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Consumer Reports is an American magazine published since 1936 by Consumers Union, a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, consumer-oriented research, public education, and advocacy. Consumer Reports publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center.
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  • How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen
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    How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen

    Being a kid in the summer is often about playing outside, but if you don’t protect your child from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, his or her chances of developing skin cancer later in life increases...

  • How to Make Your Washer and Dryer Last
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    How to Make Your Washer and Dryer Last

    How long should your new washer and dryer last? It's a topic of much debate. Given that most machines come with just a 1-year parts and labor warranty, we asked manufacturers what kind of longevi...

  • Best Freezers With Smart Storage Features
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    Best Freezers With Smart Storage Features

    Stand-alone freezers used to contain little more in the interior cavity than wide-open space. That was especially true for chest freezers, though even uprights were short on organizational help. ...

  • Bayer to Stop Selling Contraceptive Implant Essure After Threats by FDA
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    Bayer to Stop Selling Contraceptive Implant Essure After Threats by FDA

    Bayer AG said it is pulling a female contraceptive implant off the U.S. market after the Food and Drug Administration threatened the company with civil and criminal penalties if it didn’t tell patients about the product’s serious health risks. Bayer said in a statement Friday that it will stop selling the Essure device in the U.S. after Dec. 31 because a decline in sales made the business unsustainable. Essure is a permanent contraceptive developed as an alternative to surgical techniques such as tying or severing the fallopian tubes.

  • CDC Reports Widespread Salmonella Outbreak From Eating Turkey
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    CDC Reports Widespread Salmonella Outbreak From Eating Turkey

    Ninety people across 26 states have been sickened and 40 hospitalized since last November in an outbreak of salmonella linked to raw turkey products, according to data released by the Centers for...

  • Tesla picks St. Louis for first public showing of Model 3 sedan
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    Tesla picks St. Louis for first public showing of Model 3 sedan

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The first public showing of Tesla's new Model 3 sedan will be at the company's St. Louis showroom. You can see the car at their University City location near I-170 and Olive Blvd.  Tesla is showing the highly anticipated “more affordable” $35,000 base model of the car Friday from 8am to 6pm. Tesla tells FOX 2 that, “This will be the first opportunity for consumers in Missouri to visit the Tesla store and see the car, sit inside it, and learn about it from Tesla's knowledgeable staff.” The Model 3 was recently named Popular Mechanic's 2018 “Car of the Year,”  and named a “recommended buy” by Consumer Reports.  The vehicle holds up to 310 miles on a single charge and comfortably

  • Cost of Individual Health Insurance Depends More Than Ever On Where You Live
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    Cost of Individual Health Insurance Depends More Than Ever On Where You Live

    While the Trump administration continues to use its regulatory and legal powers to reshape the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states are making their own moves to protect or expand their insurance ma...

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    Bayer to phase out Essure birth control device in U.S.

    Life sciences company Bayer AG (BAYGn.DE) said on Friday it would discontinue the sale of its birth control product Essure in the United States, citing a decline in sales of the implantable device that made the business no longer sustainable. The decision followed an announcement by the company in September 2017 that it would discontinue the sale of the contentious sterilization device in all countries outside the United States. Bayer said in a statement that the decision was not related to safety concerns.

  • Ways to Save Money on Printer Ink
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    Ways to Save Money on Printer Ink

    Among the great nuisances of modern life, few things irritate consumers more than the high price of printer ink. If you want to see black clouds roll in, just tell someone it’s time to drive to t...

  • CDC Reports Widespread Salmonella Outbreak From Eating Turkey
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    CDC Reports Widespread Salmonella Outbreak From Eating Turkey

    Ninety people across 26 states have been sickened and 40 hospitalized since last November due to an outbreak of salmonella linked to raw turkey products, according to data released by the Centers...

  • Noise-Canceling Headphones on a Budget
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    Noise-Canceling Headphones on a Budget

    Noise-canceling headphones rarely come cheap. If you want outstanding quality paired with desirable features like Bluetooth and variable noise canceling, the price can top $300. Sometimes you get...

  • Here's why millions of people trust this testing company when it comes to TVs
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    Here's why millions of people trust this testing company when it comes to TVs

    Here's how Consumer Reports tests TVs    23 Mins Ago | 02:56 A few years ago, curved televisions were all the rage. Then 4K became the talk of the town. This year, it's high-dynamic range (HDR) TVs at a price point buyers can finally afford. To the average consumer, all these changes are hard to keep up with. Enter Consumer Reports, the Yonkers, New York-based testing company that reviews everything from cars to vacuums to blenders. Each year, it tests more than 200 televisions in addition to the thousands of others products and services it reviews. Here's how it determines which TVs are the best: First, Consumer Reports uses secret shoppers to buy all of its televisions at retail price. (It