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Recall Roundup: Burgers and Nuts

January 23rd, 2015
WGGB- Burgers with nuts that dont belong and nuts with bacteria that doesnt belong top our recall roundup for this Friday January 23rd Franklin Farms issues allergy alerts for chili-bean veggiburgers due to undeclared peanut allergen....

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Recall Roundup: Water Bottles, Boys Hoodies

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January 22nd, 2015
(WGGB) -- A child's bottle that can break into pieces and sweatshirt with a strangulation risk top our recall roundup for this Thursday, January 22. Brita is recalling children's water bottles due to laceration hazard. The lid can break...

Gov’t Adds Emergency Brake Features to Safety Device List

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January 22nd, 2015
DETROIT (AP) -- The U.S. government's auto safety agency wants to add two automatic emergency braking devices to its list of recommended safety features for new-car buyers. But it's unclear when or if the National Highway Traffic Safety...

Average Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 3.63 Percent

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January 22nd, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15-year mortgage, a popular choice for people who are...

Angie's List

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Angie’s List: The Basics of Paper Shredding

January 20th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Your personal information is everywhere: bills, bank statements, blank checks -- even credit card offers and magazine subscriptions. And if you're not careful disposing of it, it could really cost you. "The main reason is identity theft...

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Angie’s List: The Pros and Cons of Wood-Look Tile

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January 13th, 2015
(WGGB) -- If you love the look of wood flooring, there's a new option that's surging in popularity: wood-look tile. "When they look at them, they actually don't believe that they're actual tiles," says Cory Steenbergen, a flooring expert. They...

Angie’s List: Hot Home Remodeling Trends for 2015

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January 6th, 2015
(WGGB) -- A new year marks the perfect time to try a new look. This year, millions of us are planning to give our homes a little makeover. So what are the hottest trends in home improvement? One thing is for sure. In 2015, projects will get...

Angie’s List: Buying the Right Carpet for your Home

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December 30th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Hardwood and tile floors have surged in popularity over the last few years, but if you're looking to soften a room, there's still no substitute for comfy, cushiony carpet. Purchasing the plush foot padding seems easy enough, but...

Consumer Alerts

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Hits and misses in the world of car tires

January 25th, 2015
Hits and misses in the world of car tires Car tires are a big deal, and they are big business. Each year, nearly 3 billion miles are put on tires in the United States, and there are 11,000 tire-related crashes, with 200...

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5 Tips for deciding whether to shop online or in the store

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January 24th, 2015
5 Tips for deciding whether to shop online or in the store When it comes to getting the best price when you go shopping, don't assume that a retailer charges the same prices in the store as it does online. Shop online,...

Freshened 2015 Lincoln Navigator shows its truck roots

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January 24th, 2015
Freshened 2015 Lincoln Navigator shows its truck roots With each passing redesign, freshening, and advertising campaign, Lincoln tries to reposition the brand so it appeals to younger buyers than its traditional AARP...

Expanding access to community college could be a game changer

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January 23rd, 2015
Expanding access to community college could be a game changer The high cost of higher education is a huge burden for students and their families. And at a time when more jobs in today’s economy require at least...