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Nordstrom Rack Officially Coming To Old Northway Mall Site

It’s welcome news for fans of Nordstrom department store.

04/07/2015

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Consumer Reports: Your TV Can Spy On You

It’s likely you don’t think you’ve invited a spy into your home when setting up a new TV. But new Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs can record and share everything that’s viewed, whether it’s a broadcast or something streaming from the Internet. And some smart TVs can even track what DVD you’re watching.

04/06/2015

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Robinson GetGo Now Selling Beer

Beer lovers will now have another place to pick up their favorite drink.

04/06/2015

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Citizens Bank To Streamline Its Branches

Once wholly owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland, Citizens Bank is now becoming its own autonomous bank, headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and renamed Citizens Financial Group.

04/03/2015

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New Treatment Plant Leads To Water Rate Hike For West View Customers

The sound of water pumps pumping up to 40 million gallons of water a day from the Ohio River into the treatment tanks of the West View Water Authority is distinctive.

04/03/2015

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Summer Blends To Boost Prices At The Pump, But How High?

Around May last year, gas prices jumped as the summer blends hit the pumps.
Now this year’s bump is on the way.

04/02/2015

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Wines Still On Pa. Store Shelves Despite Arsenic Allegations

The class action lawsuit against 28 California wineries will not prevent Pennsylvania consumers from finding many of the wines on the shelves of their local wine and spirits stores, even though Kevin Hicks of Beverage Grade, who tested these wines, found “some very, very high levels of arsenic.”

04/02/2015

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Consumer Reports: Avoiding Pesticides In Fruits & Vegetables

We know that it’s healthy to eat more fruits and vegetables. But a lot of produce contains pesticides. That’s especially a concern for children because they’re still growing and they metabolize toxins differently.

04/02/2015

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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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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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