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Poverty Rate Drops for the First Time Since 2006

September 16th, 2014
By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress...

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Court: Tesla Motors Can Sell Directly to Buyers

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September 15th, 2014
(Image Courtesy: MGN Online) BOSTON (AP) -- The state's highest court has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking Tesla Motors from selling its upscale electric cars directly to consumers. The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association...

Supermarkets Launch Anti-Bottle Deposit Campaign

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September 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Supermarket chains are launching a television ad to try to persuade voters to reject a ballot question to expand Massachusetts' bottle deposit law. The ballot question would change the current nickel deposit to include bottled...

GM Expert says 19 Deaths Eligible for Compensation

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September 15th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' compensation expert in cases involving faulty ignition switches has determined that 19 wrongful death claims are eligible for payments from the company. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg has received 125 death claims...

Angie's List

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Angie’s List: Finding the Right Auto Body Shop

September 16th, 2014
(WGGB) -- When you get into an accident or find your car on the receiving end of a hefty blow, one of the first calls you should make is to your insurance company. Your agent will typically give you a list of recommended auto body shops, but...

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Angie’s List: Sounding Off on Subpar Service

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September 9th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Contractor complaints are pretty common, but a new survey by Angie's List reveals just how often people are reporting serious problems with the work they paid for. "In a recent Harris poll we found that 50 percent of homeowners that...

Angie’s List: Preventing Lawn Mower Injuries

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September 2nd, 2014
(WGGB) -- The end of summer doesn't mean the end of lawn care. But, after months of mowing, it can be easy to put yourself on autopilot when you're cutting the grass. As you might guess, that's when accidents happen. Last year, more than 300,000...

Angie’s List: Beat the Heat with Window Treatments

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August 26th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Blasting the air conditioner may keep your house cool in the summer, but it won't help your bottom line. If your budget could use a break, you may want to focus on your windows -- or at least what's hanging around them. But what...

Consumer Alerts

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Squeezing the deal out of Verizon's double-talk

September 16th, 2014
Squeezing the deal out of Verizon's double-talk When Verizon announced radically lower prices for its cell plans earlier this year, Dick Lambert was a happy man. Finally, the Minnesotan and his family could enjoy rates...

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5 developments that may keep your child safer in cars

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September 16th, 2014
5 developments that may keep your child safer in cars Have you ever compared the way that you travelled in a car with the way your children do now? Have you ever reminisced about riding around in the “way...

7 ways to cut your heating costs this winter

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September 16th, 2014
7 ways to cut your heating costs this winter What’s the cheapest type of heating fuel? Prices are in constant flux, and they vary by region. Natural gas, the most common fuel type, cost the average U.S....

How to choose replacement windows

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September 16th, 2014
How to choose replacement windows Contrary to what some ads say, saving money on your energy bills is not the reason to replace your windows. That’s because it could take decades to recoup the $8,000 to $24,000...