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Consumer Reports Puts Laundry Detergents To The Test

Among laundry detergents, Tide is far and away the biggest-selling brand. Consumer Reports tested several types of Tide, along with more than 50 other detergents.

08/28/2015

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Consumer Reports: Is Tuition Insurance A Good Investment?

Should you consider tuition insurance so that you can be reimbursed if your child has to leave before the end of the year?

08/26/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests For Best & Safest Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring is long-lasting and inexpensive, but there have been a lot of questions lately about the safety of it.

08/25/2015

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Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert For Ground Beef

Americans eat a lot of ground beef. Last year, we bought more than 2 billion pounds of it in supermarkets and big-box stores. But that hamburger you’re grilling could contain harmful bacteria, and unless you cook it thoroughly, it could make you sick.

08/24/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Benefits Of Added Protein Foods

You see protein touted on all kinds of products these days. It’s being added to everything from tortilla chips to English muffins to breakfast cereal.

08/21/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests For Best Dehumidifiers

If you need a dehumidifier, now is a good time to buy one. The new federal energy standards mean dehumidifiers use a lot less energy than they used to.

08/20/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Robocall-Blocking Devices

Robocalls are a nuisance. Even the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has said, “Telephone companies can and in fact should offer consumers robocall-blocking tools.”

08/18/2015

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Consumer Reports: Do Any Beverages Quench Thirst Better Than Water?

Quenching your thirst has become complicated. Many drinks claim health benefits, such as replenishing electrolytes and boosting your vitamin intake. Consumer Reports looked at 20 beverages to help you decide which ones to sip and which to skip.

08/14/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Lots of people use their smartphones while driving. Seven in ten are texting, taking selfies, and even using social media, according to a recent AT&T study.

08/12/2015

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Consumer Reports: Top Lightweight Laptops For Back-To-School

Consumer Reports recommends a few of the lightest and best laptops for students.

08/04/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Best & Worst Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Lots of products claim to protect you from pesky mosquitoes. But many of them contain chemicals you don’t necessarily want to spray on yourself or your kids.

07/31/2015

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Consumer Reports Sheds Light On Car Insurance Secrets

Car insurance commercials tout low rates but don’t tell you just how the companies set those rates.

07/30/2015

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Infection Rates At Hospitals Require Patient & Family Intervention

Consumer Reports found that while some hospitals have been successful at cutting their infection rates, many have not.

07/29/2015

Tide Laundry Pods, Laundry Detergent

Consumer Reports Issues Laundry Pod Safety Alert

Single-dose liquid laundry detergents are convenient and easy to use. But they can also be poisonous. In the first six months of this year, poison-control centers received more than 6,000 reports of young children ingesting the pods or getting them in their eyes or on their skin.

07/20/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Chest & Upright Freezers

If you are in need of some extra storage space, Consumer Reports just tested dozens of chest freezers and uprights.

07/03/2015

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