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Jul 23, 2014

Consumer Reports: Amazon's First Smart Phone

Consumer Reports: Amazon's First Smart Phone

Amazon is getting ready to release its first smart phone, the Fire. Consumer Reports has started checking out the phone in its labs.

Jul 22, 2014

Consumer Reports: Natural Foods - Not

Consumer Reports: Natural Foods - Not

The term “natural” has become a big buzzword on processed food packaging. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart says, be aware it doesn’t always mean what you think.

Jul 22, 2014

Not-So-Natural Foods: Consumer Reports

Not-So-Natural Foods: Consumer Reports

The term “natural” has become a big buzzword on processed food packaging. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart says, be aware it doesn’t always mean what you think.

Jul 21, 2014

Consumer Reports: Top Laundry Detergents

Consumer Reports: Top Laundry Detergents

378 loads! That’s how much laundry Consumer Reports’ testers did to find the best laundry detergents.

Jul 22, 2014

Consumer Reports: Not So Natural Cosmetics

Consumer Reports: Not So Natural Cosmetics

Sales of cosmetics and personal care products labeled “natural” have soared recently. But “natural” on the package does not necessarily mean natural inside. This according to a year-long investigation...

Jul 15, 2014

Sunscreen for Kids: Consumer Reports

Sunscreen for Kids: Consumer Reports

When you choose a sunscreen for your child, what do you look for? According to a Consumer Reports, you don't need to buy a separate formula for babies and children.

Jul 15, 2014

Sunscreens for Kids

Sunscreens for Kids

When you choose a sunscreen for your child, what do you look for? About a third of us buy a sunscreen that claims to be for kids. And many choose one that’s doctor-recommended, according to a Consumer...

Jul 11, 2014

Choosing the Right Carry-On Luggage

Choosing the Right Carry-On Luggage

Flying with a carry-on bag can save you $50 or more per trip. But whatever kind you get, it's got to fit in the overhead bin.

Jul 10, 2014

Nutribullet Pro 900 Safety Risk

Nutribullet Pro 900 Safety Risk

Makers of the popular “As Seen on TV” product—the “NutriBullet”—have come out with a new version. It’s supposed to be even more powerful for creating healthy drinks, but Consumer Reports says it could pose...

Jul 6, 2014

Gadgets for Your Grill

Gadgets for Your Grill

With grilling season heating up, all kinds of gadgets promise to take your grill to a new level. Consumer Reports tested three gadgets that aim to make your grill even better.

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