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Tax Gripe-o-Meter airs taxpayers’ complaints What’s really bugging us about preparing and filing our tax returns? Consumer Reports’ Tax Gripe-o-Meter highlights a few of our biggest gripes, including fears that someone… Read more

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Eat slow, lose weight Q. Does eating more slowly lead to eating less? A. It can, especially if you’re not overweight or obese. A recent study conducted at Texas Christian University found that when 35… Read more

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Mercedes-Benz makes a pickup? Giddy up, partner By the end of the decade, Mercedes-Benz will launch its first ever pickup truck. Yes, a real get-dirty midsized truck with a three-pointed star in its grille. While… Read more

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The medical bills you should never have to pay Back in 2007, Consumer Reports put out a call for stories about the health insurance coverage problems that consumers were facing. We received thousands of accounts of… Read more

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Sugru silicone-rubber adhesive sticks to its claims Who hasn’t wished to strengthen the charging cord of a cellphone, tablet, or laptop that’s begun to fray? Sugru is a moldable putty made of silicone… Read more

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The best small SUVs Small SUVs make up the fastest-growing vehicle segment on the market. It’s no wonder: These right-sized crossovers promise an affordable combination of commanding ride height, spend-thrift fuel… Read more

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Remodelers spare no expense on master bathrooms Showers and tubs for two, chandeliers, bidets, and televisions are just a few of the upscale renovations that some homeowners are adding to their master bathrooms,… Read more

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Best small cars in Consumer Reports’ testing Big things can come in small packages, as proven by today’s feature-rich subcompact and compact cars. This sector of the automotive landscape—once reserved… Read more

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones are a bold step ahead Consumer Reports’ engineers are already pouring over T-Mobile versions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, the company’s brand new flagship phone,… Read more

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New mowers offer easier starting and maintenance Starting difficulties are a chief gripe with gasoline-powered lawn mowers, and the need to maintain the machines also a common complaint. One engine company, Briggs &… Read more

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Some halogen lightbulbs are brighter than others When it comes to energy-saving lightbulbs, LEDs and CFLs spring to mind. But what about halogen bulbs? They don’t get much attention, partly because they’ve… Read more

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Updated 2016 Mazda6 remains fun, but limited Mazda’s midsized family sedan is refreshed for 2016, building upon its attractive styling, agile handling, and impressive fuel economy. But it is a car that goes up… Read more

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3 last-minute tax moves With just a few weeks left of tax-season 2015, here are a few actions worth taking to save you money on 2014 taxes, jumpstart savings for you or a relative, or possibly get a tax break on health… Read more

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Is an updated Apple TV media player coming? With its recent product announcements and HBO Now exclusive deal, Apple has been in the news of late. Now comes the scuttlebutt that the company is planning a new… Read more

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5 things we liked about the BMW X5 The odometer is a great gauge of how much the Consumer Reports auto-testing team enjoys the cars we review. Most vehicles have about 12,000 miles on them at the end of our testing,… Read more