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Senators Schatz & Brown Introduce Bill to Improve Credit Report Accuracy and Give Consumers Right to Free Credit Score Every Year

April 10th, 2014
Senators Schatz & Brown Introduce Bill to Improve Credit Report Accuracy and Give Consumers Right to Free Credit Score Every Year Consumers Union Issues New Policy Brief On Why Reforms Are Needed WASHINGTON,...

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Amica, USAA, & Auto-Owners Among Top Home Insurance Companies in New Survey

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April 4th, 2014
Amica, USAA, & Auto-Owners Among Top Home Insurance Companies in New Survey Plus, tips for winning a home insurance claim and five ways to save on a policy YONKERS, NY ― A home insurance policy is a must to...

New Test Methodology for Evaluating Infant Child Car Seats

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April 3rd, 2014
New Test Methodology for Evaluating Infant Child Car Seats New protocol raises the bar to provide consumers with improved safety ratings; Five best infant seats, three “Best Buys,” plus tips for...

Honda & Toro Top Consumer Reports Latest Lawn Mower Ratings

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April 2nd, 2014
Honda & Toro Top Consumer Reports Latest Lawn Mower Ratings Results of lawn mower, tractor, string trimmer, & leaf blower testing part of comprehensive guide to getting the best lawn ever—Plus, five ways to...

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Angie’s List: Mastering a New Skill – 4/15

April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) - Whether you've always wanted to learn to tickle the ivories or dance the tango - mastering a new skill can benefit the mind, body and soul. In today's Angie's List report, we learn how to get the most our of your...

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Angie’s List: Getting Your House in Order in 2014

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January 28th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) -  There's a lot of upkeep when you own a home. If you've ignored any much needed repairs, the New Year is a good time to take inventory of that needs attention. Now Angie's List has some advice on getting your house in...

Angie’s List: Doing a Home Energy Audit

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December 24th, 2013
(WGGB) -- 2013 is drawing to a close, but before you focus on new resolutions, you may want to complete one more project this year. If you make your home more energy efficient before December 31, you could be eligible for a federal tax...

Angie’s List: Holiday Tipping

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December 17th, 2013
(WGGB) -- Tipping is a topic many of us wrestle with throughout the year, especially during the holiday season. Trying to figure out who to tip and how much can be confusing. 'Tis the season for giving...and the time of year to tip your hair...

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Angie’s List: Mastering a New Skill – 4/15

April 15th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) - Whether you've always wanted to learn to tickle the ivories or dance the tango - mastering a new skill can benefit the mind, body and soul. In today's Angie's List report, we learn how to get the most our of your...

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Judge Blocks Mass. Ban on Painkiller

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April 15th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel on Tuesday issued the preliminary injunction after the maker of the drug, Zogenix, said in a...

No Ruling in Massachusetts Painkiller Ban

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April 14th, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts' ban of the powerful new painkiller Zohydro remains in effect for now. U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit claiming the state's first-in-the-nation ban is unconstitutional, but...

Springfield-Area Gas Prices Up Over 2 Cents Per Gallon

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April 14th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- A recent survey of Springfield-area gas stations shows that the price of a gallon of gas has creeped upward. According to GasBuddy.com, a survey of 257 gas stations shows that the price has climbed 2.4 cents per...