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Consumer Reports Rates Best Bike Helmets

No question, a bike helmet can be a real lifesaver. Ninety percent of the bicyclists killed in the past two decades were not wearing a helmet.

05/06/2015

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Switch To New Refrigerant Likely To Boost Cost For Consumers

With a string of 80-degree days ahead, chances are good your air conditioner will get lots of use.

05/04/2015

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Does It Really Do That? StainzAway

Do you have a stain or two around the house that you just can’t get out? The StainzAway mitt says it can help with only a mitt and water.

05/04/2015

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Angie’s List: Readying & Reacting To Radon

You can’t see it, smell it, touch it or taste it, but radon is present in the soil of all 50 states, and it could be seeping into your home.

04/30/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Eggstractor & Rollie

There are a couple of new products that claim to make your egg cooking and eating, easier, but do they really work?

04/29/2015

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Honda Expands Airbag Recall

Honda is expanding its airbag recall to an additional 380,000 vehicles.

04/29/2015

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Consumer Reports: How Safe Is Your Shrimp?

Americans love shrimp. We eat an average of almost four pounds a year, making shrimp more popular than tuna.

04/24/2015

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Angie’s List: Taking The Stress Out Of Moving

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It does not matter if you are going across town or across the country, moving your home and family can be stressful. There’s a lot to consider when hiring a mover, and […]

04/23/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Magic Finder

If you’re always losing your keys, you’ll want to hear about a new product that claims to be able to help you take that stress out of your life.

04/23/2015

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Consumer Reports Uncovers Safety Problem With Brinkmann Gas Grill

Consumer Reports has uncovered a potential safety problem with a small Brinkmann grill sold at Home Depot and Hy-Vee stores.

04/22/2015

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Nearly 1-Million Trek Bikes Recalled After Rider Is Paralyzed

Nearly one-million Trek bikes in the United States and Canada are being recalled after a person was paralyzed.

04/21/2015

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Scammers Targeting Your Credit Card Information Over The Phone

Officials have issued a warning about a scam that tries to trick you into revealing your credit card information.

04/17/2015

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Consumer Reports: Make Your Appliances Last Longer

The appliances in your home are a big investment. You can avoid repairs, keep them running efficiently, and get them to last as long as possible by using these tips from Consumer Reports.

04/17/2015

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With Unusual Features, Market Street Grocery To Open Next Wednesday

Finally — at long last — a grocery store in Downtown Pittsburgh.

04/16/2015

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Consumer Reports: How To Save On Prescription Medication

People who regularly take prescription medication spend on average more than $700 per year for drugs.

04/15/2015

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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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