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New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

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Chili's offers credit monitoring to customers after breach

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Chili's is offering credit monitoring and additional resources to customers who may have been affected by a recent data breach.

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Amazon Prime members save at Whole Foods

Members just have to scan the Whole Foods app while checking out.

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UPDATE: Want your $100 child tax rebate? Follow these steps Video included

The application window is now open for Wisconsin taxpayers with children under age 18 to apply for a $100 tax rebate. 

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Wisconsin taxpayers can apply for child tax rebate Tuesday

Wisconsin taxpayers can apply online starting Tuesday for a $100 per-child tax rebate.

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Firefighters issue warning about dehumidifiers Video included

With all our recent rain, you may have had your dehumidifier going. Firefighters are now sending out a warning after those devices caused two house fires in the past week. 

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Parking price hikes take effect in Madison starting June 1

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Parking prices will go up across most of Madison starting in June. 

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$3 gas coming to a station near you

The national average price is up to $2.81 a gallon according to AAA, an increase of 3 cents in the last week, and 15 cents in the last month.

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MadiSUN Solar Energy Program renewed Video included

City officials are renewing Madison's renewable energy program. MadiSUN helps residents and businesses cash in on solar panels.

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Angie's List: Dog walking

Being away from home all day to work doesn’t mean your four-legged friend needs to be all alone. In today’s Angie’s List report, we’ll hear about dog-walking services.

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Angie's List: Deciding on an interior designer Video included

Most of us don’t think twice about calling in a pro when the roof starts to leak or the basement needs to be painted, but what about when you decide to make over a room or even your entire house?

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DIGGING DEEPER: Buyers struggling in Madison housing market

Right now, real estate agents say they're seeing unprecedented demand for homes in the Madison area, which is causing bidding wars and driving up prices.  

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Angie's List: Should you DIY your lawn or hire out?

Yardwork is a labor of love for some, but these days it’s common to see a professional crew instead of your neighbor out mowing and clipping.

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Angie's List: Spring Irrigation Video included

A good irrigation and sprinkler system can keep your lawn and landscaping healthy, but you want to make the best use of your resources. 

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Angie's List: Garage remodeling Video included

Your home’s garage has evolved from its humble origins as a vehicle storage area. In today’s Angie’s List report, we’ll see how creative design and organization can create the garage space of your dreams.

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Angie's List: Three D-I-Y projects for Spring Video included

Believe it or not, spring isn’t far off, and there might be some household projects you need to tackle.

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Angie's List: Cleaning up after a flood Video included

In today’s Angie’s List report, what to do when the water rises inside your home.

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Angie's List: Sod vs. Seed Video included

It doesn’t matter if you’re in a newly built home with no lawn or an older home with patchy spots of grass here and there, you have two options to turn your yard into a lush, green showplace your neighbors will envy: sod or seed. 

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Angie's List: Using technology to secure your home

You probably know your security system can monitor your alarms and locks, but increasingly, home automation can be tied into a single network controlled by your security interface.

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Avoiding identity theft this tax season

Scammers will try to get your tax refund this year or steal your identity, but there are things you can do to prevent it.

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Exact Sciences reports 4Q loss

Exact Sciences Corp. (EXAS) on Thursday reported a loss of $21.8 million in its fourth quarter.

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Alliant Energy posts 4Q profit

Alliant Energy Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $231.2 million.

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Angie's List: Getting the most value of what you put into your home

Some home projects can increase your value, others can preserve it, and some might not be worth the money you spend on them. 

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Disney Parks Raise Ticket Prices

It's going to cost you more to get into the "Happiest Place on Earth". 

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Angie's List: Off-season home selling

If you’re planning to sell your home this year, you might want to hurry. That’s right, it could be easier to sell your home in the winter rather than the spring, summer or fall.

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Angie's List: A New Year's Resolution for Your Home

Too many of us wait until things around the house either break down or die altogether before we fix them. 

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Angie's List: Car Lifts

ANGIE'S LIST (WKOW) -- Even if you have a two-car garage, you can fit a third or even fourth car in your garage without adding any room, just by using the space overhead. 

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Angie's List: Radiant Flooring is hot trend

Getting “cold feet” before your wedding doesn’t happen in the literal sense, but getting them each morning after crawling out of a warm bed is annoying. 

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 2017 Pacifica minivans for engine stalling problem

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 160,000 minivans mainly in North America to fix a software problem that can make engines stall.

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BBB offers tips to choosing a tax preparer

It’s that time of the year again when many taxpayers must choose a tax preparer to help file a tax return. The BBB and the IRS recommend that taxpayers choose their tax return preparer wisely.

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Angie's List: Is an electric vehicle right for you?

Despite the low gas prices we’re currently enjoying, the demand for electric vehicles may soon surge as manufacturers prepare to debut new, affordable models that can go as much as 200 miles between chargings.

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Angie's List: Holiday Lighting Dangers

Today’s Angie’s List report may sound like a holiday downer but it’s meant to keep your family safe.

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Angie's List: Carriage Houses

The humble carriage house is more popular than ever, as homeowners find new ways to use them. 

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Angie's List: Carpet clean-up stain removing secrets

Have you ever tried to clean coffee out of your carpet? How about wine… or even blood? It’s no easy task.

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Angie's List: The Disappearing Dining Room

The Disappearing Dining Room Whether you call it dinner or supper, only 23 percent of us are spending our evening meal gathered around a proper dinner table in space designed just for that purpose. 

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Angie's List: Pre-fabricated homes can be 'fabulous'

 When many people hear “prefabricated” or “modular” in relation to houses, they picture trailers or hastily built tract homes.

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Angie's List: Don't Be Lazy About Those Leaves

Fall may be the most beautiful time of the year, and many places have made leaf watching a tourism windfall, but the leaves aren’t as pretty when they’re ankle-deep in the yard.

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Angie's List: Removing Lead Safely

October 25th through 31st is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week and we’re marking it with this homeowner alert for anyone with a house built before 1978.

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Amazon issues recall on some solar eclipse glasses

Amazon has issued a recall to customers who purchased eclipse glasses that may not have come from a recommended manufacturer.

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Amazon Prime Day starts Monday night: Tips for getting the best deals

Amazon's annual Prime Day kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. CT and lasts for 30 straight hours with new deals to be released as often as every five minutes, according to the company's website.

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Mars Inc. suing Wisconsin woman over her brand of chocolates

Candy maker Mars Inc. is suing a Wisconsin woman over chocolates she is selling under a name the company says is "confusingly similar" to its cocoa extract supplements called CocoaVia.

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Recall Alert: Southern Grove cashews

A warning for cashew lovers: Southern Grove is recalling its 'Cashew halves and pieces with Sea Salt' because there may be glass inside the canisters.    

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