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The home improvement business is booming

If you're finally getting round to sprucing up your house with a fresh coat of paint or adding new fixtures, you're not alone.

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A gingerbread house that can be yours for $78,000

You know what would really impress your guests this holiday season? A custom gingerbread house worth $77,910.

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America's most expensive home for sale: $195 million

A massive Beverly Hills, Calif., estate with its own entertainment complex, 27-car garage and vineyard has hit the market with a record breaking listing price of $195 million.

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Baby Boomers aren't moving out of their homes

Instead of flocking to sunny beach havens or downsizing to a condo in the city during their retirement years, a majority of Baby Boomers say they're just going to stay put in their old home.

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Alaska's Bed Bug Problem Grows

Bed bugs, known throughout the nation as bloodsucking parasites, are seeing a resurgence nationwide -- including Alaska.

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Carbon Monoxide Cases Create Deathtraps, Common during Wintec

Symptoms include seizures, headaches and dizziness.

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Swimming accident law: The basics

It's that time of year when the 6 o'clock news leads far too often with the most tragic stories about childhood drowning deaths, near deaths and injuries.

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Buying in bulk can save big bucks

From the single shopper to the family of seven, buying certain items bulk can save time and money.

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Cut grocery bills with these 15 tips

When it comes time to cut spending, people often overlook what they spend at the grocery store. Find out how to keep both your fridge and your wallet full.

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Small decorating changes make big impact

You can make big changes to your home just by making small decorating switches.

Poverty Still Impacting Alaska's Kids And Their Families

Poverty Still Impacting Alaska's Kids And Their Families

Despite the summer vacation for many students, the need to feed struggling families remains ongoing for many Anchorage organizations.

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Laundry tips to defeat 5 impossible stains

We've got the answers that will help you stop the guesswork on laundry and make it easy to beat five almost-impossible-to-get-out stains.

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