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Avoiding Antibiotics in Meat

Updated: 06/19/2012 - The routine feeding of antibiotics to the animals we eat is a contributing factor to the rise of Superbugs. Here's advice on finding meat at the supermarket that's raised without antibiotics.

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Gov't Issues Motorcycle Helmet Safety Warning

Posted: 06/14/2012 - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging motorcyclists not to wear the 5X5 brand, SA-08 model motorcycle helmet because it fails to meet federal head protection requirements.

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Colorado Farm In Durango Recalls Barbeque Sauce

Posted: 05/23/2012 - Honey barbeque sauce manufactured at a Colorado farm after Aug. 1 is being recalled for not including anchovies in its list of ingredients, leaving those with fish allergies at risk.

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Super Sunscreens

Updated: 05/23/2012 - According to the American Cancer Society more than one million skin cancers diagnosed each year in the U.S. are considered sun-related. That means it's important to have a good sunscreen. Consumer Reports tests to find the best.

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Escalating Bank Overdraft Fees

Updated: 05/23/2012 - High bank fees, including charging for debit card use, had people taking to the streets last year. Some banks caved on that issue. But Consumer Reports says that hasn't slowed banks down. They're racking up billions of dollars in overdraft fees.

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Overseas Calling Card Caution

Updated: 05/23/2012 - People with family or friends overseas spend more than $2 billion a year on prepaid phone cards. But a Consumer Reports investigation finds it's buyer beware.

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Cutting Phone, TV, Internet Bills

Updated: 05/23/2012 - You might hate the bills, but many of us can't live without our TV, the Internet, or a home phone. Could you be paying less for these services? After surveying readers and talking to industry experts, Consumer Reports says the answer just might be yes.

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Worsening Car Blind Spots

Updated: 05/10/2012 - If you're having a hard time seeing out of your car, especially your rear view window, you're not alone. Consumer Reports tests cars for blind spots. As 11Call for Action's Betty Sexton explains, the new designs are making things much worse.

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Unsafe Lighters

Updated: 05/10/2012 - A warning tonight from Consumer Reports about new lighters that are attractive to children. They are banned in several states, but not Colorado. 11Call for Action reporter Betty Sexton shows you the dangers.

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Danger Ahead: Distracted Young Drivers

Updated: 05/08/2012 - Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of deaths among teens in the United States. A just-released Consumer Reports survey reveals many young drivers are keenly aware of the danger of using a cell phone while driving. Nevertheless, there's still cause for serious concern.

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Facebook and Your Privacy

Updated: 05/08/2012 - In the U-S alone, nearly half of us have a Facebook page. Each day a tremendous amount of personal information is added to the site. But Consumer Reports cautions some of that information can be used against you … and in ways you might not even imagine.

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E-Cigarettes Pros and Cons

Updated: 04/13/2012 - More than 45 million Americans smoke. If you're one of them and trying to quit, listen up. Something called e-cigarettes is gaining in popularity. A couple million Americans have tried them so far. Consumer Reports takes a closer look at the pluses and minuses.

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GPS Pet Tracking Devices

Updated: 04/13/2012 - Keeping track of things like your car keys and wallet are hard enough, but what about when the object you're looking for is your lost four-legged friend? Consumer Reports just tested three GPS devices to see how well they can track pets that wander off.

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Pediatric ICU Infection Risk

Posted: 04/09/2012 - Having a child in intensive care is a scary ordeal. But a new investigation by Consumer Reports finds there's even more reason to worry. Infections in pediatric intensive-care units occur all too often, and many hospitals could do a much better job of preventing them.

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Diamond Naturals Dog Food Variety Recalled

Updated: 04/07/2012 - Diamond Pet Foods is recalling its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food because of concerns about salmonella contamination.

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Chinese Hedge And Grass Trimmers Recalled

Posted: 04/04/2012 - The CPSC announced that trimmers made by Husqvarna Machinery Manufacturing Co. Ltd. have been found to leak between the fuel line and the tank.

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Safe, Durable Cribs

Updated: 03/23/2012 - It goes without saying 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.

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The Inside Story on Paint

Updated: 03/09/2012 - A can of paint is one of the cheapest ways to give a room a brand new look. But before you head to the store, see what Consumer Reports found in its latest tests of almost 60 interior paints.

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Bullet-Proof Your Tax Return

Updated: 03/09/2012 - It's tax time again. The last thing you want to worry about is an audit. If you earn less than $200,000 a year, your likelihood of being audited is about one in 100. Those odds go up significantly for certain types of taxpayers. Consumer Reports has important advice on how to stay under the IRS radar.

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Who Makes the Best Cars?

Updated: 03/01/2012 - With the average price of a new car now close to $30,000, it pays to get a winner. A good place to start is with automakers that are producing quality cars. Consumer Reports is just out with its annual report card on the 13 major automakers.

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Movie Theater Snacks

Updated: 03/01/2012 - Now that the Oscars are over, lots of people will be checking out the must-see contenders. That means more temptation to munch on jumbo-sized snacks of popcorn, soda, and more. Consumer Reports just tested some movie-theater staples to see how healthy - or not - they are for you.

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Spare Tires Get Shortchanged

Posted: 02/23/2012 - When buying a new car, you usually don't spend much time thinking about the tires. And many of us don't spend much time thinking about them after we buy a car either. But Consumer Reports says many owners are in for a big surprise when they get that first flat.

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