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Nov 28, 2014

Getting WIFI Throughout Your House

Getting WIFI Throughout Your House

We’re dependent on Wi-Fi to access the internet in different parts of our homes. But too often service is sluggish or there are dead zones. Consumer Reports has advice to help improve Wi-Fi in your house.

Nov 26, 2014

Top Stick Vacuums

Top Stick Vacuums

Three new, lightweight stick vacuums from Shark and Dyson not only promise to do the trick, but also claim to be as good or better than full-sized vacuums. So Consumer Reports challenged them with the...

Nov 24, 2014

Losing Your Right to Sue

Losing Your Right to Sue

When you buy a product or service and something goes terribly wrong, you may think, “I can always sue.” But Consumer Reports warns that people often unwittingly give up their right to sue.

Nov 20, 2014

Consumer Reports: Best Cell Phone Services

Consumer Reports: Best Cell Phone Services

Consumer Reports take cell phone services based on a survey of 63,000 of its subscribers.

Dec 9, 2014

Make Charity Donations Count

Make Charity Donations Count

For many, the holiday season is a time to give not only to friends and family but also to those in need. In fact, 40 percent of charitable contributions are made in the last few weeks of the year.

Nov 21, 2014

Consumer Reports: Hidden Risks of Going Gluten-Free

Consumer Reports: Hidden Risks of Going Gluten-Free

How good is a gluten-free diet for everyone? Consumer Reports reviewed nutrition labels for more than 80 gluten-free foods.

Nov 18, 2014

Arsenic in Rice

Arsenic in Rice

Consumer Reports has issued new guidelines for limits on how much rice you and your children should eat.

Nov 14, 2014

Cheap Chinese Tires No Bargain

Cheap Chinese Tires No Bargain

Tires are expensive! Most SUV-truck tires Consumer Reports recommends cost more than $150 each.

Nov 14, 2014

Pop-Up Turkey Timers

Pop-Up Turkey Timers

Turkey needs to be cooked to 165° F in order to be safe. Undercooked turkey could make you and your Thanksgiving guests sick. So, can you really trust those little pop-up timers? To find out, Consumer Reports’...

Nov 12, 2014

Better Prepaid Cards

Better Prepaid Cards

Millions of Americans now use prepaid cards to manage their money. Unlike regular bank cards, you don’t need to link these to an account. Consumer Reports analyzed 23 cards and found some are not as good...

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Baby Drowns, Teen Relative in Custody: Dallas PD

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Dog Dies After Shooting at Dog Park

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North Texas Airlines Brace For Northeast Blizzard

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