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How to find an expert window installer Good windows installed badly won’t work or look as good as they should. Improperly installed windows could even end up using more energy, not less. Here’s some advice from… Read more

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Help Consumer Reports fight surprise medical bills Elisabeth Rosenthal’s New York Times article about outrageous surprise medical bills was the most e-mailed article on the site yesterday. And no wonder: Who wouldn’t be… Read more

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Lock up your e-cigarettes if you have kids in the house Sales of e-cigarettes have continued to rise—and so have reports of children being poisoned by the liquid nicotine vials used with the devices. That’s one of… Read more

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Photography and video innovations at Photokina At the Photokina exhibit, camera makers attempted to one-up each other in every conceivable way. This year, 4K resolution was in the spotlight. The most intriguing… Read more

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New cameras with new designs Camera companies have been hard at work designing new models for Photokina, the mammoth biennial trade show that takes place in Cologne, Germany. Ricoh introduced a futuristic-looking… Read more

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7 steps to take if Avis Car Rental overcharges you Editor’s note: “On Your Side” is a new Consumer Reports feature that coaches real consumers on how to solve their real problems. Our first case… Read more

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When to repair and when to replace your windows Before you start shopping for new windows, you need to know what can be fixed or done to make the windows you have now more energy-efficient. Of course, replacing your old… Read more

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Go to college for free if you’re over 50 Here’s a paradox: If you’re young and eager to complete a college degree, the expenses can be crushing. But if you’re 50-plus and in no hurry, you may be able… Read more

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Do women or men save more for retirement? A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau underlines the challenges women have not only in earning a decent living, but also in financing retirement. Women make less than… Read more

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That designer dress you bought could be a fake The last thing you want after spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a designer wedding gown or any other product is to find out it’s a not-so-fabulous fake…. Read more

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Cheerios beats store-brand ‘Os’ for taste If you’re a fan of Cheerios, you’ve probably wondered whether you should try one of the (mostly) cheaper store brands. But do you have to sacrifice nutrition or… Read more

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus gain on top Android models The Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit stores today. Consumer Reports buys the products we evaluate just like ordinary consumers do, without revealing our identities. So at 1:00… Read more

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus gain on top Android models The Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit stores today. Consumer Reports buys the products we evaluate just like ordinary consumers do, without revealing our identities. So at 1:00… Read more

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Don’t deny consumers the right to sound off online If you’ve got a beef with a business, you might go to an online review site such as Yelp, Angie’s List, or TripAdvisor and tell readers about your bad… Read more

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Camera companies focus on new advanced models at European photo show Almost all of the major camera companies have introduced at least one advanced camera—either an SLR, a mirrorless SLR-like, or an advanced… Read more