kdka-sm kdka-am-sm fan-sm pittsburgh-cw-logo

Consumer News

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Dollar Tree’s Purchase Of Family Dollar Could Be Good News For Consumers

Two of the nation’s three largest dollar discount stores are joining forces.

07/28/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Does It Really Do That? Turbo Jet

The Turbo Jet is supposed to turn any garden hose into a power washer. The commercial shows it being used to clean all the kinds of things, but Does It Really Do That?

07/28/2014

(Photo Credit: David Ryder/Getty Images)

Amazon Releases Fire Smartphone With New Features

Move over iPhone and Android. There’s a new smartphone out there.

07/25/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Report: Dick’s Sporting Goods Fires Over 500 In-Store PGA Professionals

Dick’s Sporting Goods has reportedly fired all of their in-store PGA professionals.

07/23/2014

(Source: Wawona Packing)

Listeria Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Fruit Recall

A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

07/22/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Expert Shares Tips On How To Spot Check Scams

Every day millions of letters are delivered to our homes.

07/15/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Celebrates 20 Years Of Business

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership is celebrating 20 years of business.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–07/15/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

New Housing Developments Saying No Kids Allowed

No kids allowed. That’s the rule in some popular new housing developments springing up through the state.

07/14/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Consumer Reports: NutriBullet Pro 900 Could Be Dangerous

The new version of the NutriBullet is supposed to be even more powerful for creating healthy drinks, but the problem is it could be dangerous.

07/10/2014

(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Consumer Tips To Guarantee A Proper Home Inspection

Buying a new home is likely the largest purchase you will ever make, so it makes sense to have that home inspected before you sign on the dotted line.

07/10/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Drive-Thru Coffee Shops A Growing Trend In Pittsburgh

The drive-through at the Green Tree Starbucks always seems to have a line — even in the middle of the afternoon — which suggests a growing trend in the coffee business.

07/08/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Some Local Crops Damaged By Nasty Winter

A steady stream of customers filed into Shenot Farms in Wexford Monday, looking for the first corn of the season from local farms.

07/07/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Does It Really Do That? Stufz

If you’ve been thinking about kicking up your backyard barbeque, maybe you’ve been interested in commercials for a product called Stufz.

07/07/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Consumer Reports: Tips To Protect Electronics On Vacation

A Consumer Reports survey found 94 percent of us don’t leave home without at least one device and vacationers take along three on average.

07/04/2014

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

New Walmart Could Bring Extra Traffic To McCandless

After its original tenants of Kmart and Kroger, one corner in McCandless has been a retail underachiever.

07/03/2014

Photo Galleries
(Photo Credit: KDKA Photographer Dave Forstate)

Dave Crawley Receives “Bill Burns” Award

Dave Crawley Receives “Bill Burns” Award

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

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.

(Photo credit: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

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!

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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.

Dodge Journey

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 […]

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

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.

More Galleries
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 6,100 other followers