Consumer Product Recalls

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This photo provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows Toysmith's Toy Light-Up Frogs and Ducks that are being recalled Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, due to choking hazard. The metal conductor pin on the bottom of the toys can come out, posing a choking hazard. (AP Photo/U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Recalls this week: Toys, knife and sheath sets

---- — A line of toys that pose a choking hazard and knife sets with defective sheaths are among this week's recalled consumer products.

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This photo provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows a Baby Einstein Activity Jumpers that is being recalled Friday, July 26, 2013, due to impact hazard. The �sun� toy attachment on the activity jumper can rebound with force and injure the infant, posing an impact hazard. (AP Photo/U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Recalls this week: Baby activity centers, cribs

A line of baby activity centers with an attachment that can hit and injure an infant are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include cribs with malfunctioning side-drop rails and portable electric generators with potentially leaky fuel tanks.

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This photo provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows a Hollis DG03 dive computer that is being recalled because when used with an optional integrated transmitter, the computer can malfunction and display an incorrect tank pressure reading to the diver. (AP Photo/U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Recalls this week: Dive Computers

Digital dive computers that measure time and depth are being recalled this week because they can malfunction, posing a risk of drowning to divers.

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Kevin McKee of Wilson's Appliances offers a few tips on buying air conditioners and grills. (Photo/Steven Howell)

Assess needs before purchasing appliances

By: By STEVEN HOWELL

PLATTSBURGH — Tips for buying the right air conditioners and grills.

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An inviting clean porch, a few fresh flowers and a new coat of front-door paint all make for good curb appeal -- which may help sell your house faster. This Draper Avenue property is currently on the market. (Photo/Steve Howell)

Small touches can help house sell faster

By: STEVEN HOWELL

PLATTSBURGH — Homeowners advised to paint, clean and pay attention to details.

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In this May 28, 2010 file photo, the rush hour commute starts in early afternoon and with greater intensity as traffic is jammed in both directions on Interstate 405 on the Westside of Los Angeles as commuters and vacationers hit the road. With a little advance planning, and some insider tips, summer vacations can be a lot less expensive. ( (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)

6 things to ask before booking a summer vacation

By: SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

NEW YORK — A little advance planning — and some insider tips — can save you a lot of money.

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In this Oct. 18, 2010 file photo, an Amazon.com package is prepared for shipment by a United Parcel Service (UPS) driver in Palo Alto, Calif. States could force Internet retailers to collect sales taxes under a bill that overwhelmingly passed a test vote in the Senate Monday, April 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Tax-free Internet shopping jeopardized by bill

By: STEPHEN OHLEMACHER

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Proposed bill in U.S. Senate would empower states to require online retailers to collect state and local sales taxes for purchases made over the Internet.

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Dressed as the Statue of Liberty, part-time employee, Zidkijah Zabad, waves to passing motorists while holding a sign to advertise for Liberty Tax Service in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Tax tips for household employers

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