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Supersizing Brown-Bag Savings

Posted: 10/05/2009 - Packing a lunch isn't just for kids, especially these days. Consumer Reports ShopSmart has ways to add spark to lunches so you can start adding up the savings.

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Credit Squeeze Survival Guide

Posted: 10/01/2009 - More than half of all credit-card holders have been hit recently with sharply higher interest rates, or other fees and penalties. This according to a just-released survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.

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Can You Trust User Reviews?

Posted: 10/01/2009 - Almost 80% of online shoppers check user reviews, according to a just-released Consumer Reports' poll. ShopSmart magazine cautions-you can't believe everything you read.

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Hit and Run Frustrations

Updated: 09/29/2009 - Gayle Riggs found and expensive dent in her van door while she had parked it on an Omaha street.

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Furniture On Wheels Questioned

Posted: 09/28/2009 - The furniture salesman says,” We don’t refuse any reasonable offers.” He made that sales pitch in the parking lot of a closed northwest Omaha gas station.

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Homeowners Insurance Falls Short

Posted: 09/28/2009 - If you think your homeowners insurance has you covered, listen up! Insurers are cutting back coverage but at the same time raising deductibles and premiums.

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Is Juiced-Up OJ Better?

Posted: 09/28/2009 - Getting the kids off to school in the mornings with a healthy breakfast is no easy feat. A glass of orange juice that's packed with vitamin C can help.

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Better Prepaid Cell Plans

Posted: 09/28/2009 - Nearly 50-million people no use prepaid phone plans, and the number is growing. Big companies like AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have new plans-as do smaller companies.

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Cut Your Printing Costs

Posted: 09/28/2009 - You can get a good printer these days for around $80. But that's just the beginning. The cost of ink cartridges really adds up.

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Decoding Gluten-Free Food Craze

Posted: 09/25/2009 - More than 1300 gluten-free products showed up in supermarkets last year alone. These foods are good for people with celiac disease, which is on the rise. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart says gluten-free isn't for everyone.

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New CFLs With Cool Designs

Posted: 09/17/2009 - Do you want to save money and energy by switching to CFL lights in your home, but the spiral design doesn't work everywhere? Hold on-CFLs now come in different designs. New tests from Consumer Reports shine a light on these new CFLs.

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Missed Home-Energy Savings

Posted: 09/17/2009 - A survey of more than 2,000 Americans by the Consumer Reports National Research Center shows nearly half of those polled don't make a habit of lowering their thermostat overnight or when they leave the house.

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Assault On Video Tape

Updated: 09/16/2009 - Tammy O’Neill has claimed since February that she was the victim of an assault inside the wal-mart store near 72nd and Pine in Omaha.

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Would You Buy The Same Mattress?

Posted: 09/15/2009 - A just-released Consumer Reports' survey finds 72% of readers surveyed said a new mattress improved their sleep. Many said they'd purchase the same one, many other would not.

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Medical Help For Uninsured

Posted: 09/15/2009 - As the debate over health care rages, an estimated 46-million Americans could be one illness away from financial disaster.

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Outstanding Store Brands

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Since the recession hit, about 40% of grocery shoppers say they've switched over to store brands. How much can you really save?

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Pellet Stove Pros And Cons

Posted: 09/04/2009 - As people search for ways to cut their heating bills, pellet stoves are growing in popularity. Sales nearly doubled last year and with this year's federal tax credit, they could go even higher.

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Best Eye Creams

Posted: 09/04/2009 - Consumer Reports puts 16 different brands of anti-wrinkle eye creams to the test to see if they deliver.

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Protecting Credit Scores In Downturn

Posted: 09/04/2009 - You're all-important credit score can affect everything from your ability to borrow to your ability to get a new job. Consumer Reports Money Adviser has some important information on how to protect your credit score in this volatile economy.

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Infant Car Seat Safety Risk

Posted: 08/25/2009 - When it comes to baby travel-stroller systems, Orbit is one of the hippest and most expensive. It costs a whopping $900! Consumer Reports has found a potential safety risk with the car seat.

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Good To The Last Drop

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Life's full of small annoyances, and Consumer Reports just took a closer look at one of them-not being able to get that last drop out of bottles, containers, and tubes.

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Longer Eyelash Drug Caution

Posted: 08/25/2009 - A new drug promises to grow longer, fuller lashes. Consumer Reports ShopSmart takes a closer look at Latisse.

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Top Roofing

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Replacing a roof can cost thousands of dollars, but if you're dealing with leaks and insects-not replacing it can prove even more costly.

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Super Siding For Your Home

Posted: 08/21/2009 - If you're looking for the greatest return on your home-improvement dollars, here's some news about vinyl siding. It's one of the few investments you're likely to recover when you sell your home.

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