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Critics: Gas Tax Question will Harm Roads, Bridges

September 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Opponents of a ballot question that would repeal a new law linking future increases in the state gas tax to the rate of inflation say the question would undermine efforts to fix crumbling Massachusetts roads and bridges. The...

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Sales of Single Family Homes Down in August

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September 23rd, 2014
BOSTON (AP) -- Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts fell by almost 7 percent in August when compared to the year-ago month, but median prices continued to climb. The Waltham-based Massachusetts Association of Realtors reports Tuesday...

GM Expert Says 21 Deaths Eligible for Compensation

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September 22nd, 2014
DETROIT (AP) -- The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches has risen to at least 21. Compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg says in an Internet posting he received 143 death claims as of Friday....

Area Gas Prices Down Another Two Cents Per Gallon

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September 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) -- Area motorists are seeing some more relief at the pump as gas prices continue to drop. A recent survey by GasBuddy.com has found that the average price of a gallon of gas is down two cents to $3.40 per...

Angie's List

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Angie’s List: Installing USB Ports at Home

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...

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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...

Angie’s List: Preventing Lawn Mower Injuries

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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...

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...