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Save on Cleaning Products

Posted: 03/12/2009 - When it comes to cleaning the house, a survey of women finds they spend an average of five hours a week cleaning. Consumer Reports ShopSmart says you don't need to spend money on tons of cleaning products.

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Save on Car Maintenance

Posted: 03/12/2009 - With money so tight these days, everyone is looking to cut corners. But Consumer Reports says a bad place to skimp is on your car's maintenance.

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Hotselling Netbooks: Pros and Cons

Posted: 03/05/2009 - Sales of desktop computers are falling, along with so much of the retail economy. But there does seem to be one bright spot in the computer industry-mini-laptops. They're selling briskly, and sales are expected to quadruple in the next four years.

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Blu-Ray Player For LEss

Posted: 03/02/2009 - One out of three Americans has a high-definition TV-and nothing showcases what an HDTV can do like a Blu-ray player. Now, with prices dropping, you may be tempted to trade in your old DVD player. Consumer Reports just tested both Blu-ray and DVD players and can help you sort out your choices.

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Best Cars For Your Money

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Car companies are offering all kinds of deals these days-and they can look great. But Consumer Reports says they're often no deal at all.

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Best Reward Cars

Posted: 03/02/2009 - In a tough economy, you might think the last thing you should get is another credit card. But Consumer Reports says if you pay off your balance every month, a card with cash rewards can actually end up saving you a lot of money-if you use the right one.

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What To Do If You Lose Your Job

Posted: 03/02/2009 - With unemployment at a 15-year high, you may be worried about your job. Consumer Reports has important advice to help you avoid financial disaster should you find yourself out of work.

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Cutting Baby Formula Costs Safely

Posted: 03/02/2009 - In this economic crisis, people are doing everything they can to save-sometimes with dire consequences. Consumer Reports says there are safe ways to save on infant formula.

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Finding Favorite Cosmetics

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Every year, countless beauty products are discontinued. Consumer Reports shows us how to track down our favorite cosmetics.

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Deadly Vehicle Rollovers

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Every year in the United States, more than 10,000 people are killed in rollover accidents. Consumer Reports says tougher standards and more rigorous testing are urgently needed.

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Fraudulent Foreclosure Help

Posted: 02/23/2009 - With more than three million foreclosure filings in 2008 and no end in site, people are desperate. Sadly, it turns out these people are prime targets for financial predators.

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Murky Glass Cleaner Warnings

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Poison Control centers get a lot of calls concerning glass cleaners. Consumer Reports finds the safety information on many glass cleaners is far from crystal clear.

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Top Heart-Rate Monitors

Updated: 02/23/2009 - Consumer Reports tests a variety of monitors. At $30-$100, it's a good way to track your exercise progress.

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Free Cable TV Shows

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Cable TV networks and providers are looking to join forces.

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Countering Check Counterfeiting

Updated: 02/19/2009 - A suspected check counterfeiter purchased an estimated four thousand dollars in merchandise during several shopping trips to the Nebraska furniture mart.

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Debit-Card Theft On The Rise

Posted: 02/17/2009 - With the economy in trouble, criminals are targeting debit cards. They steal your PIN code-then steal your money. Consumer Reports tells you how to protect yourself.

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Best Noise-Canceling Headphones

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Whether we use them to listen to music or talk on the phone, we love our headphones. Sales topped $600 million last year. Consumer Reports tests several different types.

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Super Sewing Machine

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Consumer Reports tests a wide variety of sewing machines, including one that carries the "Project Runway" name.

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Great DTV Without Cable Or Satellite

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Consumer Reports tells you how to still get free TV-even high-definition-without having to sign up for any services like cable or satellite.

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Debt-Settlement Traps

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Americans are buried under more than $900 billion in Credit-card debt. No doubt you've seen debt-settlement companies advertise that they'll work with your creditors to reduce the money you owe. But Consumer Reports says, watch out, because you could end up in even worse financial trouble.

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Better Car-Battery Boosters

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Few things are more annoying than getting into your car and it won't start. Consumer Reports tested mini jump-starters to see if they've got the juice to get you back on the road.

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Best Glucose Monitors

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Consumer Reports tested 13 blood-glucose monitors to find the best for your dollar.

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