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Long-Lasting AA Batteries

Posted: 12/12/2014 - When you're making up your holiday checklist, there's one item you don't want to leave out - batteries. Double-As are the most popular size. Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine sifted through test results, to find out which will keep you all powered up for less.

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Low-Cost Laptops

Updated: 12/12/2014 - Prices for laptops are all over the map. Some can set you back thousands of dollars, while others cost $300 or less. Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports has tested some of the lowest-cost laptops to find out what they offer, and what they don't.

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Smart Watches for Techies

Updated: 12/12/2014 - If you or someone you know likes keeping up with the latest electronics, you might be eyeing a smart watch. Wearable tech is a fast moving market that's constantly evolving, but Consumer Reports says the timing could be right this holiday season.

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Which Gaming System to Give

Updated: 12/12/2014 - Gaming consoles make a great gift. Besides playing video games, the high-end consoles can stream video, surf the Web, and help you get in shape. And this year there's a new choice for pint-sized players. Consumer Reports has checked out the top options to help you make the best choice.

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Make Charity Donations Count

Updated: 12/03/2014 - For many, the holiday season is a time to give not only to friends and family but also to those in need

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Consumer Reports: Naughty And Nice Company Policies

Updated: 11/25/2014 - Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports is out with its Naughty and Nice List, an annual look at company policies that are consumer-friendly--and some that are not.

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Top Kids' Tablets

Posted: 11/24/2014 - Electronic tablets for kids are likely to be a hot gift this holiday season. Consumer Reports tested a wide variety, ranging in price from $50 to $250, and can help you find the best one for your child.

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Hidden Risks Of Going Gluten-Free

Updated: 11/21/2014 - Consumer Reports looked into the growing trend of gluten-free diets to see if it's a healthy choice for people who do not need to avoid gluten.

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Consumer Reports: Arsenic In Rice

Updated: 11/18/2014 - Consumer Reports has issued new guidelines for limits on how much rice you and your children should eat.

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Winter Car Seat Safety

Posted: 11/14/2014 - Now that cold temps are here, you're bundling up your little ones from head to toe. But experts say don't let bulky coats get in the way of their safety.

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Safety Alert: Overuse Of Acetaminophen

Updated: 10/30/2014 - Consumer Reports warns that the overuse of acetaminophen sends almost 80,000 people per year to emergency rooms and is now the leading cause of liver failure in this country.

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Food Labeling For GMOs

Updated: 10/08/2014 - Consumer Reports tested a variety of foods to see just how widespread GMOs are and whether you can trust food labels.

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Scoring Frequent Flier Miles

Posted: 09/26/2014 - More than 300-million people belong to frequent-flyer programs, stashing away miles in hopes of a free flight. It's no secret that with limited seats and blackout dates, using those miles can be frustrating. Consumer Reports checked out nine frequent-flyer programs and found big differences.

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Hidden Car Warranties

Posted: 09/26/2014 - Nothing's more frustrating to a car owner than discovering peeling paint or a leaking sunroof on a car that's not so old. Having to make expensive, post-warranty repairs can leave you feeling ripped off. But Consumer Reports says you might be able to get your car fixed for free, if you know the secret.

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Effective Flu Prevention

Updated: 09/26/2014 - With flu season around the corner, Consumer Reports says it's best to get vaccinated as early as possible. The standard vaccine is now free, without a co-pay or deductible. But there are other types to consider, and one vaccine doesn't require a shot at all.

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What to Get and Forget at Target

Posted: 09/26/2014 - Target tries to be a chic and cheap discount store. It sells everything from ketchup to coffeemakers in nearly 2-thousand stores. Consumer Reports' testing shows the store brands are often backed by quality, but some Target products miss the mark.

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Top Child Safety Seats

Updated: 09/18/2014 - Consumer Reports says pay particular attention to the height limit of your infant seat because children are likely to grow too tall for the seat before they reach the weight limit.

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Getting Rid Of Lice Safely

Updated: 09/16/2014 - Lice is a problem that affects as many as 12 million school children annually. Consumer Reports finds that some of the popular treatments might not be effective.

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Consumer Reports: Wearable Tech

Updated: 09/09/2014 - Wearable tech is still very new, but Consumer Reports thinks it’s going to take off.

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Beware BPA Tainted Receipts

Updated: 09/02/2014 - The receipts in your wallet could contain a potentially dangerous chemical.

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