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Whole Foods Issues Recall Over Peanut Allergy Concerns

There’s an important recall for people with peanut allergies.

02/11/2015

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Consumer Reports Calls Sprint’s “Cut Your Bill In Half” Deal “Complicated”

A new promotion by Sprint aims to lure customers away from other carriers, but is it too good to be true?

02/05/2015

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Consumer Reports Compares, Ranks Cell Phone Chargers

Nothing says misery like being out and about, away from a power source, and your phone goes dead.

02/04/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk

A product called Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk promises to bring old wooden furniture back to life; does it really do that?

01/29/2015

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New Programs Helping To Stop Unwanted Telemarketers, Robocalls

Millions of people are on the national “Do Not Call” registry. But many still receive unwanted phone calls from telemarketers and computerized robocalls.

01/20/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Big Screens Ahead Of Your Super Bowl Party

If you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports says a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd.

01/15/2015

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Angie’s List: The Dos & Don’ts Of Paper Shredding

Your personal information is everywhere: bills, bank statements, blank checks, and even credit card offers and magazine subscriptions.

01/15/2015

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Bottom Dollar Closes For Good In Pittsburgh

All 66 Bottom Dollar stores are now officially closed, including the 20 stores here in Pittsburgh.

01/13/2015

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Save Money And Get Creative With “Mommy Hacks”

Before you throw out your child’s dried up markers or an empty tissue box, you may want to think about how you can stretch their use.

01/09/2015

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Angie’s List: Homeowners Spending More On Remodeling

More than 60 percent of homeowners who’ve been talking with Angie’s List contractors about remodeling in 2015 are prepared to open their wallets wider than those who made home improvements last year.

01/09/2015

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Angie’s List: Wood Tile Vs. Real Wood Floors

With a wide variety of colors and finishes, wood tiles are giving real wood floors a run for their money.

01/02/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Double-A Batteries

Now that all of the Christmas gifts are opened, you might be in need of some batteries for those gadgets. Double-As are still the most popular size.

12/26/2014

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A Little Homework Before Returning Gifts Could Pay Off

Now that Christmas is over, you probably got something that you just can’t keep.

12/25/2014

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Tree Cutter Charged With Theft And Fraud Against Homeowners

When Eugene Askey showed up at the District Magistrate’s office in Jeannette for a preliminary hearing on one scam, Westmoreland County detectives were waiting to arrest and charge him with scamming five more residents from May to October of this year.

12/12/2014

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McDonald’s To Install Touch Screens In 2015

It’s been a tough year for America’s iconic fast food chain — McDonald’s.

12/09/2014

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