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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.

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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

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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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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.

06/30/2015

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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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