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Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

Consumer Reports says the risk of accidental poisoning for kids increases with every bottle of pills you keep and recommends getting rid of unused medication.

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

Using Home Insurance More Effectively

Using Home Insurance More Effectively

You probably never think about your homeowners insurance. But Consumer Reports says you should and not just when disaster strikes. There are new twists to homeowners insurance that can save you money and...

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017

Using Video for Homeowners Insurance

Using Video for Homeowners Insurance

Financial Experts at Consumer Reports say one of the best ways to document your belongings for insurance purposes is with a video.

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Pose Safety Risk

Carbon Monoxide Alarms Pose Safety Risk

Consumer Reports warns about carbon monoxide alarms that could put your family at risk.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

When Travel Goes Wrong

When Travel Goes Wrong

Airline disruptions seem to happen more often these days –– but if you find yourself caught in flight delays, cancellations or overbookings, it’s up to you to know what your rights are and request compensation.

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017

Don't Bring Bed Bugs Home from Vacation

Don't Bring Bed Bugs Home from Vacation

With Spring Break coming up the experts at Consumer Reports share some tips to keep the bed bugs away during your next hotel stay.

Friday, Mar 3, 2017

Buying a New Mattress

Buying a New Mattress

From innerspring to memory foam, new shopping tips and ratings are revealed to help you get a better night's sleep.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

Consumer Reports: Top Car Picks for 2017

Consumer Reports: Top Car Picks for 2017

In the market for a new ride? Consumer Reports is out with its annual auto issue that includes a list of top car picks. These are the top-performing models that are reliable, safe and satisfying.

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017

Gear Shift Designs Could Be Dangerous

Gear Shift Designs Could Be Dangerous

For decades, cars with automatic transmissions had a simple, straightforward shifter. Some newer cars have shifters that look or function differently. Car makers say the new designs can set their models apart or...

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