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Home Depot Investigates Breach

September 2nd, 2014
(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / Mike Mozart / Flickr) NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach. The Atlanta home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it's looking into "unusual...

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Out of Fear, Dad Invents “Hot Car App”

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September 2nd, 2014
Photo MGN-Online (WGGB) -- We've all driven off to work with a lot on our minds, and maybe forgot something along the way. And each year, many parents get out of the car and forget that their child is still in the back seat. It takes just 10...

Chicopee Police Warning of Sales Scam

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August 27th, 2014
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) -- Chicopee Police warning of a sales scam. They say people are going door-to-door selling Rockstar Subscriptions. Police explain that the sellers are not registered with the city to sell door-to-door. There have...

Hewlett-Packard Recalls 5 Million AC Power Cords

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August 26th, 2014
WASHINGTON (WGGB/AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. HP has...

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Angie’s List: Preventing Lawn Mower Injuries

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...

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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...

Angie’s List: Is a Free Estimate Really Free?

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August 19th, 2014
(WGGB) -- We've all heard the expression, "There's no such thing as a free lunch," but what about a free estimate? Many service companies offer them, but how do you know that bid won't come with a price tag? The answer may depend on your...

Angie’s List: Removing Poisonous Plants

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August 12th, 2014
(WGGB) -- A weekend spent working in the yard can turn into an itchy, uncomfortable nightmare, if you don't steer clear of poisonous plants, like poison ivy, oak or sumac. "I usually just noticed one or two little dots which eventually...

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Top treadmills for every budget

August 11th, 2014
Top treadmills for every budget You can spend $400 on a new treadmill or 10 times that amount. Based on our latest treadmill Ratings of more than 40 models, paying top dollar will get you top...

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What to do after your home is destroyed

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August 11th, 2014
What to do after your home is destroyed What can a homeowner expect in the aftermath of a major catastrophe—say a fire or tornado that destroys a home completely? Pam Johnson, a Property Field Adjustor with USAA...

How do you research assisted-living homes for your parents?

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August 11th, 2014
How do you research assisted-living homes for your parents? Q. How do you research an assisted-living facility for your parents?—Marilyn McCabe, via e-mail A. Start by asking sources that you know and...

Can you use a mulching blade if you're bagging lawn clippings?

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August 11th, 2014
Can you use a mulching blade if you're bagging lawn clippings? Q. I always mulch when mowing, and sometimes I bag clippings to reduce thatch buildup. How is bagging efficiency affected as a result of using a mulching...