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Angie’s List: Getting A Good Price On A New Car

For natural born hagglers, car-buying is no problem.

08/27/2015

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Retailers, Consumers Don’t Always Agree On Definition Of “Lifetime Warranties”

When you buy something with a lifetime warranty, you might expect it’s going to last a lifetime, but customers and retailers don’t always agree on the definition of “lifetime.”

08/25/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests For Best & Safest Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is long-lasting and inexpensive, but there have been a lot of questions lately about the safety of it.

08/25/2015

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Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert For Ground Beef

Americans eat a lot of ground beef. Last year, we bought more than 2 billion pounds of it in supermarkets and big-box stores. But that hamburger you’re grilling could contain harmful bacteria, and unless you cook it thoroughly, it could make you sick.

08/24/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests For Best Dehumidifiers

If you need a dehumidifier, now is a good time to buy one. The new federal energy standards mean dehumidifiers use a lot less energy than they used to.

08/20/2015

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Angie’s List: Easy Pool Maintenance

Nearly 9 million Americans use backyard swimming pools as the centerpiece of their summertime fun, but sickly green water that burns your eyes is no fun at all.

08/20/2015

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Angie’s List: Finding The Right Glasses Online

You can buy just about anything online these days.

08/06/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Best & Worst Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Lots of products claim to protect you from pesky mosquitoes. But many of them contain chemicals you don’t necessarily want to spray on yourself or your kids.

07/31/2015

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Angie’s List: Tips For Safely Removing Trees, Grinding Stumps

If you’ve ever lost a tree due to disease or some other issue, then you know what a big job it is to get that tree cut down and removed, but that’s only part of the job.

07/30/2015

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Investigating The Dangers Of Older Glass Windows

When Michael Racky leaned up against a storefront window, the window gave way.

07/27/2015

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Angie’s List: Window Tinting Can Lower Your Car’s Interior Temperature

We all dread climbing into a vehicle that’s been sitting outside in the summer heat – short shorts and leather seats are an especially bad combination.

07/23/2015

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Animal Abuse Allegations At Robinson Twp. Pet Store Create Social Media Firestorm

Allegations of animal abuse at a local pet shop posted to social media by a former employee have gone viral, forcing the store to close early on Monday.

07/20/2015

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Angie’s List: Vinyl Siding Costing Homeowners Thousands

Solar distortion – that’s what they call it when a home’s vinyl siding melts due to reflected sunlight off of the windows next door.

07/16/2015

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‘Your Pittsburgh’

“Your Pittsburgh” is a newsmagazine that celebrates what’s new and interesting in the Pittsburgh area.

07/16/2015

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Local WWII Veteran Serves As Latrobe Parade Grand Marshal

Paul Krinock was just 18 years old when he was drafted and sent off to fight in World War II.

07/03/2015

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