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Gas Prices Spiking With Memorial Day Weekend Ahead

Sticker shock has hit the gas pumps again.

05/19/2015

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34-Million Vehicles Recalled Due To Defective Airbags, Largest Auto Recall Ever

Air bag maker Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million of its inflator mechanisms defective, effectively doubling the number of cars and trucks that have been recalled in the U.S. so far.

05/19/2015

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Coffee Crud: Harmful Bacteria Found In Coffee Makers

Millions of Americans wake up each day and enjoy a cup of coffee. But, you may be getting more than just caffeine.

05/18/2015

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New Website And App Designed To Help Renters Estimate Utility Bills

One out of three Americans lives in a rental unit.

05/18/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Scratch Aide

After we tested Dutch Glow Almond Wood Milk, our tester, and a lot of our viewers told us they wished there was something we could test to see if it takes care of scratches in wood.

05/18/2015

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Strip District Company Prints T-Shirts By The People For The People

What your T-shirt says on the outside is often a reflection of how you feel on the inside.

05/15/2015

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Walmart Explores Cutting Shipping Costs To Compete With Amazon Prime

Move over Amazon Prime. Walmart.com may be coming after you.

05/14/2015

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New Credit Cards With Chips Are Not Fool-Proof

The new credit card with a chip is a response to all those credit card breaches at stores like Target, Kmart, Staples, and Home Depot.

05/14/2015

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Consumer Reports Puts Sunscreens To The Test

Most dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen that delivers an SPF, or sun protection factor, of 30 of higher.

05/14/2015

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Angie’s List: Tips For Choosing A Storage Shed

This week’s Angie’s List report offers tips on choosing a storage shed.

05/14/2015

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Honda Recalls More Vehicles For Takata Problems, Acura Radar

Honda Motor Co. recalled an additional 4.89 million vehicles around the world Thursday for a new type of problem in Takata air bag inflators, for which Japanese rivals Toyota and Nissan have already carried out recalls.

05/14/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Safer, Effective Insect Repellents

Mosquitoes and ticks are a nuisance, but even worse, they can spread diseases like West Nile and Lyme. Now, some types of those insects are responsible for carrying new diseases — chikungunya and Powassan.

05/13/2015

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GM Recalls Pickups, Cars To Fix Seat & Belt Glitches

General Motors is recalling nearly 470,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize cars to fix potentially weakened steel cables that link the front seat belts to the vehicles.

05/13/2015

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Consumer Reports: Galaxy S5 Beats Out S6

Consumer Reports has put Samsung’s new flagship smartphone through extensive testing. The test results are in and the Galaxy S6 landed below Samsung’s older S5 in Consumer Reports’ ratings.

05/12/2015

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Only 3 Of 7 Midsize SUVs Perform Well In Crash Tests

Only three of seven midsize SUVs from the 2015 model year performed well in front-end crash tests done by an insurance industry group.

05/12/2015

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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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