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Consumer Reports: Costco Or Sam’s Club, Which Is Right For You?

If you don’t mind giant sizes and you have room to store boatloads of things such as paper towels, warehouse clubs are a popular shopping option.

03/31/2015

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Consumer Reports: Tax Mistakes To Avoid

No one wants to pay more taxes than necessary or run the risk of an audit. Here are several common mistakes to avoid.

03/27/2015

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Consumer Reports: Spring-Cleaning Dangers & Better Alternatives

You may be ready to launch into spring-cleaning mode. Be careful! Consumer Reports says that some cleaning products contain dangerous ingredients.

03/25/2015

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Consumer Reports: Best Portable Phone Chargers

Nothing says misery like being out and about, away from a power source, and your phone goes dead. Lots of companies are tapping into that fear, producing products for portable power.

03/18/2015

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Consumer Reports Rates Top Interior Paints

A fresh coat of paint can give any room a simple, spring makeover. Where it gets complicated is choosing the paint. Home improvement stores such as Lowe’s and Home Depot stock not only different brands of paint, but even varying grades within brands.

03/11/2015

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Consumer Reports: Best Smoke & CO Detectors

There are basically two types of fires: smoky, smoldering fires that are best detected by alarms with photoelectric sensors and fast fires with flames that are best detected by alarms with ionization sensors.

02/27/2015

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Consumer Reports Calls Sprint’s “Cut Your Bill In Half” Deal “Complicated”

A new promotion by Sprint aims to lure customers away from other carriers, but is it too good to be true?

02/05/2015

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Consumer Reports Compares, Ranks Cell Phone Chargers

Nothing says misery like being out and about, away from a power source, and your phone goes dead.

02/04/2015

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Consumer Reports: Super Snack Bars

The most overcrowded section of your grocery store these days may well be the snack bar aisle. Sales are on the rise with 20 percent of Americans saying they munch at least one bar a day, according to Mintel Market Research.

01/20/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Big Screens Ahead Of Your Super Bowl Party

If you’re buying a TV for your Super Bowl party at home, Consumer Reports says a screen that’s at least 50 inches or larger is a good size for a crowd.

01/15/2015

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Consumers Reports Tests LED Light Bulbs

LED bulbs promise to last anywhere from 23 to 46 years and thanks to electronic circuitry and semi-conductor chips, they have the potential to do more than just turn on and off.

01/06/2015

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Consumer Reports: Best Treadmills & Ellipticals

You want to exercise, but can’t find the time. That’s one of the most common reasons people skip their workouts.

01/01/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Double-A Batteries

Now that all of the Christmas gifts are opened, you might be in need of some batteries for those gadgets. Double-As are still the most popular size.

12/26/2014

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Consumer Reports: Top Stick Vacs

Need a quick pick-me-up to keep your house looking nice for the holidays? Three new, lightweight stick vacuums from Shark and Dyson not only promise to do the trick but also claim to be as good or better than full-sized vacuum

12/25/2014

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Consumer Reports: Naughty And Nice Company Return Policies

Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports is out with its Naughty and Nice List, an annual look at company policies that are consumer-friendly, and some that are not.

12/25/2014

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