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Holiday Shipping Deadlines for 2017

If want all of your holiday gifts to arrive on time this year, you'd better finish your gift shopping soon.<p>Hanukkah starts on Tuesday Dec. 12, which …

Logistics

Are Store Credit Cards Worth It?

<b>Q.</b> <b>A store cashier offered me 10 percent off if I bought my new TV using a store credit card I could open on the spot, but I passed. Did I miss a deal?</b><p>…

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Best Travel Gifts for the Holidays

Research shows that experiences satisfy far longer than things. So if you really want to make an impression this holiday season, don’t give …

Medicine

10 Ways to Eat Smarter at Thanksgiving Dinner

Many of us spend weeks—even months—getting ready for Thanksgiving dinner. From recipe upgrades that will dazzle all your guests (green bean casserole …

Eating

How Bad is the Uber Data Breach?

Though the Uber data breach revealed this week wasn’t nearly as large as hacks involving Equifax and Yahoo, it still exposes consumers to increased …

Identity Theft

Avoid an E. Coli Infection From Flour

A report published in the latest issue of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report offers a …

Public Health

How to Protect Yourself From Fake Black Friday Apps

Black Friday shopping apps are a great way to find the hottest deals on holiday gifts, but if you’re not careful, they can also expose your credit …

Security

Even Easy Exercise Is Linked to a Longer Life

If you’re looking for ways to extend your life—and make those extra years healthier—heed this advice: Move at least a little and get out of the house …

Wellness

Best Gifts for Cooks From CR's Tests

Cast-iron skillets have long been a classic gift, for good reason, and—as any good cook will tell you—sharp knives are a must. But newer kitchen …

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Free Shopping Apps for Black Friday Deals

Getting the best deals on Black Friday used to be simpler. You'd just wait for the Sunday newspaper, check your local retailers' ads in the …

Shopping

Here's the FCC Plan to Undo Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission has unveiled a sweeping plan that essentially dismantles every aspect of the net neutrality rules put in place …

Net Neutrality

Hold the Heartburn This Holiday Season

For many, the holidays can mean overindulgence in rich foods and alcohol at parties and events—followed by an upset stomach and a bout of …

Consumer Reports

Countertop Face-Off: Can the Instant Pot Replace All Those Other Appliances?

Time-saving kitchen appliances appeal no matter where you shop, which is why you’ll see the Instant Pot for sale everywhere from Target to …

Cooking

Best Black Friday Deals on Smart Speakers

Do you know someone who can use a little helper for the holidays—one that answers to Alexa or OK, Google?<p>Well, smart speakers—think Amazon Echo—were …

Shopping

After a Year of Secrecy, Uber Data Breach Revealed

Uber announced Tuesday that in late 2016 it was hit by a data breach that exposed the personal information of 57 million people, including customers …

Identity Theft

Kids Menus Aren't Getting Healthier

Between the shopping and social obligations this holiday season, you and your family may find yourselves eating at restaurants more often. While it …

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BMW Recalls All i3 Electric Cars Over Crash-Test Result

BMW is recalling 2014 to 2018 model-year i3 electric cars sold in the U.S. because a crash test showed a higher risk of neck injury for a …

Electric Vehicles

Great Rides for Less Money

You expect a buttery smooth ride in ultra-luxury sedans, but our testing shows that some mainstream models not only stand out among their peers but …

Trucks

What the DOJ AT&T-Time Warner Antitrust Suit Means for Consumers

More than a year after AT&T and Time Warner first proposed one of the biggest mergers of all time, the U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust …

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Best Black Friday Camera Deals

The Black Friday camera deals are not likely to bring much rejoicing this year. But there are bargains to be had—especially if you’re looking for …

Cameras

Cars to Be Thankful For

Cars continue to improve, even after more than 100 years of mass production. Automakers have brought about significant gains in power, efficiency, …

Trucks

FCC to Undo Net Neutrality Rules in December

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving ahead with plans to overturn net neutrality rules despite strong opposition from consumer …

Net Neutrality

The Surprising Thanksgiving Kitchen Fire Danger

Your kitchen might well be the center of your holiday activities, but be careful—it’s also where most house fires start.<p>And the peak day of the year …

Consumer Reports

Best Black Friday Headphone and Speaker Deals

As Black Friday approaches, you can give your loved ones the gift of music. Or at least the devices that let them hear their favorite tunes with …

Headphones

Best Washers For $800 or Less | Washing Machine Reviews - Consumer Reports

How much should you spend on a washer? You don’t have to pay $1,500 to get a washer that cleans well. Expensive washers offer a jumbo capacity and …

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Black Friday Deals on Washers and Dryers Start Now

If you had to pick a “good” time for your washing machine or clothes dryer to be on its last legs or even beyond repair, now’s as good a moment as …

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7 Time-Saving Tips for Holiday Cleanup

Whether you're entertaining for the holidays—or you don’t like spending more time in the kitchen than you have to—a few smart cleanup tricks can …

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How to Remove White Haze From Your Good Glassware and Dishes

It's time to get out the good dishes and glassware for holiday entertaining. And if you have hard water in your home, chances are your dishware is …

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How Many Smartphones Does It Take to Fill a 12TB Seagate Hard Drive?

The holidays are here, and America’s smartphones, camera SD cards, and hard drives will soon be overflowing with photos and videos of the country’s …

Consumer Reports

Safety Group Urges Recall of 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Minivans over Stalling Issue

Chrysler should recall 2017 Pacifica minivans because of complaints from drivers over stalling incidents that leave them unable to accelerate or …

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