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If you’ve been thinking about getting a backup laptop, either for yourself or one that’s easy for your kids to use, there’s a new kind that’s being heavily advertised. It’s called a Chromebook. Chromebooks fall between...
Before you fire up the grill for some great summer meals, Consumer Reports has a caution. The beef you buy may have been tenderized by machines, and that process can introduce potentially deadly bacteria into your food. The trouble is that sharp...
Cruise the cracker aisle these days, and you’ll see that competition is really heating up for your snack dollars. Sure the old favorites remain, but now there are lower-fat siblings and store-brand twins—not to mention newer flavors....
Tags: Whole Foods Market, Agriculture
Vitamin D is one of the most widely used supplements. Doctors have long recommended it along with calcium to help prevent bone fractures. However, recent studies have cast doubt on vitamin D’s benefits for healthy women. With sales of vitamin D at...
If you take Lipitor, Actos, or Lexapro, new generics of these and other big-name drugs could be a real money saver. But are you saving as much as you should? Consumer Reports has discovered just because you're buying a generic drug doesn't mean you're...
Tags: Target, CVS Corp., Walmart, Drugs and Medicines, Diabetes
WSBT-TVThey're colorful and alluring, but Consumer Reports says there's a potential safety hazard with popular small toy balls and beads that expand dramatically in water. There's been one recall, but many more of these super-absorbent polymer balls are...
Tags: Sepsis, Malaysia, Toy Industry
If you’re concerned about someone stealing your financial identity, you might be tempted to buy one of the many identity-protection services being heavily promoted. Millions of Americans have, but are they worth it? Consumer Reports analyzed that...
Tags: Equifax Incorporated, Theft
Getting the most for your money is just common sense. Today's travel cards can be a great way to stretch your dollars - that is if you pay your balance off every month. But it's downright confusing trying to figure out which offers the best deal....
WSBT-TVA great blender can help you make great smoothies and icy drinks. It can even help with soups and ice cream. But Consumer Reports wanted to know if you have to pay a lot to get a good one. Testers sized up blenders costing anywhere from $40 to $600....
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