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Super Summer Wines

Updated: 07/27/2012 - If you're looking for a perfect summer wine, Consumer Reports just tested two kinds... pinot grigio and riesling.

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Best New Ways to Watch TV

Posted: 07/26/2012 - A new Consumer Reports survey shows more people watch videos from their couch than head to a theater! In fact, millions of people are streaming video from the Internet directly to their TVs, computers, or tablets. Consumer Reports sizes up more than a dozen services.

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Best and Worst Mattresses

Updated: 07/19/2012 - A just-published Consumer Reports survey shows that about 75% of people who bought a new mattress are sleeping better. But you don't have to spend thousands to get high-quality shut-eye.

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Battling Insomnia

Updated: 07/19/2012 - Insomnia is rampant in this country. A just-published survey of Consumer Reports subscribers found 60% frequently had trouble getting to sleep or were waking up in the night unable to get back to sleep.

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Top Laundry Detergents

Updated: 07/13/2012 - The latest in laundry detergents -pre-measured packs that give you the exact amount of detergent you need for an average load. No measuring required! Laundry packs may be handy, but Consumer Reports says there are drawbacks.

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Distracted Walking Dangers

Updated: 07/13/2012 - There are plenty of warnings circulating about the dangers of distracted driving. But there's another risky behavior with cell phones that can be hazardous to your health as well - distracted walking!

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Protect Tech Gear

Updated: 07/13/2012 - There are lots of summer hot spots that are far from tech friendly. Consumer Reports has just checked out bags designed to keep you connected and protected.

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Today's Dollar Store Deals

Updated: 07/11/2012 - If you're not a dollar-store shopper, you could be missing out. Consumer Reports ShopSmart found that's because shopping at dollar stores is a whole different experience these days.

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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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