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How do I stop robocalls and telemarketers?

October 6th, 2014
How do I stop robocalls and telemarketers? Q. We were delighted to use the phone number Consumer Reports published to eliminate robocalls; we’re pretty sure it worked, too. But how do I get real people to stop...

For tablets, LEDs, lawn mowers, water heaters, and more, the best deal costs more

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October 6th, 2014
For tablets, LEDs, lawn mowers, water heaters, and more, the best deal costs more Decades of testing products in our labs have taught us that price and quality don’t always go hand in hand. In many cases we find...

Original Cheerios tops its spinoffs for nutrition

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October 6th, 2014
Original Cheerios tops its spinoffs for nutrition Cheerios and Special K are two cereal brands that carry big, shiny health halos—Cheerios for its “heart healthy” image and Special K for its emphasis...

Protect yourself from surprise out-of-network medical bills

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October 6th, 2014
Protect yourself from surprise out-of-network medical bills Getting medical care from a doctor, hospital, or lab outside of your plan's provider network can run up ruinous medical bills. But you can be blindsided by...

For-profit colleges need greater oversight to protect students from financial harm

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October 6th, 2014
For-profit colleges need greater oversight to protect students from financial harm TV and Web ads promoting for-profit colleges paint a rosy picture of higher education and good jobs. But some of these schools might not...

Latest news about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

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October 6th, 2014
Latest news about the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Apple tends to create a lot of buzz, whether the company is announcing new products, shipping them to consumers, or once in a while, dealing with a possible product...

How to find an expert window installer

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September 23rd, 2014
How to find an expert window installer Good windows installed badly won’t work or look as good as they should. Improperly installed windows could even end up using more energy, not less. Here's some advice from...

Help Consumer Reports fight surprise medical bills

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September 22nd, 2014
Help Consumer Reports fight surprise medical bills Elisabeth Rosenthal's New York Times article about outrageous surprise medical bills was the most e-mailed article on the site yesterday. And no wonder: Who wouldn't be...

Lock up your e-cigarettes if you have kids in the house

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September 22nd, 2014
Lock up your e-cigarettes if you have kids in the house Sales of e-cigarettes have continued to rise—and so have reports of children being poisoned by the liquid nicotine vials used with the devices. That's one of...

Photography and video innovations at Photokina

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September 22nd, 2014
Photography and video innovations at Photokina At the Photokina exhibit, camera makers attempted to one-up each other in every conceivable way. This year, 4K resolution was in the spotlight. The most intriguing...

New cameras with new designs

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September 22nd, 2014
New cameras with new designs Camera companies have been hard at work designing new models for Photokina, the mammoth biennial trade show that takes place in Cologne, Germany. Ricoh introduced a futuristic-looking...

7 steps to take if Avis Car Rental overcharges you

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September 22nd, 2014
7 steps to take if Avis Car Rental overcharges you Editor’s note: “On Your Side” is a new Consumer Reports feature that coaches real consumers on how to solve their real problems. Our first case...

When to repair and when to replace your windows

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September 22nd, 2014
When to repair and when to replace your windows Before you start shopping for new windows, you need to know what can be fixed or done to make the windows you have now more energy-efficient. Of course, replacing your old...

Go to college for free if you're over 50

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September 21st, 2014
Go to college for free if you're over 50 Here’s a paradox: If you’re young and eager to complete a college degree, the expenses can be crushing. But if you’re 50-plus and in no hurry, you may be able...

Do women or men save more for retirement?

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September 20th, 2014
Do women or men save more for retirement? A recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau underlines the challenges women have not only in earning a decent living, but also in financing retirement. Women make less than...