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Consumer Reports Tests For Best & Safest Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is long-lasting and inexpensive, but there have been a lot of questions lately about the safety of it.

08/25/2015

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Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert For Ground Beef

Americans eat a lot of ground beef. Last year, we bought more than 2 billion pounds of it in supermarkets and big-box stores. But that hamburger you’re grilling could contain harmful bacteria, and unless you cook it thoroughly, it could make you sick.

08/24/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Benefits Of Added Protein Foods

You see protein touted on all kinds of products these days. It’s being added to everything from tortilla chips to English muffins to breakfast cereal.

08/21/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests For Best Dehumidifiers

If you need a dehumidifier, now is a good time to buy one. The new federal energy standards mean dehumidifiers use a lot less energy than they used to.

08/20/2015

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Angie’s List: Easy Pool Maintenance

Nearly 9 million Americans use backyard swimming pools as the centerpiece of their summertime fun, but sickly green water that burns your eyes is no fun at all.

08/20/2015

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Officials Issue Warning About New EZ Pass Phishing Scam

Officials are issuing a new warning for EZ Pass customers over a phishing scam by way of email.

08/18/2015

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Opens New Women’s Fitness & Fashion Store

Recently, Dick’s Sporting Goods has branched out with stand-alone stores like Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream, and True Runner.

08/18/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Robocall-Blocking Devices

Robocalls are a nuisance. Even the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has said, “Telephone companies can and in fact should offer consumers robocall-blocking tools.”

08/18/2015

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Ford Recalling Trucks To Fix Seat Belt Anchors

Ford is recalling just over 26,000 trucks in the U.S. and Canada because some front seat belts may not be anchored in the right position.

08/18/2015

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Consumer Reports: Do Any Beverages Quench Thirst Better Than Water?

Quenching your thirst has become complicated. Many drinks claim health benefits, such as replenishing electrolytes and boosting your vitamin intake. Consumer Reports looked at 20 beverages to help you decide which ones to sip and which to skip.

08/14/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Lots of people use their smartphones while driving. Seven in ten are texting, taking selfies, and even using social media, according to a recent AT&T study.

08/12/2015

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John Deere Recalls More Than 2,000 Lawn Tractors For Crash Risk

Deere is recalling more than 2,000 lawn tractors because the brake arm can fail and cause a crash.

08/05/2015

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Some Local Businesses Starting To Feel Effects Of Avian Flu Egg Shortage

For Cathy Sofranko, breakfast at Waffles INCaffeinated is a treat.

08/04/2015

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Consumer Reports: Top Lightweight Laptops For Back-To-School

Consumer Reports recommends a few of the lightest and best laptops for students.

08/04/2015

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Kraft-Heinz Recalls Cheese Singles Due To Choking Hazard

Kraft-Heinz is recalling 36,000 cases of individually-wrapped cheese singles because you could choke on them.

08/02/2015

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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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