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Consumer News

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BMW Expands US Air Bag Recall Nationwide

December 22nd, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — BMW has agreed to demands from the government to expand a recall of driver's-side air bags to the entire U.S. The recall affects 140,000 BMW 3 Series vehicles made between January 2004 and August 2006. The company is calling...

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Springfield-Area Gas Prices Fall Over 7 Cents a Gallon

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December 22nd, 2014
REGION (WGGB) -- With a busy travel week upon us, area motorists are seeing some more relief at the gas pumps. A recent survey from GasBuddy.com shows that the average price of a gallon of gas is down 7.5 cents from last week and is now $2.56...

Staples: Customer Data Exposed in Security Breach

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December 19th, 2014
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WGGB/AP) -- Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. The office supply retailer said in October that it was looking into a potential credit...

Chrysler Gives In to Gov’t, Expands Air Bag Recall

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December 19th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- After resisting for several weeks, Chrysler is bowing to government demands to expand a recall of driver's side air bag inflators across the entire nation. The company says in a statement Friday that it will recall nearly 2.9...

Angie's List

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Angie’s List: Winter Home Maintenance Projects

December 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- With the cold weather creeping in, it can be easy for homeowners to slip into hibernation and forget about home maintenance. But now is actually a great time to cross off some items on your to-do list. Plus, if you do it now, you could...

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Angie’s List: Disaster-proof your Home for the Holidays

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December 16th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Bright colors, yummy smells and shiny decorations make the holiday season magical, but decorations can also be dangerous temptations for children and pets. So before you deck the halls, make sure you're aware of hidden hazards. One of...

Angie’s List: Preventing Fireplace Mistakes

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December 9th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Skipping annual chimney inspections and cleanings can lead to big problems. So, before you curl up in front the the fireplace this winter, it's important to make sure everything is in working order. "If you live in a brand new house and...

Angie’s List: Auto Detailing for Every Budget

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December 2nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- You don't have to spend a lot to keep your ride looking like a million bucks. In fact, just $50 can make a huge difference. "We would do a hand wash, we would also apply a hand wax, clean the windows, the wheels, also do a quick vacuum...

Consumer Alerts

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5 simple rules for happy holiday gift returns

December 26th, 2014
5 simple rules for happy holiday gift returns Want to know who the real Scrooges are this time of year? It's the bands of organized retail criminals who go on shoplifting sprees, then brazenly try to return the stolen...

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7 most sensational small cars of 2014

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December 25th, 2014
7 most sensational small cars of 2014 Here are the best of the subcompact and compact cars Consumer Reports has recently tested, all priced less than $25,000. All are recommended, which means they’ve scored well...

The 10 best TV deals of 2014

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December 24th, 2014
The 10 best TV deals of 2014 Earlier this week we published our list of the Top 10 TVs of 2014. Most of them were pretty pricey, some extravagantly so. What do you do if you still want a great set, but your budget is a...

The safety feature that saved my bacon and can save yours, too

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December 24th, 2014
The safety feature that saved my bacon and can save yours, too Consider me a convert. I’m 100-percent convinced that a forward-collision warning system (FCW) prevented my wife and me from having a serious...