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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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Saving It

Posted: 11/04/2006 - We spend billions of dollars on insurance to protect our cars and our homes but fewer than half of us do what it takes to protect the personal documents and photos on our computers.

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Saving Energy Dollars

Posted: 11/04/2006 - Winter usually signals an increase in home heating costs but experts say don't wait until the temperature registers zero to start saving.

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Tick-Tock Tech

Posted: 11/04/2006 - The World Wide Web is on the move. A new service lets you take your phones and laptops anywhere with a high speed connection.

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Towel Hunting

Posted: 11/04/2006 - Bath towels can be a big investment so you want to make sure that yours last through plenty of washings.

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Folding Rides

Posted: 11/04/2006 - They won't exactly fit into your pocket but folding bicycles can be convenient. Consumer Reports has been testing some of them.

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