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  • 'Tis the season to book summer vacation but Consumer Reports says beware of vacation rental scams that can pack a very nasty surprise. Criminals are hacking into the email accounts of owners of rental properties, and defrauding renters out of a lot of money.
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  • Consumer Reports has pulled its recommendation from three midsize SUVs, after their poor performance in a new crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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  • Which companies provide the best insurance when disaster strikes
  • When a storm slams through your front door, the damages you suffer are often determined by fate. But how easily you can pick up the pieces may be determined by your home insurer.
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  • You go to the hospital to get well, but an alarming number of people die after something goes wrong.
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  • Consumer Reports: Keeping Gray away
  • For some women, keeping their "crowning glory" looking glorious is no small task. Monthly colorings can add up to hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year.
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  • Expensive appliances that dont live up to their billing
  • Consumer Reports testers make sure products offer peak performance and safety, but recently they've found some problems with appliances.
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  • consumer reports best cars
  • To find the best of the best, Consumer Reports tested more than 260 cars, drove hundreds of thousands of miles and put them through more than 50 tests
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  • Pricey vs. less expensive paints
  • Consumer Reports tested more than 60 paints to see what you get paying top dollar and less.
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  • Many people have problem appliances, but one homeowner has had just about everything break recently - his fridge, then his dishwasher and cooktop, and then finally his microwave.
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  • Fast food advertising makes the offerings looking luscious and inviting. But what's served is often a different story.
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  • Consumer Reports: Best flushable wipes
  • Companies like Cottonelle and Charmin heavily advertise their flushable wipes. They sound so convenient. But city sewers and home septic systems may beg to differ.
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  • Consumer Reports: Healthy microwave meals
  • Want a healthy steam-cooked meal? Consumer Reports puts some microwavable meals to the test.
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  • Consumer Reports: Home Exercise Equipment
  • The latest Consumer Reports tests of home exercise machines can help you choose the right machine.
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  • Wiping electronics clean
  • Did you get a new tablet for the holidays? But before you give away your old one, you'll want to make sure all of your information gets erased.
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  • Consumer Reports: Bad bacteria found in raw chicken
  • If you eat chicken, heads up! Consumer Reports' tests of more than 300 raw chicken breasts revealed 97 percent harbored bacteria that can potentially make you sick.
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  • Consumer Reports crunches is out with its annual list of Best and Worst New-Car Values.
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  • If you have a small gamer on your list this holiday season, chances are he wants a portable video-game player.
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  • Consumer Reports: Wearable technology
  • Is wearable technology the next big thing? Several companies now have smart watches on the market.
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  • Consumer Reports: Stroller Danger
  • Strollers are a must-have for new parents, but they can be dangerous. Over the years Consumer Reports and the Consumer Product Safety Commission have found several strollers that could pose a risk of strangulation.
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  • Consumer Reports: X-Box vs. Playstation
  • There's been plenty of buzz from Sony and Microsoft about their new video gaming consoles - the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.
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  • Consumer Reports: Best holiday wines
  • Holiday celebrations and sipping wine often go hand-in-hand, but where do you start when you're shopping for a good bottle? Are you gifting it or drinking it? What are you eating with it? How much do you want to spend? If the choices seem overwhelming, the wine experts at Consumer Reports can help!
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  • Consumer Reports: Best and worst cell phone plans
  • Verizon Wireless earned the highest score. Sprint has fallen to the bottom of the ratings, with low marks for value, voice, text, and 4G reliability. Looking for ways to save on your cell bill? Consumer Reports has advice.
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  • Top tablets for the holiday season
  • This holiday season, tablets are bound to be a top gift item.
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  • phone charging mats
  • If you've ever hunted unsuccessfully for the charging cord for your cell phone, you can imagine the convenience of a charging mat.
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  • Consumer Reports: Mall food calories
  • Consumer Reports tells us about the dangerous temptations lurking in mall food courts.
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  • Consumer Reports: Fortified foods
  • In the supermarket, you see lots of foods that promise a "vitamin boost," "triple the calcium," or "protein plus." But Consumer Reports' Jamie Kopf says foods pumped up with extra nutrients could be too much of a good thing.
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  • The hottest gadget for fitness-minded people is an activity tracker. It's a wearable device that tells you how much you're moving. Consumer Reports took six popular trackers for a whirl and found that some are better than others at helping you reach your exercise goals.
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  • Consumer Reports found a strain of Salmonella Heidelberg in a Foster Farms chicken sample that matched an outbreak.
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  • Bacon, it isn't just for breakfast anymore. The crispy, salty treat is showing up everywhere, in pizzas, salads, entrées and even in non-food products.
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  • Frozen food vs. restaurant food
  • Consumers Reports compares frozen foods from popular restaurant chains.
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  • health care law
  • Starting on January 1, just about everyone in the US will be required to have health insurance. It's one of the main provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Consumer Reports finds most people are confused about how the new law affects them - but help is available.
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  • The new iPhone 5s from Apple is out, and Consumer Reports has preliminary test results from its lab.
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  • Consumer Reports: Arthritis medication
  • Many people looking for pain relief are turning to joint supplements that contain glucosamine and chondroitin.
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  • store brands
  • Saving money at the supermarket is no easy feat, but buying store brands can help.
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  • dorm room essentials
  • College students are gearing up to go back to school. And that means shopping for gear that can provide some of the comforts of home.
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  • These days food packaging promises everything from lowering cholesterol to supporting your immune system.
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  • Sade Baderinwa has the findings by Consumer Reports.
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  • When it comes to eating healthy, a diet rich in fiber is right at the top of the list. Fiber can help control your appetite and weight -- and may even help lower the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
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  • parents using smartphones
  • As the use of mobile devices keeps growing both smart phones and tablets the need to protect your information is becoming a bigger concern. Most mobile devices run on Android systems, so Consumer Reports just tested more than a dozen apps designed to keep Android devices safe.
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  • For the first time, Consumer Reports has rated U.S. hospitals on how patients fare during and after surgery.
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  • prepaid debit card warnings
  • They can be used to make purchases in stores, online, and to get cash from ATM's.
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  • back to school savings
  • It's that time of year again when thoughts turn from swimming and sunscreen to school supplies.
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  • eyeglass savings
  • If you're thinking about getting a new pair of glasses, Consumer Reports can tell you where to go to get great prices and top-notch service.
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  • hand held vacuum
  • Consumer Reports finds you can shell out hundreds of dollars for mediocre cleaning. But there are very good cleaners that cost far less.
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  • Who doesn't love a bargain? But lots of people don't like to ask for one! A national survey of 2,000 shoppers reveals that only about half tried negotiating in the last few years. But the Consumer Reports National Research Center finds it pays to speak up.
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  • burgers
  • 7 On Your Side's Nina Pineda takes a look at the findings by Consumer Reports
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  • burgers
  • Looking for a healthy burger choice, but veggie and turkey burgers aren't cutting it? Consumer Reports says you may want to try a bison burger.
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  • beer
  • Experts at Consumer Reports conducted blind taste tests of 23 ales and lagers and found there were some distinct differences.
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  • saving on gas mileage
  • Summer's here and that means plenty of road trips. Gas prices may be down, but your run through gas quickly when you're putting on the miles.
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  • Consumer Reports has been working to get detergent manufacturers to change some of their packaging.
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