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Angie’s List: Beware Of Scams From Storm-Chasing Contractors

Most families have a safety plan to follow when severe weather strikes. But when the sky clears and cleanup begins, don’t let your guard down.

06/26/2014

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UPMC, Highmark Reach Deal On Highmark Access To UPMC Facilities In 2015

UPMC and Highmark have agreed to a transition plan, sources tell KDKA-TV money editor Jon Delano.

06/25/2014

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Consumer Reports’ Tips For Getting Freebies Online

There is some stuff you can get online without paying a penny. Consumer Reports ShopSmart Magazine has found the best freebies, everything from cosmetics to pet food.

06/24/2014

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Summer Savings: Which Credit Cards Save The Most On Gas?

It’s a great time of year to get the family in the car, hit the open road and head out for vacation.

06/23/2014

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More And More Companies Want To Buy Your Selfie

Ellen’s famous Oscar selfie crashed Twitter.

06/20/2014

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Consumer Reports: Special Sunscreen For Kids Not Necessary

When you choose a sunscreen for your child, what do you look for? About a third of us buy a sunscreen that claims to be for kids, and many choose one that’s doctor-recommended, according to a Consumer Reports survey.

06/19/2014

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Liquor Control Board Issues Safety Alert About Exploding Wine Bottles

Spontaneously exploding wine bottles have prompted the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to issue a consumer safety alert.

06/17/2014

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Pa. Regulators Targeting Ride-Share Companies

Regulators want two ride-sharing companies to stop doing business in Pennsylvania.

06/16/2014

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Consumer Reports: Testing Self-Tanners

Marissa Graham has fair skin that burns easily.

06/13/2014

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Angie’s List: Landscaping For Every Budget

Landscaping can add as much as 14 percent to the value of your home, and not all landscaping projects need to be elaborate or expensive.

06/12/2014

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Pittsburgh Hospital Makes U.S. News Honor Roll

UPMC Children’s Hospital ranks in U.S. News World Reports Top 10 Children’s hospitals.

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Angie’s List: Front Door Ideas to Boost Curb Appeal

Angie’s List has some tips about how upgrading your aging front door can help reduce your energy bills and increase your home’s value.

06/06/2014

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Philadelphia Developer Plans To Buy Downtown Macy’s Building

The historic Macy’s building downtown could soon become apartments.

06/06/2014

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Safety Concerns Prompted Bunk Beds Recall

Lea Industries is recalling its bunk beds with bookcases because the beds can be assembled incorrectly.

06/04/2014

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Consumer Reports Tests Sunscreens, 18 Of 20 Below SPF Promise

Just in time for summer, Consumer Reports is out with their test of sunscreen.

05/30/2014

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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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