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Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

Laptop Problems

Laptop Problems

If you have an older laptop, prepare for it to stop working. Consumer Reports' latest survey found that laptops more than three years old are much more likely to break.

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015

Car Loan Pitfalls

Car Loan Pitfalls

Car sales are up, and Americans now have one-trillion dollars in outstanding car loans and leases. Last year, about 29 percent of new cars were financed with loans lasting longer than 72 months.

Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

Avoid Medical Bill Shock

Avoid Medical Bill Shock

A Consumer Reports survey found that one-third of Americans got a bill they had to pay that was more than they expected for medical costs.

Thursday, Oct 1, 2015

Inflated Tire Tread-Wear Claims

Inflated Tire Tread-Wear Claims

When it comes time to buy tires, tread life is an important consideration. Manufacturers claim anywhere from 30,000 to 100,000 miles. Consumer Reports tested the tread life of 47 tires — two samples of each — to...

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015

Consumer Reports: Latest Sleep Medicine

Consumer Reports: Latest Sleep Medicine

For people with insomnia, there's a new prescription sleep drug called Belsomra. It acts differently on the brain than current medications like Ambien.

Monday, Sep 28, 2015

Consumer Reports: Low-Cost Video Streaming

Consumer Reports: Low-Cost Video Streaming

If you’re looking to stream video from the Internet but don’t have a smart TV, you may want to pick up a streaming stick. It’s a simple, inexpensive way to watch online content on your television.

Thursday, Sep 24, 2015

Robotic Lawn Mowers

Robotic Lawn Mowers

Consumer Reports tested four robotic lawn mothers to see whether you should sit back and turn your lawn over to a robot.

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015

Consumer Reports: Subcompact SUVs

Consumer Reports: Subcompact SUVs

Several automakers have rolled out an affordable new breed of vehicle they're marketing to millennials. Consumer Reports has checked out four of them.

Thursday, Sep 17, 2015

Top Toilet Paper

Top Toilet Paper

Consumer Reports’ latest tests covered 21 different kinds of toilet paper. Not all lived up to the claims on their packaging.

Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015

My Cell Phone is Hurting Me

My Cell Phone is Hurting Me

Cell phones are a necessity in our lives, but the convenience of constant connectivity could be causing you physical pain.

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