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Bottled Water Recalled After Tests Detect E. Coli At Source

A bottler says spring water recently shipped from two Pennsylvania plants could be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

06/22/2015

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Local Brewery Honoring Joe Paterno With Special Beer

A Pennsylvania brewery is raising a glass to Joe Paterno.

06/22/2015

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BBB Issues Customer Survey Scam Alert With Summer Twist

An old scam is back, but with a summer twist.

06/19/2015

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Some Niagara Water Bottles Contaminated With E.Coli

Officials are asking consumers not to drink some bottles of Niagara water, after it was discovered they may be contaminated with E.coli.

06/19/2015

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Consumer Reports: Top-Rated Facial Sunscreens

Sunscreens will help keep you from wrinkling. Consumer Reports tested six facial sunscreens. They contain the same active ingredients as regular sunscreens, but they’re made to be lighter and less greasy and they cost more per ounce.

06/19/2015

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Consumer Reports: How To Protect Yourself From WiFi Hackers

Brewing coffee from bed, adjusting the temperature on your slow cooker from anywhere, checking a baby monitor on your cell phone; those are just some of the things you can do with connected devices and an app on your smartphone and tablet.

06/18/2015

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Angie’s List: Investing In Solar Energy

Brett Johnson loves his home and plans to be in it the rest of his life.

06/18/2015

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FCC Levies Toughest Fine Ever For AT&T’S Alleged ‘Throttling’

AT&T Mobility LLC has been slapped with a $100 million fine for offering consumers “unlimited” data, but then slowing their Internet speeds after they reached a certain amount.

06/17/2015

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Angie’s List: Carpet Cleaning Tips From An Expert

Have you ever tried to clean coffee out of your carpet? How about wine or even blood? It’s no easy task.

06/11/2015

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Consumer Reports Issues Recommendations For Push Mowers

Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 lawn mowers from Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other retailers. Its testers have pushed them more than 50 miles to help you find the best mower for your yard. They rated each mower on how well it can cut in different modes — mulching, bagging, and side discharging.

06/05/2015

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Angie’s List: Protecting Your Dog From The New Flu Strain

A new strain of flu is affecting thousands of dogs all over the country. At least six in the Chicago area have died.

06/04/2015

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Consumer Advocate Taking Walgreens To Court Over Overcharging

A local woman will go to court against Walgreens later this week.

06/03/2015

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Clairton Residents Seeing Their Sewage Bills Increase Drastically

People who live in Clairton say they have a big problem. Their water bills have been going up over the past three years – drastically.

06/02/2015

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Closing Of The Tin Angel This Weekend Leaves Behind Plenty Of Memories

Memories — soon that’s all that will be left of the Tin Angel, a Mt. Washington icon that has offered its great food — and views of the Point — since 1957.

05/29/2015

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Pennsylvania Companies Make List Of Most Reputable

A Pennsylvania company, as well as another company with Pittsburgh ties, have made it into the top 10 most reputable companies.

05/28/2015

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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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