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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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In Search Of The Best Burger

Posted: 09/06/2010 - Americans eat more than 11 billion burgers a year. Who makes the tastiest ones? Consumer Reports National Research Center set out to find the best.

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Name Brand Vs. Store Brand

Posted: 09/06/2010 - It's no secret supermarket store brands can save you money. A just-released Consumer Reports survey finds plenty of people are buying them. Still, some people are reluctant to swap out their favorite name brands.

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Suh Fined $7500 For Facemask

Updated: 09/03/2010 - Detroit Lions rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been fined $7,500 by the NFL for his roughing-the-passer penalty on Cleveland quarterback Jake Delhomme.

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2010 Cars: Pros and Cons

Posted: 09/03/2010 - You've probably seen lots of ads promoting big savings on end-of-the-model-year cars. So the question is--should you snap up a leftover 2010 or are you better off going for a 2011 model?

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Cutting Car Insurance Costs

Posted: 09/03/2010 - In these tough economic times, wouldn't you love to save money on car insurance? Odds are you can, but most people-about 75% of us-haven't shopped for a better plan in the past year.

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Quieter Power Blowers

Posted: 09/03/2010 - A power blower can be a quick way to clean up your yard, but your neighbors probably hate the noise. Many municipalities restrict when you can use blowers and how loud they can be.

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No Permit Leads To Failed Inspection

Posted: 08/17/2010 - Jim and Adaphine Robinson of Fremont are in their 70's and relied on a contractor to keep a roof over their heads.

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Best ADHD Treatments

Posted: 08/09/2010 - Close to four and a half million children suffer with Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD. Consumer Reports surveyed parents whose children have this condition and can offer advice and treatment options for families dealing with ADHD.

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Best Cameras For Video

Posted: 08/09/2010 - More and more people are using their digital cameras to shoot video. These days nearly every camera has this capability, according to NPD, a market research firm. But Consumer Reports finds some cameras deliver much better video quality than others.

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Better Gutter Guards

Posted: 08/09/2010 - Cleaning gutters isn't just a nasty job. Working on a ladder can be dangerous. Some 200,000 people a year land in emergency rooms with ladder-related injuries.

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Challenging Your Property Taxes

Posted: 08/09/2010 - With home values way down, Consumer Reports says you may be paying more in property taxes than you need to.

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Comfy Walking Shoes

Posted: 08/09/2010 - When you want to get up and go, a walking shoe can help you do just that-comfortably, you hope. Consumer Reports just sized up 25 pairs of walking shoes, including five that claim to tone your legs.

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Dangerous Dietary Supplements

Posted: 08/08/2010 - Americans spend more than 26 billion dollars on supplements-vitamins and herbs they hope will keep them healthy, fight disease, and improve memory, among other things. But the makers of dietary supplements don't need to prove their products can do any of those things.

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Poor-Performing Air Purifiers

Posted: 08/08/2010 - Air purifiers can remove smoke, dust, pollen, even pet dander from the air-if they work. Consumer Reports just tested nearly two dozen portable ones and found not all deliver as promised.

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Greener Dishwasher Detergents

Posted: 08/08/2010 - Phosphates help everyday cleaners get the dirt out. But when they reach fresh water, they're harmful to fish and plant life. More than a dozen new state laws sharply limit phosphorus in dishwasher detergents.

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