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  • What to Buy at Costco

    What to Buy at Costco

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:44:22 GMT
    Looking to load up on bargains at a warehouse store? Joining Costco can lead to big savings in your household budget, but it’s important to know what to get and what to forget when you’re filling your cart.More >>
    Looking to load up on bargains at a warehouse store? Joining Costco can lead to big savings in your household budget, but it’s important to know what to get and what to forget when you’re filling your cart.
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  • Best Ice Cream

    Best Ice Cream

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:42:18 GMT
    America’s favorite ice cream is vanilla. But what makes plain vanilla really great plain vanilla?More >>
    America’s favorite ice cream is vanilla. But what makes plain vanilla really great plain vanilla?
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  • Gadgets for Your Grill

    Gadgets for Your Grill

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:42:34 GMT
    With grilling season heating up, all kinds of gadgets promise to take your grill to a new level. Consumer Reports tested three gadgets that aim to make your grill even better.More >>
    With grilling season heating up, all kinds of gadgets promise to take your grill to a new level. Consumer Reports tested three gadgets that aim to make your grill even better.
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  • Choosing the Right Carry-On Luggage

    Choosing the Right Carry-On Luggage

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:50:00 GMT
    Flying with a carry-on bag can save you $50 or more per trip. No wonder sales are up. But whatever kind you get, it’s got to fit in the overhead bin.More >>
    Flying with a carry-on bag can save you $50 or more per trip. No wonder sales are up. But whatever kind you get, it’s got to fit in the overhead bin.
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  • Natural Foods - Not!

    Natural foods - Not!

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:49:42 GMT
    The term “natural” has become a big buzzword on processed food packaging. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart says, be aware it doesn’t always mean what you think.More >>
    The term “natural” has become a big buzzword on processed food packaging. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart says, be aware it doesn’t always mean what you think.More >>
  • Sunscreens for Kids

    Sunscreens for Kids

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:48:12 GMT
    When you choose a sunscreen for your child, what do you look for? About a third of us buy a sunscreen that claims to be for kids. And many choose one that’s doctor-recommended, according to a Consumer Reports survey.More >>
    When you choose a sunscreen for your child, what do you look for? About a third of us buy a sunscreen that claims to be for kids. And many choose one that’s doctor-recommended, according to a Consumer Reports survey.
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  • Poor-Performing Portable Air Conditioners

    Poor-Performing Portable Air Conditioners

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:14:48 GMT
    Portable air conditioners sound like an easy solution for cooling a room that can’t accommodate a window air conditioner, but many are returned by unhappy customers. So Consumer Reports tested 8 from Honeywell, Haier, Frigidaire and Sunpentown, ranging in price from $250 to more than $500.More >>
    Portable air conditioners sound like an easy solution for cooling a room that can’t accommodate a window air conditioner, but many are returned by unhappy customers. So Consumer Reports tested 8 from Honeywell, Haier, Frigidaire and Sunpentown, ranging in price from $250 to more than $500.
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  • Protecting Electronics on Vacation

    Protecting Electronics on Vacation

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:10:28 GMT
    Vacation coming up? Chances are you’ll be packing a lot of electronics like smart phones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, GPS devices, cameras, iPod and speakers. They practically need their own suitcase! But if you are thinking of checking them as baggage think again.More >>
    Vacation coming up? Chances are you’ll be packing a lot of electronics like smart phones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, GPS devices, cameras, iPod and speakers. They practically need their own suitcase! But if you are thinking of checking them as baggage think again.
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  • How to Get Free Stuff

    How to Get Free Stuff

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:01:27 GMT
    If you think there’s no such thing as free lunch, think again. There are lots of products you can get online without having to pay a cent.More >>
    If you think there’s no such thing as free lunch, think again. There are lots of products you can get online without having to pay a cent.
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  • Tasty Salad Dressings

    Tasty Salad Dressings

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:57:42 GMT
    Consumer Reports tested and rated 50 bottles of America’s favorite Italian, ranch, and Caesar dressings looking for dressings that are well-blended and have fresh-tasting ingredients.More >>
    Consumer Reports tested and rated 50 bottles of America’s favorite Italian, ranch, and Caesar dressings looking for dressings that are well-blended and have fresh-tasting ingredients.
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  • Honda Accord vs. Accord Hybrid

    Honda Accord vs. Accord Hybrid

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:47:03 GMT
    The Honda Accord stands out as Consumer Reports’ top pick midsized sedan. The basic LX 4-cylinder gets an impressive 30 mpg overall and is relatively inexpensive at around $23,000.More >>
    The Honda Accord stands out as Consumer Reports’ top pick midsized sedan. The basic LX 4-cylinder gets an impressive 30 mpg overall and is relatively inexpensive at around $23,000.
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  • Getting Passwords under Control

