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Consumer Reports: Appliances for back to college

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Heading back to college? Consumer Reports tests loads of appliances that can help stock your new digs. More>>

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Consumer Reports: Honda Accord vs. Accord Hybrid Video included

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Consumer Reports compares the Honda Accord to its hybrid counterpart to find out which is the best value. More>>

Consumer Reports: Tracking teen drivers

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Consumer Reports has tested three devices that you install in the car to keep tabs on your teenage driver. More>>

Consumer Reports: Poor-performing portable AC units Video included

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Consumer Reports used a special chamber to test the cooling power of eight portable AC units. More>>

Consumer Reports: Natural foods - Not! Video included

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The term "natural" has become a big buzzword on processed food packaging. But Consumer Reports ShopSmart says, be aware it doesn't always mean what you think. More>>

What to look for in sunscreen

 Most of us look at SPF when shopping for sunscreen, but the FDA says you can't always rely on the SPF claim.

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Consumer Reports: Lawn mowers that make the cut Video included

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Consumer Reports tested more than 100 lawn mowers so you can get the best cut. More>>

Consumer Reports: Bug repellent safety Video included

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Consumer Reports has some important advice on how to avoid bug bites and at the same time limit exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals in insect repellents. More>>

Should you ditch your cell phone contract?

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Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile now all offer cell-phone service without a two-year service contract, but are they really the best deals? More>>

Consumer Reports: How to score freebies

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If you think there's no such thing as free lunch, think again. There are lots of products you can get online without having to pay a cent. More>>

Consumer Reports rates top grills in time for summer

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Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 gas grills, from brands like Kenmore, Weber, Char-Broil and Broil-Mate to find the hottest choices. More>>

Protect your credit card at hotels this summer Video included

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Some popular hotel and motel chains could be vulnerable to hackers because of weak security systems. More>>

Stop flushing money down the toilet Video included

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Brand loyal with your toilet paper? Consumer Reports says you might want to reassess. More>>

Control your home on the go

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Consumer Reports tests Wi-Fi-connected devices that allow you to control your home's lights, locks, and appliances on the go. More>>

Consumer Reports reveals top deck stains

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Has your deck seen better days? Consumer Reports has you covered. It just tested 29 deck stains. More>>

Stolen phone? Get it back Video included

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Consumer Reports has important advice on how to protect your phone against theft and loss. More>>

Consumer Reports: Best paper towels

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Consumer Reports tests a variety of paper towels so you can be sure you're getting your money's worth. More>>

Gaming system parental controls too lax?

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It's one of the hottest gaming systems on the market, the Playstation 4. But you may be surprised by the types of games your kids can play, even with parental controls. More>>

Home insurance you can count on

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Severe weather season is ramping up in Georgia. Find out which home insurance plans offer the best protection when disaster strikes. More>>

Consumer Reports: Make money on old electronics

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Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine has some advice on what to do with old electronics and maybe make money in the process. More>>

Consumer Reports: Stop paying big bucks for phone service

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CBS46 shows you how to save hundreds of dollars with internet phone service. More>>

Consumer Reports: Don't be seduced by deceptive ads

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Have you let a TV or magazine ad seduce you into buying something you later regretted? CBS46 shares tips to avoid wasting your money. More>>

Consumer Reports: Do online flowers deliver? Video included

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Consumer Reports finds out if what you see is what you get when you order flowers online for Mother's Day.  More>>

Consumer Reports: Avoid vacation rental scams Video included

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Consumer Reports says beware of vacation rental scams that can pack a very nasty surprise. More>>

Are e-cigarettes really safe?

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E-cigarette sales have exploded, from $500 million in 2012 to an estimated $1.5 billion in 2013.  But are they really safe? More>>

Consumer Reports ranks closet organizers

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Consumer Reports tested 5 closet organizers in time for spring cleaning. More>>

Are car controls becoming less complicated? Video included

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If you're having trouble working your car radio or can't get your Bluetooth to function, you're not alone. More>>

Consumer Reports: Closet organizers for spring cleaning

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Consumer Reports tested five closet organizers ahead of spring cleaning. More>>

Consumer Reports unveils No. 1 prescribed drug in America Video included

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Find out the top-selling prescription drug in America, which brings in $6 billion a year. More>>

Consumer Reports: Complicated car controls

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In Consumer Reports National Research Center's survey of its subscribers, drivers of recent model cars reported the high-tech controls were giving them lots of trouble. More>>

Consumer Reports: Supermarket choices overwhelming Video included

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A Consumer Reports survey finds many shoppers are overwhelmed by choices at the supermarket. More>>

Consumer Reports: Trans fat hasn't disappeared Video included

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Consumer Reports finds many packaged foods still contain trans fat. More>>

Consumer Reports: Apps to prevent texting and driving Video included

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Consumer Reports just tested new free apps designed to prevent texting and driving. More>>

Consumer Reports: Hazards of hot yoga Video included

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Is hot yoga healthful? Consumer Reports medical experts have a caution. More>>

Consumer Reports: Skip or buy extended car warranty? Video included

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A Consumer Reports survey of 12,000 subscribers found extended warranties are an "expensive gamble." More>>

Consumer Reports: Surviving your hospital stay Video included

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You go to the hospital to get well. But far too many people die after something goes wrong. More>>

Consumer Reports ranks supermarkets Video included

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Consumer Reports rates 55 supermarkets based on survey of 27,000 readers. Find out how your favorite ranked. More>>

Consumer Reports: Joint replacement caution

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If you're considering a hip or knee replacement, Consumer Reports has some important cautions. More>>

Consumer Reports tests new Nest smoke detector

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Consumer Reports tested a new combo smoke alarm and CO detector from Nest Labs, the company that Google bought recently for more than $3 billion. More>>

Consumer Reports: Stop annoying robocalls Video included

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Consumer Reports has advice on how to get rid of those unwanted phone solicitations. More>>

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