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Toyota Recalls 690,000 Pickups to Fix Rear Springs

September 29th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire. The recall covers Tacoma Four-by-Four and Pre-Runner pickups from the 2005 through...

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Conn. Company Recalls Pet Food Over Salmonella Concerns

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September 29th, 2014
MANCHESTER, Conn. (WGGB) - Manchester, Conn.-based pet food company Bravo is recalling several products over concerns of salmonella contamination. There is risk to both pets and humans, as pets can become infected by eating the product, while...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Drop Just Over Two Cents

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September 29th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- For another week in a row, area motorists are seeing some relief at the gas pump. A recent survey by GasBuddy.com shows that the average price of a gallon of gas has dropped 2.2 cents from last week, and is now...

Safety Agency Studying Toyota Acceleration Problem

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September 29th, 2014
By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) -- A U.S. safety agency is looking into a consumer's petition alleging that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes. The inquiry by the National Highway...

Angie's List

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Angie’s List: Making the Most of your Mudroom

September 30th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Mudrooms are perfect for busy families -- offering organization and storage solutions. "I really love that it has a big closet and we've built in some shelves for organizing and a place to put mops, brooms and the dog food and hats and...

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Angie’s List: Installing USB Ports at Home

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September 23rd, 2014
(WGGB) -- Do you find yourself fighting for outlet space as your family's collection of gadgets continues to grow? "USB outlets are a new trend and they have been available for about a year now," says Angie Hicks of Angie's List. "Electricians...

Angie’s List: Finding the Right Auto Body Shop

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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...

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...

Consumer Alerts

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How to find an expert window installer

September 23rd, 2014
How to find an expert window installer Good windows installed badly won’t work or look as good as they should. Improperly installed windows could even end up using more energy, not less. Here's some advice from...

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Help Consumer Reports fight surprise medical bills

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September 22nd, 2014
Help Consumer Reports fight surprise medical bills Elisabeth Rosenthal's New York Times article about outrageous surprise medical bills was the most e-mailed article on the site yesterday. And no wonder: Who wouldn't be...

Lock up your e-cigarettes if you have kids in the house

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September 22nd, 2014
Lock up your e-cigarettes if you have kids in the house Sales of e-cigarettes have continued to rise—and so have reports of children being poisoned by the liquid nicotine vials used with the devices. That's one of...

Photography and video innovations at Photokina

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September 22nd, 2014
Photography and video innovations at Photokina At the Photokina exhibit, camera makers attempted to one-up each other in every conceivable way. This year, 4K resolution was in the spotlight. The most intriguing...