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When to scrimp, when to splurge at supermarket (Video)

If there’s one thing Consumer Reports has learned through years and years of testing, it’s that price and quality don’t always go hand in hand. But how do you know when it’s worth paying more […]

08/07/2014

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Consumer Reports on best tablets for students

For today’s students, tablets and laptops are the new paper, textbook, and more.  Students need a lot more than just a marble notebook and a number two pencil for this school year. But what makes […]

07/17/2014

A burger from The Habit in a Consumer Reports video posted online.

Consumer reports slams big fast food chains in ratings (Video)

Bigger is anything but better in the fast-food world. Consumer Reports readers slammed McDonald’s, KFC, Taco Bell and Sbarro, saying those gigantic national chains have the nation’s worst burgers, chicken, Mexican food and pizza, respectively. […]

07/02/2014

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Consumer Reports 5 best used cars for teens

School’s out for the summer, and teens are hitting the road. Those extra drivers in the family could mean needing to pick out a new car. Is it better to get whatever cheap model is […]

06/30/2014

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Hospital ratings on heart surgeries

Consumer Reports rated hospitals on two heart surgeries: traditional surgical aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The Ratings are based on data from patients’ medical records showing whether patients survived the procedure […]

06/27/2014

The cover of the ShopSmart June issue posted the company's Facebook page.

Consumer Reports spin-off aims to help with shopping decisions

Consumer Reports has launched a new magazine and website called ShopSmart. While Consumer Reports provides ratings and reviews of products, ShopSmart is geared to help consumers know what to do, what not to do and […]

05/14/2014

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Safety tip: Check your vehicle for recalled parts

Though General Motors has been at the center of a well-publicized recall of 2.6 million small cars this year, many drivers remain either apathetic or uninformed that they may be driving a car with recalled […]

04/04/2014

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Consumer Reports scores more than 2,500 US hospitals on safety

Consumer Reports has released safety scores for U.S. hospitals, combining five key measures into one composite score (from 1 to 100), giving consumers a way to compare hospitals on patient safety. Consumer Reports has rated […]

03/31/2014

A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Consumer Reports names Tesla Model S its top pick

DETROIT (AP) — The Tesla Model S electric sedan is Consumer Reports’ top pick in this year’s automotive rankings. The magazine cited the Model S’s sporty performance and technological innovations, including its 225-mile range. But […]

02/25/2014

A bottle of soda with caramel coloring.  (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

FDA says it is studying caramel coloring in soda

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it is conducting new studies of the safety of caramel coloring in soft drinks and other foods, even though previous research has shown no identifiable health […]

01/23/2014

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