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Best & Worst Airlines

Posted: 05/22/2013 - The peak travel season has begun, bringing with it crowded planes and higher fares. Consumer Reports has just released its latest airline ratings.

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Expandable Garden Hoses Galore

Posted: 05/16/2013 - When it's time to water your yard, does your hose drive you crazy? It's heavy. It gets tangled. It's hard to move.

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Top Ice Creams

Posted: 05/16/2013 - Summer is not far off-and for many adults and kids alike, thoughts turn to hot sunny days and refreshingly cold desserts.

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Winning Sports Stores

Posted: 05/14/2013 - Whether you're outfitting yourself or getting your kids ready for their favorite sport, where you shop can make a big difference. A new Consumer Reports National Research Center survey reveals the best places to gear up.

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Latest Car Innovations

Posted: 05/12/2013 - Under the category of "What Will They Think Of Next?" Car Companies keep coming up with new features that are supposed to make cars safer and easier to live with.

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Best Gas Grills

Posted: 05/12/2013 - Just in time for Memorial Day weekend-Consumer Reports' test results on more than 100 gas grills. Some are loaded with features, but you don't have to spend top dollar to get a grill that sizzles.

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Cheap Chromebooks First Take

Posted: 05/09/2013 - If you've been thinking about getting a backup laptop-either for yourself or one that's easy for your kids to use-there's a new kind that's being heavily advertised.

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Securing Your Smart Phone

Posted: 05/08/2013 - If you store sensitive information on your smart phone, losing track of it could spell disaster. A just-released survey by Consumer Reports projects more than seven million smart-phone owners had a phone that was lost, stolen, or ruined in the last year.

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Mechanically Tenderized Beef Risk

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Before you fire up the grill for some great summer meals, Consumer Reports has a caution. The beef you buy may have been tenderized by machines-and that process can introduce potentially deadly bacteria into your food.

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Deceptive Mortgage Services

Posted: 05/05/2013 - They arrive in the mail all the time and keep popping up on your computer screen-home-refinancing ads that promise rock-bottom mortgage rates and easy approval.

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Celebrity Candy Face-Off

Posted: 04/28/2013 - Everyone knows candy isn't exactly a health food. Now celebrities are touting a new kind of candy that promises to be a lot better for you.

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Great Go-Anywhere Cameras

Posted: 04/28/2013 - Catching great action shots from your mountain bike or on the beach is a lot easier these days with cool new video cameras. Consumer Reports looks at two popular ones that go where no video camera or cell phone has gone before.

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Snappy Healthier Crackers

Posted: 04/28/2013 - Cruise the cracker aisle these days and you'll see competition is really heating up for your snack dollars. Sure, the old favorites remain-but now there are lower-fat siblings and store-brand twins-not to mention new flavors.

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Ground Turkey Caution

Posted: 04/28/2013 - Trying to serve up healthy meals? More and more people are opting for ground turkey instead of beef. Even Burger King has started serving turkey burgers.

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First Tests Of $20,000 TVs

Posted: 04/17/2013 - If you think you've got the latest and greatest TV out there, wait till you see what's coming-Ultra-HD televisions. They promise the best picture ever on huge screens.

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Paying With Your Smart Phone

Posted: 04/16/2013 - Over the last year, more people are paying for stuff by waving, sliding, or tapping their smart phones. More and more apps are offering different ways to pay.

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Big-Name Drug Savings

Posted: 04/16/2013 - If you take Lipitor, Actos, or Lexapro, new generics of these and other big-name drugs could be a real money saver. But Consumer Reports has discovered-just because you're buying a generic drug doesn't mean you're getting a great price.

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Chain-Restaurant Calorie Count

Posted: 04/15/2013 - New restaurant regulations that were supposed to require chains with more than 20 locations to list calorie counts on their menus are stalled. But many restaurants have already started disclosing that information anyway.

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More Reliable Motorcycles

Updated: 04/14/2013 - Motorcycles offer an exhilarating riding experience and can deliver impressive fuel savings. If you're thinking about getting one, Consumer Reports has new information on some of the most reliable brands on the road.

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Latest In Bluetooth Car Kits

Posted: 04/11/2013 - Most cars now come with Bluetooth technology built in so you can talk hands-free. Although talking while driving is not ideal, sometimes it can't be avoided. Now there are lots of Bluetooth devices made for older cars.

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Super-Absorbent Toy Balls Caution

Posted: 04/10/2013 - They're colorful and alluring, but Consumer Reports says there's a potential safety hazard with popular small toy balls and beads that expand dramatically in water.

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Vitamin D Put To The Test

Posted: 04/08/2013 - Vitamin D is one of the most widely used supplements. Doctors have long recommended it along with calcium to help prevent bone fractures.

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Save On TV, Phone, & Internet

Posted: 04/04/2013 - To save on TV, Internet, and phone bills, many people get all three services from the same company. These "triple plays" get you steep discounts, but only for a limited time. Then bills often shoot up.

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Best Travel Cards For You

Posted: 03/31/2013 - Getting the most for your money is just common sense. Today's travel cards can be a great way to stretch your dollars-that is if you pay your balance off every month. But it's downright confusing trying to figure out which offers the best deal.

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How To Get A Great TV Picture

Posted: 03/31/2013 - This is a great time of year to buy a big-screen TV. Whether your television is brand new or you've had it for awhile, you want the picture to dazzle.

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