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Best All-In-One Desktop Computers for Every Budget

Though laptops have dominated the computing space for the better part of a decade, for your next computer it's worth considering an all-in-one …

Laptops

10 Cleaning Myths and What to Do Instead

It’s time to trash some housecleaning remedies that have been passed down for generations yet produce iffy results or, worse, create more work. …

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Check to Protect Autos Recall Program to Educate Consumers on Repairs

The numbers are staggering: 53 million cars, or almost one out of four vehicles on U.S. roads, have an open recall, a safety issue for those cars and …

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New Autos Recall Program to Educate Consumers on Repairs

The numbers are staggering: 53 million cars, or almost one out of four vehicles on U.S. roads, have an open recall, a safety issue for those cars and …

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Protect Yourself From Tick-Borne Illness

Ticks may be tiny, but their bite can have a huge impact on your health. During the summer, up to 25 percent of these critters nationwide—and much …

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Student Loan Borrowers Face Delays, Bad Information About Loan Forgiveness Program

The Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness program allows student borrowers a way to eventually erase federal student loan debt by …

Debt Management

4 Key Takeaways From Senate Republicans' Plan to Overhaul Healthcare

Republicans moved closer to their goal of replacing the Affordable Care Act Thursday, with Senate Republicans issuing a plan that significantly …

Health Care

The Most (and Least) Satisfying Tire Retailers

You can buy car tires at a wide range of vendors, from big-box stores to web-based businesses. And while the tires themselves might be the same, a …

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Get In-State Tuition at an Out-of-State College

If you or a family member is planning on college in the near future, you may have already started looking for ways to cut down on costs. Public …

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Why Durable Luggage Makes the Best Luggage

If you’re traveling and suddenly a wheel comes off your luggage, your trip suddenly becomes a little harder. Same goes if the zipper gets stuck and …

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Best July 4th Deals on Cars Made in America

In honor of Independence Day, Consumer Reports has gathered the best deals on cars, SUVs, and trucks that are assembled in the U.S.<p>To identify …

The Freedom of Cable-TV Replacement Services

Cable TV channels used to keep you tethered to pay TV. But online streaming services now give any cord cutter with an internet connection …

Smart TV

What Tire Buyers Are Shopping For

All-weather grip is the most sought-after attribute when shopping for a replacement tire, according to a new survey of tire buyers conducted by …

Is Whole-Milk Yogurt a Whole Lot Better?

Stroll through the dairy aisle of your grocery store and you may notice that fat is back—at least in the yogurt case. Although low-fat and nonfat …

Stay Safe When Your Drug Is Off-Label

The middle-aged woman who came in for an appointment told me that another doctor had prescribed hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) to help her with …

6 Ways to Save Money on Summer Camp Expenses

With many summer camps starting at the end of June and in July, you may still be looking into where your kids will go and whether you can afford the …

CR Car Experts Talk about the All-New 2018 Toyota Camry, Tires, and More

Toyota says its all-new 2018 Camry is sportier. Is it? And does that matter?<p>Those are some of the questions Consumer Reports' car experts tackle on …

Choosing Between Hard-Sided and Soft-Sided Luggage

Decades ago, most luggage was hard. Remember the metal-framed valise? But in the 1980s, composite fabrics that were pliable, strong, and …

Planning to Buy ACA Health Insurance for 2018? Here's What You Need To Know

If insurance carriers want to sell health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchanges in 2018, today is the deadline to file requests for the …

Taking a Vacation With Your Dog Might Cost More Than You Realize

Going on a family vacation is one of the great joys of summer. But should you take your dog?<p>Among the many considerations, be aware that bringing …

Who's on Medicaid Might Surprise You

Chynna Lloyd, 18, is the first in her family to go to college and plans to be a lawyer one day. Raised by her mom after her dad passed away, Chynna …

Driving Forces Behind Tire Purchases Revealed in CR's Exclusive Survey

Tires might all look the same, but just as there can be dramatic differences in their performance, there is variation in the tire-buying experience. …

Tesla Autopilot Crash Victim Drove Mostly Hands-Free, NTSB Says

The driver who died in a Tesla Model S using the car’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system last year spent long periods of time with his hands off the …

Amazon Deal Could Help Soften Whole Foods' Pricey Image

Amazon’s deal to buy Whole Foods could mean lower prices and greater access to premium organic food and other high-end groceries.<p>But it could take a …

Is Now the Time to Get Rid of Cable TV?

With one daughter headed to college and another just a few years away, Ron Baslow, a single dad, was looking for ways to economize. One easy target: …

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New, Cheaper Ways to Watch TV

It’s no secret that consumers love to hate their cable companies. But the good news for many of us is that, at least when it comes to TV, there are …

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Is Your Grill Hot Enough?

If you’re like most backyard chefs, you probably don’t wait longer than 10 minutes after firing up the grill to start cooking on it. Problem is, most …

BBQ

New Samsung Cooktops Impress With Rapid Heating and Steady Simmering

Hot on the heels of the success of its ranges, Samsung is now heating up the cooktop market with gas and electric models that offer solid cooking …

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5 Easy, Healthy Summer Recipes

Burgers, barbecued ribs, hot dogs, ice cream, potato salad. These summer classics taste good but aren’t always so healthy because of their high fat …

Healthy Eating

When Buying Carry-On Luggage, Check the Bag's Interior First

In Consumer Reports' 2016 luggage survey of its subscribers, more than half of the 39,000 people who flew in the past year say they use carry-on …

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