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Hannaford Recalling Pine Nuts That Might be Contaminated

April 16th, 2015
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Hannaford Supermarkets is recalling packages of pine nuts it says might be contaminated with salmonella. The Portland Press Herald reports the pine nuts are packaged by Superior Nuts & Candy of Chicago and are sold...

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Walgreens Aims to Close About 200 US Stores

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April 9th, 2015
(AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File) By TOM MURPHY, Associated Press (AP) -- Walgreens will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation's largest drugstore chain has no plans to shrink in the wake of its...

Sabra Recalls 30K Cases of Hummus Over Listeria Concerns

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April 9th, 2015
(AP Photo/The Progress-Index, Patrick Kane, File)NEW YORK (WGGB/AP) -- About 30,000 cases of Sabra hummus sold nationwide is being recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination. Listeria is a food-borne illness that can cause high fevers and...

Recall Roundup Update

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April 7th, 2015
(WGGB) -- We would like to clarify a story that posted to our site last week. Our Recall Roundup featured an old recall of dog food made by Eukanuba and Iams. There are no current recalls involving those cat and dog food...

Angie's List

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Angie’s List: Simplifying Your Move

April 14th, 2015
(WGGB) -- It doesn't matter if you're going across town or across the country, moving your home and family can be stressful. When it comes to moving, first things first -- get rid of the clutter! There's no point in moving something you don't...

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Angie’s List: Navigating a Home & Garden Show

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April 7th, 2015
(WGGB) -- There's a lot of eye candy at home and garden shows. But if you look past the pretty displays, there's a good chance you'll meet that special contractor. "I think it's a great place to start a relationship," says Donell Heberer Walton,...

Angie’s List: Tire Troubles? Repair or Replace

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March 31st, 2015
(WGGB) -- When it comes to tires, there are two tell tale signs yours are in trouble: You'll feel the steering wheel vibrate while driving or your vehicle will start to pull to one side. But you can avoid these scenarios with occasional...

Angie’s List: Your Vacuum Should Suck

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March 24th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Getting the most out of your vacuum, means getting to know your vacuum. "Taking a few minutes to understand the different parts of your vacuum is going to be important because you don't want to damage your floor," says Angie Hicks of...

Consumer Alerts

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Why do my pills look different?

April 18th, 2015
Why do my pills look different? Q. Sometimes when I refill my prescriptions, the pills look different. Why is that? A. U.S. trademark laws prohibit generic drug manufacturers from copying the shape, color, or size of...

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The best and worst walk-behind mowers

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April 17th, 2015
The best and worst walk-behind mowers Every year Consumer Reports tests a new batch of mowers at its test lawn in Fort Myers, Florida. This year we bagged more than 1,500 pounds of grass clippings and found out that not...

Get home security without the monthly fees

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April 17th, 2015
Get home security without the monthly fees With their monthly monitoring fees, installing a professional security system can be a costly undertaking. But you can protect your home without the monthly hit with a number...

Protect yourself from debt collection scams

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April 17th, 2015
Protect yourself from debt collection scams A new scam could be coming your way: Con artists posing as debt collectors and collection agencies. Phony debt collectors probably predate recorded time, but these...