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Monday, Sep 5, 2016

How to Avoid Medical Identity Theft

How to Avoid Medical Identity Theft

One of the best ways to protect yourself against identity theft is to ensure you always have copies of your medical records.

Friday, Aug 26, 2016

Consumer Reports: Front Loader Odor

Consumer Reports: Front Loader Odor

Consumer Reports provides updates on class-action lawsuits involving front-loading washing machines and says there are a few simple steps that can prevent mold and mildew.

Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Consumer Reports: Back Seat Safety

Consumer Reports: Back Seat Safety

Consumer Reports says 25 million people still don't buckle up, especially in the back seat, which is a danger to everyone in a car.

Friday, Aug 19, 2016

Back-to-School Laptops

Back-to-School Laptops

Consumer Reports experts check the specifications and recommend the best laptop computers for kids heading back to school.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Consumer Reports: Great Kids' Bike Helmets

Consumer Reports: Great Kids' Bike Helmets

Consumer Reports crash-tests 10 children’s helmets to see how well they resist impact to the head and absorb force in an accident.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Consumer Reports: Best Deals on Used Cars

Consumer Reports: Best Deals on Used Cars

After surveying hundreds of used-car owners, Consumer Reports tells how to save big.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Consumer Reports: Revolution in Razors

Consumer Reports: Revolution in Razors

Online shaving clubs deliver discounted razors straight to your door. To see whether they’re a good buy, a team of Consumer Reports staffers checked out four razors sold through the clubs.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Consumer Reports Tests Sunscreens

Consumer Reports Tests Sunscreens

There are a lot of options when buying sunscreen. A survey from Consumer Reports found that even people who regularly use sunscreen don't always have a good understanding of what they're buying.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Avoid Home Renovation Mistakes

Avoid Home Renovation Mistakes

Thinking about a home renovation? Join the club. Home-improvement projects are projected to hit a record this year - $155 billion. But before you start knocking down walls, make sure you plan carefully.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Buying Petal-Perfect Flowers for Mother's Day

Buying Petal-Perfect Flowers for Mother's Day

If you're planning to send a Mother's Day bouquet, you want it petal-perfect. Holiday orders put a strain on florists.

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Judge Blocks Texas From Cutting Off Planned Parenthood

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