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The medical bills you should never have to pay

March 27th, 2015
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...

Sugru silicone-rubber adhesive sticks to its claims

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March 27th, 2015
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...

The best small SUVs

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March 27th, 2015
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...

Remodelers spare no expense on master bathrooms

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March 27th, 2015
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,...

Best small cars in Consumer Reports’ testing

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March 27th, 2015
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...

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones are a bold step ahead

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March 26th, 2015
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,...

New mowers offer easier starting and maintenance

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March 26th, 2015
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 &...

Some halogen lightbulbs are brighter than others

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March 26th, 2015
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...

Updated 2016 Mazda6 remains fun, but limited

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March 26th, 2015
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...

3 last-minute tax moves

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March 26th, 2015
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...

Is an updated Apple TV media player coming?

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March 26th, 2015
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...

5 things we liked about the BMW X5

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March 26th, 2015
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,...

High-performance 2016 Ford Focus RS spools up 315+ hp

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March 25th, 2015
High-performance 2016 Ford Focus RS spools up 315+ hp Ford has pulled the wraps off the U.S. version of the smoking-hot Focus RS hatchback, just days ahead of its New York International Auto Show debut. The RS will be...

12 ways to save even more at Costco

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March 25th, 2015
12 ways to save even more at Costco If you’re a Costco member, you probably know a thing or two about saving a buck. But there are ways to cut costs even further at the ubiquitous warehouse club, with its nearly...

BMW releases important software update for i3 electric car

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March 25th, 2015
BMW releases important software update for i3 electric car The BMW i3 earned one of the highest scores of any electric car when we tested it. But it gave us a few disconcerting moments when we were driving it...