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Angie’s List: Custom Closets – Not Just For TV Housewives Anymore

They used to be reserved for houses of the rich and famous, but customized closets are one of the hot-ticket items for remodelers this year.

04/02/2015

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Giant Eagle Issues Recall Due To Undeclared Allergens

Giant Eagle has issued a voluntary recall for several products due to undeclared egg and milk allergens.

03/31/2015

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Consumer Reports: Costco Or Sam’s Club, Which Is Right For You?

If you don’t mind giant sizes and you have room to store boatloads of things such as paper towels, warehouse clubs are a popular shopping option.

03/31/2015

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Consumer Reports: Tax Mistakes To Avoid

No one wants to pay more taxes than necessary or run the risk of an audit. Here are several common mistakes to avoid.

03/27/2015

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South Hills Village Celebrates Makeover With Freebies For Customers

Fifty years ago this summer, South Hills Village opened. It was the first fully enclosed shopping center in Pittsburgh.

03/26/2015

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Consumer Reports: Spring-Cleaning Dangers & Better Alternatives

You may be ready to launch into spring-cleaning mode. Be careful! Consumer Reports says that some cleaning products contain dangerous ingredients.

03/25/2015

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Ford Recalls 213,000 Police Vehicles To Fix Door Springs

Ford is recalling about 213,000 police vehicles in North America to fix springs that may not keep doors closed in a crash.

03/25/2015

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Sanitary Authority Overhaul Expected To Take Toll On Low-Income Customers

It’s a project estimated at between $2 and $3 billion – and you’ll be picking up the tab.

03/23/2015

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New Water Heater Changes Could Prove Costly & Cause Headaches

You never think much about home water heaters until they fail.

03/23/2015

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IRS Impersonation Scam Claims More Than 3,000 Victims Nationwide

Elaine Palahunik has never cheated on her taxes, so she was floored to get a call on her answering machine recently telling her to call back or else.

03/20/2015

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Consumer Advocate Says Governor’s Sales Tax Plan Could Make Things Worse

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to expand the sales tax to include a list of items that aren’t taxed now.

03/18/2015

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Thousands Being Targeted In IRS Impersonation Scam

A tax time scam is targeting people all across the nation, including right here in Pittsburgh

03/18/2015

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Consumer Reports: Best Portable Phone Chargers

Nothing says misery like being out and about, away from a power source, and your phone goes dead. Lots of companies are tapping into that fear, producing products for portable power.

03/18/2015

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Kraft Issues Recall For Millions Of Boxes Of Mac & Cheese Over Metal Fragments

Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal.

03/17/2015

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Angie’s List: What To Do & Not To Do After A Traffic Accident

Cars crash every day. If injuries are involved, emergency responders are the first to be called. But what if it’s just a minor mishap that’s more inconvenient than life threatening?

03/12/2015

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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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