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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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Dollar-Store Dangers

Posted: 07/07/2009 - While retailers are suffering their worst downturn in more than 20 years, dollar stores are hiring and even building new stores. Consumer Reports takes a closer look at what your dollar really buys.

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Top Toilets

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Consumer Reports tests two dozen toilets and can help you find a good one and save you money.

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McCafe Latte Taste-Off

Posted: 07/07/2009 - The coffee wars are on! McDonald's has launched a new line of McCafe espresso drinks, taking aim at Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts coffee customers.

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Good And Not-So-Good Boxed Wines

Posted: 06/24/2009 - Two of the three top-selling wines are chardonnay and merlot. But do you have to pay alot to get a good glass of wine?

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Keeping Your Home Secure

Posted: 06/24/2009 - There are more homes broken into during summer than any other season, according the National Crime Prevention Council.

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Kids' Bike Helmets

Posted: 06/24/2009 - When it comes to kids' sports injuries, what's the leading cause of emergency room visits? Bike accidents. Consumer Reports puts kids' helmets to the test.

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Luscious Light Ice Cream

Posted: 06/18/2009 - Sales of ice cream are expected to top four billion dollars this year. But what if you want to cut back on calories?

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Frequent-Flyer Miles Strategy

Posted: 06/18/2009 - Starting in July, some airlines will start charging you when you use frequent-flyer miles to upgrade a ticket-in some cases up to $500!

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Summer Toy Test

Posted: 06/18/2009 - Consumer Reports tests six toys that promise to get kids up and out and moving around.

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Kindle Vs. Sony Reader

Posted: 06/18/2009 - Amazon's Kindle and Sony's Reader are two of the biggest electronic book readers. Which is the best? Consumer Reports ran a side-by-side comparison.

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Save On Laundry Detergents

Posted: 06/11/2009 - Companies spend more than $300 million a year advertising laundry detergents. Consumer Reports tested three dozen to show you the best.

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