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High-Fee College Bank Cards

Posted: 08/28/2014 - Campus-sponsored bank accounts and prepaid cards may seem like an easy and convenient choice for college students, but we're investigating to see if they're actually a good deal.

Safety Alert: Mercury in Fish

Posted: 08/21/2014 - Consumer Reports is looking into mercury levels in fish to see what's safe and what to avoid.

Gadgets for your Grill

Posted: 07/24/2014 - With grilling season heating up, all kinds of gadgets promise to take your grill to a new level. Consumer Reports tested several to see how well they work.

Choose the Right Carry On Luggage

Posted: 07/24/2014 - Flying with a carry-on bag can save you fifty dollars or more per trip. No wonder sales are up. Before you buy, Consumer Reports has advice on what features are most important.

Best Ice Cream

Posted: 07/24/2014 - More than 90% of the ice cream we eat, we scoop out at home so Consumer Reports set out to find the best-tasting ice cream in the supermarket. They focused on America's top-selling flavor. One hint - it's NOT chocolate.

Effective, Non-Toxic Drain Cleaner

Posted: 07/24/2014 - Clogged drains are big business. We spend $288 million a year on drain cleaners and plenty more on plumbers. Consumer Reports tested a $20 device that promises to work without caustic chemicals or a costly plumber visit.

Poor-Performing Portable Air Conditioners

Updated: 07/24/2014 - Portable air conditioners sound like an easy solution for cooling a room that can't accommodate a window air conditioner. But many are returned by unhappy customers so Consumer Reports tested to see if there are some good choices.

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