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IKEA stops selling window blinds with cords

IKEA said it will no longer sell window blinds with cords because of the risk of strangulation.

An average of one child per month died from strangulation by window cords between 1996 and 2012, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, ...

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Home prices make solid gains

U.S. home prices went up in July according to a new report

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US home sales fall in August

U.S. home sales dropped in August because of smaller supplies and increasing prices, according to The Associated Press.

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Home construction slowing in ND since post-flood peak

Residential construction has slowed from its post-flood peak of a few years ago in a North Dakota town.

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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.


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.



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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