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Why do my pills look different? Q. Sometimes when I refill my prescriptions, the pills look different. Why is that? A. U.S. trademark laws prohibit generic drug manufacturers from copying the shape, color, or size of… Read more

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The best and worst walk-behind mowers Every year Consumer Reports tests a new batch of mowers at its test lawn in Fort Myers, Florida. This year we bagged more than 1,500 pounds of grass clippings and found out that not… Read more

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Get home security without the monthly fees With their monthly monitoring fees, installing a professional security system can be a costly undertaking. But you can protect your home without the monthly hit with a number… Read more

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Protect yourself from debt collection scams A new scam could be coming your way: Con artists posing as debt collectors and collection agencies. Phony debt collectors probably predate recorded time, but these… Read more

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Taking a closer look at contact lens pricing Last summer, Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, testified at a Senate hearing about a troubling shift in the pricing policy of major… Read more

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Verizon rips up FiOS TV package and lets you pick a skinny bundle Burger King might have abandoned the “Have It Your Way” slogan, but Verizon seems to be picking up the mantle with a new “skinny TV” package… Read more

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Judge rejects claims against GM over ignition switch A federal judge has rejected certain claims against General Motors for economic damages stemming from the company’s massive ignition switch recall. On April… Read more

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9 surefire ways to save at the supermarket You’d think Consumer Reports subscribers would be among the savviest grocery shoppers around. While most of those surveyed for our latest Supermarket… Read more

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Financial risks in your fifties People in their 50s are beginning to recognize the reality of retirement. You’re part of the sandwich generation; your parents provide a preview of one future scenario as your… Read more

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Keep your mower going for 15 years or more Whatever kind of mower you have, proper maintenance should help keep it going a decade or more. Here are the most common ways to have your machine humming from the mower pros… Read more

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Best used cars under $10,000 Need new wheels but have a tight budget? Don’t let that frustrate or worry you. There are a wide variety of models out there to suit your needs, and it’s easy to find a solid, reliable car… Read more

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Young shoppers make supermarkets more exciting Supermarkets are changing and so, too, are shoppers. For one, consumers are less loyal than ever to any particular store, instead cherry-picking individual markets to take… Read more

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Beware triple-play TV bundles costs When you’re paying more than $150 a month for TV, Internet, and phone service, as I am, a promotion offering a triple-play bundle for $79.99 or even $99.99 a month sounds like a… Read more

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Don’t rush to buy leveraged exchange traded funds Take a look at the funds page of the business section of your newspaper (assuming you still use a print newspaper, and it still has a business section). You’re… Read more

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Tips from the pros on essential gardening gear It doesn’t take a shed full of tools to keep your lawn and garden in tip-top shape. With a rake, a pruner, a saw, and a hoe you’re good to go. If you give your flower… Read more