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Ford Recalling More Than 160,000 Vehicles

August 21st, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues. The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate...

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51 UPS Retail Stores Breached

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August 21st, 2014
(AP) -- Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes card numbers, postal and email...

Ready for Tax Free Weekend? FAQs

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August 15th, 2014
REGION (WGGB) – Before you head out shopping this tax-free weekend - August 16 and 17, here are some things you need to know. For complete information from the state, including returns, exchanges, and what to do if you think you were...

GM Issues Five More Recalls Covering 310,000 Vehicles

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August 8th, 2014
Courtesy: MGNOnline DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is issuing five more recalls totaling 310,000 vehicles as the company cleans up past safety issues. The recalls in North America pushed GM's total for the year to 66, covering just over 29...

Angie's List

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

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...

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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...

Angie’s List: Giving Your Deck a Facelift

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August 5th, 2014
(WGGB) -- The summer is winding down, but there's still plenty of time to enjoy your backyard deck -- as long as you have a deck worth enjoying. If your deck needs a facelift, you have options. But, should you paint your deck or stain it?...

Angie’s List: Safe Tree Removal

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July 29th, 2014
(WGGB) -- Despite our best effort, sometimes a tree is just too sick to save. When that happens, you really have no choice but to remove the tree. "Proper tree maintenance is important from a liability standpoint for homeowners," says Angie Hicks...

Consumer Alerts

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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...