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    Roanoke region manufacturing companies meet to talk about challenges

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    Local manufacturers met Wednesday at Virginia Western to talk about the need in our area for specific skills. The group of seventy said there are several challenges facing the industry including critical thinking and problem solving, a misperception of manufacturing and a lack of programs available. They agreed there needs to be a clear career path for manufacturing jobs and changing perception is important. "Every day is more and more complex. Requirements get tighter, deliveries get shorter... More>>

    New delivery service "Fetches" good business

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    Here at Fetch in downtown Roanoke, the calls come in, the food orders get taken, then picked up fresh from the restaurant and minutes later your favorite food is delivered to your door. An idea that's spreading in popularity as the cities only delivery service is booming only three months after opening. "Things have been incredible lately." Jonathan Kelly is the young entrepreneur behind the business, and is quick... More>>

    VIDEO: Homemade air conditioner in 10 minutes

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    Summer is officially here! Hot weather means high bills for air conditioning, but one man gave us an easy solution.
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    IRS phone scam back in our area

    The BBB says they’ve received several reports that irs impersonators are calling residents and demanding that they pay taxes they don’t actually owe. The BBB says they’ve received several reports that irs impersonators are calling residents and demanding that they pay taxes they don’t actually owe.
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    The better business bureau is cautioning residents here in southwest Virginia about a phone scam involving con artists pretending to be IRS agents.The BBB says they’ve received several reports that irs impersonators are calling residents and demanding that they pay taxes they don’t actually owe and are told to send the funds via a prepaid card or wire transfer. These impersonators even have a computer program that wil... More>>

    Door-to-door meat company flagged by BBB in Salem Video included

    Charles Finney and his daughter were not happy with their purchase from USA Gourmet. Charles Finney and his daughter were not happy with their purchase from USA Gourmet.
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    Black mystery meat, with no labels, freezer burned in poorly sealed packaging. Discolored covered in ice and sticky to the touch.This is the meat that daughter Brenda Reynolds found in her 81 year-old-fathers freezer when she came over to make him dinner."We cooked two steaks and it didn't taste like steak at all, it was like a mystery meat," Brenda said.Charles Finney bought one hundred dollars worth of meat from a U... More>>

    Evenflo recalls more than a million child safety seats

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    A consumer alert, as Evenflo recalls more than a million child car seats because of a problem with the buckles. The company is recalling convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats because the buckles can get stuck, making it tough to get a child out of the seat. Customers can replace the defective buckle with a new one. The recall covers nearly two dozen models. Here is a link to the recall: http://safety.evenflo.com/cs/sc/cssc99_RD.phtml?rid=EFR36src=WEB More>>

    Eight ways to save more at the grocery store

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    Dollars doesn't stretch as far as they used to at grocery stores. Many products have either had prices go up or the size of the package has shrunk - both strain our grocery budgets. More>>

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