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When going solar, should you lease or buy? As the cost of solar technology drops, more and more homeowners are considering buying or leasing rooftop solar panels. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy projects that… Read more

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Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs are recording—and sharing data about—everything you watch A few weeks ago, controversy erupted over smart TVs after a series of reports, including one from Consumer Reports,… Read more

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When is it time to change winter tires? Winter tires have a soft, pliable compound engineered to provide maximum grip on snowy and icy surfaces at freezing temperatures, but these specialized tires wear quickly and… Read more

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10 cars worth waiting for The Miata’s redesign will carry a wider, lower stance, and liberal use of aluminum body panels makes it about 150 pounds lighter. A 2.0-liter, 155-hp engine is under the hood. The… Read more

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FCC to make net neutrality the law A long-anticipated vote on net neutrality is finally here. Today, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to take on new authority to enforce net neutrality rules, by… Read more

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Tips from the pros to get top dollar for your house The spring home selling season is nearly here, so if you’re thinking about entering the market, now’s the time to get your house in order. A home can be ready to list… Read more

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Some ‘identical’ mattresses have big differences Take Consumer Reports’ mattress Ratings along while you’re shopping and a sales clerk may tell you that the mattress you’re looking for isn’t… Read more

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5 products on deep discount in March You might think that because you faithfully compare prices online before buying, download coupons to your phone, and watch for deep discounts on yesterday’s inventory as new models… Read more

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Reliable used cars for every budget For people who want to get the most for their money, used cars are often better overall values than new models. They cost less to buy and don’t depreciate as quickly. These… Read more

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Government moves to make mpg estimates more accurate In a move that promises to provide consumers better fuel economy insights, the EPA has announced a new fuel economy test guidelines for automakers. The new guidelines… Read more

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5 pointers for keeping your knives sharp Dull knives can slow you down because they require more force to cut stuff. They’re also dangerous because they’re more likely to slip when slicing, putting your… Read more

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Behind the scenes of Consumer Reports’ 2015 Top Picks Consumer Reports puts together their list of Top Picks every year, highlighting the 10 best cars across a variety of segments. How do we pick those cars? What… Read more

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Buick Is First Domestic to Earn A Top 10 Spot In Consumer Reports Annual Car Brand Report Cards Rankings find Kia rising, while Acura, Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz plummet  YONKERS, NY—With improved reliability… Read more

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Domestic Cars Clinch Three Spots in Consumer Reports’ Top Picks List for First Time in 17 Years Subaru shows strong performance, with three models taking top honors in the 2015 list YONKERS, NY — In its annual… Read more

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Consumer Reports Names the Best Cars for Any Budget Used car standouts from $10,000 or less up to $25,000; Plus, the Worst of the Worst Used Cars YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports has long advocated buying used as a… Read more