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Jul 29, 2015

How Safe is Your Hospital?

How Safe is Your Hospital?

Consumer Reports found that while some hospitals have been successful at cutting their infection rates, many have not.

Jul 28, 2015

Best Luggage Brands

Best Luggage Brands

Consumer Reports surveyed thousands of its subscribers to identify common luggage problems and the best luggage brands.

Jul 24, 2015

Protecting Your Social Security Number

Protecting Your Social Security Number

Consumer Reports has important advice on how you can protect your social security number.

Jul 23, 2015

Vinyl Flooring Safety Questions

Vinyl Flooring Safety Questions

Vinyl flooring is long lasting, and it’s among the least expensive flooring you can buy. Consumer Reports ran lab tests on 17 vinyl-flooring products, testing for 13 types of phthalates.

Jul 21, 2015

Consumer Reports: Longest-Lasting Countertops

Consumer Reports: Longest-Lasting Countertops

Kitchen countertops can cost thousands of dollars, so you want them to last for many years.

Jul 19, 2015

Consumer Reports: Car Cell Phone Systems

Consumer Reports: Car Cell Phone Systems

Consumer Reports takes a look at the future of mobile phone technology in cars.

Jul 19, 2015

Consumer Reports: Mobile Phone Car Systems

Consumer Reports: Mobile Phone Car Systems

Consumer Reports' electronics and auto experts hit the road to check them out.

Jul 16, 2015

Safety Alert - Laundry Pods

Safety Alert - Laundry Pods

Single-dose liquid laundry detergents are convenient and easy to use. But they can also be poisonous.

Jul 17, 2015

Top Dehumidifiers

Top Dehumidifiers

If you need a dehumidifier, now is a good time to buy one. Consumer Reports recently tested 21 dehumidifiers. Almost all meet their claims for water removal and are very energy efficient.

Jul 14, 2015

Products for Pretty Summer Feet

Products for Pretty Summer Feet

Professional pedicures are a luxury for beautifying your tootsies. But can you get your soles smooth at home? Consumer Reports enlisted 20 panelists to put home pedi products to the test.

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