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Venta-Airwasher

Posted: 01/13/2008 - People spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on air purifiers and humidifiers. Consumer Reports just checked out a unique device that promises to do both at the same time.

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Better Auto Battery Technology

Posted: 01/13/2008 - Consumer Reports has tested new type of battery that claims to last longer, along with traditional batteries and has this advice.

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Tastiest Hot Chocolate

Posted: 01/13/2008 - Americans spend almost $200 million dollars annually on hot cocoa. Consumer Reports tested hot chocolate and found some are delicious, while others leave something to be desired.

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Health Clubs Aren't Best

Posted: 01/06/2008 - More than 17-billion dollars were spent last year on health clubs, with most new members joining in January. But a just-released Consumer Reports' survey shows you don't have to pay a bundle to get a good workout.

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Cut Back on Credit Cards

Posted: 01/06/2008 - If you're tire of the same old resolutions, take a fresh challenge this new year and get yourself fiscally fit. Consumer Reports Money Adviser says one good step in getting your financial matters in order is to trim down your credit cards.

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Changing TV's From Analog to Digital

Posted: 01/03/2008 - A big change is coming to television early next year. By government mandate, television stations will stop sending analog signals and go totally digital.

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Best Cell-Phone Service

Posted: 12/31/2007 - When it comes to cell service, there's plenty of static these days. Consumer Reports' just published a survey of cell-phone users.

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Tougher Return Policies

Posted: 12/10/2007 - 'Tis the season of giving and receiving. It's also a good time to be thinking about January, the season of returning. Consumer Reports says many retailers have tougher return policies.

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More Convenient Grocery Shopping

Posted: 12/10/2007 - If you hate grocery shopping, this time of year you're really miserable. One food chain has come up with a decidedly different approach. Consumer Reports decided to check it out.

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Cheaper Prescription Drugs

Posted: 12/02/2007 - Nearly half of American adults take at least one prescription drug. And the prices are formidable. One-third of low-income seniors spend at least $100 a month on medications. Consumer Reports' Best Buy Drugs can help you find medications for less.

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HD Camcorders

Posted: 12/02/2007 - Whether you're thinking of giving one of the new HD camcorders or asking for one, Consumer Reports can help bring your choices in sharp focus.

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Outstanding iPod Speakers

Posted: 12/02/2007 - Sales of iPod speaker systems have taken off. They're expected to top one billion dollars this year. Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports tested the latest generation, which come loaded with all kinds of features.

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Top Stainless-Steel Cleaner

Updated: 11/12/2007 - Consumer Reports' ShopSmart tested six stainless-steel cleaners to see which ones can get your kitchen buffed up.

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Passenger Rights

Updated: 11/13/2007 - With record airline delays this year, travelers are no doubt wondering what to expect this holiday season.

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Reliable Flat TVs

Posted: 11/11/2007 - Prices for LCD"s and plasmas keep coming down. And you'll be happy to know, Consumer Reports National Research Center finds that while the technology is still relatively new, it is proving to be quite reliable.

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Poor Air Purifiers

Posted: 11/06/2007 - They're called air purifiers or air cleaners, and we spend nearly half a billion dollars a year on them. But Consumer Reports' latest tests of nearly 40 portable units show many don't do a great job cleaning the air, and two actually make the air worse.

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Energy Drinks' Buzz

Posted: 11/06/2007 - Full Throttle, Rush, Rockstar. Energy drinks have pumped up name and pumped up claims like "improving performance" and "burning calories". And the claims must be working, we spent over half a billion dollars on them last year. Consumer Reports checks what's charging up these drinks and their soaring sales.

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Finding Lost Money

Posted: 11/06/2007 - Almost 33-billion dollars in unclaimed property is sitting in state treasuries around the country, waiting to be claimed by people like you.

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Where to Buy Electronics

Posted: 11/05/2007 - The electronics buying season is just getting underway. By the end of the year, we're expected to spend close to 50-billion dollars on electronics products. Consumer Reports National Research Center shows us the best places to shop for big-screen TVs and other electronic items.

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Lead Testing

Posted: 10/27/2007 - Lead has gotten a lot of attention recently with massive recalls of toys. And Consumer Reports' tests show the toxic substance is even more widespread. Its lab tests detected lead in a variety of products.

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Restless Legs Ads

Updated: 10/16/2007 - By now, you've probably heard of Restless Legs Syndrome. Maybe you've even wondered if you have it. These days two pharmaceutical companies are heavily advertising prescription drugs to treat it. Consumer Reports takes a closer look at the ads and the condition.

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Top Replacement Windows

Posted: 10/13/2007 - Buying replacement windows for your home is a big investment. And if you've heard commercials that implore you to "Stop throwing money out your windows..." you might thing the move will save you money. But Consumer Reports which just tested replacement windows, says think again.

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Snapshot Printers

Posted: 11/04/2006 - Printing digital photos can be time consuming. You can either end up with a computer filled with pictures you never look at or a full memory card in your camera.

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Cereal Bars Tested

Posted: 11/04/2006 - Cereal bars are some of the hottest products in the grocery store. Sales have increased by 45 percent in recent years and they are expected to keep growing.

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Ousting The Bugs

Posted: 11/04/2006 - According to a new survey by Consumer Reports National Research Center, viruses and spyware have cost computer owners and estimated $7.8 billion in the past two years alone.

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