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2013 Top Pick Cars

Posted: 02/28/2013 - When it comes to testing cars, Consumer Reports goes the distance! Its engineers clock hundreds of thousands of miles every year-subjecting cars to a battery of tests. Then, once a year, Consumer Reports names its Top Picks-the best of the best in 10 car categories.

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"That Would Be Morally Wrong"

Posted: 02/26/2013 - It's not like we haven't seen it before. Two years ago we caught a Bellevue company dumping trash and recycling into the same truck before heading for the landfill. Is it still happening?

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New Top Paint

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Feel like your home is looking a little drab? It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do! Consumer Reports finds that when it comes to choosing paint, it goes way beyond color!

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Oversold Cancer Screenings

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Early detection of cancer saves lives-right? Not necessarily. This widely-held belief drives many to get unnecessary screenings, according to Consumer Reports

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Perfect Painter's Tape

Posted: 02/25/2013 - Painting a room with bold stripes can make for a splashy makeover. But even if you're just painting a room with lots of windows or trim, Consumer Reports says with the right painter's tape you can get results like the pros.

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Preventing Dryer Fires

Posted: 02/24/2013 - Thousands of house fires are started each year by clothes dryers clogged with lint. Consumer Reports just tested the Lint Lizard, an infomercial product, to see if it can help reduce a fire risk.

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Beef Jerky Gets Hip

Posted: 02/20/2013 - Beef jerky and Slim Jim used to be found primarily in truck stops and convenience stores. But they're reaching new audiences fueled by big ad campaigns. Sales of these beefy treats are up by nearly 13 percent in the last year. Consumer Reports just checked out all kinds of "beef to go" to see if it's worth buying.

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Not-So-Healthy Veggie Chips

Posted: 02/20/2013 - If you crave salty foods, some options that seem healthier are not. Consumer Reports put chips to the test-and the results might surprise you.

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Ugly Side Of Hair Extension

Posted: 02/18/2013 - Hair extensions make you look like you have long, luscious locks. But Consumer Reports cautions that this beauty trend, fueled by celebrities who use hair extensions, can turn ugly.

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First Credit-Card Challenge

Posted: 02/13/2013 - It's a lot tougher to get a credit card these days, especially if you're going for your first one. Consumer Reports has advice on how young people can get a card without paying hefty fees.

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Getting Your Car To Last

Posted: 02/12/2013 - These days, people are looking for any way to stretch a dollar. One way can be holding onto your car longer. Today the average vehicle has been on the road nearly 11 years, according to Polk Research.

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Microwave Fire Danger

Posted: 02/10/2013 - Millions of kitchen appliances are sold every year. Of course, when you buy one, you assume it's safe. Yet government documents show there are an estimated 147-thousand appliance fires every year.

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Unique Gift-Box Chocolates

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Want to get your sweetheart an unusual gift this Valentine's Day? Consumer Reports says it might just be a box of chocolates!

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Buzz On Latest Electric Cars

Posted: 02/04/2013 - More and more car companies are coming out with cars that are all-electric-no gas needed. Several claim the equivalent of 100 miles per gallon or more.

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Cheap K-Cup Alternatives

Posted: 02/03/2013 - It's no surprise single-serve coffeemakers are still growing in popularity-their convenience is tough to beat. However, the cost of those disposable pods are pricey.

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iPhone Siri Wannabe Apps

Posted: 01/30/2013 - Apple's Siri voice recognition ushered in a whole new era in smart-phone technology. Now downloadable apps are trying to get in on the conversation.

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Decoding Over-The-Counter Flu Meds

Posted: 01/29/2013 - It's one of the worst flu seasons in years, but trying to figure out a good over-the-counter medicine to take can make your head spin. Consumer Reports helps you decode treatments for the flu and other ailments.

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Best Windows 8 Laptops

Posted: 01/22/2013 - With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft's new operating system, a wave of laptops has hit store shelves. They're designed to take advantage of Windows' bold new design. Consumer Reports just rated dozens of the latest choices.

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Best Windows 8 Laptops

Posted: 01/17/2013 - With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft's new operating system, a wave of laptops has hit store shelves. They're designed to take advantage of Windows' bold new design.

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Canned Food Complaints

Posted: 01/17/2013 - As a careful shopper, you try to get the most for your money. So once you get home and open canned foods, it can be disappointing to find lots of liquid. Consumer Reports has gotten a raft of complaints about this issue.

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Financial Mistakes To Avoid

Posted: 01/16/2013 - The start of a new year is a good time to get your finances in order. And it's none too soon. In a just-released survey, Consumer Reports found a surprising number of people have overlooked some of the most basic financial precautions.

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Snappy New Camera Technology

Posted: 01/14/2013 - Tired of taking lousy photos? One of many new smart phones could snap up your game. Many are coming with incredibly innovative camera features.

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Getting Fit Without A Gym

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Getting more exercise is a top New Year's resolution. But you can skip the January rush to join a gym! Consumer Reports has advice on how to set up a home gym for less.

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Top TVs For The Super Bowl

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Are you in the market for a big-screen TV for the Super Bowl? Consumer Reports tests hundreds of televisions a year, and guess what-paying top dollar doesn't necessarily mean top performance.

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Trendy Tidying Tools

Posted: 01/06/2013 - What do couples fight about the most? Money comes to mind-but wait! A just-released Consumer Reports ShopSmart survey finds almost 40 percent of couples fight more about messes!

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