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Angie’s List: Investing In Solar Energy

Brett Johnson loves his home and plans to be in it the rest of his life.

06/18/2015

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Angie’s List: Carpet Cleaning Tips From An Expert

Have you ever tried to clean coffee out of your carpet? How about wine or even blood? It’s no easy task.

06/11/2015

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Consumer Reports Issues Recommendations For Push Mowers

Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 lawn mowers from Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other retailers. Its testers have pushed them more than 50 miles to help you find the best mower for your yard. They rated each mower on how well it can cut in different modes — mulching, bagging, and side discharging.

06/05/2015

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Angie’s List: Protecting Your Dog From The New Flu Strain

A new strain of flu is affecting thousands of dogs all over the country. At least six in the Chicago area have died.

06/04/2015

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Angie’s List: Sod Or Seed For Lush, Green Lawns?

Everyone wants a lush, green lawn. But, what’s the best way to achieve it – sod or seed?

05/28/2015

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Angie’s List: Patios And Decks

New home buyers are looking outdoors when house hunting, so having a great deck or patio is important when trying to sell.

05/21/2015

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Coffee Crud: Harmful Bacteria Found In Coffee Makers

Millions of Americans wake up each day and enjoy a cup of coffee. But, you may be getting more than just caffeine.

05/18/2015

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Angie’s List: Tips For Choosing A Storage Shed

This week’s Angie’s List report offers tips on choosing a storage shed.

05/14/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Safer, Effective Insect Repellents

Mosquitoes and ticks are a nuisance, but even worse, they can spread diseases like West Nile and Lyme. Now, some types of those insects are responsible for carrying new diseases — chikungunya and Powassan.

05/13/2015

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Consumer Reports: Galaxy S5 Beats Out S6

Consumer Reports has put Samsung’s new flagship smartphone through extensive testing. The test results are in and the Galaxy S6 landed below Samsung’s older S5 in Consumer Reports’ ratings.

05/12/2015

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Top Poker Minds Take Part In Epic Battle With Machine Created By CMU

For two weeks, four of the top poker minds in the world played hand after hand at the Rivers Casino. Their opponent — a computer created at Carnegie Mellon University.

05/07/2015

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Angie’s List: How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

Their name implies that they’re confined to your bedroom, but bed bugs can live anywhere: hotels, offices, even movie theaters have had infestations.

05/07/2015

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Angie’s List: Readying & Reacting To Radon

You can’t see it, smell it, touch it or taste it, but radon is present in the soil of all 50 states, and it could be seeping into your home.

04/30/2015

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Angie’s List: Taking The Stress Out Of Moving

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It does not matter if you are going across town or across the country, moving your home and family can be stressful. There’s a lot to consider when hiring a mover, and […]

04/23/2015

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Consumer Reports Uncovers Safety Problem With Brinkmann Gas Grill

Consumer Reports has uncovered a potential safety problem with a small Brinkmann grill sold at Home Depot and Hy-Vee stores.

04/22/2015

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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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