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Sep 1, 2015

Getting the Right Backpack

Getting the Right Backpack

Consumer Reports offers some helpful hints to picking the right backpack for your child.

Aug 27, 2015

Consumer Reports: Safe, Easy-Clean High Chairs

Consumer Reports: Safe, Easy-Clean High Chairs

Consumer Reports just tested nine high chairs new to the market.

Aug 25, 2015

Better Than Water?

Better Than Water?

Consumer Reports looked at 20 beverages to help you decide which ones to sip and which to skip.

Aug 18, 2015

Car Insurance Secrets Revealed

Car Insurance Secrets Revealed

Consumer Reports’ two-year investigation found that many major insurance companies base prices in part on a hidden credit score that can take into account things like what type of credit card you have or whether...

Aug 16, 2015

Lightweight Laptops Put to the Test

Lightweight Laptops Put to the Test

Lightweight laptops are great if you have to lug one around all day, but what about price and battery life?

Aug 13, 2015

Lightweight Garden Hoses

Lightweight Garden Hoses

Consumer Reports tested new versions of four expandable hoses -- from XHose, Flex-Able Hose, and two from Pocket Hose -- that are said to be stronger than the ones introduced a few years ago.

Aug 11, 2015

College Tuition Insurance

College Tuition Insurance

Should you consider tuition insurance so that you can be reimbursed if your child has to leave before the end of the year?

Aug 10, 2015

Devices to Stop Robocalls

Devices to Stop Robocalls

Consumer Reportsasked volunteers to try out four devices that are supposed to limit the number of robocalls that get through.

Aug 6, 2015

Cars That Guzzle Oil

Cars That Guzzle Oil

If your car seems to be burning oil and you have to top off your oil frequently, you have company. Consumer Reports’ latest auto survey covering almost 500,000 newer cars has identified several popular...

Aug 4, 2015

Best Laundry Detergent Ever

Best Laundry Detergent Ever

Consumer Reports tested several types of Tide, along with more than 50 other detergents.

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