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Recall Roundup: Children’s Bikes and Tires

February 27th, 2015
(WGGB) -- A bike with loose handlebars and a tire that could crack top our Recall Roundup for this Friday, February 27. Marin Mountain Bikes is recalling children's bicycles due to a fall hazard because the handlebars can loosen. The...

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Fiat Chrysler Adds 467K SUVs to Recall for Possible Stalling

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February 27th, 2015
DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler is adding more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to a recall from last year to fix a potential stalling problem. The company says it's adding 2012 and 2013 Dodge Durangos and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokees...

Recall Roundup: Hand Trucks and Ground Beef

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February 26th, 2015
(WGGB) -- A wobbly hand truck and ground beef that's been grounded due to lack of inspection top our Recall Roundup for this Thursday, February 26. Cosco is recalling convertible hand trucks due to injury hazard. The wheel hub can separate...

Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Rises to 3.80 Percent

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February 26th, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates have edged up for a third straight week while remaining near their historically low levels reached in May 2013. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year...

Angie's List

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Angie’s List: How to Treat Sensitive Teeth

February 24th, 2015
(WGGB) -- I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Especially if you have sensitive teeth! "Many people don't like going to the dentist and often times put off problems whether they are having pain and discomfort and they don't get it...

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Angie’s List: How to Handle a Critter Invasion

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February 17th, 2015
(WGGB) -- No one wants to sleep outside in February, and animals are no different. "I walked into the kitchen. I had left a package of Fig Newtons out on the counter and they were torn to shreds, all over the floor a mess," says homeowner Kathy...

Angie’s List: Jewelry Shopping for your Valentine

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February 10th, 2015
(WGGB) -- About six million Americans popped the question last Valentines day. This year, jewelers are expecting to sell just as many rings, but there are a few tips you should keep in mind before you open your wallet. "There is a lot of...

Angie’s List: Home Remodeling Survival Guide

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February 3rd, 2015
(WGGB) -- Shelling out thousands of dollars and turning your home into a construction zone isn't idea, but when you embark on a remodeling project you plan for it going in. Often though, families don't plan for a bunch of strangers to become...

Consumer Alerts

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Safest new cars for teens

February 28th, 2015
Safest new cars for teens Choosing a car for a teen driver means making tough financial decisions at a time when college bills and lodging expenses loom on the horizon. The temptation, and often necessity, is to buy a...

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Meet the toughest car critics in America

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February 28th, 2015
Meet the toughest car critics in America Sure, they look nice—friendly, even. But the 28 people above, shown at Consumer Reports’ 327-acre auto test center in Connecticut, are brutal. They put cars through...

Detergent pods should be safer

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February 27th, 2015
Detergent pods should be safer Liquid detergent pods have grown in popularity since their introduction in 2012. But these packets have also become a health hazard for children, who might mistake the brightly colored,...

When going solar, should you lease or buy?

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February 27th, 2015
When going solar, should you lease or buy? As the cost of solar technology drops, more and more homeowners are considering buying or leasing rooftop solar panels. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy projects that...