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Closing Of The Tin Angel This Weekend Leaves Behind Plenty Of Memories

Memories — soon that’s all that will be left of the Tin Angel, a Mt. Washington icon that has offered its great food — and views of the Point — since 1957.

05/29/2015

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Pennsylvania Companies Make List Of Most Reputable

A Pennsylvania company, as well as another company with Pittsburgh ties, have made it into the top 10 most reputable companies.

05/28/2015

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Ford Recalls Nearly 423K Vehicles For Power Steering Problem

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling nearly 423,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the power-assisted steering can fail while they’re being driven.

05/28/2015

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Big Changes Coming To Several Local Malls

Pittsburgh was a hot topic at Recon (the global convention for the shopping center industry) in Las Vegas last week.

05/26/2015

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Consumer Reports Releases Findings For Best Gas Grills

Consumer Reports has finished testing more than 100 grills and the results are in.

05/25/2015

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About 162,000 U-Haul Vehicle Trailer Hitches Recalled

About 162,000 trailer hitches sold at U-Haul outlets are being recalled because of weak steel that could cause the parts to break.

05/23/2015

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Insurance Drones Could Be Coming To A Car Crash Near You

Drones have quickly become increasingly common in many circumstances, but what about for insurance?

05/23/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Reflective Gear For Pedestrians, Bicyclists

Cars kill more than 5,000 pedestrians, bicyclists, and joggers each year. A vast majority of those accidents happen after the sun sets.

05/21/2015

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Angie’s List: Patios And Decks

New home buyers are looking outdoors when house hunting, so having a great deck or patio is important when trying to sell.

05/21/2015

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Many Retailers Offering Memorial Day Discounts For Military Members

Backyard barbeques aren’t the only way to celebrate Memorial Day this year.

05/21/2015

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Gas Prices Spiking With Memorial Day Weekend Ahead

Sticker shock has hit the gas pumps again.

05/19/2015

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34-Million Vehicles Recalled Due To Defective Airbags, Largest Auto Recall Ever

Air bag maker Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million of its inflator mechanisms defective, effectively doubling the number of cars and trucks that have been recalled in the U.S. so far.

05/19/2015

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Coffee Crud: Harmful Bacteria Found In Coffee Makers

Millions of Americans wake up each day and enjoy a cup of coffee. But, you may be getting more than just caffeine.

05/18/2015

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New Website And App Designed To Help Renters Estimate Utility Bills

One out of three Americans lives in a rental unit.

05/18/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Scratch Aide

After we tested Dutch Glow Almond Wood Milk, our tester, and a lot of our viewers told us they wished there was something we could test to see if it takes care of scratches in wood.

05/18/2015

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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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