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The return of the car stereo tuning knob

April 21st, 2014
The return of the car stereo tuning knob In recent years, dashboard touch screens and center-console unified “multifunction” control knobs have become all the rage. Which in many cases means a fashion trend...

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

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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,...

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...

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Angie’s List – Renting a Car 4/22

April 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (wggb) - Families are dreaming of spring break getaways. You've spend a lot of time planning your perfect vacation - from booking the hotel to researching restaurants. But there's one thing you may have overlooked. In today's...

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

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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...

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...

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Batteries in Baby Video Monitors Recalled

April 23rd, 2014
WASHINGTON (WGGB/AP) -- Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. The Woonsocket, R.I.-based manufacturer has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries,...

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Netflix Poised to Raise Prices

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April 22nd, 2014
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for...

Sales of US Existing Homes Slip to a 20-Month Low

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April 22nd, 2014
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be...

Mazda Recalls 109,000 Older SUVs for Rust Problem

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April 18th, 2014
DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the...