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Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017

Shopping For a Worthy Cause This Holiday Season

Shopping For a Worthy Cause This Holiday Season

Look closely at retailers promises when it comes to donating to charity.

Monday, Nov 27, 2017

Porch Pirates Begin Targeting Holiday Packages

Porch Pirates Begin Targeting Holiday Packages

As Christmas deliveries ramp up, thieves are seizing the opportunity to snatch packages left on doorsteps.

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

The Bot That Stole Christmas

The Bot That Stole Christmas

It's not just Black Friday parents that are snatching those hard to find Christmas presents up before you can find them, but hi-tech software.

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

Beware of Online Holiday Shopping Schemes

Beware of Online Holiday Shopping Schemes

Planning to skip the malls and shop online holiday season? The explosion of e-commerce in the last ten years has also given rise to online shopping schemes.

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017

Fire Safety: How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Fire Safety: How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

In light of a recent recall on nearly 40 million Kidde fire extinguishers, NBC 5's Samantha Chatman shows consumers which units they should buy and how extinguishers are properly used. For more information...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

Confusing TV Terminology Broken Down for Black Friday

Confusing TV Terminology Broken Down for Black Friday

Shopping for a new TV? You'll likely find an alphabet soup of models and features, from UHD to OLED to HDR.

Monday, Nov 13, 2017

Consumer Reports: Best Online Services to Print Photos

Consumer Reports: Best Online Services to Print Photos

The holidays are approaching, and you may have some photos to print for cards. The team at Consumer Reports checks out several options available.

Monday, Nov 6, 2017

Antibiotics in Our Meat: Restaurant Scorecard

Antibiotics in Our Meat: Restaurant Scorecard

Consumer Reports reveals which restaurants have taken steps to protect public health, and those that haven't.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

Tips for Getting the Most Out of College Scholarships

Tips for Getting the Most Out of College Scholarships

November is National Scholarship Month. Consumer Reports says fall is the best time to start applying, and using these tips may reduce the number of loans you'll need.

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