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Good Food Gone Bad

Posted: 04/18/2014 - There's a growing problem in our supermarkets - good food gone bad. We're not talking about wilted vegetables and rotten meat. These are once healthful foods that have been turned into something that's no longer so good for you.

Home Insurance You Can Count On

Posted: 04/18/2014 - When a storm slams through your front door, the damages you suffer are often determined by fate. But how easily you can pick up the pieces may be determined by your home insurer. Consumer Reports tells us which companies offer the best protection if disaster strikes.

Growing Problem: Stolen Smart Phones

Posted: 04/18/2014 - Smart phone thefts are way up. Based on a just-released survey, Consumer Reports estimates the number of stolen phones nearly doubled in the past year to 3.1 million. And more than a million smart phones were lost and never recovered.

Close Look at E-Cigarettes

Posted: 02/13/2014 - E-cigarette sales are exploding. It's gone from $500-million in 2012 to an estimated $1.5 Billion in 2013. With that kind of money up for grabs, Big Tobacco has created its own brands of e-cigarettes and is spending big bucks on commercials. Consumer Reports takes a look.

Beware of Tax Scams

Updated: 02/13/2014 - As accountants gear up for tax season, so do the crooks. They promise faster or bigger refunds or threaten you with arrest or prosecution. The government estimates scams will cost taxpayers 21-billion dollars this year. Here's how to avoid them.

Hazards of Hot Yoga

Posted: 02/13/2014 - Hot yoga classes are soaring in popularity. But is exercising in extreme heat and humidity healthful? Consumer Reports medical experts have a caution.

Trans Fat Hasn't Disappeared

Posted: 01/31/2014 - Artificial trans fat may be on the way out. The Food and Drug Administration has taken steps to essentially ban it, saying partially hydrogenated oils - the main source of trans fat - are no longer generally recognized as safe. But Consumer Reports says at this point you can still find trans fat in many products.

Slashing Monthly TV Bills

Posted: 01/31/2014 - Are you fed up paying high bills to watch TV or find you don't use all the channels you pay for? Consumer Reports says there are ways to cut out cable or satellite and still be able to watch television.

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