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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

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An alternative approach to investing in stocks If you believe that a robot uprising is in our future or that 3D printing will revolutionize manufacturing, you might be tempted to make a little money from it. And there… Read more

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Cub Cadet lawn tractors get full makeover for 2015 MTD, maker of Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt and other outdoor-gear brands, seems to be going all-out to woo anyone considering a lawn tractor in the coming year. Consumer… Read more

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7 questions you need to ask your financial adviser Does your relationship with your financial adviser leave you with a nagging case of buyer’s remorse? Do you sense that somehow you should be getting… Read more

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Join Consumer Reports at the New York World Maker Faire 2014 On Sept. 20 and 21—that’s this weekend!—the World Maker Faire descends on New York City. It’s a festival featuring all things made by hand, from… Read more

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Should parents limit screen time for kids 12 and younger? Adults have been worried about kids watching too much TV since, well, forever. But it really is different now that we are all surrounded by screens nearly all… Read more

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The most and least reliable gas furnaces Today’s more-efficient gas furnaces can save you up to $40 for every $100 you spend on fuel compared with older models. That means that even though replacing a furnace can… Read more

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3 great iOS 8 features for now, and 3 for later If you’re an iPhone user who’s not in the market for the new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, there is still and upgrade waiting for you. On Wednesday, Apple released iOS 8, the latest… Read more