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Jan 29, 2015

Insider Tips for Buying and Selling Homes

Insider Tips for Buying and Selling Homes

Some five million homes are expected to change hands this year, according to the National Association of Realtors. That’s up about 30 percent since the depths of the recession.

Jan 28, 2015

Sharing Streaming Media Passwords

Sharing Streaming Media Passwords

A newly released Consumer Reports survey shows that 46 percent of those asked share their passwords with friends or relatives who don’t live with them.

Jan 27, 2015

Consumer Reports: Overuse of CT Scans

Consumer Reports: Overuse of CT Scans

CT scans give medical professionals detailed pictures of the inner workings of your body but can also expose you to high doses of radiation.

Jan 27, 2015

Overuse of CT Scans

Overuse of CT Scans

Consumer Reports’ medical adviser says that the misuse of CT scans can lead to serious consequences.

Jan 22, 2015

Consumer Reports: Best Places for Car Repairs

Consumer Reports: Best Places for Car Repairs

When it comes to car repairs, Consumer Reports looks into dealerships and independent service centers for overall satisfaction.

Jan 22, 2015

Best Places for Car Repairs

Best Places for Car Repairs

When it comes to car repairs, a Consumer Reports’ survey finds that Tesla scored higher than any other dealership or independent service center for overall satisfaction

Jan 20, 2015

Consumer Reports: Cell Phone Chargers

Consumer Reports: Cell Phone Chargers

Nothing says misery like being out and about, away from a power source, and your phone goes dead. Lots of companies are tapping into that fear, producing products for portable power.

Jan 20, 2015

Cell Phone Chargers

Cell Phone Chargers

Consumer Reports checks out the products made for portable power for mobile devices.

Jan 15, 2015

Consumer Reports: Super Snack Bars

Consumer Reports: Super Snack Bars

Snack bars are a handy, grab-and-go food. But there’s a difference between those that are healthy and the ones that have a lot of sugar and saturated fat. Consumer Reports evaluated 28 bars and rated them...

Jan 15, 2015

Super Snack Bars

Super Snack Bars

The most overcrowded section of your grocery store may well be the snack bar aisle. Snack bars are a handy, grab-and-go food. But there’s a difference between those that are healthy and the ones that have a lot...

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