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Drive-Thru Coffee Shops A Growing Trend In Pittsburgh

The drive-through at the Green Tree Starbucks always seems to have a line — even in the middle of the afternoon — which suggests a growing trend in the coffee business.

07/08/2014

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Some Local Crops Damaged By Nasty Winter

A steady stream of customers filed into Shenot Farms in Wexford Monday, looking for the first corn of the season from local farms.

07/07/2014

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Does It Really Do That? Stufz

If you’ve been thinking about kicking up your backyard barbeque, maybe you’ve been interested in commercials for a product called Stufz.

07/07/2014

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Consumer Reports: Tips To Protect Electronics On Vacation

A Consumer Reports survey found 94 percent of us don’t leave home without at least one device and vacationers take along three on average.

07/04/2014

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New Walmart Could Bring Extra Traffic To McCandless

After its original tenants of Kmart and Kroger, one corner in McCandless has been a retail underachiever.

07/03/2014

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Angie’s List: How To Pick The Perfect Set Of Wheels

There are tons of bicycles to choose from, so finding the right fit can be a little tricky.

07/03/2014

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Consumer Reports: Portable Air Conditioners No Better Than Fans

If you’re considering buying an air conditioner, but you don’t want a lot of fuss with a window installation, you might be tempted to go with one of those portable floor units.

07/02/2014

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Others Step Forward With Claims Of Cruelty At Local Dog Daycare

Since our story aired Tuesday about the German shepherd who became ill after being boarded at a local doggy day care, others are now coming forward with claims of animal cruelty at the same facility.

07/02/2014

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Regulators Accuse T-Mobile Of Bogus Billing

T-Mobile US became the target of a federal investigation and lawsuit Tuesday amid allegations that it bilked potentially hundreds of millions of dollars from its customers in fraudulent charges.

07/01/2014

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Angie’s List: Beware Of Scams From Storm-Chasing Contractors

Most families have a safety plan to follow when severe weather strikes. But when the sky clears and cleanup begins, don’t let your guard down.

06/26/2014

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UPMC, Highmark Reach Deal On Highmark Access To UPMC Facilities In 2015

UPMC and Highmark have agreed to a transition plan, sources tell KDKA-TV money editor Jon Delano.

06/25/2014

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Consumer Reports’ Tips For Getting Freebies Online

There is some stuff you can get online without paying a penny. Consumer Reports ShopSmart Magazine has found the best freebies, everything from cosmetics to pet food.

06/24/2014

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Summer Savings: Which Credit Cards Save The Most On Gas?

It’s a great time of year to get the family in the car, hit the open road and head out for vacation.

06/23/2014

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More And More Companies Want To Buy Your Selfie

Ellen’s famous Oscar selfie crashed Twitter.

06/20/2014

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Consumer Reports: Special Sunscreen For Kids Not Necessary

When you choose a sunscreen for your child, what do you look for? About a third of us buy a sunscreen that claims to be for kids, and many choose one that’s doctor-recommended, according to a Consumer Reports survey.

06/19/2014

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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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