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Download the New Western Mass News App!

April 24th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -On Tuesday, Western Mass News was launched, featuring a new brand of news for the area, including more reporters, stories that matter to you and your family, and weather and traffic together so you can plan your...

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Hannaford Recalling Pine Nuts That Might be Contaminated

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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...

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...

Angie's List

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Angie’s List: Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite

April 28th, 2015
(WGGB) -- Their name implies that they never get out of bed, but bed bugs can pop up anywhere -- hotels, offices, even movie theaters. "Anybody and everybody is susceptible to bed bugs," says Jim Muir, a professional exterminator. "They have no...

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Angie’s List: Keep Radon Out Of Your Home

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April 21st, 2015
(WGGB) -- You can't see it, smell it, touch it or taste it, but there is radon in the soil -- and it could be seeping into your home! Radon poisoning kills 22,000 people every year, but there are steps you can take to protect your home and your...

Angie’s List: Simplifying Your Move

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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...

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,...

Consumer Alerts

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Are you a victim of age discrimination?

May 23rd, 2015
Are you a victim of age discrimination? Last fall Ohio-based shoe retailer DSW agreed to pay seven former managers and about 100 other employees a total of $900,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit. The Equal...

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How do we smartly limit smartphone use when driving?

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May 23rd, 2015
How do we smartly limit smartphone use when driving? Want to feel less safe when behind the wheel? Let your mind chew on these stats from an AT&T survey released earlier this week on smartphone use while driving: 61...

Why is customer service so bad?

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May 23rd, 2015
Why is customer service so bad? Talk about infuriating. More than half of Americans storm out of a store or without making a purchase or hang up the phone without resolving their problem because of poor customer...

College debit and prepaid cards need tougher standards

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May 23rd, 2015
College debit and prepaid cards need tougher standards It’s high school graduation season, and millions of freshly minted grads will start college in a few months or so. Most of these students will receive...