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Walmart, mum so far on Black Friday, announces early-November deals

October 31st, 2014
Walmart, mum so far on Black Friday, announces early-November deals We're still weeks away from Thanksgiving and the four-day Black Friday bonanza, but at Walmart the holiday-sales season starts on Nov. 1 when it...

5 great headphones that cost $100 or less

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October 30th, 2014
5 great headphones that cost $100 or less Sometimes a great set of headphones—or, actually, the lack of them—is all that's standing between you and acoustic bliss. One way to shop is to look at...

7 scariest kitchen accidents

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October 30th, 2014
7 scariest kitchen accidents Kitchens are considered the heart of the home but they’re also home to a lot of equipment that can pose safety hazards. Cooking fires top the list of things that can go wrong in the...

Should I buy a $250 laptop?

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October 30th, 2014
Should I buy a $250 laptop? While they're not the speediest laptops, the new low-cost PCs showing up in stores are proving to be solid, basic machines. That’s what we found when we tested several laptops loaded...

Walmart sells top-rated lightbulbs at bargain prices

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October 30th, 2014
Walmart sells top-rated lightbulbs at bargain prices You might think of Walmart as the place to shop for groceries and stock up on paper towels and detergent. And you wouldn’t be alone. Consumer Reports' survey of...

Are you paying too much for that new car?

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October 30th, 2014
Are you paying too much for that new car? Cars are already expensive enough, with the average new car costing more than $30,000. So the last thing you want to discover is that you paid thousands of dollars too much. But...

7 products on deep discount in November

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October 30th, 2014
7 products on deep discount in November Gearing up for your holiday shopping? You might think that because you faithfully compare prices online before buying, download coupons to your phone, and watch for deep discounts...

Reader tip

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October 30th, 2014
Reader tip More than 140 Consumer Reports experts work overtime, analyzing everything from health clinics to hair dye, but we rely on you to share the surprising strategies that make your life a little...

8 ways to save big on your medication

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October 30th, 2014
8 ways to save big on your medication Chances are you’re paying more than you need to for prescription drugs. But thanks to discounts offered at Costco, CVS, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, and others, hundreds of...

A donation-with-purchase might not be the best way to support a charity

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October 30th, 2014
A donation-with-purchase might not be the best way to support a charity The end of the year—which accounts for, on average, 41 percent of Americans’ charitable giving—is often a prime time for...

Are coffee and wine good for you?

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October 30th, 2014
Are coffee and wine good for you? For many people, the day begins with a cup of coffee and ends with a glass of red wine. If you have seen the headlines touting the health benefits of both beverages—and...

Best mobile gear

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October 30th, 2014
Best mobile gear The holiday season is once again approaching: Time to start making those gift lists for all your friends and loved ones (oh, and maybe to think about presents you might want for yourself!). If anyone...

Best places to buy electronics

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October 30th, 2014
Best places to buy electronics   If you’re planning to buy a tablet, a TV, headphones, or another gadget, leave the car keys on the counter and jump on the Web to enjoy a great shopping experience....

Hottest home entertainment gear

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October 30th, 2014
Hottest home entertainment gear The holiday season is once again approaching: Time to start making those gift lists for all your friends and loved ones (oh, and maybe to think about presents you might want for...

Must-have tablets, laptops, and printers

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October 30th, 2014
Must-have tablets, laptops, and printers The holiday season is once again approaching: Time to start making those gift lists for all your friends and loved ones (oh, and maybe to think about presents you might want for...