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Scammers Becoming More Active During Tax Return Season

It’s tax refund season and Raymond Grey was expecting a $2,000-plus check from the IRS, but now it’s unclear if that check will ever arrive in the mail.

02/12/2015

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Angie’s List: How To Deal With, Or Avoid, A Squirrel Invasion

You know how nice it is to have a warm home to go to when it’s cold and nasty outside?

02/12/2015

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Lyft Joins Uber In Getting Final OK For Pa. Service

Pennsylvania’s regulators say they’re satisfied with the plan by the ride-sharing service Lyft to comply with conditions for a two-year license for experimental service to operate everywhere in the state except Philadelphia.

02/12/2015

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Whole Foods Issues Recall Over Peanut Allergy Concerns

There’s an important recall for people with peanut allergies.

02/11/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Win Cleaner

There are many products that claim they can clean your computer and get it back to that like-new speed. KDKA-TV news anchor Jennifer Antkowiak worked with the Win Cleaner to answer the question – Does It Really Do That?

02/11/2015

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Taco Bell Petitions For Release Of Taco Emoji

Ever text someone using emojis and feel like something’s missing?
So does Taco Bell.

02/09/2015

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Experts Detail Ways To Effectively Complain To Companies

When Angela Thompson bought her husband a tool chest from Sears, she had no idea the ordeal that was about to begin.

02/09/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Grab Bag

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Grocery shopping can be an adventure in and of itself, and then it comes time to haul all the stuff home. If you’ve been frustrated by too many bags, breaking bags, and […]

02/06/2015

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Radio Shack Bankruptcy Could Affect 16 Stores In Western Pa.

Soon there are going to be thousands of people joining the unemployment lines.

02/06/2015

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Police Investigate Stolen Credit, Debit Card Information In Penn Hills

Police in Penn Hills are investigating how people’s credit or debit card information was stolen.

02/06/2015

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Consumer Reports Calls Sprint’s “Cut Your Bill In Half” Deal “Complicated”

A new promotion by Sprint aims to lure customers away from other carriers, but is it too good to be true?

02/05/2015

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Health Insurers, Hospitals Vulnerable To Cyber Attack, Say Experts

By all accounts, the breach of Anthem, an Indianapolis-based Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance company, was stunning.

02/05/2015

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Pain At The Pump: Gas Prices Heading Back Up

Something this good couldn’t last forever.

02/05/2015

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Angie’s List: Why Drywall Isn’t A Great DIY Project

There are tons of home improvement projects that lend themselves to doing it yourself.

02/05/2015

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Consumer Reports Compares, Ranks Cell Phone Chargers

Nothing says misery like being out and about, away from a power source, and your phone goes dead.

02/04/2015

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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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