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Officials Warn Shoppers About Counterfeit Goods

November 25th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Authorities are warning consumers to be wary of counterfeit products that flood the market in stores and online shopping sites during the holiday season. Federal agencies will be conducting increased operations during the holiday...

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Mazda Recalls Cars to Fix Tire Pressure Monitors

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November 25th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Mazda is recalling nearly 100,000 midsize cars in the U.S. to fix a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system. The recall affects certain Mazda6 cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years. The company says in documents...

US Closes Impala Brake Probe with No Recall

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November 25th, 2014
Image Courtesy: MGN Online DETROIT (AP) -- A U.S. safety agency has ended an investigation into Chevrolet Impala electronic braking systems without seeking a recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began looking into...

ABC’s Brian Ross Discusses Recalled Products Still for Sale

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November 21st, 2014
(WGGB) -- It seems a day doesn't go by when we aren't telling you about a recall - whether it be cars like today or the Graco strollers we told you about Thursday. However, an enormous number of potentially dangerous products are still for sale...

Angie's List

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Angie’s List: Preparing Your Oven for the Holidays

November 25th, 2014
(WGGB) -- With Thanksgiving just a few days away, you're probably hard at work cleaning, decorating and putting together the Turkey Day menu. But, there's one very important element that often goes overlooked. Is your oven ready for the holiday...

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Angie’s List: Pet Health Insurance Plans

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November 18th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Most pet owners will do anything for their furry friends, but when animals get sick or injured, the vet bills can be overwhelming. That's why more Americans are buying health insurance plans for their pets. "I realized there was...

Angie’s List: Building a Backyard Fire Pit

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November 11th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Cooler weather has arrived, but it doesn't have to mean the end of your outdoor entertaining. "Fire pits are absolutely not a fad," says Landscaping Expert Randy Sorrell. "It is a lifestyle." Landscaping experts says fire pits are a...

Angie’s List: 5 Red Flags When Hiring a Locksmith

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November 4th, 2014
(WGGB) -- When it's late at night and you're locked out of your home, your first instinct is to call a locksmith. But if you're not careful, your problems could go from bad to worse. "Don't wait for an emergency when it comes to finding a good...

Consumer Alerts

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Holiday shipping deadlines: Make sure your Christmas gifts arrive on time

November 26th, 2014
Holiday shipping deadlines: Make sure your Christmas gifts arrive on time If want all of your holiday gifts to arrive by Christmas this year, you'd better finish your gift shopping soon. Check out the deadline...

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The best time to buy things, month by month

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November 26th, 2014
The best time to buy things, month by month Every day you probably get e-mail, texts, tweets, and circulars announcing great sales. The days of watching the calendar and buying products at the time of year when prices...

8 products on deep discount in December

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November 26th, 2014
8 products on deep discount in December   This time of year you'll see plenty of discount signs in stores. You might think just about everything is on sale for the holidays. But Consumer Reports product...

Why you should shop around for health insurance every year

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November 26th, 2014
Why you should shop around for health insurance every year Q. I bought a Michigan Blue Cross plan on HealthCare.gov last year for $143 a month. This year the same plan costs $218. Why? My income hasn’t...