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Store Brands Vs. Name Brands

Updated: 09/06/2013 - In the supermarket, you'll find more store brands than ever. In fact, one in four products on the shelf these days is a store brand. Consumer Reports taste-tested a wide variety to see how they stack up against big-name national brands.

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Fremont County Couple Avoids Scam

Updated: 08/27/2013 - A couple has a warning for everyone to be careful if you receive a phone call saying you've won big.

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Essential Flood Insurance

Updated: 08/23/2013 - A new Consumer Reports survey shows most homes do not have enough flood insurance coverage.

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Food Label Hype

Updated: 08/08/2013 - These days food packaging promises everything from lowering cholesterol to supporting your immune system. But making sense of these claims isn't easy. Consumer Reports ShopSmart says while some claims are helpful, others can be misleading.

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New Rx Drug Savings

Updated: 08/08/2013 - Americans spend more than $250 billion dollars a year on prescription drugs. But savvy shopping -- even for those covered by insurance -- can save you plenty.

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Top Smart Phone Security App

Updated: 08/08/2013 - The need to protect your information on your mobile device is becoming a bigger concern. Most devices run on Android systems, so Consumer Reports just tested more than a dozen apps designed to keep Android devices safe.

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Best Hospitals for Surgery

Updated: 08/08/2013 - Many hospitals gather information on how patients fare after surgery, but it's not typically available to the public. Consumer Reports just rated nearly 2,500 hospitals for common surgical procedures, like hip or knee replacement, using hospital-billing data for information.

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Going Farther Per Gallon

Updated: 07/18/2013 - Consumer Reports' latest tests show how you drive plays a big role in the mileage you get.

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Lots of Missed Savings

Updated: 07/09/2013 - A national survey of 2,000 shoppers reveals only about half tried to negotiate for bargains in the last few years. But the Consumer Reports National Research Center finds it pays to speak up.

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Outdated Mileage Tests

Updated: 07/09/2013 - Consumer Reports' latest tests show some of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road - are all too often coming up short.

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Great Craft Beers

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Everybody knows the big-name beers, but there are more than 2,400 breweries in the U.S. alone. Most are craft brewers, which means they're small and independent. Consumer Reports just sized up a couple dozen craft beers in time for your Fourth of July celebration.

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Spotting Eyeglass Savings

Posted: 06/27/2013 - A new pair of prescription glasses can set you back hundreds and hundreds of dollars. Consumer Reports tells you where to go to get great prices and top-notch service.

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Ink-Guzzling Printers

Posted: 06/26/2013 - When it's time to buy new ink cartridges for your printer, the cost can be a real shock. Consumer Reports learned, some printers gobble up ink that never lands on a page. It tested nearly 30 printers.

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Ice Cream Scoops

Updated: 06/07/2013 - Take-home ice cream sales account for nearly 70% of all the ice cream sold in the U.S. That means many of us could use a great ice cream scoop! Consumer Reports ShopSmart just checked out ice cream scoops designed to make getting a bowl of your favorite ice cream a little easier.

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Unscrupulous Movers

Updated: 06/07/2013 - Right now we are in the peak of moving season. In fact, more people move in June than any other month. But Consumer Reports says be careful. The Better Business Bureau received more than 8,000 moving company complaints last year. But there are ways to avoid getting ripped off.

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Credit Scores Gotchas

Updated: 06/07/2013 - Your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your financial life, and Americans spend millions of dollars a year to find out theirs. But Consumer Reports says the score you get is not necessarily the one lenders use. That can be a nasty surprise when you apply for credit.

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Top Lawn Mowers

Updated: 05/24/2013 - New tests by Consumer Reports reveals the top lawn mowers. More than 45 were tested.

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Best Sunscreens

Posted: 05/24/2013 - When you shop for sunscreen, you probably check the SPF, but Consumer Reports' latest tests find there's no guarantee you are getting the level of protection listed on the label.

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Best and Worst Airlines

Updated: 05/22/2013 - Consumer Reports has just released its latest ratings on airlines. They're based on input from more than 16,000 subscribers.

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Keeping Produce Fresh

Updated: 05/18/2013 - Tossing out fresh fruit and vegetables that have gone bad feels like throwing money down the drain. A new product called FreshPaper claims to keep produce fresh for up to four times longer. Consumer Reports put it to the test.

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Best Gas Grills

Updated: 05/18/2013 - Just in time for Memorial Day weekend - Consumer Reports' test results on more than 100 gas grills. Some are loaded with features, but you don't have to spend top dollar to get a grill that sizzles.

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Ground Turkey Caution

Updated: 04/30/2013 - More people are opting for ground turkey instead of beef these days. Even Burger King has started serving up turkey burgers. But a just-released Consumer Reports' investigation reveals - it can also be a breeding ground for antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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