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Best Buy Coffeemaker

Posted: 11/08/2010 - People are cutting back on all sorts of things these days, but coffee doesn't appear to be one of them. In the past year, we spent more than three billion dollars on ground coffee and beans.

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Safer Turkey Fryer

Posted: 11/08/2010 - If you're roasting the turkey this Thanksgiving, this could be the year to break with tradition. A lot of people swear deep-fried turkey is better.

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Top-Rated Smart Phones

Posted: 11/08/2010 - Smart phones are expected to be a hot gift this holiday season. And there are a lot more to choose from, with new Android and BlackBerry phones, along with the iPhone.

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Holiday Spending 2010

Updated: 11/08/2010 - Consumer Reports survey says that 28% of adults have already begun their holiday shopping. The survey, taken a little over a week ago, offers a snapshot of what gifts people are planning to give and where they hope to save.

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Great Holiday Wines For Less

Posted: 11/08/2010 - This holiday season, whether you've got a crowd coming or you're the invited guest, a nice wine can complement the meal. Consumer Reports' tests turn up some wines that are sure to please without breaking the bank.

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Top Vacuums For Pet Hair

Posted: 10/18/2010 - About 84-million households have a dog, cat, or both. Consumer Reports just put dozens of vacuums through a tough, new test to find which are up to the challenge.

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Steering Clear Of A Used Car Lemon

Posted: 10/18/2010 - Sales of used cars are way up. So far almost four million more have been sold this year than last. But buying a used car is never a good deal if you end up with someone else's headaches.

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Tougher Flooring

Posted: 10/18/2010 - Looking to freshen up the look of your home? A new floor can be a quick way to brighten any space. But you need to choose carefully, depending on the amount of traffic the room gets.

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Secure Moves At Wi-Fi Hotspots

Posted: 10/14/2010 - Nearly 70,000 businesses from coffeehouses to hotels now offer public Internet connections, or Wi-Fi hotspots-and the number keeps climbing. Consumer Reports says taking certain precautions can help guarantee you're surfing securely in public places.

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Pill Splitting Pros & Cons

Posted: 10/14/2010 - Prescription drugs often cost the same whether they're an 80-milligram dose, a 40-milligram dose, or even 20-milligrams. That's why splitting pills can cut your costs significantly.

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New Energy-Saving Lightbulbs

Posted: 10/14/2010 - When it comes to buying energy-efficient lightbulbs, you've got new choices. LED bulbs are just hitting store shelves right now.

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Post-Reform Credit Card Gotchas

Posted: 10/14/2010 - Newly enacted credit-card reforms were supposed to protect people against certain abusive practices by card issuers, like gouging you with unfair fees. Consumer Reports warns that despite the regulations, plastic can still be perilous.

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Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Posted: 10/07/2010 - Pet owners spend more than 12-billion dollars a year at the vet. Companies that offer pet insurance say they can help cut your costs. Consumer Reports Money Adviser analyzed pet insurance to see if it's really worth it.

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Waterproof Bandages That Leak

Posted: 10/07/2010 - Bandages help keep germs out of cuts and scrapes, and some claim to keep out water and other bacteria-carrying liquids, too. Consumer Reports just put waterproof bandages to the test and found the results disappointing.

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Accurate Blood-Pressure Monitors

Posted: 10/07/2010 - One in three Americans has high blood pressure-one of the leading causes of heart disease. Checking your blood pressure regularly at home can help keep it under control.

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Better Fast-Food Breakfasts

Posted: 10/07/2010 - Your mother was onto something-breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Besides the energy boost, eating a good breakfast can help control your cholesterol, blood sugar levels and help you maintain a healthy weight.

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Laundry Made Easier

Posted: 10/07/2010 - The average American does almost 400 loads of laundry a year. Lots of products promise to make cleaning and drying your clothes easier. Consumer Reports takes a closer look.

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New Toxic Metal Concerns

Posted: 09/30/2010 - Millions of products have been recalled recently due to contamination of cadmium. While government regulations restrict lead in children's products, cadmium is a newly recognized health threat in everyday products. Consumer Reports' latest spot check of the marketplace turns up some concerns.

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Money-Saving Hybrid Water Heaters

Posted: 09/30/2010 - 30% of your energy bill goes to heating your water. Now there's a new type of electric water heater that claims to help cut your costs. It's called a hybrid, and Consumer Reports just tested several.

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Home Energy Savers That Pay Off

Posted: 09/30/2010 - More than 80% of homeowners are using energy-efficient lightbulbs, according to a Consumer Reports' survey. But that's not the only way to save energy around your home.

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Finding The Best Heart Surgeons

Posted: 09/30/2010 - More than 250,000 people a year have a heart bypass operation in the U.S. It can relieve debilitating chest pain and save lives, but there are risks.

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Pet Hair Remover

Posted: 09/29/2010 - We love our pets, but what about all that dog and cat hair all over the place? Consumer Reports just tested products from Pledge and Scotch that promise to make pet-hair pickup easy.

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Are New Electric Cars For You?

Posted: 09/27/2010 - Are electric cars going to be the answer to ending US dependency on oil? The much-anticipated Chevy Volt is expected to be available in November and the Nissan Leaf will go on sale in December.

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Space Heaters For Less

Posted: 09/27/2010 - With chillier weather coming, this is the time of year when sales of space heaters really take off. Do you need a space heater? Consumer Reports tested a dozen to show us the best buys.

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Cost-Cutting Printers

Posted: 09/27/2010 - When you're shopping for a new printer, of course the price is important. But Consumer Reports says a cheap price doesn't guarantee you'll save money.

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