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Consumer Reports: Digging Out From Student Loans

11:48 PM, Nov 15, 2013

Students should only get loans from private lenders, like banks, as a last resort, advises Suzanne Martindale, an attorney and student loan expert.

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Consumer Reports: Tech Toys For Kids

10:15 PM, Nov 12, 2013

80-Percent of the toy industry's 20-billion dollars in sales each year will come in over the next few weeks.
And the biggest sellers are high-tech toys.
But which ones are worth it?
Maybe the best indicator of a good toy is the look on a child's face.

Consumer Reports: Samsung's Gear Smart Watch

8:41 PM, Nov 7, 2013

In Samsung's commercial for its new Gear smart watch, it seems like the future has arrived.

Consumer Reports: Cell Phone Mat Charger

8:41 AM, Nov 1, 2013

A cell phone "charging mat" may be just the thing you need. But do they really work?

Consumer Reports: Quick Flat Tire Fixes

7:53 PM, Oct 29, 2013

Nearly every new car used to come with a spare tire, but these days spares are no longer standard. And even if you have a spare, changing a tire is no fun. Consumer Reports just tested eight products that offer an easy solution.

Consumer Reports: Best and Worst Cars and Carmakers

3:32 PM, Oct 29, 2013

The most reliable new car you can buy is the 2014 Subaru Forester SUV. That's according to Consumer Reports' just-released auto reliability survey.

Consumer Reports: Robotic Vacuums Grow Up!

8:28 PM, Oct 9, 2013

The latest tests by Consumer Reports found that robotic vacuums that work on their own.. have improved quite a bit.

Consumer Reports: Super Streaming Media Boxes

10:41 PM, Aug 15, 2013

Consumer Reports found that all the boxes offer great picture quality. But some give you access to a lot more services, such as Netflix, Vudu, and Hulu, and others are a lot more limited.

Consumer Reports: Saving Money on School Supplies

5:49 PM, Aug 9, 2013

Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine has done some homework, sizing up everyday prices to help you find the best bargains.

Consumer Reports: Prepaid Debit Card Caution

7:59 PM, Aug 1, 2013

BUFFALO, NY - Prepaid cards are exploding in popularity. They can be used to make purchases in stores, online, and to get cash from ATMs. You can only spend what you load onto the card, so no credit check is needed. But Consumer Reports found some prepaid cards are much better than others.

Consumer Reports: Innovative New Packaging Ideas

9:51 PM, Jul 30, 2013

We've all been there fighting to get a package or jar open. Or trying to get the last drop out of a bottle.
And When you consider manufacturers spend more than 150-billion dollars a year on packaging, you would think more products would be user-friendly
but the folks at consumer reports says there are some products out there that are.

Consumer Reports: Rating The Best Tissues For Your Nose!

3:47 PM, Jul 11, 2013

This year's record-breaking pollen season has been a real assault on our senses ... or more accurately, our sinuses. A good tissue can really help see allergy sufferers through. Consumer Reports just tested more than a dozen tissues to see which ones you can rely on. Consumer Reports evaluated 18 in all from the major players and store brands, too.

Consumer Reports: Credit Score Gotchas!

8:54 PM, Jun 6, 2013

Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your financial life, and Americans spend millions of dollars a year to find out theirs. But Consumer Reports says the score you get is not necessarily the one lenders use. That can be a nasty surprise when you apply for credit.

Consumer Reports: Best Space Saving Double Oven Ranges

3:42 PM, Jun 4, 2013

Remodeling your kitchen? One of the biggest challenges is deciding which cooking appliances to get. Choices among cooktops, ovens and ranges have mushroomed in recent years. Consumer Reports tests more than 250 models to help you hone in on some great buys.

Consumer Reports: Best Summertime Gas Grills!

3:13 PM, May 24, 2013

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Consumer Reports tests 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.

Consumer Reports: The Skinny On Fitness Video Games

6:24 AM, May 16, 2013

Playing video games used to be a pretty sedentary pastime, but motion gaming changed all that. Now there are games specifically designed to actually help get you in shape. 

Consumer Reports: New Car Innovations

1:03 PM, May 9, 2013

New cars these days come furnished with some extremely advanced computers, the new features are supposed to make vehicles safer, easier to use and more enjoyable.

Consumer Reports: Deceptive Mortgage Services

4:52 PM, May 7, 2013

Mortgage and refinancing rates are at lows that haven't been seen in decades, but not all of the offers you see advertised on TV or online are legitimate.

Consumer Reports: Dangers Of Tenderized Beef

11:08 PM, May 1, 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.

Conumer Reports: Ground Turkey Can Harbor Drug-Resistant Superbugs

9:29 PM, Apr 29, 2013

A just-released Consumer Reports' investigation reveals ground turkey be a breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Consumer Reports: Fixing A Cracked iPhone Screen

1:43 PM, Apr 25, 2013

Cracked iPhone screen? There's an app for that! Well, not exactly. But there are online videos on how to fix a broken screen and move on! But Consumer Reports found the repair is far from simple!

Consumer Reports: Vitamin D Analysis

5:11 PM, Apr 4, 2013

With sales of vitamin D at an all-time high, Consumer Reports took a closer look.

Consumer Reports: Latest in Bluetooth Car Kits

10:46 PM, Apr 2, 2013

Most cars now come with Bluetooth technology built in so that you can talk hands-free. Though talking while driving is not ideal, sometimes it can't be avoided.

Consumer Reports: Save on TV, Phone & Internet Bundles

9:46 AM, Apr 1, 2013

To save on TV, Internet, and phone bills, many people get all three services from the same company.

Consumer Reports: Are Chain Restaurant Calorie Counts Accurate?

6:19 PM, Mar 27, 2013

Are the calorie counts you see on the menus at those big chain restaurants, the real deal?

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