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Electric Rates About To Go Up For Many Local Customers

What do you say we jump right to the bottom line? On June 1, 70 percent of West Penn Power customers and 47 percent of Duquesne Light customers are going to see their electric bills go up.

05/21/2014

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Does It Really Do That? Veggetti

If you’re watching carbs and calories, but love your pasta, a product called the Veggetti says it can help.

05/19/2014

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Does It Really Do That? The Perfect Pancake Pan

For Renee Craig, it’s not a question of if she’ll be making pancakes, it’s a matter of when — and of course, how many?

05/09/2014

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Health Dept. To Test New Letter Grading System For Restaurants

The Allegheny County Health Department board has approved plans to move forward requesting public comment on plans to implement a restaurant grading system and a pilot program by summer.

05/07/2014

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New Men’s Underwear Store Hopes To Have More Than Just Brief Success

Is Pittsburgh ready for a men’s underwear store? Thomas West, the owner of “Trim,” says the answer is, “Yes.”

05/05/2014

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US Steel To Layoff Some Pittsburgh Employees

U.S. Steel Corp. is laying off an undisclosed number of Pittsburgh employees to cut costs.

05/03/2014

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Good Housekeeping Researchers Perform Test After Test Before Giving Out Seal

For more than 100 years, consumers have been relying on the Good Housekeeping seal. But how do companies get that seal?

04/30/2014

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Rising Cost Of Meats, Produce Affecting Some Local Businesses

Be prepared for a shock if you haven’t bought meat the grocery store lately. Beef prices are way up.

04/29/2014

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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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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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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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Subway: “Yoga Mat” Chemical Almost Out Of Bread

Subway says an ingredient dubbed the “yoga mat” chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.

04/11/2014

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