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New Water Heater Changes Could Prove Costly & Cause Headaches

You never think much about home water heaters until they fail.

03/23/2015

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IRS Impersonation Scam Claims More Than 3,000 Victims Nationwide

Elaine Palahunik has never cheated on her taxes, so she was floored to get a call on her answering machine recently telling her to call back or else.

03/20/2015

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Consumer Advocate Says Governor’s Sales Tax Plan Could Make Things Worse

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to expand the sales tax to include a list of items that aren’t taxed now.

03/18/2015

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Thousands Being Targeted In IRS Impersonation Scam

A tax time scam is targeting people all across the nation, including right here in Pittsburgh

03/18/2015

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Consumer Reports: Best Portable Phone Chargers

Nothing says misery like being out and about, away from a power source, and your phone goes dead. Lots of companies are tapping into that fear, producing products for portable power.

03/18/2015

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Kraft Issues Recall For Millions Of Boxes Of Mac & Cheese Over Metal Fragments

Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal.

03/17/2015

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Angie’s List: What To Do & Not To Do After A Traffic Accident

Cars crash every day. If injuries are involved, emergency responders are the first to be called. But what if it’s just a minor mishap that’s more inconvenient than life threatening?

03/12/2015

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Local Man Says His Dog Was Killed By Beneful Dog Food

Like many, Jim Ball of Finleyville bought what Purina’s Beneful brand was selling.

03/11/2015

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Consumer Reports Rates Top Interior Paints

A fresh coat of paint can give any room a simple, spring makeover. Where it gets complicated is choosing the paint. Home improvement stores such as Lowe’s and Home Depot stock not only different brands of paint, but even varying grades within brands.

03/11/2015

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Vape Shops Growing In Pittsburgh Region

It’s called vaping and is a popular alternative to smoking cigarettes.

03/09/2015

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KD Investigators: Advice To Buyers Of Lumber Liquidators Flooring

Like dozens of other people who have called our newsroom, Meghan Lopresti wants know if the laminated flooring she bought from Lumber Liquidators is safe.

03/09/2015

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Local Lumber Liquidators Customers Worried After Report Links Flooring To Health Concerns

Meghan Lopresti’s husband, Robert, was putting in the final core boards of their new laminate wood floor Sunday night when her dad called and told her to turn on “60 Minutes.”

03/06/2015

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2015 Home & Garden Show Opens Downtown

When it comes to keeping your home in tip top shape– some people could use a little inspiration. That’s where the Pittsburgh Home Garden Show comes in.

03/06/2015

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Beer Distributors Get OK From PLCB To Sell 12-Packs

You won’t be forced to buy a case of beer if you go to the beer distributor now.

03/06/2015

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New App Lets You Turn Your Closet Into Cash

Some budding fashionistas are turning to their smart phones and tablets to help them clean out their closets.

03/05/2015

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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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