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Consumer Reports Issues Buyer Beware Alert About Products Labeled “All Natural”

The word “natural” has become a big buzzword on processed food packaging.

09/02/2014

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Consumer Reports: Don’t Trust ‘Natural’ Personal-Care Products

Sales of cosmetics and personal-care products labeled “natural” have soared recently, but “natural” on the package does not necessarily mean natural inside.

07/31/2014

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Consumer Reports’ Tips For Getting Freebies Online

There is some stuff you can get online without paying a penny. Consumer Reports ShopSmart Magazine has found the best freebies, everything from cosmetics to pet food.

06/24/2014

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Consumer Reports Recommends Gadgets To Make Fall Yard Work Easier

Not all weekend warriors have muscles to match, but don’t let that stop you from having a picture-perfect yard this fall. Consumer Reports ShopSmart found some equipment that’ll make yard work a breeze, or at least a little less back-breaking.

09/03/2013

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Consumer Reports Offers Tips For Turning Old Gadgets Into Cash

Are you tripping over electronics you no longer use but can’t seem to get rid of like computers, printers and cell phones? Well, Consumer Reports ShopSmart says you just might be able to turn that electronic trash into treasure.

04/06/2012

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Consumer Reports Offers Toy Recommendations For Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

In case you haven’t looked at the calendar lately, you have just about a week left to finish your holiday shopping. If you’re still looking for some ideas for the kids on your list, Consumer Reports’ ShopSmart found plenty that you maybe haven’t thought of, but are sure to please.

12/16/2011

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Consumer Reports Tests Women’s Razors

When the weather is hot and clothes are skimpier having a razor that does a great job shaving legs is a priority for women. There are so many choices, and they come with three, four, five, even six blades. But which one does the best job? Consumer Reports ShopSmart wanted to find out.

08/12/2011

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Consumer Reports Finds New Tools To Cut Food Bills

Grocery bills are soaring with prices for staples like bread, eggs and coffee up more than 30 percent in the last five years, and that’s why it’s more important than ever to sniff out savings. Consumer Reports ShopSmart has lots of new and easier ways to save.

07/27/2011

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Consumer Reports Offers Advice On Saving On Beauty Basics

Most of us, at some point, have paid a lot for a fancy beauty product. But when you shop at a drugstore, you probably figure you’re getting a decent price. However, Consumer Reports ShopSmart says, “maybe not.”

06/22/2011

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Consumer Reports Rates Photo Storage Sites

Whether you’ve got them on your computer, cell phone or still in your digital camera, chances are you don’t know what to do with all of them. We’re talking about your photos, of course.

04/07/2011

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