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Download the New Western Mass News App!

April 24th, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -On Tuesday, Western Mass News was launched, featuring a new brand of news for the area, including more reporters, stories that matter to you and your family, and weather and traffic together so you can plan your...

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Hannaford Recalling Pine Nuts That Might be Contaminated

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April 16th, 2015
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Hannaford Supermarkets is recalling packages of pine nuts it says might be contaminated with salmonella. The Portland Press Herald reports the pine nuts are packaged by Superior Nuts & Candy of Chicago and are sold...

Walgreens Aims to Close About 200 US Stores

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April 9th, 2015
(AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File) By TOM MURPHY, Associated Press (AP) -- Walgreens will shutter about 200 U.S. stores as part of an expanded cost reduction push, but the nation's largest drugstore chain has no plans to shrink in the wake of its...

Sabra Recalls 30K Cases of Hummus Over Listeria Concerns

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April 9th, 2015
(AP Photo/The Progress-Index, Patrick Kane, File)NEW YORK (WGGB/AP) -- About 30,000 cases of Sabra hummus sold nationwide is being recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination. Listeria is a food-borne illness that can cause high fevers and...

Angie's List

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Angie’s List: Keep Radon Out Of Your Home

April 21st, 2015
(WGGB) -- You can't see it, smell it, touch it or taste it, but there is radon in the soil -- and it could be seeping into your home! Radon poisoning kills 22,000 people every year, but there are steps you can take to protect your home and your...

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Angie’s List: Simplifying Your Move

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April 14th, 2015
(WGGB) -- It doesn't matter if you're going across town or across the country, moving your home and family can be stressful. When it comes to moving, first things first -- get rid of the clutter! There's no point in moving something you don't...

Angie’s List: Navigating a Home & Garden Show

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April 7th, 2015
(WGGB) -- There's a lot of eye candy at home and garden shows. But if you look past the pretty displays, there's a good chance you'll meet that special contractor. "I think it's a great place to start a relationship," says Donell Heberer Walton,...

Angie’s List: Tire Troubles? Repair or Replace

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March 31st, 2015
(WGGB) -- When it comes to tires, there are two tell tale signs yours are in trouble: You'll feel the steering wheel vibrate while driving or your vehicle will start to pull to one side. But you can avoid these scenarios with occasional...

Consumer Alerts

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Survival guide to buying a used car

April 27th, 2015
Survival guide to buying a used car Buying a used car is fraught with risk. Unlike a new car that is factory fresh and backed by an extensive warranty, used cars have typically been driven for thousands of miles over...

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New online tools from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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April 27th, 2015
New online tools from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is having a busy 2015. Since its creation in 2011, much of its energy was focused on constructing rules for the...

10 cheap housecleaning tools that will keep your home spotless

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April 27th, 2015
10 cheap housecleaning tools that will keep your home spotless You don’t have to hire a cleaning team or purchase professional-grade cleaning supplies to rid your home of dirt and dust. We asked Consumer...

The best pharmacy deals you probably overlooked

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April 26th, 2015
The best pharmacy deals you probably overlooked This article and related materials are made possible by a grant from the state Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Education Grant Program, which is funded by the...