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Great "Green" Paints

Posted: 02/08/2010 - For the first time ever, paints that are better for the environment have earned top ratings in Consumer Reports' tests. These paints have very low levels of volatile organic compounds or VOC's-substances that contribute to ozone, smog, and respiratory problems.

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How Clean Is Bagged Salad?

Posted: 02/07/2010 - It seems like bagged salads are taking over the produce aisle. According to Mintel, a company that tracks consumer spending, almost three-quarters of all women buy prepackaged salads.

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What Really Makes You Mad?

Posted: 02/07/2010 - What annoys you the most? Consumer Reports surveyed Americans to see what their top gripes are. Here's what they found.

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Layaway To Save

Posted: 02/07/2010 - Almost half of all Americans are using their credit cards less. And an old way to pay-layaway-is on the rise as ore merchants offer extended payment plans.

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Car Myths That Cost You

Posted: 02/07/2010 - More than $700-that's what the average household spends a year on car maintenance. Consumer Reports says certain myths can lead people to do the wrong thing-and that can cost you.

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Energy Star Problems Persist

Posted: 01/14/2010 - If you want that new appliance you're shopping for to be an energy saver, it may be tough to get what you want-at least as it pertains to refrigerators.

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Best Windows 7 Laptops

Posted: 01/14/2010 - Have you been eying a new laptop? Well, waiting may have paid off. Consumer Reports says January is a good time to shop for Windows computers.

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Cut Your Phone, Cable, & Internet Costs

Posted: 01/11/2010 - If the cost of your cell phone, TV, and computer services are taking a bigger and bigger chunk from your paycheck, Consumer Reports says it's time to shop around.

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Improve Your Big-Screen Audio

Posted: 01/11/2010 - Sales of flat-screen TVs took off over the holidays. But the sound on that great-looking TV you bought probably doesn't match the picture in quality.

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Sudden Car Acceleration Safeguards

Posted: 01/11/2010 - Toyota recently recalled almost four million vehicles because of a possible problem with unintended acceleration. Consumer Reports has just completed an in-depth analysis of government data and found that Toyota isn't the only manufacturer with complaints.

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Ellipticals That Excel

Posted: 01/07/2010 - What's one of the most popular New Year's Resolutions? Losing weight. And exercising with an elliptical machine is a good way to do it.

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Tastier Frozen Diet Meals

Posted: 01/07/2010 - It's the New Year and many of us have resolved to lose weight and eat better. Could adding diet microwavable meals to the menu help?

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Skimpy Space-Heater Savings

Posted: 01/07/2010 - Sales of space heaters soar in the winter. But can space heaters actually save you money on your energy bills?

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"As Seen On TV" Product Tests

Posted: 01/04/2010 - Infomercial products are a $100-billion a year business. If you've bought an "As-Seen-On-TV" wonder only to be mega-disappointed, check out this next report.

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Best Bathroom Scales

Posted: 01/04/2010 - With two-thirds of Americans overweight, the United States ranks in the top three countries for obesity. While there's a lot that factors into getting your weight in check, health experts say weighing yourself regularly is key.

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Treadmills For Less

Posted: 01/04/2010 - Sales of home exercise equipment blip up in January. The most popular type of equipment is treadmills. Consumer Reports has the lowdown on which work best and which to avoid.

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Peeved About Puffed-Up Products

Posted: 12/11/2009 - You know the frustration-you open up a big box of cereal or that enormous bag of chips only to discover it's half empty.

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Internet-Ready TVs Have Arrived

Posted: 12/11/2009 - When it comes to holiday gifts, certain electronics, including flat screen TVs are expected to be hot sellers according to a Consumer Reports' poll. More and more manufacturers are making TVs that can stream movies, share photos online and more.

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Snappy Digitals For $100 Or Less

Posted: 12/10/2009 - Do you have someone on your holiday list who really wants a digital camera? One of the hot new cameras this season is a Nikon that comes with a built-in projector.

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Unsafe Chicken

Posted: 12/10/2009 - Food-borne illnesses from chicken and other sources kill about 500 American a year and sicken more than three million-just how many more is uncertain, as lots of people never seek medical attention.

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Great Cordless Drills For Less

Posted: 12/10/2009 - Cordless drills make great gifts for the handy man-or woman-in your life. And Consumer Reports' latest tests find there are some really good cordless drills that won't put a big hole in your wallet!

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Holiday Debit Card Drawbacks

Posted: 12/10/2009 - Before you go holiday shopping, keep in mind that 12-million people still have purchases on their credit cards from last year. But don't think paying as you go with your debit card is necessarily the answer.

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Great Little Black Dresses

Posted: 12/10/2009 - The little black dress is a wardrobe must-have, especially for party season. But can you get a great dress at a really great price?

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State Shop Upsets Neighbor

Posted: 12/03/2009 - Jeff Salberg has enjoyed the space of his 10 acre acreage for 15 years.

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Cheap Camcorders For You Tube Videos

Posted: 11/24/2009 - The holiday season is a time of giving to loved ones and often to charities. There's a new way to give to both-a charity gift card. But Consumer Reports Money Adviser has a caution.

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