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Baldwin Family Falls Victim To Scary Cyber Invasion Attack

It all started with a phone call in the middle of the night.

10/30/2014

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PNC Changes Course, Decides To Issue New Credit & Debit Cards

When Home Depot discovered credit card and debit card information had been hacked from April to early September, one local bank — Dollar Bank — didn’t hesitate to act.

10/30/2014

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Warning For Those Who Pre-Pay For Cell Phone Service

Mary Kay Sager says Virgin Mobile isn’t treating her right.

10/29/2014

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Consumer Reports’ Tips To Boost Home Wi-Fi

We’re dependent on Wi-Fi to access the Internet in different parts of our homes. But, too often service is sluggish or there are dead zones. Now, Consumer Reports has advice to help improve Wi-Fi in your house.

10/28/2014

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Gas Prices Dropping Locally, Still Lower Across Ohio Border

After seeing gas prices in the mid-$3 range for month, the prices are finally starting to come down.

10/28/2014

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Police Alerting Residents About Wine Delivery Scam

Police are alerting local residents about a new scam that’s making the rounds.

10/28/2014

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FTC Says AT&T Misled Customers Over Unlimited Data, Lawsuit Filed

AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data plans but instead experienced slow speeds while browsing the Internet or watching streaming video.

10/28/2014

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Evenflo Recalls Infant Seats Due To Faulty Buckle

Evenflo is recalling more than 200,000 rear facing infant seats.

10/24/2014

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New Email Scam Involving Phony Packages Hits The Internet

With just over eight weeks until Christmas, a new scam involving packages has hit the Internet, and quite possibly, your email.

10/24/2014

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Consumer Reports: Exploring Advantages Of Apple Pay

Apple has released its virtual mobile wallet Apple Pay. It allows you to buy things at participating stores with the tap of one of the new iPhones – the Apple 6 or 6 Plus.

10/23/2014

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Angie’s List: 3 Fall Chores Not To Ignore

When the weather is crisp, leaves are falling, and football is on TV, it can be easy to ignore fall chores. But, if you want to stay cozy and avoid costly problems this winter, you better get to work.

10/23/2014

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Apps Make Shopping As Easy As Point, Shoot, Buy

PITTSBURGH (CBS) — Shopping in a store or even online could soon be a thing of the past. Imagine being able to buy whatever you want simply by taking a picture of it from a […]

10/22/2014

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Millions Of Autos Recalled Because Of Faulty Air Bags

Injury or death by airbag — it’s a significant claim that auto manufacturers are taking seriously, as a growing number of individuals are hurt like Stephanie Erdman who barely survived.

10/21/2014

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Consumer Reports Tests Variety Of Foods For GMOs

The controversy is growing over whether foods should be labeled if they contain GMOs — genetically modified organisms.

10/21/2014

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Vehicles With Air Bag Problem That Should Be Fixed

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired.

10/20/2014

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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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