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Great Gas Grills

Posted: 05/20/2010 - Memorial Day weekend is coming and plenty of people will be firing up the barbecue. To get ready for grilling season, Consumer Reports has tested dozens of grills and found some Best Buys.

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Establishing Credit Catch 22

Posted: 05/20/2010 - For young people starting out, establishing good credit has never been tougher. A recent survey shows young people are denied credit cards and loans more than twice as often as other age groups.

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Chicken Nugget Drawbacks

Posted: 05/20/2010 - Chicken nuggets are some of the most popular foods with young children. Consumer Reports took a closer look at more than a dozen kinds of chicken nuggets, including some heavily advertised ones.

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Secret Code To Airline Savings

Posted: 05/13/2010 - Ready for a vacation, but money is tight? You might be surprised to learn the deals airlines are offering these days. Consumer Reports ShopSmart can clue you in to how to find today's really cheap seats!

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Social Networking Security Gaps

Posted: 05/13/2010 - The number of people using social networking sites has exploded in the last year. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. online households use sites like Facebook and Myspace-twice as many as a year ago-according to a just-released Consumer Reports survey.

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Sugar Substitutes Shortcomings

Updated: 05/13/2010 - In the next couple of years, sales of sugar substitutes are expected to top three billion dollars. There are plenty out there, including newer ones like Truvia and Agave Nectar. But how well do they kill a sweet craving and save you calories?

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Best Blenders For Icy Drinks

Updated: 05/13/2010 - The summer heat sparks sales of frozen drinks and smoothies. But before you toast the season, see what Consumer Reports tests of more than 40 blenders turned up.

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Safer Food Shopping

Posted: 05/11/2010 - Spinach, peanut butter, and burgers. These are just a few of the potentially deadly foods that have been recalled in recent years. Every year an estimated 5,000 people in the U.S. die from food-borne illnesses, and at least 76-million people are sickened.

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Safeguards Against Stroller Danger

Posted: 05/11/2010 - With more than two million strollers recalled in the past few months due to a risk of amputation, you may be wondering if your stroller is safe.

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Supersizing Coupon Savings

Posted: 05/10/2010 - Everyone knows coupons can save you money, but there's a real art to saving BIG. You've got to know all the places to look for coupons.

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Most Rewarding Reward Cards

Posted: 05/10/2010 - There are a lot of new reward credit cards out there that promise you cash back, points, or air miles. Sorting through the offers can be confusing. But Consumer Reports Money Adviser has done the work for you.

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Negotiate For Great Hotel Rates

Posted: 05/04/2010 - Need a hotel? If you haven't booked one in the last couple of years, you're in for a pleasant surprise. With the weakened economy, rates are way down and empty rooms are way up, so there are great deals to be had.

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Reliable Computers With Great Tech Support

Posted: 05/04/2010 - Nearly everyone who's bought a computer in the last several years has had a problem with it, according to Consumer Reports. So buying a reliable computer from a company that offers good tech support can save you time, money, and a lot of hassle.

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Best E-Book Reader For Mom

Posted: 05/03/2010 - Mother's Day is coming and you might be wondering if an e-book reader would make a nice gift. You've heard of the Kindle, the Nook, and what about the pricey iPad?

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Trying Tech Issues

Posted: 04/29/2010 - If you've had trouble with your computer, cell-phone calls that won't go through, or your TV remote is driving you crazy, you're not alone. According to a new survey by Consumer Reports National Research Center, these are just a few of the technological hurdles that are really aggravating people.

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Best Water Filters

Posted: 04/29/2010 - Growing concerns about the nation's drinking water are prompting the federal government to look at overhauling regulations.

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Coping With Hair Loss

Posted: 04/29/2010 - Two-thirds of men start losing their hair before they turn 35, according to the American Hair Loss Association. If you're concerned about hair loss, Consumer Reports National Research Center's new survey can tell you which remedies work best.

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Are Pricey Pillows Better?

Posted: 04/28/2010 - A pillow can cost a hundred dollars, or even more! But is a pricey pillow worth it? Consumer Reports went to work to find out.

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Best Hair-Color Kits

Posted: 04/28/2010 - More than half of all women regularly color their hair, according to a new Consumer Reports ShopSmart poll. Testers just sized up more than a dozen hair-dye kits to see if you can color your locks for less than you pay at the salon.

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Fire Extinguisher Caution

Updated: 04/15/2010 - House fires are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States. Hundreds die every year, and most fires start in the kitchen. Consumer Reports just tested fire extinguishers.

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Good For You Smoothies

Posted: 04/15/2010 - The number of smoothies being sold in supermarkets keeps growing, racking up more than 150 million dollars in sales a year. But are they nutritious?

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Mattresses Put To The Test

Posted: 04/06/2010 - If your mattress is at least eight years old and you wake up with aches and pains, it might be time for a new one. But shopping for a mattress is no easy task.

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Money-Saving Juicers

Posted: 04/06/2010 - You know you're supposed to eat lots of fruits and vegetables every day. But plenty of people don't. A juicer can help get the job done, turning fresh produce into vitamin-and-mineral-packed drinks.

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Poor-Quality Sheets

Posted: 04/06/2010 - Buying new sheets can be a real numbers game. You see thread counts of 400, 600, even 1,000. Do higher counts get you better sheets?

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Pricey Debit-Card Protection

Posted: 04/05/2010 - Overdrawing on your debit card can cost you big time. Many banks automatically cover overdrafts, but then charge hefty fees. Last year alone those fees totaled $20 billion.

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