    Getting Passwords under Control

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:43:53 GMT
    Cyber thieves are always looking for a new scam to steal your personal data. One of the best ways to protect yourself online is using strong passwords. But who can remember all of those passwords?More >>
    Cyber thieves are always looking for a new scam to steal your personal data. One of the best ways to protect yourself online is using strong passwords. But who can remember all of those passwords?
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  • No-Contract Cell Service

    No-Contract Cell Service

    Friday, July 4 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-04 21:44:17 GMT
    Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile now all offer cell-phone service without a two-year service contract. It may sound like a good deal.More >>
    Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile now all offer cell-phone service without a two-year service contract. It may sound like a good deal.
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  • Lawn Mowers that Make the Cut

    Lawn Mowers that Make the Cut

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-02 21:44:42 GMT
    Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 lawn mowers from companies such as Craftsman, Toro, and Troy-Bilt on acres and acres of grassy fields in Fort Meyers, Florida and has some recommendations so that you’ll get a great cut.More >>
    Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 lawn mowers from companies such as Craftsman, Toro, and Troy-Bilt on acres and acres of grassy fields in Fort Meyers, Florida and has some recommendations so that you’ll get a great cut.
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  • Dishwashers that Deliver

    Dishwashers that Deliver

    Monday, June 30 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-06-30 21:44:02 GMT
    Looking for a new dishwasher? You might feel “overloaded” with all of the choices.More >>
    Looking for a new dishwasher? You might feel “overloaded” with all of the choices.
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  • Tracking Teen Drivers

    Tracking Teen Drivers

    Friday, June 27 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-06-27 21:48:45 GMT
    Car accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers. Teens are inexperienced drivers, and they tend to speed. Consumer Reports has tested three devices that you install in the car to keep tabs on your teenage driver.More >>
    Car accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers. Teens are inexperienced drivers, and they tend to speed. Consumer Reports has tested three devices that you install in the car to keep tabs on your teenage driver.
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  • Hacker-Friendly Hotels

    Hacker-Friendly Hotels

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:46:47 GMT
    As the travel season heats up, Consumer Reports cautions that some popular hotel and motel chains could be vulnerable to hackers because of weak security systems.More >>
    As the travel season heats up, Consumer Reports cautions that some popular hotel and motel chains could be vulnerable to hackers because of weak security systems.
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  • Long-Lasting Nail Polish

    Long-Lasting Nail Polish

    Monday, June 23 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-06-23 21:43:03 GMT
    A beautiful manicure is a great finishing touch to your look. But it loses its glamor when it starts to chip. Consumer Reports tested seven nail polishes, including several that claim to last a long time. All were applied with a base and top coat if the brand had oneMore >>
    A beautiful manicure is a great finishing touch to your look. But it loses its glamor when it starts to chip. Consumer Reports tested seven nail polishes, including several that claim to last a long time. All were applied with a base and top coat if the brand had one
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  • Top Grills

    Top Grills

    Friday, June 20 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-06-20 21:48:22 GMT
    Fire-up the barbecue, grilling season is upon us! Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 gas grills, from brands such as Broil-Mate, Char-Broil, Kenmore, and Weber, to find the hottest choices.More >>
    Fire-up the barbecue, grilling season is upon us! Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 gas grills, from brands such as Broil-Mate, Char-Broil, Kenmore, and Weber, to find the hottest choices.
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  • Sunless Tanners

    Sunless Tanners

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-06-18 21:47:39 GMT
    If you’re craving a summer tan but worried about those damaging ultraviolet rays, a self-tanner might be just the thing. Consumer Reports checked out six popular self-tanning sprays and lotions ranging from about $8 to $35 to see whether they offer a golden glow.More >>
    If you’re craving a summer tan but worried about those damaging ultraviolet rays, a self-tanner might be just the thing. Consumer Reports checked out six popular self-tanning sprays and lotions ranging from about $8 to $35 to see whether they offer a golden glow.
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  • Best Buy Sunscreens

    Best Buy Sunscreens

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-06-17 13:52:04 GMT
    When you shop for sunscreen, what do you look for? A Consumer Reports survey finds half of sunscreen wearers say what’s most important is the SPF, or sun protection factor. But Consumer Reports’ lab tests reveal that you can’t always rely on that claim.
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    When you shop for sunscreen, what do you look for? A Consumer Reports survey finds half of sunscreen wearers say what’s most important is the SPF, or sun protection factor. But Consumer Reports’ lab tests reveal that you can’t always rely on that claim.

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