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Jun 18, 2015

Super Sunscreens

Super Sunscreens

Consumer Reports tested 34 sunscreen lotions and sprays to see whether they deliver what they claim.

Jun 16, 2015

Rent-to-Own Caution

Rent-to-Own Caution

Shopping at a rent-to-own store may seem like the best option if you're short on cash. But Consumer Reports warns that some of those so-called deals could end up busting your budget.

Jun 11, 2015

Consumer Reports: Safer Cars for Teen Drivers

Consumer Reports: Safer Cars for Teen Drivers

Teens are almost three times more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident than drivers who are older. Consumer Reports says it's important to make sure your teen is driving the safest car possible.

Jun 9, 2015

Is Online Gift Wrap Worth It?

Is Online Gift Wrap Worth It?

Most sites don’t give you a preview of their gift wrap, so Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine checked to see just what you get.

Jun 4, 2015

Should You Buy a Mattress Online?

Should You Buy a Mattress Online?

Consumer Reports’ durability test assesses how well a mattress will hold up to eight years of simulated use.

Jun 2, 2015

Consumer Reports: Beware of Phone Scams

Consumer Reports: Beware of Phone Scams

Criminals are finding all sorts of ways to steal your money, posing on the phone as debt collectors or phony IRS agent, or pretending to protect you from credit-card fraud.

May 28, 2015

Best Bike Helmets

Best Bike Helmets

No question, a bike helmet can be a real lifesaver. Ninety percent of the bicyclists killed in the past two decades were not wearing a helmet. Consumer Reports just tested 23 helmets and found good choices...

May 26, 2015

Consumer Reports: Robo Vacs for Hands-Free Cleaning

Consumer Reports: Robo Vacs for Hands-Free Cleaning

Spring cleaning is upon us. How about a robotic vacuum that promises to do the job for you? Consumer Reports tested the newest versions.

May 22, 2015

Can You See Me Now?

Can You See Me Now?

Cars kill more than 5,000 pedestrians, bicyclists, and joggers each year. A vast majority of those accidents happen after the sun sets. Special reflective clothing is supposed to make you easy to spot.

May 21, 2015

Consumer Reports: Fantastic Freezers

Consumer Reports: Fantastic Freezers

How crammed is the freezer in your refrigerator? A separate freezer lets you take advantage of big sales on meat and frozen vegetables. Consumer Reports tested dozens of chest freezers and uprights.

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