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3 Disasters to avoid in packed parking lots

November 20th, 2014
3 Disasters to avoid in packed parking lots As you navigate the mall parking lots during this holiday season, you may think that squeezing into an open space will be your biggest challenge. Think again. That’s...

Is expedited shipping worth the splurge?

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November 20th, 2014
Is expedited shipping worth the splurge? Web retailing has made online shopping as easy as 1-2-3, but choosing from among the many shipping methods for that pair of shoes, tablet computer, or coffeemaker you ordered can...

Shoppers are ready and eager to spend this holiday season, Consumer Reports 2014 Holiday Poll finds

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November 20th, 2014
Shoppers are ready and eager to spend this holiday season, Consumer Reports 2014 Holiday Poll finds You'd think holiday shoppers would be singing “Happy Days Are Here Again,” with the Great Recession in the...

Small carriers outrank the big ones in Consumer Reports' latest cell phone service survey

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November 20th, 2014
Small carriers outrank the big ones in Consumer Reports' latest cell phone service survey When's the last time you heard anyone describe herself as “completely satisfied” with her cellular service?...

Poor crash-test performance costs the Nissan Quest its Consumer Reports’ recommendation

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November 20th, 2014
Poor crash-test performance costs the Nissan Quest its Consumer Reports’ recommendation Consumer Reports has suspended its recommendation of the otherwise high-scoring Nissan Quest minivan because it performed...

What's the penalty for not having health insurance?

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November 19th, 2014
What's the penalty for not having health insurance? As most people know, the Affordable Care Act says that all Americans must either have health  coverage or pay a penalty for not having health insurance....

Deep sedation for colonoscopy might not be safe

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November 19th, 2014
Deep sedation for colonoscopy might not be safe Getting knocked out during a colonoscopy might seem like a good idea. After all, being awake as your doctor uses a long, flexible tube to get an inside view of your lower...

Best new car deals for Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend

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November 19th, 2014
Best new car deals for Black Friday and Thanksgiving weekend The airwaves are abuzz with door-busting Black Friday deals on the latest gizmos, gadgets, and other things you can simply live without. But there is a...

More stores will open on Thanksgiving

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November 19th, 2014
More stores will open on Thanksgiving Has Thanksgiving become just another shopping day? This year, more merchants plan to open their doors—or open their doors earlier—to bargain-obsessed shoppers looking to...

Top-performing coffeemakers for under the tree

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November 19th, 2014
Top-performing coffeemakers for under the tree Coffee preferences vary from person to person and region to region. So the trick to finding the perfect coffeemaker to give as a gift is to know at least something about...

Ham for the holidays

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November 19th, 2014
Ham for the holidays If ham is a traditional part of your holiday feasts and you won't have the time to make one from scratch, consider one of the spiral hams we taste-tested. Order your spiral ham early. If you...

Walmart really doesn't want you to shop at Best Buy or Target this Black Friday

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November 19th, 2014
Walmart really doesn't want you to shop at Best Buy or Target this Black Friday Think Black Friday is competitive? Walmart just turned up the heat by saying it will match some of its competitors' best Black Friday deals...

Driving tips for snow and slush

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November 19th, 2014
Driving tips for snow and slush Winter is striking the nation early this year, with chilly temperatures and inches of snow catch drivers by surprise across the land. The first frost is certain to remind that winter prep...

Mapping the new frontier in connected car apps

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November 19th, 2014
Mapping the new frontier in connected car apps Do your kids tune out with their tablets as soon as they hop in the back seat? Do you sometimes arrive at a destination half an hour early with nothing to do? Do you wish...

Will Android Auto match Apple CarPlay’s cool connectivity?

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November 18th, 2014
Will Android Auto match Apple CarPlay’s cool connectivity? Following the hype parade regarding Apple’s CarPlay system arriving soon in the automotive infotainment space, Google will be entering the arena in...