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Hershey: New Wrappers Will Save Nearly 2,000 Trees

The Hershey Co. says it is saving a small forest each year with its new packaging design for Hershey’s Miniatures.

04/28/2014

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DEP: Some Tyler Mountain Water Contaminated With E. Coli

The DEP is warning consumers after finding that some Tyler Mountain Water has been contaminated with total coliform and E. coli.

04/26/2014

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Score Deals On Last-Minute Summer Travel Plans

Lots of people from our area will head to the beach this summer, and it’s not too late.

04/25/2014

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Does It Really Do That? Spin Mop

The Hurricane Spin Mop 360 promises to clean, polish and dust, and eliminate the need to ever get your hands in dirty mop water again.

04/24/2014

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Angie’s List: 3 Blunders To Avoid To Increase Home Value

This time of year, homeowners are eager to spring into action and get started on home improvement projects. But, the key is tackling projects that will increase your home’s value.

04/24/2014

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Cost Of Coffee Going Up

That morning cup of coffee could soon get more expensive.

04/23/2014

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Simon Properties Announces Major Upgrades To South Hills Village

South Hills Village is a popular shopping destination, anchored by Macy’s at one end, Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods at the other, and Sears in the middle.

04/22/2014

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Leaf Blowers Recalled Over Laceration Hazard

Now that warmer weather has arrived, more people will be out doing yard work.

04/22/2014

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Computer Bug Afflicts Millions

It’s called Heartbleed, and has even generated its own symbol.

04/21/2014

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Consumer Reports: How To Get Cash For Old Electronics

Got an old computer stashed in a storage room?

04/18/2014

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Consumer Reports: Tips To Protect Your Smartphone

Based on a new survey, Consumer Reports estimates the number of stolen phones nearly doubled in the past year to more than three million. More than a million smartphones were lost and never found.

04/17/2014

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Angie’s List Reveals Secrets To Spotless Dishes

Dishwashers are supposed to make life easier, but in kitchens across the country, they’re a point of frustration.

04/17/2014

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Consumer Reports: Homeowner’s Insurance Tips

When a storm slams through your front door, the damages you suffer are often determined by fate. But, how easily you can pick up the pieces may be determined by your home insurer.

04/15/2014

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Celebrate Tax Day With Local Distillery’s “Rebellious” Whiskey

As we all know, April 15 is income tax day. A tax on whiskey in 1794 led to rebellion, in western Pennsylvania.

04/14/2014

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Heinz Offers Buyout To All Local Employees, Prompting Concerns About Future Here

Nothing says Pittsburgh like HJ Heinz, but the company’s new Brazilian owners – 3G Capital — have replaced the company’s management team with primarily Brazilians.

04/14/2014

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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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