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Car Lot Windows Smashed

Posted: 08/20/2009 - The owner of Apple used cars suspects a customer went way beyond kicking the tires. Tom Holzapfel says, “There’s a mess of glass everywhere.”

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Eviction Threat

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Mike Fitzpatrick received numerous eviction notices from a lender foreclosing on the home where he lives. But Mike rents, he doesn’t own the home and his landlord says ignore the notice.

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Hospital Nurses Reveal Risks

Posted: 08/13/2009 - More than a million people are getting sick from infections they're picking up in the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A startling new survey of hospital nurses reveals cleanliness is a big problem.

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Freezer Sales Are Heating Up

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Freezer sales are heating up. No doubt, higher food prices could explain the jump, according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.

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Keep Your Appliances Going Longer

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Regular maintenance on everything from your car to the appliances around your home can add up to savings. Consumer Reports' experts say there's plenty you can do to keep appliances, like your refrigerator, running longer.

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Save Money On Appliances

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Need to replace one of your appliances but afraid you can't afford to? Consumer Reports can help you find the best deals and save, save, save.

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Backpacks That Last

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Twenty million students risk back pain by lugging around twice the recommended weight in their backpacks. Consumer Reports has some recommendations.

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Millions In Rebates Never Redeemed

Posted: 07/28/2009 - With the economy in a slump, companies are offering more rebates to try and boost sales. Consumer Reports survey reveals a staggering amount of mail-in rebates go unclaimed.

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Reverse Mortgage Ripoffs

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Ads for reverse mortgages sound pretty enticing. Use the equity in your home to pay off debts or make a big purchase.

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Best Buy Strollers

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Bringing up a baby can be expensive, especially with your first child. Take strollers. Some go for nearly a thousand dollars.

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Better Nonstick Cookware

Posted: 07/28/2009 - There's new, greener nonstick cookware. How good is it? Consumer Reports just tested to get to the bottom of this.

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Renting Versus Owning

Updated: 11/20/2012 - More consumers are starting to ask themselves-"Why rent when you can buy?"

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Dazzling Dish Detergents

Posted: 07/13/2009 - When it comes to cleaning your dishes, there are more phosphate-free dishwashing detergents being sold these days. Consumer Reports' latest tests show many can't deliver a mean clean.

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Travel Price Guarantees Come Up Short

Posted: 07/13/2009 - More and more travel Web sites offer "price guarantees." They tout that if you find a lower price, you'll get a refund.

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Great Green Flooring

Posted: 07/13/2009 - When it comes to replacing floors in your home, sales of bamboo floors are on the rise. But how do they stack up against oak floors, the most popular flooring?

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Body Armor But No Body Art

Updated: 07/09/2009 - When LaVista police officer John Danderand goes on duty his arm goes undercover.

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Lasik Eye Surgery: Good Option For You?

Posted: 07/08/2009 - An estimated million-and-a-half people had laser eye surgery to correct their vision last year, a procedure often not covered by insurance.

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Top-Rated Tooth Whitener

Posted: 07/08/2009 - Would you like whiter teeth but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars at the dentist's office? Consumer Reports tested eight drugstore kits, including some that are heavily advertised.

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Best Athletic Shoes

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Consumer Reports just tried out some of the latest athletic shoes, including ones from Adidas to Nike.

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