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Good Food Gone Bad
- There's a growing problem in our supermarkets - good food gone bad. We're not talking about wilted vegetables and rotten meat.
These are once healthful foods that have been turned into something that's no longer so good for you.
Home Insurance You Can Count On
- When a storm slams through your front door, the damages you suffer are often determined by fate.
But how easily you can pick up the pieces may be determined by your home insurer. Consumer Reports tells us which companies offer the best protection if disaster strikes.
Growing Problem: Stolen Smart Phones
- Smart phone thefts are way up.
Based on a just-released survey, Consumer Reports estimates the number of stolen phones nearly doubled in the past year to
And more than a million smart phones were lost and never recovered.
CALL FOR ACTION ALERT: Expired Baby Formula Sold in Store
- An important reminder for parents everywhere after a local mom found expired baby formula for sale at a store.
11 Investigates: Local Hospitals Receive Grade For Safety
- Hundreds of thousands of people die every year because of mistakes that happen at the hospital.
Close Look at E-Cigarettes
- E-cigarette sales are exploding.
It's gone from $500-million in 2012 to an estimated $1.5 Billion in 2013.
With that kind of money up for grabs, Big Tobacco has created its own brands of e-cigarettes and is spending big bucks on commercials.
Consumer Reports takes a look.
Beware of Tax Scams
- As accountants gear up for tax season, so do the crooks.
They promise faster or bigger refunds or threaten you with arrest or prosecution.
The government estimates scams will cost taxpayers 21-billion dollars this year. Here's how to avoid them.
Hazards of Hot Yoga
- Hot yoga classes are soaring in popularity.
But is exercising in extreme heat and humidity healthful?
Consumer Reports medical experts have a caution.
Trans Fat Hasn't Disappeared
- Artificial trans fat may be on the way out. The Food and Drug Administration has taken steps to essentially ban it, saying partially hydrogenated oils - the main source of trans fat - are no longer generally recognized as safe. But Consumer Reports says at this point you can still find trans fat in many products.
Slashing Monthly TV Bills
- Are you fed up paying high bills to watch TV or find you don't use all the channels you pay for?
Consumer Reports says there are ways to cut out cable or satellite and still be able to watch television.
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