a big buzzword on processed food packaging.

09/02/2014

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Does It Really Do That? Wubble Bubble Ball

The commercial makes it look like so much fun.

08/29/2014

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White Oak Couple Comes Forward With $149M Lottery Ticket

The couple who bought a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket has finally come forward.

08/29/2014

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Angie’s List: To Stain Or Paint Your Deck?

The summer is winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy your backyard deck.

08/28/2014

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Is Denim On The Decline? Jean Makers See Sharp Drop In Sales

PITTSBURGH (CBS) — This year, the time-honored tradition of back to school shopping is less likely to include one traditional back to school staple, denim jeans. Analysts report U.S. jean sales are down six percent […]

08/22/2014

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Angie’s List: The Cost Of A Free Estimate

We’ve all heard the expression there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but what about a free estimate?

08/21/2014

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UPS Says 51 Retail Stores Breached By Malware

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.

08/21/2014

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Consumer Reports Ranks Top Laptops For Students

A laptop is arguably the most important back-to-school purchase you’ll make this year.

08/20/2014

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Identity Thieves May Be After Your Health Insurance

In the wrong hands your insurance card is worth a fortune. It’s actually the largest target of identity thieves who want it to obtain free health care.

08/19/2014

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Better Business Bureau Issues Warning Over New Computer Scam

The Better Business Bureau has a warning about a computer scam that’s going around. It’s actually an old scam with a new twist.

08/18/2014

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Dave Crawley Receives “Bill Burns” Award

Dave Crawley Receives “Bill Burns” Award

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Does It Really Do That?

Infomercials and advertisements claim their products make life easier. KDKA-TV’s Jennifer Antkowiak puts these claims to the test.

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Objects Of Affection

Love isn’t just the people we love. In this technological age, we love our gadgets as well. KDKA-TV staffers reveal the objects of their affection!

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Shop Safely Online This Holiday Season

If heading to a crowded shopping mall is something you dread this time of year, you might be thinking about doing some of your holiday shopping online. Follow these tips to ensure cyber shopping experience pays off in the long run.

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Lemon Law: 2010 Car Complaint Index

The complaint index is based on a ratio of the number of complaints for each vehicle to the sales of that vehicle. The numbers represent relative index scores, not the number of complaints received. The […]

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Does It Really Do That?

Some of those infomercials that you see on TV make certain products look like things you just can’t afford to live without; but do they really live up to all the hype? Before you invest, […]

A child robot "Child-robot with Biomimetic Body" or CB2 (CB square), equipped with 51 air actuators, 5 motors and 197 tactile sensors under soft silicone skin on its child sized body, measuring 130cm tall and weighing 33kg at his laboratory in Osaka University in Suita city in Osaka prefecture on March 10, 2009. (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Robot Craze

Japan appears to be leading the way in robotic technology. Here’s a look at some of the country’s creations.

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