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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>>

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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: Dyson vs. Swiffer Video included

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Consumer Reports pits the Dyson against the $40 Swiffer Sweeper. 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>>

What to do before recyling, donating old electronics

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Before you recycle or donate old electronics, Consumer Reports explains how to wipe them clean. More>>

Consumer Reports: Bad news appliances

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Consumer Reports testers make sure products offer peak performance and safety but recently they've found some problems with appliances. More>>

Consumer Reports: Repair or replace?

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To repair or not to repair? Consumer Reports has new information on what types of products break most often and how to decide whether to fix them or buy new. More>>

No need to sleep on it; Consumer Reports rates mattresses Video included

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A mattress can be one of the toughest purchases to make. So many choices. Consumer Reports put two dozen mattresses through rigorous tests to help you find the right one. More>>

Are steamed meals always healthy? Video included

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Want a healthy dinner in a snap? What about a microwaveable, steam-cooked meal? Consumer Reports investigates if steamed meals are truly a cooking revolution or just a lot of hot air. More>>

Best gadgets for forgetful folks

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Have trouble keeping tabs on all your stuff? You can't find your keys, your wallet or anything else. There are devices that can help you locate your lost items. More>>

How to save on your cell phone bill Video included

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Consumer Reports has advice for saving on your cell-phone bill. More>>

Are flushable wipes really flushable?

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Flushable wipes may sound convenient. But are they really flushable? Consumer Reports puts them to the test. More>>

Does the shoe fit? Experts say 'probably not'

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More than half of us suffer from foot problems and often those problems are directly related to our shoes. More>>

Consumer Reports: Avoid costly jewelry rip-offs Video included

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Consumer Reports reveals its top tips for avoiding costly jewelry rip-offs. More>>

What to look for in a new cell phone

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Consumer Reports testers have identified what's really important when buying a new cell phone. More>>

Consumer Reports: Some strollers pose safety risks Video included

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Consumer Reports' tests have found several strollers in the past few years that pose a strangulation risk. Many have been recalled. But a recall doesn't mean the strollers are completely off the market. More>>

Consumer Reports: Sometimes food labels and ingredients don't match

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Are those really blueberries in those pre-packaged blueberry muffins? According to Consumer Reports, you may not be eating what you think you are. More>>

Taste test: Restaurant favorites' frozen versions

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Consumer Reports taste-test frozen versions of restaurants' best-selling dishes. More>>

Consumer Reports: Top treadmill desks Video included

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We've all heard that sitting all day is bad for our health. So what are the options for those of us who work at a desk for hours and hours? More>>

Consumer Reports: Best GPS holders for your smart phone

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Consumer Reports tests smart phone holders for your car. More>>

Consumer Reports: Top food processors Video included

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Consumer Reports reveals its list of top food processors. More>>

Staying connected during an emergency Video included

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Consumer Reports offers tips to help you stay connected during an emergency. More>>

Best and worst new-car values

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Consumer Reports is out with its annual list of Best and Worst New-Car Values. More>>

Consumer Reports: Nutrition supplement dangers Video included

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More than half of American adults take nutritional supplements. They are not without risk. The Food and Drug Administration has received more than 6,000 reports of serious adverse events in the last five years. More>>

Consumer Reports: Best homeowners insurance Video included

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Homeowners insurance premiums keep going up. And coverage keeps eroding, according to Consumer Reports. More>>

Consumer Reports: Protecting young drivers Video included

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Car accidents are the #1 killer of teenagers. Almost 3,000 teens die in crashes every year, more than from cancer, gun violence, or drug use. More>>

Consumer Reports rates the latest generation of e-book readers

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Consumer Reports tests the latest generation of e-book readers to help you decide which one is just right for you. More>>

Consumer Reports puts LED light bulbs to the test

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Consumer Reports tests one of the newest energy-efficient light sources - LED. More>>

Consumer Reports: CFL light bulbs are getting better

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Consumer Reports' latest test of CFL light bulbs finds they're getting better. More>>

Consumer Reports: Testing cribs for durability, safety

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It goes without saying that you want the best for your baby, and that includes a safe, sturdy crib. Consumer Reports' rigorous tests of cribs are designed to help you choose one that's just that.   More>>

Consumer Reports: Junk health food is still junk food

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What you think might be healthier versions of junk foods really are not. More>>

Consumer Reports investigation warns of dangerous medical devices

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A Consumer Reports investigation warns of dangerous medical devices that were never clinically tested before they were put on the market. More>>

Consumer Reports: Toughest bike helmets

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Consumer Reports tested 13 bike helmets—both adult and youth sizes—to see how well they protect. More>>

Consumer Reports' taste testers pick tastiest turkey stuffing

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Anyone who hosts Thanksgiving dinner knows how much work it is. A good store-bought stuffing can help relieve some of the stress in the kitchen. But it has to taste good! More>>

Consumer Reports: Top smart-phone security app

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As the use of mobile devices keeps growing for both smart phones and tablets, the need to protect your information is becoming a bigger concern. More>>

Consumer Alert: Costly new car surprises

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When you go to buy a car, it's a big investment. Consumer Reports finds that a number of new cars are disappointing you get them home. More>>

Consumer Alert: Problem plagued used cars

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Consumer Reports' engineers find the new BMW 3 Series is great to drive, but its surveys show some older models aren't aging well. More>>

Consumer Alert: Best Vacuums for pet hair Video included

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Keeping floors and carpets clean is a job in and of itself. But if you have a pet that sheds a lot, you have a bigger challenge. More>>

Consumer Alert: Today's Dollar Store Deals

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If you're not a dollar-store shopper, you could be missing out. Consumer Reports ShopSmart surveyed 1,500 women and found that about 75 percent of them are shopping at dollar stores more than they used to. More>>

Consumer alert: iPad is still hot

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CBS Atlanta News issued a consumer alert for Apple iPad owners. Several users have raised concerns about heating issues with the new iPad.  More>>

Consumer Reports Rates Best Gas Grills, BBQ Sauces

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Consumer Reports testers weigh in on the best gas grills and the top barbecue sauces. More>>

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