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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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Angie’s List: Massage Therapy Tips

A massage can be a great way to help relieve pain and stress and it could be the perfect gift for that special someone.

05/29/2014

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Chevy Impala Among 8 Vehicles To Earn Top Rating For Collision Warning

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is the only non-luxury car to earn the highest rating in tests of high-tech crash prevention systems.

05/29/2014

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Electricity Supplier Makes Refunds, Lower Rates To Unhappy Customers

Last February, Jenette and Adam Johnson of Uniontown were the first of many to contact KDKA-TV about skyrocketing electricity rates.

05/28/2014

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Avoid An Increase In Your Electric Bill

(NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – You may have noticed your electricity bill has jumped up in the past few months and if you haven’t you may be in for a surprise June 1st.

Senior Communications Specialist Brian Knavish joined Larry Richert and John Shumway on the KDKA Morning News to talk about why prices are going up and how you can avoid it.

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Bogus Utility Co. Employees Dupe Woman Out Of $3K

Officials are warning the public, after thieves stole $3,000 worth of cash and jewelry out of a local woman’s home.

05/26/2014

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Consumer Reports: Finding The Right Grill

With the holiday weekend here, a lot of us will be firing up the grill.

05/23/2014

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Recalled Beef May Have Been Sent To Several Pittsburgh-Area Stores

Federal food safety officials say ground beef recalled by a Detroit business may have been sent to stores in 10 states.

05/23/2014

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Memorial Day Deals Offer Deep Discounts On Big Ticket Items

For bargain shoppers, this may be the week to score some major deals.

05/22/2014

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Angie’s List: Give Your Grill A Checkup

Memorial Day weekend typically kicks off the start of the grilling season. If it’s been awhile since you fired up your grill, a checkup may be in order.

05/22/2014

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Electric Rates About To Go Up For Many Local Customers

What do you say we jump right to the bottom line? On June 1, 70 percent of West Penn Power customers and 47 percent of Duquesne Light customers are going to see their electric bills go up.

05/21/2014

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EBay Asks Users To Change Password After Breach

E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords.

05/21/2014

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Cancelling A Check With A Stop Order Doesn’t Always Protect Your Account

People put a “stop payment” request on their checks for many reasons. Sometimes, a check gets lost in the mail, or it is cancelled because it was made out incorrectly.

05/20/2014

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New Cell Phone Scam Targets Verizon Customers

We love our phones, but the bill, not so much.

05/20/2014

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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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