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Angie’s List: To Stain Or Paint Your Deck?

The summer is winding down, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy your backyard deck.

08/28/2014

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Is Denim On The Decline? Jean Makers See Sharp Drop In Sales

PITTSBURGH (CBS) — This year, the time-honored tradition of back to school shopping is less likely to include one traditional back to school staple, denim jeans. Analysts report U.S. jean sales are down six percent […]

08/22/2014

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Angie’s List: The Cost Of A Free Estimate

We’ve all heard the expression there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but what about a free estimate?

08/21/2014

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Consumer Reports Ranks Top Laptops For Students

A laptop is arguably the most important back-to-school purchase you’ll make this year.

08/20/2014

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Identity Thieves May Be After Your Health Insurance

In the wrong hands your insurance card is worth a fortune. It’s actually the largest target of identity thieves who want it to obtain free health care.

08/19/2014

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Geocaching Takes Kids On High-Tech Treasure Hunt

Camp is over. The trip to the beach is done. Are your kids saying they’re bored yet? In less than a month, most kids will be back in school. Until then, here’s something to keep them entertained — Geocaching.

08/01/2014

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Consumer Reports: Don’t Trust ‘Natural’ Personal-Care Products

Sales of cosmetics and personal-care products labeled “natural” have soared recently, but “natural” on the package does not necessarily mean natural inside.

07/31/2014

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Local Photographer Goes The Extra Mile To Capture Shots Of Pittsburgh

There is no doubt that Pittsburgh has one of the most beautiful skylines in the country, and local photographer Dave DiCello makes his living trying to capture every angle of it.

07/30/2014

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Angie’s List: 3 Simple Summer Lawn Tips

Even though your annoying neighbor does, it can be hard to find the time and energy to maintain a perfectly manicured lawn. But don’t get discouraged.

07/24/2014

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Soccer Goals Causing Potential Danger For Children

There are more than three million kids who play soccer in the United States, and 44,000 in the Pittsburgh region. That’s a lot of children on the soccer field, and many kids and parents are unaware of a danger on the field — soccer goals tipping over.

07/17/2014

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Angie’s List: Give Your Home A Facelift With Brick Staining

Whether you hate the color of your brick or you’re looking to give your home a facelift, there’s a new option to consider — brick staining.

07/17/2014

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Consumer Reports: NutriBullet Pro 900 Could Be Dangerous

The new version of the NutriBullet is supposed to be even more powerful for creating healthy drinks, but the problem is it could be dangerous.

07/10/2014

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Consumer Tips To Guarantee A Proper Home Inspection

Buying a new home is likely the largest purchase you will ever make, so it makes sense to have that home inspected before you sign on the dotted line.

07/10/2014

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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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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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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, […]

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