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Buried under student loan debt? Help is on the way

April 8th, 2015
Buried under student loan debt? Help is on the way Think that student debt is only a college kid’s concern? America’s $1.2 trillion in outstanding college loans has surpassed the country’s...

Protect yourself from bug bites

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April 8th, 2015
Protect yourself from bug bites What bothers you most about summer pests: annoying bug bites or the diseases the insects spread, including Lyme and West Nile? For most of us, diseases are more worrisome, according to a...

Happiness is a 3-year lease

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April 8th, 2015
Happiness is a 3-year lease Leasing a car used to be just for the wealthy—or for those who wanted to look the part. Now it has gone mainstream. Indeed, 23 percent of all vehicle transactions last year were...

The best store brands

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April 8th, 2015
The best store brands When it comes to quality, consumers don't want just the best meat and produce, but the best store brands, too.  Would you shop at a supermarket that sold lousy store brands? One of five...

Status SUVs—at a price

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April 8th, 2015
Status SUVs—at a price Sport and utility. Despite their do-everything, go-anywhere promise, SUVs generally live on the street, carrying briefcases and gym bags more often than slogging expeditionary gear to a...

Financial risks in your forties

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April 8th, 2015
Financial risks in your forties It was just 20 years ago that you were financially carefree. Twenty years from now you’ll be thinking about when to take Social Security. But your 40s are a major crossover point....

8 string trimmers that edge out the competition

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April 7th, 2015
8 string trimmers that edge out the competition The winners in our most recent tests start with fewer pulls and offer fast cutting even in tall grass and weeds. But the standouts are the latest battery-powered string...

What if you can't pay your taxes?

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April 7th, 2015
What if you can't pay your taxes? A rude awakening, tax-style, may visit more folks than usual this filing season. If you got coverage for 2014 through your state’s Health Insurance Marketplace and your income...

Is high-res digital audio worth the money?

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April 7th, 2015
Is high-res digital audio worth the money? TVs, phones, and tablets can present beautiful video that has gotten steadily better in recent years. But audio quality has gone up and down, and some listeners believe...

All-wheel-drive mower from Toro is a winner

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April 7th, 2015
All-wheel-drive mower from Toro is a winner The way a self-propelled mower handles depends on which wheels are being powered by the transmission. If you’re bagging clippings with a front-wheel-drive mower, the...

Are Netflix Recommended TVs better than regular smart TVs?

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April 7th, 2015
Are Netflix Recommended TVs better than regular smart TVs? Does a TV bearing a new Netflix Recommended TV, or NRTV, sticker have better smart TV performance than sets that don't? That remains to be seen. Netflix says...

Who makes the most reliable motorcycle?

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April 7th, 2015
Who makes the most reliable motorcycle? What began as a battle of the motorcycle brands to show who makes the most reliable motorcycle, has resulted in a nationalist showdown. Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, and Kawasaki are all...

Motorcycle reliability and owner satisfaction

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April 7th, 2015
Motorcycle reliability and owner satisfaction For some, the allure of the open road, a rumbling exhaust, and the wind in your face are ­irresistible. Throw in camaraderie, lifestyle, and spirit of adventure, and...

How robocalls scam the Do Not Call List

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April 6th, 2015
How robocalls scam the Do Not Call List Like millions of Americans, you’ve probably listed your phone number on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry. So why are you still receiving all those unwanted robocalls?...

Consumer Reports Names Jason Fox as Vice President, Digital

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April 6th, 2015
Consumer Reports Names Jason Fox as Vice President, Digital Former Global Head of Product for Reuters News Agency YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports, the largest and most trusted consumer organization in the...