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How to prep your car for a holiday road trip With the holidays right around the corner, now is the time to get the family sleigh ready for travel and gift-delivery duty. By taking care of simple maintenance checks now,… Read more

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11 steps to improve your credit score Credit-scoring models are like snowflakes: There are a lot of them, and no two are exactly alike. FICO alone sells 65 versions. Because of that variation—and because a… Read more

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Best everyday products The American supermarket may be having a midlife crisis. Gone are the days when a weekly outing to one store for all household needs was the norm. Not surprisingly, supermarket sales have plunged… Read more

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Beware buying a used cell phone Mobile phones aren’t all that mobile when it comes to switching carriers—or even owners. It may seem like a no-brainer to accept a hand-me-down phone from a friend or family… Read more

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How your credit report can help you—or hurt you In a data-driven world, your credit record is your reputation, and false information can have deep repercussions. Bad credit can stop a loan cold. A landlord can… Read more

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Road report: Luxury SUVs Anyone who has held that diminutive sky-blue box knows that luxury definitely can reside in small packages. So too with the blossoming “entry level” luxury SUV segment. Here, we are… Read more

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The $20,000 tick bite After three years of suffering with pain so intense he couldn’t work, and undergoing three back surgeries, Gary Duncan, then 47 and living in Claremont, Calif., received a diagnosis of Lyme… Read more

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Top 5 tablets at any price Is someone on your shopping list hoping to unwrap a tablet this season? You should have no trouble finding one they’ll love, no matter how fussy the recipient, no matter how much you want to… Read more

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Consumer Reports’ Gadget Gift Finder helps you find the perfect high-tech gift The right tool can make any job easier. While you’re shopping this holiday season, use Consumer Reports’ Gadget Gift Finder, an… Read more

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To rich for Medicaid but too poor for a health care subsidy? As the end of the year approaches, I’m hearing from many readers who worry they may have to pay back all or some of the tax subsidy they received in 2014 to… Read more

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Make sure your Thanksgiving doesn’t go up in smoke Your kitchen may be the center of your holiday activities, but be careful—it’s also where most house fires start. And the peak day for home cooking fires is… Read more

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3 top generators from Consumer Reports’ new tests A new generator champion for clean, ample power—plus Ratings of Kohler’s first portable generators ever—highlight Consumer Reports’ latest tests of… Read more

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Ultimate Gift Ideas interactive video will guide you to the perfect presents Our new Ultimate Gift Ideas video takes you on a customized tour inside Consumer Reports, where you can choose your own path from an… Read more

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Don’t let a clogged sink ruin your Thanksgiving It’s no coincidence that garbage disposals often break on Thanksgiving Day—or that the day after is Roto-Rooter’s busiest of the year. Poultry skin,… Read more

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Consumer Reports Launches First-Ever Interactive Holiday Gift Guide Video Showcases Expert Gift Picks and a Customized Tour of Consumer Reports YONKERS, NY – This holiday season, Consumer Reports is taking consumers… Read more