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Walmart Gets Into Banking With No-Fee Checking

Move over PNC, Citizens, and those other banks. Walmart is moving into banking.

09/24/2014

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Consumer Reports’ Survey Looks At Tech Support Services

You know that dreaded moment when your hard drive crashes. If you’re like most people, you can’t fix it yourself. Do you know where to turn?

09/23/2014

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Reports: iPhone 6 May Bend In Your Pocket

Apple sold a record 10-million units of the iPhone 6 the first weekend the smartphone was offered.

09/23/2014

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Sears Pulling Out Of Century III Mall

The current owners of the Century III mall say it’s not a dead facility, but that it’s a facility on its way back.

09/22/2014

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Apple’s New Operating System May Have Bugs

Just as a car cannot run without an engine, so also a smartphone cannot run without something called an operating system, Carnegie Mellon University professor Anind Dey told KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Friday.

09/19/2014

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Apple iPhone 6 Creates Market Stir

People lined up outside Apple stores Thursday night and even during the day on Friday just to get Apple’s latest smartphone — the iPhone 6.

09/19/2014

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Hoax: Do Not Try To Charge Your iPhone In The Microwave

An iPhone hoax has surfaced a day after Apple released its new iOS 8 operating system.

09/18/2014

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Home Depot Breach May Mean New Credit Cards For Many

It sometimes seems as if every retail store has its customers’ credit and debit card information hacked by cyber criminals.

09/17/2014

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Consumer Reports Tests ‘Wearable Technology’

Tech companies think they now have something you’ll depend on around the clock – wearable technology.

09/17/2014

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Consumer Reports Explores Campus-Sponsored Credit Cards

Kids might be tempted to sign up for one of those campus sponsored accounts that often come with their college logo. Before they do, Consumer Reports has a warning about many of those accounts.

09/11/2014

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Angie’s List: Tips For Removal Of Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac

A weekend spent working in the yard can turn into an itchy, uncomfortable nightmare, if you don’t steer clear of poisonous plants.

09/11/2014

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Consumer Reports Tests Head Lice Treatments, Recommends Best Options

Head lice affects as many as 12 million kids every year.

09/09/2014

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Angie’s List: Bathroom Remodel Tips

If your bathroom could use a little love, it’s a smart place to spend money.

09/04/2014

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New NHTSA Database Helping Public Find Out About Vehicle Recalls

PITTSBURGH (CBS) — One in four recalled cars never get the needed fix because vehicle owners often don’t even know about the recall. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now has a new site […]

09/03/2014

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Consumer Reports Issues Buyer Beware Alert About Products Labeled “All Natural”

The word “natural” has become a big buzzword on processed food packaging.

09/02/2014

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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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