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Supermarket all-stars from Consumer Reports tests

July 10th, 2014
Supermarket all-stars from Consumer Reports tests Stocking up on the weekly groceries doesn't require trips to multiple stores. Some of the best everyday products in Consumer Reports tests can be found at almost any...

Fitting apps help you get the right size the first time

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July 9th, 2014
Fitting apps help you get the right size the first time There's a lot to like about buying clothes online. But it's a drag when you open a box and find that the clothes you ordered don't fit. Maybe that's why only 25...

Consumer Reports testing reveals music from your phone can rival a CD

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July 9th, 2014
Consumer Reports testing reveals music from your phone can rival a CD Music has been helping drivers slog through commutes and rock out on road trips ever since cars became civilized and quiet enough to hear it. But...

Plasma TV is dead, so go buy one

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July 9th, 2014
Plasma TV is dead, so go buy one With the news that Samsung is throwing in the towel on its plasma TV production—it will stop producing them after November—many of us TV fans are already lamenting the loss...

Behind the wheel, and microphone, with the new Hyundai Genesis, Sonata

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July 8th, 2014
Behind the wheel, and microphone, with the new Hyundai Genesis, Sonata Two newly redesigned Hyundai sedans, the luxurious Genesis and midsized Sonata, highlight episode 37 of “Talking Cars with Consumer...

5 tips for preventing luggage theft

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July 8th, 2014
5 tips for preventing luggage theft The most recent revelation about luggage theft by workers at Los Angeles International Airport isn’t welcome news for airline travelers. So we checked into how to ensure...

Photo scanners review

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July 8th, 2014
Photo scanners review If you're wondering how to digitize those shoeboxes full of photos sitting in your attic, a leading option is a personal photo scanner. Photo scanners can be faster than other options, such as...

Can the Drain-FX unclog your pipes?

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July 8th, 2014
Can the Drain-FX unclog your pipes? The maker of Drain-FX claims that the snakelike device is  “100% effective” at unclogging “multiple drains,” and a video shows it clearing sand and...

Ask the CEO: Mary Barra

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July 7th, 2014
Ask the CEO: Mary Barra Coming this fall: Ask the CEO, a new Consumer Reports magazine column that gives you a direct line to the world’s top brass . . . starting with the head of America’s largest car...

How to charge your electric car in public

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July 7th, 2014
How to charge your electric car in public Once you have a home charger for your electric car, you’ll also probably want a way to charge it up in public while you’re out and about. The United States now has...

Should USB drives be used for storing files?

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July 7th, 2014
Should USB drives be used for storing files? Q. In “How to Store Your Digital Photos Safely,” which included information about computer storage on USB flash drives, you mention that those devices are not...

Cleanest fast-food restaurants in America

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July 7th, 2014
Cleanest fast-food restaurants in America Readers were generally quite pleased with the cleanliness of the dining area; three-quarters of respondents were completely or very satisfied. Only 4 percent were...

Can healthy and fast food go together?

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July 6th, 2014
Can healthy and fast food go together? Although many restaurants are serving more soups, salads, and grilled-rather-than-fried items, and cutting down on ingredients such as sodium, most diners aren’t concerned...

Are foods with trans fat really that bad?

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July 6th, 2014
Are foods with trans fat really that bad? Q. I know trans fats are unhealthy. But are they really more dangerous than other types of fat, namely saturated fat?  A. Yes. Trans fats, which are made by adding extra...

L’Oréal agrees to stop making 'gene boosting' anti-aging ad claims

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July 6th, 2014
L’Oréal agrees to stop making 'gene boosting' anti-aging ad claims A proposed agreement between L’Oréal USA and the Federal Trade Commission would settle charges that the cosmetics maker...