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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.

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

Holiday Shopping? Read This First

Holiday Shopping? Read This First

More and More people are skipping the mall to do holiday shopping online.

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017

Photo Editing Apps for Everyone

Photo Editing Apps for Everyone

PC Mike takes a look at three editing apps for your phone that could greatly improve your photos.

Friday, Oct 27, 2017

Parenting With Video Games

Parenting With Video Games

Rather than constantly telling your child to put their tablet down, there are ways to use it to enhance your communication.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017

Explaining the Fundamentals of Crowdfunding

Explaining the Fundamentals of Crowdfunding

From paying medical bills to helping a family after a disaster, crowdfunding has become a popular way to raise money and support someone in need.

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Rep. Barton Apologizes for Explicit Photo Posted Online
Rep. Barton Apologizes for Explicit Photo Posted Online

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1 in 3 Americans Dreads Political Talk at Thanksgiving: Poll
1 in 3 Americans Dreads Political Talk at Thanksgiving: Poll

Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers' favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year.

Federal Judge Blocks Texas' Ban on Common Abortion Procedure
Federal Judge Blocks Texas' Ban on Common Abortion Procedure

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