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Behind the scenes of Consumer Reports’ 2015 Top Picks

February 24th, 2015
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...

Buick Is First Domestic to Earn A Top 10 Spot In Consumer Reports Annual Car Brand Report Cards

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February 24th, 2015
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...

Domestic Cars Clinch Three Spots in Consumer Reports’ Top Picks List for First Time in 17 Years

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February 24th, 2015
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...

Consumer Reports Names the Best Cars for Any Budget

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February 24th, 2015
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...

The Truth about Car Recalls: Consumer Reports Investigates the Record-Breaking 2014 and What It Means For Drivers

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February 24th, 2015
The Truth about Car Recalls: Consumer Reports Investigates the Record-Breaking 2014 and What It Means For Drivers Five key questions about recalls answered YONKERS, NY ― In 2014, 62 million U.S. vehicles were...

Used cars we recommend to family and friends

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February 24th, 2015
Used cars we recommend to family and friends Need new wheels but have a tight budget? Consumer Reports has long advocated buying used as a way to get the biggest bang for your buck. It’s simple math: After one...

Pebble Time smart watch is an intelligent step forward

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February 24th, 2015
Pebble Time smart watch is an intelligent step forward Smart watch maker Pebble today returned to the place that made it famous to give its new watch a running start: The Pebble Time can now be pre-ordered via...

How to find products that are better for the environment

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February 23rd, 2015
How to find products that are better for the environment Odds are you're seeing more products carrying labeling claims that suggest they're “eco-friendly” in some way. They’re popping up on everything...

Shovels that make light work of heavy snow

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February 23rd, 2015
Shovels that make light work of heavy snow Because snow blowers require upkeep and storage space, not every homeowner is interested in owning one. So it's fortunate that manufacturers continue to come up with new...

Windows that keep winter out and warmth in

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February 23rd, 2015
Windows that keep winter out and warmth in The weather is a popular topic these days as heavy snowfall and single digit temperatures break records in parts of the country. Add in howling winds and you start to notice...

Consumer Reports announces the 2015 People’s Pick

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February 23rd, 2015
Consumer Reports announces the 2015 People’s Pick As Consumer Reports prepares to release its 2015 Autos Spotlight, which includes our highly anticipated Top Picks and Car Brand Report Cards, we asked our Facebook...

How to get personal data off your devices

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February 23rd, 2015
How to get personal data off your devices With so many of our gadgets going online these days, credit-card and Social Security numbers, banking information, passwords, family photos, and more accumulate in places you...

Recalled rental and used cars should be repaired before you get the keys

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February 20th, 2015
Recalled rental and used cars should be repaired before you get the keys If a new car is recalled for a safety problem, it’s illegal for a dealer to sell you that car until the issue has been fixed. However, no...

The risks of C-sections: What hospitals don't want you to know

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February 20th, 2015
The risks of C-sections: What hospitals don't want you to know Pregnant women put a lot of trust in their doctors and hospitals. But a Consumer Reports investigation of more than 1,500 hospitals in 22 states suggests...

How Lenovo's dangerous Superfish adware put its customers at risk

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February 20th, 2015
How Lenovo's dangerous Superfish adware put its customers at risk The Internet is lighting up with warnings about Superfish, an adware program that came preinstalled on many Lenovo laptops in the past six months. Like a...