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Consumer Reports Issues Word Of Warning About Rent-To-Own Stores

Looking for an affordable way to buy that new refrigerator or living room set? Shopping at a rent-to-own store may seem like the best option if you’re short on cash. But, Consumer Reports warns that some of those so-called deals could end up busting your budget.

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Consumer Reports’ Tips For Better Audio On Cell Phones

For many people, trying to hear a cell-phone conversation can be challenging. In Consumer Reports’ tests, no cell phone has received an excellent or even a very good rating for voice quality.

06/26/2015

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Consumer Reports Rates Best Water-Saving Appliances

This summer brings with it lots of hot weather, and in many parts of the country continued drought. Forty states now expect water shortages over the next decade.

06/23/2015

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Consumer Reports: Top-Rated Facial Sunscreens

Sunscreens will help keep you from wrinkling. Consumer Reports tested six facial sunscreens. They contain the same active ingredients as regular sunscreens, but they’re made to be lighter and less greasy and they cost more per ounce.

06/19/2015

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Consumer Reports: How To Protect Yourself From WiFi Hackers

Brewing coffee from bed, adjusting the temperature on your slow cooker from anywhere, checking a baby monitor on your cell phone; those are just some of the things you can do with connected devices and an app on your smartphone and tablet.

06/18/2015

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Consumer Reports Issues Recommendations For Push Mowers

Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 lawn mowers from Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other retailers. Its testers have pushed them more than 50 miles to help you find the best mower for your yard. They rated each mower on how well it can cut in different modes — mulching, bagging, and side discharging.

06/05/2015

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Consumer Reports Releases Findings For Best Gas Grills

Consumer Reports has finished testing more than 100 grills and the results are in.

05/25/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Reflective Gear For Pedestrians, Bicyclists

Cars kill more than 5,000 pedestrians, bicyclists, and joggers each year. A vast majority of those accidents happen after the sun sets.

05/21/2015

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Consumer Reports Puts Sunscreens To The Test

Most dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen that delivers an SPF, or sun protection factor, of 30 of higher.

05/14/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Safer, Effective Insect Repellents

Mosquitoes and ticks are a nuisance, but even worse, they can spread diseases like West Nile and Lyme. Now, some types of those insects are responsible for carrying new diseases — chikungunya and Powassan.

05/13/2015

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Consumer Reports: Galaxy S5 Beats Out S6

Consumer Reports has put Samsung’s new flagship smartphone through extensive testing. The test results are in and the Galaxy S6 landed below Samsung’s older S5 in Consumer Reports’ ratings.

05/12/2015

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Consumer Reports Rates Best Bike Helmets

No question, a bike helmet can be a real lifesaver. Ninety percent of the bicyclists killed in the past two decades were not wearing a helmet.

05/06/2015

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Consumer Reports: How Safe Is Your Shrimp?

Americans love shrimp. We eat an average of almost four pounds a year, making shrimp more popular than tuna.

04/24/2015

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Consumer Reports Uncovers Safety Problem With Brinkmann Gas Grill

Consumer Reports has uncovered a potential safety problem with a small Brinkmann grill sold at Home Depot and Hy-Vee stores.

04/22/2015

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Consumer Reports: Make Your Appliances Last Longer

The appliances in your home are a big investment. You can avoid repairs, keep them running efficiently, and get them to last as long as possible by using these tips from Consumer Reports.

04/17/2015

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