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The 10 best TV deals of 2014 Earlier this week we published our list of the Top 10 TVs of 2014. Most of them were pretty pricey, some extravagantly so. What do you do if you still want a great set, but your budget is a… Read more

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The safety feature that saved my bacon and can save yours, too Consider me a convert. I’m 100-percent convinced that a forward-collision warning system (FCW) prevented my wife and me from having a serious… Read more

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Best last-minute gifts from the supermarket Last-minute Christmas gifts from the supermarket are surprisingly easy to find if you’re willing to be creative. Pluses: Your supermarket gift is likely to be consumed… Read more

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Great stocking stuffers Sunscreen: Equate Ultra Protection Sunscreen SPF 50 (Walmart brand) ($7.50 for 16 oz.) Don’t let your sunscreen hibernate in winter. In our tests, this sunscreen was one of the best… Read more

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Health insurance deductible and out-of-pocket costs made simple One of the most common sources of confusion with health coverage is the difference between the health insurance deductible and the out-of-pocket limit…. Read more

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How to set up a video game console Your kids have torn the wrappings off a brand-new Microsoft Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, or Sony PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, that means you now have some work to do…. Read more

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Best printers of 2014 at any price Thinking of buying a printer as a gift for a friend or a family member? Or maybe you just need one for yourself. Consumer Reports has more than 110 models in our Ratings to choose… Read more

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Best cars of 2014 Callin all car fanatics: Here’s a list of the models that topped our ratings in 2014. These cars are winners; they out-scored and out-gunned all competitors. To get to be the cream of the crop,… Read more

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The best humidifiers for fighting colds and mold Heating air dries it out—humidity levels indoors can drop to as low as 10 percent—causing itchy eyes, scratchy throats, cracks in furniture, and loads of… Read more

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Tough, new crash safety rankings point to safest cars The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just announced the first round of its Top Safety Pick ratings for the 2015 calendar year, and more cars and… Read more

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The best hot chocolate to savor this winter Have you been buying the same hot chocolate mix for years? You might want to rethink that purchase. Consumer Reports recently evaluated eight popular hot chocolate products,… Read more

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A new Korean car brand coming to America? Ssangyong Motor, South Korea’s smallest automotive manufacturer, is putting plans in place to enter the U.S. market in the next two years—although likely under a… Read more

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Consumer Reports’ top 10 TVs of 2014 If you missed out on the Black Friday promotions but still want a new TV, you’re in luck. Dozens of top-performing sets in our TV Ratings should serve as… Read more

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The best AA batteries—and best bargains AA batteries powers many toys, game controllers, and other popular gadgets we get as gifts. But not all batteries are created equal. So we tested the most popular brands, to… Read more

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How to choose the right snow blower Ceaseless cold, merciless ice, sleet, and snow—if you loved last winter, get ready for the sequel. To beat it, in America’s most-frigid states, you’ll want a snow… Read more